+JWID Posted September 6, 2006 Share Posted September 6, 2006 (edited) A few weeks ago we finalized the details of a new Southern Ontario Cachers geocoin. After the details had been finalized, we were all struck with the sad news of the passing of 1701eh. We were all shocked, and saddened by the situation. After the shock wore off, we contacted the company we were using to create the new coins to see if we could reconfigure the minting/selling to create a bit of a fundraiser for Tony's family. We are pleased to say that TheCachingPlace.com was very helpful in this manner, and agreed to donate $1.50 from each coin sold to the family! The details of the sale are below: Southern Ontario Cachers / Trackable with Icon 1.5" Antique Silver GC trackable with Icon 500 Antique Silver coins available for purchase 50 Antique Copper LE (kept by Southern Ontario Cachers) Price: $8.00 Southern Ontario Cachers - Canada Geese Coin Preorder starts Thursday, September 7, 2006 World Time Converter Eastern European DST 2:00 am Central European DST 1:00 am Greenwich Mean 12:00 midnight USA Eastern DST 7:00 pm USA Central DST 6:00 pm USA Mountain DST 5:00 pm USA Pacific DST 4:00 pm Ships on September 28, 2006 The shipping cost is based on the actual weight and there is a $2.00 handling fee per order (not per coin). On the evening of August 26th, after a geocaching event, Ontario lost one of its geocaching pioneers. Tony Dawe, better known as 1701eh, was an icon in the Southern Ontario geocaching community, and one of our best ambassadors. By all accounts, Tony was one of the friendliest people you could meet, the kind of fellow that many considered a true friend after only a brief encounter on the trails. He was the first in line to welcome newcomers to events, offer congratulations on milestones and give the encouragement that we have all needed at times with some of the puzzling caches that we have encountered. We will all miss his camaraderie, his sense of humour and his jovial nature. It was clear to all who knew him that his first priority was to have a great time in all that he did. Although also seriously injured, Tony is survived by his wife Sue and their two children Allan and Rebecca. The Caching Place has arranged to donate $1.50 from every geocoin sold. These proceeds will go to Tony’s family during their time of sorrow. Rest in peace 1701eh... and Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before. Memories of 1701eh can be read Here. Thanks Everybody! JWID Edited September 7, 2006 by JWID Quote Link to comment
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