This event is one small part of the WWFM V - World Wide Flash Mob Geocaching Event. There are more than 135 events scheduled in 20 countries.
The event location is definitely stroller accessible. We rated the terrain at 1.5 because there are some icy patches and loose rock in the 10th Street pedestrian underpass and because the limited parking off 10th Street means you may need to park in the larger lot off 30th Avenue and walk to the posted coordinates (maybe 500 – 600 meters).
PRIOR TO EVENT - PLEASE stay at least a little distance away from ground zero until just before the event starts. Since May 2 is the official Groundspeak CITO day, consider bringing an empty grocery or garbage bags, a pair of gloves and doing a mini-CITO as you make your way towards the event coordinates. Or bring you camera and check out the ducks and geese in the creek and surrounding wetlands. There’s also a playground near the parking area just off 30th Avenue at the east end of the park. If all of that seems too energetic, carry your coffee to a nearby picnic table or park bench for a pre-event chat with like-minded attendees.
START OF THE EVENT - This event will last EXACTLY 15 minutes and will begin precisely at 11:00 am (Mountain Daylight Time) when the GeoKs blow a whistle and place the log bucket at ground zero. Hand-outs, including name tags, will be available from event volunteers.
You MUST be present and hand in a 4x6 index card log to claim this event. Please bring your index card log already prepared – include your geocaching name, the number of people attending the event under that name and any comments. If you want to decorate your card, please do, as these 4x6 index cards will be bound together to create the log book for the event.
Some of last year's log entries
DURING THE EVENT - Feel free to mingle, share stories, introduce yourself to new faces, or swap trackables. There will be a special drop off bin for any trackables you’d like Sears Tower to take to Europe on May 3. We’ll ask you to assemble for a group photo to capture the “C of Red” for the WWFM V photo montage (official event photographer is our Oldest GeoKid). Then at 11:10 we'll make a few prize draws (donations welcome) before dispersing promptly at 11:15. Anything that happens after 11:15:01 does not count as part of this event!
POST EVENT – If you’ve never hunted for one of the “brass caps” associated with outforthehunt’s Brass Cap Cache, we’d be happy to give you a hand searching for the “Wedding Cap”. We’re also working on a couple of new geocaches that will be published right after the event.
We need your help! Please tell your geocaching friends and family about this event as we’d like beat our turn out of 70 people at WWFM III last May.
Volunteers welcome. Volunteer positions include: handing out geocaching brochures to any curious muggles, draw prize assistant, trackables coordinator, distributing event hand-outs to attendees, etc. If you’re able to help out at the event, please send us an e-mail via our profile or include a comment in your “will attend” log.
Other things you should know
Parking is available on either side of 10th Street, with pedestrian underpass access from the west side of 10th Street to the event location. These parking areas have room for somewhere around 30 vehicles. A larger parking area is located off 30th Ave towards the east end of the park.
Public restrooms are available in the small Calgary Parks facility located a few hundred meters east of the event coordinates.
Wear RED – Flames jersey optional. Maybe we’ll even cheer for the home team!
Bring your completed index card log sheet.
POST EVENT REPORT
Official group photograph (62 people + 2 geodogs)
Finalists in the "best" log sheet contest
For more event photos check out our flickr set here.
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