Saturday, May 30, 2015
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The event may be over, but we sure had a great time down there.
Check out the log book!!
WA Day Weekend
30-31st May 2015
The aim of this weekend is to share tips and tricks with like-minded geocachers.
We hope you enjoy meeting up with old friends and making new ones too.
It's all about fun and socialising, so come along and enjoy!!
Where is it all happening??:
Typically, this time of year in the South West can be pretty wet but being geocachers, we won't be letting a little bit of water dampen our spirits. But just to be sure, a hall has been booked for some of the games and information sessions that are being scheduled over the weekend:
Churchill Park Hall
Registration: 9.30 - 10.00am
What to expect??:
- FUN/ FUN/ FUN
- Geocaching Games
- Geocaching Information Sessions
- Beginner FAQ’s and Question Sessions
- Time to chat and catch up with Geo Friends
- Searching/Finding techniques
- Puzzle solving Techniques/ Tips
This is a FREE event although you will be REQUIRED to wear your team’s NAME TAG to access the event. (Hint: Don't leave it until the last moment to make your name tag as there will probably be prizes awarded for the most creative name tags)
We are working on having an Event Geocoin produced. Information on the cost and how to order will be posted on this page when the details have been finalised.
Click this link to visit the West Oz Geocaching online store.
Travel Bug Race
Click on the image below to read the rules of our TB race.
Great prizes for the Travel Bug that travels the most kms leading up to the event.
TBs must be released from any PI Day event. (Events held on 14 March 2015)
Make sure you log your travel bug and get it to one of the events.
Where to stay??:
You are obviously free to stay anywhere you choose, but we have organised a discounted rate at the Kookaburra Caravan Park, which just happens to be a very short walk from the Hall where the event is being hosted. The park's accommodation ranges from Tent Sites to 2 bedroom Cabins. So bring along your tent, Camper Trailer, Caravan or book a Cabin.
For Kookaburra Caravan Park phone 08 9752 1516 and quote discount code 'GEOCACHING MAY 2015' to receive a discount.
Unfortunately, the alternative discounted accommodation we had arranged for our attendees has decided to close down for renovations, leaving us with some very disappointed geocachers. We are endeavouring to find another establishment close to the Hall for those who still need somewhere to stay. So stay tuned for any updates on this.
What do you do from here?
Well, you need to plan to be there for starters.
Start talking to family and friends - spread the word.
We had about 125 teams attend the WA Goes BIG in 2013 Event. So of course we are planning on it being as big as that one, if not bigger. Click on the link below to view that listing and check out the logs and photos. That should definitely inspire you to get your act together and start making plans.
WA Goes BIG in 2013
FYI: Having to work is not an acceptable reason for not coming. You just have to plan some leave time OR swap days off if you work weekends or shiftwork. So once you have minor detail organised, you then need to do a couple more things.
We need you to:
Log on this event page a WILL ATTEND (once you are sure)
Your log needs to include the total number of people in your team/family attending. It would be most helpful to us if you could let us know how many Geo-Juniors will be coming too as we are planning lots of activities to keep them entertained.
Join with friends to book accommodation or borrow camping equipment. Book some sort of accommodation, once you know you can make it so you are all sorted and don’t miss out on this great Event. When you log ‘will attend’ you will automatically get any updates from us on the cache page. You don’t need to ‘watch’ the listing unless you want to see who else is planning to come to the event.
Between now and the event, the West Oz Geocaching committee will be working feverishly, trying to fit all our ideas into a timetable of the weekend's activities. Updates on the weekend's timetable will be posted on this page, so keep checking to find out what is planned and when.
We have finalised a number of presentations, and "power classes", that will be beneficial to new cachers and old cachers alike. Come and have a listen to a fellow cacher give you some insights and tips and ask can ask some of those difficult questions.
There are four formal classes (sit down classes) along with a number of power sessions. A quick, 20 minute presentation that will show you how to do all those little things you didn't know how to do (or even existed).
(No hints available.)
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