If anyone wishes to participate in a 'Race back to Oz' and have their coins posted to Denmark for a race back home, please bring their coins to the event so that they can be collected.
The event holders are funding the hire of the area at 'Kids Town' for the day. The reason we are mentioning this is that Kids Town asks for donations in a collection spot near the main playground, it is fair to so that the cost of the hire covers the cost for these 'donations' for the day. However, you can still make an additional donation if you feel the need.
The cdmark team may be represented by one member or 4! This will depend if D and GeoJnr II are out of the hospital in time. We have confirmation of a caesarean for Tuesday the 22nd. Yes, we are cutting in fine. No wonder I am losing my hair!
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After a suggestion from The Morris, who organised a great cache event in Bendigo last year, and keeping with the ANZAC geocaching tradition, Shepparton will be hosting the Central Victorian Get Together for 2008.
We've cured the mad cow disease, and cleared the place of the recent outbreak of zombies...Resident Evil style...so now it's safe to hold a geocaching event.
Well Anzac Day, obviously! April 25th from 10:00am.
At Kidstown between Shepparton and Mooroopna an easy two-hour drive from Melbourne. Follow the Hume Highway to the Goulburn Valley Highway (follow the signs to Shepparton)....or you could follow your GPSr!
We have booked the "Peppercorn Area" at Kidstown which will comfortably seat 50-80 people and we will have access to 3 BBQ's. There is some limited seating available. BYO everything!
How to get there: Getting there
Accommodation: Where to stay:
"Race back to Denmark"
On the day of the event there will be a number of coins handed out to participate in a "Race back to Denmark". The conditions for this are as follows:
1. Coins will be handed out at the event to those who wish to participate in the race.
2. The first stop for a coin must be into a cache that is within 50km of the Anzac Day event.
3. If possible please place in traditional caches.
4. If possible please log in 'easy' caches (terrain+difficulty < or = 4)
5. Please drop whenever possible!
6. After placing the coin in a cache, the same cacher/s cannot retrieve the coin it must be done by another cacher or team.
We will also be collecting coins to post to Denmark for a similar race back here. For those who wish to participate please bring your coins to the event.
Suggested tips for trackables:
It is becoming more common that some coin and trackable owners do not wish for their items to physically attend events as they can be misplaced. Please respect this when attending the event and refer to the trackable description if in doubt.
If you are bringing trackables to the event it may be an advantage to make several copies of the trackable codes for your items and hand them out when people sight them. This way people can still sight the items but it reduces the chance of them being mixed up in other collections, or dropped etc. This may also be time saving on the day as we know that these items can be very popular.
We also plan to arrange a couple of activities with prizes on the day. These will only be brief so as to allow for people to go and out and tackle a few of the local caches. The activities will be worked out after consultation with a few more of the local cachers.
We have now formalised a dinner for Friday night which will be at the GV Hotel. To post your intentions to attend, even if you have already done so below, and to also find out additional information please click here