Come join us again in New Westminster's Port Royal Park for a day of Frosty Fun, Frolic, and Festivities.
Once again, geo-athletes from all over the Lower Mainland (and beyond) will meet in New Westminster to demonstrate their physical prowess, their mental skills, and their ability to work as a TEAM to meet the challenges that winter caching presents.
In order to recoup the costs for the venue and some of the materials, we are asking for donations (suggested: $5 per person or $10 per family.) Any money we get in excess of our costs will be put toward future events.
This is a full day event, running from 10 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Metro Van Geocaching will provide a drink and snack for everyone, but please bring your own picnic lunch. There is a picnic shelter with tables for about 45 and we're expecting 70 or more so bring a lawn chair too if you can.
While the venue is perfect for the games themselves, parking is at a premium so we encourage you to carpool if at all possible. (And watch out for that hidden fire hydrant if you do park close by.)
Athlete Registration (a.k.a. sign-in) begins at 10:00. Opening Ceremonies start at 10:30, with special guests from the Caching in the Northwest Podcast lighting the cauldron. The games are for geo-athletes of all ages!
Expect: a snowball fight
snowman building (a judged event-- if you have accessories you think might add to your snowman's style, be sure to bring them)
Winter Team Puzzle Challenge (No one will be tied together. Really!)
There is also a special series of puzzle caches geared to the young geocachers (and the young at heart ) who attend, with additional souvenir prizes.
Please post your *Will Attend* by July 4 so that we will be able to judge the number of snacks and medals we will need.