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GHAGAFAP V: The Re"5"al Event Cache

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Hidden : Saturday, 16 September 2006
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GHAGAFAP V: The Re"5"al
Golden Horseshoe Area Geocachers And Friends Annual Picnic


Quick and Dirty
  • Event Name:  
GHAGAFAP V: The Re"5"al
Golden Horseshoe Area Geocachers And Friends Annual Picnic
  • Date:  
Saturday, September 16, 2006
  • Attendees:  
  • Campers:  
80+   My attempt to get a final count by asking all the campers to send an email to had somewhat limited success...only two campers acknowledged they were there!    LOL!
  • Expenses:  
Approximately $1500.00
  • Revenue:  
Donation Bucket: $404.00  (approximately $1.72 per person )
Paypal Donations: $60.00 (2 transactions)
XBOX Raffle: $368.00
TShirt/Keytag/Buttons: $869.00
  • Trackables:  
The Blue Quasar has put together a PDF document of the travel bugs that attended GHAGAFAP V.  You can download the document here!


  • Thank You's:  

Five years ago, I decided to try to get a few geocachers together for a picnic-style event at Riverside Park in Guelph. We managed 13 caching groups...39 people in total. It was cold and rainy, there were only two prizes, nobody knew each other, but we all had a terrific time. Five years later, I still measure the success of the event the same way, and by the simplest means possible. SMILES. And judging by the smiles I saw this past weekend, I'd have to say GHAGAFAP V was a resounding success!

A huge thank-you to all GHAGAFAP V attendees! It wouldn't be a success with you! In fact, with 13 people in loud shirts standing around a picnic shelter by themselves all day, I'm pretty sure it would be an enormous bore! Please come back next year for more good times!

To the cache hiders....Beaux, Dex, Fizbot, Nozzletime, OGA, Tomtec, Walking Woody...without your efforts it really wouldn't be a caching event...and by all accounts, they were really creative hides. Thanks to all of you... and you can be sure you'll be invited back next year to do it all again!

To the organizers of the "events within the event"...
--- Buttons and Beaux for their fabulous efforts on the kids games and prize table (and remember...they ask for nothing, they take nothing...this is done by them because they LIKE to do it.)
--- Buttons and Beaux. Again. This time for their organization of the campers breakfast. Yum!
--- M3J (and their own team of helpers). Organized and prepared a fantastic Saturday dinner in the campground.
--- Logger and Trail. For the outstanding "movie under the stars". You're expected back next year by the way!!!
--- Algonquin Bound. Been trying to make this happen for three years...FINALLY!!! What a great talent!
--- The "light show people". Mr. Mom, Tomtec, and everyone else with those fabulous flashlights!
To all of you...a Big Big THANKS!

To the "official" sponsors...First To Find card game, Canadian Cacher, Ontario Geocaching Association, Garmin, Canadian Geocoins, Magellan, National 4WD, Microsoft, Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association and Geocaching Alberta South... You folks provided some terrific prizes for us this year. We received a ton of compliments on our prize table. Thank you!

Also to the "unofficial" prize donators...too numerous to mention, but you all know who you are, and you all know we really appreciate the extra prizes for the draw. Thanks for your donations, and yes, you're welcome to contribute again next year!

To the GHAGAFAP Central undying gratitude! This event is way beyond the capabilities of one or two people. I have the best team of co-organizers I could possibly find. Amazon Annie, Buttons and Beaux, Capjap, Logger and Trail, Nozzletime, Swifteroo and The Blue Quasar. You all deserve the congratulations the event has been receiving. I hope you're all there again next year!

My last thank-you, as always, goes to my wife Linda. Through everything else that life throws at us, Linda always encourages me to keep GHAGAFAP a top priority throughout the year. Without her encouragement and support, GHAGAFAP wouldn't be what it is today.

Hope to see all of you next year. Bring more friends!





Pictures!!!  Lots and lots of Pictures!


In case you hadn't noticed them with their gigantic lenses, Lindsey and Jamie of Team Night Cache were out and about taking candid shots throughout the day.  Lindsey has posted her quality pictures here.  

Ghagafap pics are password protected.  Password is cache

If you would prefer your picture or your child's picture removed just email me with the image number and she'll make sure they get removed.




Olar has also posted some GHAGAFAP V pictures
Password is geocache


    northerpenguin has a high-res version of the whole GHAGAgroup




    Fizbot was also clicking away
    Check out his pictures too!








      Sponsors - These are the folks who made major contributions to the GHAGAFAP prize table.  Thanks to them all!!!!


        Check out the new "First To Find" card game!  Made by geocachers, for geocachers!
        Click the link or the image to join in the fun!


          Want some really cool caching gear?  Check out the great geo-swag from our friends at Canadian Cacher!  We gave away some great Canadian Cacher prizes at GHAGAFAP V. They were kind enough to send along some great prizes...return the favour and pay a visit to their website!


            Thanks to our good friends at the Ontario Geocaching Association for providing their assortment of prizes!  The OGA tent is always welcome at GHAGAFAP!


              GHAGAFAP Central has received a box of Garmin goods!  Thanks to Garmin for the donation!


                Missed out on winning a new Geocoin?  Canadian Geocoins still have them available!


                  The good folks at Magellan provided some fabulous prizes, including the highlight prize...the Explorist 200 !!!
                  We'd love to have them back again next year!


                    National 4WD provided some real excitement at the prize draw!  Those gigantic R/C Jeeps were fantastic!


                      Thanks again to Microsoft for their fabulous donation!  


                        Thanks to the Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association for their GeoCoin donation! 


                          Thanks to Geocaching Alberta South for their GeoCoin donation! 

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                          GHAGAFAP V Milestones
                          We all know it's not about the numbers right?

                          Yeah...  Right.

                          Congratulations to all those achieving a milestone at GHAGAFAP!  Each one as significant as the next.
                          and joel - 100
                          XTRACDN - 100
                          cache lizzy cache - 300
                          Othum - 400
                          kitten on the hunt - 500
                            Swifteroo - 500
                          Team Woods - 500
                          HuckleBuckle - 800
                          Micd - 800
                          geocite - 900
                            Logger & Trail - 1000
                          Keith Watson - 1300
                          Tylor2100 - 2100



                          We have a limited number of men's Medium, Large, and Extra-Large GHAGAFAP T-Shirts remaining.  These shirts are available for a donation of $12 each, including shipping.  We'll also throw in a GHAGAFAP button and keytag.

                          Payment by
                            or by personal arrangement from most anyone from GHAGAFAP Central.  
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                          That's All!

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