An Activities Table will be set up. This is the spot where you can find out everything that is going on or ask any questions you might have.
Lots of unique activities and variations of your favourites. These are going to be way fun!
Pick up the corresponding activity sheets\cards from the Activity Table for the activities that you will be taking part in.
**All waypoints for activities and other important waypoints will be made available a day or two before the event. Full instruction sheets listing all of the waypoints, etc in addition to a map of the park indicating where everything is, will be available before hand too and also at the event.
**Special Prize Ballots will be awarded to the winner of each activity (ties will be decided by random draw).
--Center Point - You are given 3 waypoints within the park that form a triangle. Your task is to find the the point that is directly in the center of the triangle. Take a coloured popsicle stick, write your name on it and stick it in the ground where you think the Center Point is.
Center coordinates were N43 56.263 W79 56.758. The triangle was an equilateral triangle.
Winner: Buttons and Beaux (Dave)
--Geocache Tag - It's like a cross between tag and hot potato. You don't want to be stuck with the cache at the end. Cache will be a 4oz container containing a log sheet. When you receive the cache, write your name in the next numbered line of the log contained in the cache, along with the time that you received the cache. You have 15 minutes to hand the cache off to the next person. When handing the cache off to the next person, make sure they know what they need to do with it (i.e., sign name, record time, hand to next person within 15 minutes). If for whatever reason you are not able to hand it off to someone else, then bring it back to one of the event organizers and they will take care of seeing that someone else gets it. Whoever has the cache at 4pm should find res2100 and give it to him. You do not want to be the last one holding the cache at the end, but if it is you, don't worry. A winner will be selected in a pre-determined way.
Whoever had the container at 2:27pm was the winner.
If you paid close attention, this was also one of the many logs\caches that allow you to log Chester's Mysterious Mysteries (GCZMY4).
--Get To Know Your Fellow Cacher V2.0 - A definite favourite at these picnic style events. However, we've taken this one to the next level. There will be 25 boxes. Each box will contain TWO items. Your task is to mingle and talk to others and get them to sign a box on your sheet in which both items in the box apply to them. You may not sign any boxes on your own sheet. Others may only sign one box maximum on your sheet. Once you have all of the boxes signed on your sheet, hand it in at the Activity Table.
Winner: Outdoors Nut
--Bunny\Penguin\Cat Art - Using the trackline feature of your GPS, draw an image of either a Bunny, a Penguin or a Cat. The trackline points must be within the Conservation Area. Make sure the trackline feature is turned on on your GPS and start walking. Watch the line draw as you walk around trying to draw the Bunny, Penguin or Cat. When complete, come to the Activities Table and show us your artwork. See if one of the event organizers can guess correctly whether your drawing is a Bunny, a Penguin or a Cat.
--I Am Canadian Stamp Quest - You will be given a card and locations of 8 different stamps representing Canada located throughout the park. Your task is to find these 8 stamps and stamp your card with the associated stamps provided (bring your own marker\inkpad). Once you have found the 8 stamps and completed your card, hand in your card at the Activity Table.
Winner: The Dino Trackers
--Photography Tour - There will be 5 pictures of items\views posted at the shelter (Photos will be posted several days before the event so that if needed you can print out your own copies). You will be given the location within the park of these 5 objects\views. It is your task to figure out the coordinates of where each photo was actually taken. Write down the coordinates that you figured out on the associated card and bring them to the Activity Table.
Photo 1 (Pipe) - N43º 56.251 W79º 56.744
Photo 2 (Light) - N43º 56.320 W79º 56.773
Photo 3 (Shed) - N43º 56.320 W79º 56.770
Photo 4 (Rock) - N43º 56.334 W79º 56.718
Photo 5 (Shelter) - N43º 56.310 W79º 56.738
Winner: Cache Marauder
--Projection Connection - You will be given a starting point and then 8 projections, plus a couple of additional instructions. Walk to each of the projected points and continue until you get to the end. At the end, mark a waypoint, write the end waypoint coordinates that you obtained on your corresponding activity card and submit it to the Activities Table. All projections will use meters and True North.
The end point was 22.57 meters from the start.
Winner: Rainbow's Connections
--Scavenger Hunt - You task is to collect a number of items that you find around the park. Once you have found as many items as you could (some might be harder to find than others and some might require some ingenuity), bring them to the Activity Table to show one of the event staff.
--Puzzle Quest - Find the missing pieces of the puzzle. Puzzle pieces are spread throughout various caches within the park. Find the correct missing piece, bring it back to the activity table, put the puzzle together and see if you have one of the 2 correct missing pieces. A team may only take 1 puzzle piece in total.
Winners: cruise448788 and Puddlemaster
--GeoTrivia - Test your geocaching knowledge from the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario and the world.
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1. Who was the first geocacher in Canada to reach 1000 finds?
A) kootenay pirates from British Columbia B) Nozzletime from Ontario C) OpusTerra from Quebec D) res2100 from Ontario
2. What is the current oldest active geocache in the world?
A) GPS Stash #1~The Original Stash in California, USA B) Mingo in Kansas, USA C) Mountain Marsh in Washington, USA D) ORIGINAL STASH TRIBUTE PLAQUE in Oregon, USA
3. What kind of car is pictured on the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 event geocoin?
A) 57 Chevy B) Mazda Miata C) Porsche Boxster D) Volkswagen Rabbit Cabriolet
4. What is Rainbow Connections’ pet grackle’s name?
A) Birdie B) Geobird C) Grace D) Money
5. Which of the following geocoins created by res2100 is no longer available? (If you want any geocoins, see res2100)
A) 1701eh Memorial B) Bouncy Bunny C) GC10000 D) Toronto 2006
6. What kind of animal is Chester, the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 official event mascot?
A) Beaver B) Chipmunk C) Rabbit D) Squirrel
7. What is the largest ever geocaching event held in Ontario?
A) COG Spring Fling III – The Trilogy B) GAG11 – Go and Get’em 11 (Ottawa area) C) GHAGAFAP VI – Once More For Kicks! D) Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008
8. The 4 colours on the official geocaching.com logo are Blue, Green, Orange and Yellow. Starting from the top left square and going clockwise, what is the order of these colours on the logo?
A) Blue, Green, Orange and Yellow B) Green, Orange, Yellow, Blue C) Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green D) Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue
9. When was the first official geocache placed in Ontario?
A) May 3, 2000 B) June 28, 2000 C) February 6, 2001 D) February 17, 2001
10. Which of the following geocachers does not have more than 2000 finds?
A) Barnie’s Band of Gold B) Ellesche C) Filmclips D) Northern Penguin
11. Nozzletime currently has the most geocaching finds in Canada.
12. I <insert your name here> am having a lot of fun at the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008.
13. The switch that President Clinton pulled to turn off selective availability at approximately midnight EST on May 2, 2000 was blue.
14. Groundspeak Inc. was originally called Grounded Inc.
15. The first Bruce Trail hike event (BT Hike Event – Toronto Section) on April 6, 2007 was longer than a marathon.
16. There are less geocaches in Prince Edward Island than any other Canadian province.
17. An Ontario geocacher has never found more than 100 geocaches in a day.
18. There are currently over 12000 geocaches hidden in Ontario.
19. The first cache with a 7 digit waypoint ID is hidden in Ontario, Canada.
20. The Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 official event geocoin was made in 5 different versions\finishes. (If you want to purchase any, see res2100)
Winner: pituophis (17 out of 20 correct)
--Geocaching Necessities - You will be given a list of the top 15 things that geocachers think are important to have while geocaching. You task is to rank the top 10 of them in order of most important (1) to least important (10).
2 Writing Instrument (Pen\Pencil)
6 Spare Batteries
7 Camera and accessories
9 Cell Phone
10 Vehicle for transportation (Car\Bike)
Winner: fingers crossed
--Traveler Guess - Guess how many Travel Bugs and Geocoins were dropped off at the registration table during the event.
Winner: NorMin & Ruffy
**If any of the instructions to any of the activities are not clear, let us know and we will update them. Also, if you have any ideas for activities that you would like to see, please let us know.
**Answers and winners will be posted here after the event.