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Calgary's Cache and Release Summer 2009 - CCARS09

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Hidden : Saturday, 26 September 2009
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Welcome to Calgary's fourth Cache and Release (CaR for short) event! CaR was inspired by Canada's Capital Cacher's very successful Go and Get 'em (GAGE) series. The event consists of a 24 hour cache-finding marathon culminating with a gathering at a family-friendly location at the posted coordinates for refueling, story-telling, voting and prize distribution.

The official CCARS09 website is at this address (copy and paste into your browser address bar):

There are three stages to the CAR event:

1) Hide
2) Seek
3) Meet and Vote

Stage 1: Hide Hide one or more caches between now and September 21st, 2009. The deadline is to ensure that our reviewer has sufficient time to review and publish all the hides for the event. However, hiders are encouraged to place their caches for the event earlier than that to work out any issues that may arise. Every cache submitted for CAR should observe the following:

i) All Geocaches must be in compliance with guidelines.
ii) Caches must be submitted under one (or more) of the eight categories.
iii) All forms of physical cache hides are permitted, but caches sizes must be larger than "Micro".
iv) Puzzle and multi-caches are allowed, but keep them short and sweet (in other words, solvable and findable within 30-45 minutes).
v) All hides must be hidden within 40 km of the posted coordinates for the CCARS09 event cache (both old and new posted coordinates are acceptable as the centre of origin).
vi) You are limited to one hide per Geocaching account/category.
vii) Caches must be submitted for review to no later than September 21st. Please note that caches submitted after that date or that experience "complications" may not be published in time for the event.
viii) You should send a note to the reviewer stating that it is placed for the CCARS09 event and should be published the evening of Thursday 24th September, 2009.
ix) Caches must state at the top of the cache page the following text: "This cache is for the CCARS09 event, and should not be sought out until after 5:30 pm on September 25th, 2009 and any logs before that will be deleted. CCARS09 caches are published the evening before to give everyone the chance to look at the cache listings, solve puzzles and devise their battle plans before the hunt begins."
x) Caches must include the following mnemonic at the end of their name (to facilitate searches by keyword): CCARS09

xi) Please add the appropriate banner to your cache page to indicate which category(ies) your cache is entered into.

Copy and paste HTML is listed on the official CCARS09 website in the "Hide" section.

Hide caches you would enjoy finding yourself. Better yet, hide with intent on winning a prize!
All hides must be made to remain permanent following the event for everyone to find at their leisure.

Categories for hiding and voting are:

Orange Cache
In Plain Sight Cache
Nighttime Cache
Underwater Cache
PVC Pipe Cache
Cartoon Cache (Kids only)
Noisy Cache
Movie Cache

Stage 2: Seek
At 5:30 pm on Friday 25th September, 2009, all CCARS09 caches become fair game and the hunt begins. Feel free to find as many or as few caches as you can and want. During the hunt, please document the time of find in the logbook. This makes things more interesting by informing subsequent finders how close they are on your tail. Note: You are welcome to find any cache in Calgary during the event, but only caches with CCARS09 in the title count towards your CAR finds total.

Stage 3: Meet and Vote
At 5:30pm on Saturday 26th September, 2009, following a hectic (or leisurely) 24 hour marathon of caching, we will gather for a bite and a beverage and share stories about the happenings of the past 24 hours. The gathering will be held at TITANS Bar and Grill Nick's Steakhouse and Pizza Restaurant, 2430 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4N5, (403) 282-9278.
As with all events, please post a 'Will Attend' note with a mention of the number of people in your party and the level of your particpation.
The place is kid-friendly, so be sure to bring your side-kicks too!

Prizes: Voting for the best achievements during CCARS09 will be condicted at the wrap-up party and prizes will be awarded immediately afterwards.
You are welcome to log the event as 'Attended' if you have participated in at least one stage of CAR.

Please visit the official web site for the event here for full event details. Sorry it is not permitted to post a clickable link, so please copy and paste the address above.

I've started uploading the slideshow photographs to my flickr account but I am limited to 100MB/month, so this is just some of them. I'll add more as I can. Hopefully I have removed all the spoiler photographs, let me know if I erred. Click on the logo below:

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