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GeoGuider: 19 geocaching flash mobbers and 1 geodog!
Well that's another FLASH MOB done for another year! Gee, we had fun this year! The comments I kept hearing were something like people didn't realize that eleven minutes of throwing paper snowballs was such an aerobic activity. I'm glad, for the bride's sake, that we were finished and long gone before she showed up. Mind you, having a bride photo bomb our flash mob snowball fight would have been one for the books! See you next year folks!


WWFM XIV (2017) Weird and Wacky Snowball Throwers

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Weird and Wacky Snowball Throwers of the World
will unite at this year's World Wide Flash Mob
on opposite sides of the sidewalk
at Grant Notley Park
(116 street and 100 avenue).

Date:  Saturday, June 10, 2017
Gather in the area discreetly:  10:50 a.m. 
Time:  11:00-11:11 a.m. Weird and Wacky Snowball Throwers of the World Prepare to Fight!
Prizes, Log and Group Photo:  11:11-11:30 a.m.

Prepare:  For those of you who wish to be adequately prepared, scrunch up 10 "snowballs" each made from one 8.5 x 11" letter-sized piece of paper. Wear a pair of weird and wacky sunglasses. Mind you, many geocachers are already weird and wacky, so they might already have their own.

Approach:  Parking: There is limited parking at the park; there's also some on 114 street & 115 street and other streets nearby. At 10:50 a.m., be ready to gather in Grant Notley park from some location nearby.  Look nonchalant and inconspicuous.  Look otherwise engaged rather than like you're waiting. Check your cellphone. Tie your shoes. Take a few pictures. There are several benches in the park itself, as well as in the gazebo (though the gazebo gets rented out to wedding parties). With any luck, they'll be empty. Sit and have a conversation with another geocacher. Try any of the usual muggle distractors when you're geocaching.

Snowball Fight: 11:00-11:11 a.m. - At the call, "Weird and Wacky Snowball Throwers of the World Prepare to Fight!", Put on your "Weird and Wacky" sunglasses. Stand on either side of the sidewalk and start throwing "snowballs" at the other side. You must bring your own paper snowballs as noted under preparation. Snowballs that land on the ground can be "reused".  Snowball throwing in June wearing sunglasses (now that's weird and wacky) will continue until 11:11 a.m.

Event Log: There will be a log to sign. Half a playing card will be distributed for the prizes.

Prizes, Log and Group Photo: 11:11-11:30 a.m. - We will pick up the leftover "snowballs" and distribute a couple of prizes to randomly-selected people attending the event, take a photo of the group, then disperse.

Let’s have some fun and make the Muggles wonder what the heck is going on.

According to Wikipedia, a flash mob (or flashmob) is a "group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment".

Log:  Log your attendance at and post any pictures you may have taken.

History:  Make history by participating in a World Wide Flash Mob being held near you!!!

WWFM History
WWFM I - May 2007 - 1,000 attendees at 20 events in 2 countries
WWFM II - Nov 2007 - 4,406 attendees at 83 events in 9 countries
WWFM III - May 2008 - 7,907 attendees at 163 events in 15 countries
WWFM IV - Nov 2008 - 7,421 attendees at 154 events in 20 countries
WWFM V - May 2009 - 7,051 attendees at 154 events in 20 countries
WWFM VI - Nov 2009 - 6,832 attendees at 152 events in 21 countries
WWFM VII - May 2010 - 5,680 attendees at 139 events in 19 countries
WWFM VIII - June 2011 - 9,940 attendees at 215 events in 25 countries
WWFM IX - June 2012 - 15,487 attendees at 312 events in 31 countries
WWFM X - May 2013 - 25,125 attendees at 558 events in 42 countries
WWFM XI - June 2014 - 27,188 attendees at 792 events in 52 countries
WWFM XII - June 2015 - 13,000 attendees at 389 events in 40 countries
WWFM XIII - June 2016 - 8,080 attendees at 280 events in 27 countries

Prize winners included
1st - protonspinner picked up the GGCookies & Bison Tube,
2nd - liliet won the battery recharger, and
3rd - WillowZilla won the spruce tree.
Thanks to all who came! See you next year!

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