10 Years! Calgary, Alberta - CCARW10
Sunday, 02 May 2010
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Nick's Steak House
Noon, Sunday May 2 until 2:00pm
Post your "Will Attend" log with the number of people attending.
Celebrate 10 years of geocaching with the wrap up party for the Cache and Release event.
Hiding Your Caches
Classes for the Cache and Release event:
Group Cache - one person alone cannot retrieve the cache.
Red cache - We need some help for the Flames, (too late…), brighter and bolder is better.
Easy drive up - retrievable through the window of your cachemobile.
Circle the wagons - four or more different Geocaching cache icons (multi/regular/mystery/earthcache) in one circular area, maximum radius 2.5 km.
Wherigo - creative juices anyone?
non-Childproof - best child friendly cache.
Closed Road Allowance - find a road allowance that is no longer a road, and place away.
Tribute - In celebration of the 10th anniversary, hide a cache:
1) with the same name (add CCARW10 to the end of the original name) and in the same location as an archived cache in Calgary. See GPSlug's bookmarks. (You'll receive negative points for bringing back a lame cache.) Or
2) place a cache as a tribute to one of the original Calgary cachers.
1) No micro caches for this event. All caches will have an inside volume larger than 180 cm3.
2) Each cache can be entered in a maximum of TWO classes (hider defines which classes). Mention the classes being entered on your cache page.
3) All caches must be within 40 km of Downtown Calgary, coordinates of N51 02.658 W114 03.786.
4) It is warm now, and the last of the snow has nearly disappeared, so those little flakes have left our minds. Please remember that we do have 5 months of winter each year, and give some thought to making your cache friendly even when the temperature is not.
Publishing Your Caches
Caches should be hidden and submitted to Groundspeak (before April 26th to give Cache Effect a chance to review them in an orderly manner) to reserve your little piece of heaven before someone else hides a cache there. Please use “CCARW10” as the last seven characters in your cache name so a pocket query can be generated.
Please ask Cache Effect to hold your listing for release at 6:00 pm on April 29.
There is an issue with releasing caches to geocaching.com for approval. Once released, the cache page is locked so that you can't make further changes (content or icons, etc.), and you have to ask to have it unlocked to make alterations. We think this will happen quite often in the next month as people fine tune their presentations. If you don't release the cache for their approval, however, your location could end up being taken by another hider, and your cache would not be approved because of proximity issues.
This is especially problematic for this event because we have the Tribute Class which includes reviving old cache placements and two or more cachers could be looking at the same cache for a revival cache placement.
We have heard back from Cache Effect on how we can hold locations for the Cache and Release event, and still leave the cache page unlocked, and we have a solution.
They suggest that you create a cache page for your cache, and submit it to geocaching with a Reviewer Note for a "Location Check, please hold for a month for the CCAR event if the location is OK". Cache Effect will check the coordinates and confirm that the location is suitable for a cache (no proximity or other issues). They will hold the location (don't change the coordinates, or you'll be back at the bottom of the list) for a month while you make the cache page presentable with the latest icons, etc. and place the cache. Once it is placed, submit it for approval with the usual reviewer note to hold the cache page until April 29.
The Finding part will take place from noon on Saturday, May 1 until noon on Sunday, May 2. Cache Effect will publish the listings for the new caches on Thursday evening, leaving plenty of time for planning your route.
DanOCan or peanutbutterbreadandjam will compile a summary of all the CCARW10 caches published on April 29. The bookmark list can be found here.
Homann Hunters will be taking the listings and create a spreadsheet for you to print and take along on your hunting. This listing will be used for voting on the caches, and we’ll put a link to it here as soon as it is available.
There are three events for meeting up with other cachers during this period.
The first is the 10 Years! Calgary, Alberta - CCARW10 Brunch, which will be held near the University, from 10:30-noon on Saturday. Pick up a flag and meet up with other cachers. Spolumbo’s sausages will be available at a minimal cost.
The second is the 10 Years! Calgary, Alberta (Midnight) CCARW10. Meet up with other cachers, and enjoy the stories at the half way point. This event is held at the Husky Travel Centre on 32nd Ave. NE. We’ll bring leftover flags to this event as well.
The last event is this one. We’ll be meeting at noon in the lounge area of Nick’s, and children are welcome. Bring your voting forms, and drop them off at the front. Nick’s will have their Sunday buffet available to anyone who wishes to eat, and they will handle separate bills. Drop off your memory cards of photos from the previous 24 hours, and we’ll download your photos for a slideshow during the event.
We will be handing out prizes for the best cache in each class, and several door prizes from our many donors, and our major sponsor, GPS Central. Voting will also take place for the awarding of the title of “Best Cache, CCARW10”.
Celebrating years of Geocaching
At this event we will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of having good quality GPS signals available (May 2, 2000) and the placing of the first geocache (May 3, 2000) by Dave Ulmer on this site. As part of this celebration, we will be taking a photo of us looking “festive”. Please wear your offseason Flames or Stampeders jerseys or something red.
Here is a photo that was stitched together, just don’t look too closely.
Post your comments about the Cache and Release part of this event here.
Please see the following website to gain more information about this event: http://www.ccarw10.calgarycachers.net
We'll need someone to create the cool icons for the winners of the various classes, and of course we'll need some prizes. Please let us know if you are able to donate some prizes, or are able to contact a corporate sponsor for a donation.
The flags for this event, and for subsequent events has arrived. PBBJ created this one as well, and they will be available on April 22 at Pizza and Beer (GC26BN5) and during the May 1-2 weekend events.
The following entries were the winning caches for this weekend’s events:
(No hints available.)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum