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Ok.. sounds reasonable to me. I agree that there should be a way to make the YK, MWT and Nunavut caches a bonus once we get people to place them. Hell, I would be willing to throw a Geo-party at my house and BBQ for that person!

 

So all we need is someone in Manitoba and we can get this sucker going.

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Hi gang. Sorry for being tardy in getting back here.

I have contacted an avid cacher in Winnipeg to have a look at the thread and let us know.

Cross your fingers. Hopefully there will be a reply soon.

 

Tim

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Lizardo! You got my message! I am very glad to see you and thanks for coming on board. :P

If everyone gives me another day or 2 I may be able to get someone in the territories.

But I see the popular opinion is not in favour of that.

I won't do anything unless eelow&beelow gives the okay. Otherwise I won't try.

This is his baby.

 

Tim

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Alberta (Edmonton) - TeamRB&R

British Columbia (Victoria) - Landsharkz

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg) - Lizardo

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) - thecyr

New Brunswick (Fredericton) - timrs2001

Quebec (Québec City) - Marmacette

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's) - Keith3333

Saskatchewan (Regina) - WannerClan

Nova Scotia (Halifax) - The Lost Geeks

 

Bonus Round

 

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

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Well we finally have all of the 10 provinces in place. We will be skipping the territories for now and if they join later, then it will be a bonus of some sort. Ok, so now that the major pieces are in place, the final is on it's way to being set up thanks to hidnseek and geosquid.

 

Once that is in place, each of the other cache owners will be contacted and told to set up their cache asap and include the numbers that I send you (that will be part of the final cache coords).

 

The final cache will be registered as the "Cross Canada Multi" (or something like that). Once those are in place, the list will be posted on the Cross Canada Multi cache page and it should be open for business!

 

I would like to have all of the peices in place by July 31st so we can get this sucker rolling!

 

A couple of housekeeping items:

 

1. I am terrible at HTML.. Is there someone out there that can come up with a template to this cache so that each cache in this Multi uses the same basic information etc to start with? If not, then I will come up with something. :P

 

2. Anyone have a better name for this sucker??

 

Thanks everyone for helping with this.. I think it will be truly great and a wonderful way to see our great Country!

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I've become fond of Caching Across the Great White North.

Are we going to throw in mentions of things like Stompin' Tom or Rush or other Canadian famous stuff along the way?

I assume standard instructions will be forthcoming?

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I think that each cache owner could make it as special as they want and add a bit of Canadiana to it.

 

There will be basic instructions on the main cache page. Do you mean standard instructions for each cache? If so, then not really. There will be standard information that each cache owner would place on the page, linking to the main cache, the other caches, etc. but the cache instructions for that individual cache would be up to that person.

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Great canadian provincial geotour!

 

when north is in they can be the great candian northern by-pass geotour.

 

okay doesn't seem so great when seen but sounded good in my head.

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Ok, so emails have been sent out to all those who are participating. Lets get those caches in place!

 

I think the solution to the Territories will be.. if we can get caches placed in each of the 3, they will have individual clues to the final location. So, solve all 10 provinces or solve all 3 territories.

 

beelow

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Fredericton is well under way. It will likely be a mini-multi to travel around to interesting points in the city.

I think it's only right that the territories are involved. I was looking around for cachers up there and it's going to be difficult but not impossible to find someone.

Leave it with me.

 

Tim

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Hi everyone. If you haven't responded to my email yet, please do if only to let me know you have received it. I realize that people are on vacation, etc, but please just let me know.

 

Thanks!

 

ps.. about half the people have responded and are underway.

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I have recieved your e-mail and will get out there to place my cache as soon as I can. I have recently sprained my ankle and will be laid up for a couple of days more. But that has given me time to plan! I will contact you as soon as I am done.

Lizardo

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I'm not sure how everyone else is making out but we need another day or 2 in Fredericton to be all set.

How is everyone else doing?

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This is a totally awesome idea guys and gals. I'm definately gonig to give this one a go once it's in place. May take me a while though :(

 

BC Tripper

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Okay folks. Fredericton is ready to launch and all in place.

I just need my numbers to put into the cache and then I'm going to activate it for review when I get the go ahead signal.

Let me know.

 

Tim

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Alberta checking in here. Cache container is being stocked, a waypoint has been created... just setting up some final details before I turn it over to E&B.

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Right now, I think I am the hold-up, and for that i apologize, but life outside of geocaching has been interfering more than I would like the last few weeks.

 

I expect to have my bit ready by Thursday afternoon.

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Right now, I think I am the hold-up, and for that i apologize, but life outside of geocaching has been interfering more than I would like the last few weeks.

 

I expect to have my bit ready by Thursday afternoon.

Geosquid, you're off the hook. A new puzzle cache came up not 14m from the final for our yet to be approved Victoria BC hide for the Geotour. We spent some time tonight looking for another good hiding spot on the same mountain. We came across a perfect rock, set well back from the trail... we could have hid an ammo can under it! When we removed all the sticks and bark blocking the hidey hole we found an Xtreme GPS Team cache we didn't have coords for! So we logged that one and came home to rethink our hide location. I think the hill we'd chosen now has a cache every 161 m :lol: .

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Not the only holdups....

 

Sorry, I have picked out a couple good spots and when I went to place I found new caches were placed there.

 

I have another good spot I will be heading to tomorrow and I am crossing my fingers that is isn't taken.

 

The Lost Geeks

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We are soooo off the hook :laughing: .

 

We found a spot today, a mountain with only 1 cache - almost unheard of around here! We increased the size of our cache container to ammo and hid it good. It's actually a 'Park Friendly' geocache too as it's right at the side of the trail, you could kick it as you walked by...if you knew it was there.

 

Now we have to rework all the numbers of our multi, but basically we are good to go! Let's get this rolling folks! :P

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Ok. I don't see any reason to wait anymore. I know we are still waiting for one or two, but we have the 80% solution, so why don't we get the ones we have approved and the stragglers can come online over the next little bit.

 

Any complaints?

 

Herbie

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If the posts here are an accurate indication, we have caches hid and ready in: PEI, NB, BC, ON, AB and SK.

 

We're waiting on MB, QC, NS and NL. Eelow & Beelow may have other confirmations we don't know about though. Also I think the Grande Finale in Ottawa is still on it's way to be hid...

 

Perhaps after the holiday weekend is over we can summarize where we're at and pull this all together.

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Eelow&Beelow,

 

The Edmonton Alberta (GCXP29) cache has been placed today. Waiting for the admins to approve it... and release on your word. How are the rest of the provinces coming along?

 

I too apologize for the delay.. and well.. I got a nice tour of the city in today. LOL!

 

RB

Edited by TeamRB&R

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Our cache is live already but we will do a minor edit when the rest of nation is ready. We had it ready before and it will take a minute to put it back.

Have a look. GCXFGQ

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Our cache is live already but we will do a minor edit when the rest of nation is ready. We had it ready before and it will take a minute to put it back.

Have a look. GCXFGQ

 

Hyup, coolio. Indeed, I will need to do some minor edits myself when all the points are known. As well, IMHO the cache pages should all have a common look and feel to unify them. Only Quebec's should be distinct of course. (Sorry, ducking for cover now... from our brother Marmacette to the East). :blink:

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Our is called Great White North Geotour - Victoria Vistas. It's GCXRHE. We'll add any additional common text and links to all the other GWNG caches ones once they are live. Did everyone get the new graphic of the map of Canada from eelow & beelow?

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The Nova Scotia part of the tour has been hidden ( and no caches close to it this time!!) I am holding my breath.. the cachers down here have been laying out caches like crazy!!!

 

I am working on the HTML now and should be ready to post..

 

Let us know when we can send it to the approvers!

 

"Great White North Geotour - Historic Halifax" will be up soon!!!!!

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My apologies for the delay in responding. An email has been sent out with confirmations of all that has been chatted about in here.

 

We are in need of a cache in Winnipeg as the last guy never bothered to contact me or follow up.

 

The following is what I can confirm

 

Alberta (Edmonton) - TeamRB&R – DONE CACHE # GCXP29

 

British Columbia (Victoria) - Landsharkz – DONE – CACHE # GCXRHE

 

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) - thecyr - DONE

 

New Brunswick (Fredericton) - timrs2001 – DONE

 

Saskatchewan (Regina) - WannerClan - DONE

 

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's) - Keith3333 – DONE

 

Nova Scotia - The Lost Geeks - DONE

 

FINAL - Almost Done?

 

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson – DONE

 

 

Manitoba (Winnipeg) – NEED A NEW CACHER

 

Quebec (Québec City) - Marmacette - UNKNOWN

 

Check your email!!

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Ok, so once Marmacette has the Quebec cache up and running, I will set the date for releasing the caches. Should only be a week or so from now! We can then work on Manitoba and add it later...

 

I am getting very excited to see this happen!

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I'll see if I can scrounge up another Manitoba cacher.

I'm surprised that Lizardo isn't getting back to us. He seemed so enthusiastic. I hope he's okay.

Maybe he's on holidays?

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I'm here! I am finally healthy (physically, not mentally). I will be placing my cache tomorrow afternoon. I have the sites scoped out and hope to have the cache page written up in the evening or on Sunday.

 

I have only received e-mail in the past couple of days from Timrs2001, but nothing from eelow&beelow. do you have my address right? lizardo(at)shaw.ca.

 

Sorry for making you panic. The listing will be GCY71E once it is published.

 

Stay tuned.

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I knew Lizardo would be back. I also had a reply from a really nice couple Sam and Lily in Winnipeg to do it if Lizardo could not.

It looks like this is finally going to fly, doesn't it?

I'm temporarily disabling Fredericton and we're going to make the changes to it to be ready.

I'm with Wannerclan that we get online with it now.

If that's okay eelow and beelow we'll do it.

 

Tim

Fredericton

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PEI was muggled before it was even released, so he is working on a new one.

 

Go ahead and release your caches. Please make sure to use the new graphic that was sent in the email.

 

As the missing caches are ready, please add them to the list. I will create a bookmark list for the public.

 

Thanks everyone for helping to make this happen. I will make another note and email once everything is in place for the full series.

 

Enjoy!

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Okay gang. Fredericton is up and running. GCXFGQ

As you can see we need the rest of the cache numbers to add to the listing. Don't forget to send Ottawa.

Ace226 came up with the great design with the coat of arms to put beside the provincial cache list.

Ace226 did pretty well everything you see. He looks after the City of Fredericton firefighter's historical archives and this page http://www.frederictonfirefighters.ca/museum/ and is one of the most creative and interesting cachers I have ever seen.

When in town be sure to make a point to try his multis. Very educational.

 

Keep at them everyone.

 

Take Care,

Tim

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I have Halifax up and published now!

 

GCY5JH

 

I will be adding the other cache waypoints as I see them.. If someone has a full list please post!

 

Thanks,

 

Brian

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Victoria is up and published... is there a list of all the others?

A public Bookmark would be the best!

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