Okanagan CacheFest 2012
Kelowna, British Columbia
Saturday September 1, 2012
8am - 5pm
Welcome to The Kelowna Geocaching Club's Second Annual Okanagan Cache Fest!! Everyone is invited to attend this free, fun filled, all-day event.
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|8:00am – 9:00am||
Morning Meet & Greet at the Mission Creek Park Picnic Shelter
N 49° 52.722 W 119° 25.695
There will be a GPX file for the new caches as well as a printed information book with all of the cache information. Meet up with your fellow Geocachers and enjoy some refreshments (by donation). There will be a race element to this event which is totally voluntary and will provide an additional challenge to the day (explained below).
Also pick up garbage bags to help clean our parks and trails throughout the day for the CITO event.
Pose for a photo (PLEASE don’t leave early!!) There will be a something special for those who are patient! Whistle start, and you’re off to go Geocaching and explore the area!
For those new to geocaching, stick around after the photo for an intro to geocaching mini-event. We will go over geocaching basics, types of containers, hiding suggestions, and basics on finding geocaches.
Event Wrap-Up. Return to Mission Park for the closing ceremonies and a BBQ (by donation). Door prizes will be drawn (provided by our sponsors below).
There will also be garbage collection for the CITO Event
Monopoly Money Cache Race
This challenge is purely for fun and totally optional. Each cache will have ‘CacheFest’ money in it. The object of this race is to collect as much money as you can by the event wrap-up. There will be 10 bills in ach cache. If there are no bills left in the cache, that means they have already been claimed. Your registered team is only allowed 1 bill per cache (ie, a team of 3 cannot take 3 bills). At the end of the day, bring your money to the wrap-up and we’ll tally up your haul. .
If you are new to Geocaching, please ask questions! There will be cachers at the event with varying levels of experience. There will be an intro to geocaching course held at the end of the morning event.
There are caches in Kelowna and surrounding area. In addition to general caches, we also have several power trails that those with ATVs or light off-road vehicles, or bikes will be interested in.
The caches will be placed on roads with varying levels of terrain. In the book, each cache will have an icon beside it indicating what level of vehicle will be needed to access the cache safely. Use your common sense out there; we don’t want people getting stuck. There’s no cell service in some areas.
Thank you to all of our event sponsors for the following prizes:
There are many great places to stay in the Kelowna area. Check out the Tourism Kelowna website for more information.