MBGA Bylaw Proposals.pdf

Hands Across the Border 2024

20 July 2024, 11:00 - 15:00

“The International Peace Garden has helped to celebrate the peace and friendship between the people of Canada and the United States of America for more than 85 years…”
And what a perfect place for a gathering of two international geocaching communities! The Manitoba Geocaching Association and The International Peace Garden invite you to join us in extending our “Hands Across the Border” - a geocaching event linking caching friends in two countries inspired by a challenge issued by the “Hands Across the Border” event between BC and Washington state!!
Wear your national colours… we will have a mixer and your shirts may make things a bit easier (plus it’ll look great in the photo)
We will have the return of the BBQ lunch this year! We will be providing Hotdogs (as well as basic condiments) and potato chips. Please bring your own plate (help cut down on waste and bring a reusable one) and beverage.
11:00 - Welcome and mixer
12:00 - Group photo, and hand in mixer for a draw for prizes. Food to follow.
Clean up before we head out (a separate CITO is still in the works)
We are hoping to have some new geocaches placed so that people can find caches in two countries on the same day without leaving the country… pretty cool!
Entry and Return Requirements/Procedures at the United States and Canadian Border Crossings:
Entry fee: **New for 2024: Daily admission is $10 per person. Children 5 and under are free.  Annual membership is $50 (good for 12 months). You may purchase your day pass or annual memberships online, pay at the gate, or stop in the admin office.
Prior to arriving at the gate entrance to the International Peace Garden, visitors will drive past the USA Port of Entry or the Canadian Port of Entry. You are no longer in either of these two countries. Departing the International Peace Garden, a stop is required at the Port of Entry, of the country you wish to enter. Border Services requires and records identification on all vehicle passengers. A passport (or Nexus card) is the preferred document and expedites the process however, a birth certificate and government issued ID can be used instead of a passport. The International Peace Garden does not mandate the identification requirements. To see a map of entry location: https://www.peacegarden.com/contact/
Camping is available in the Gardens (see website: https://www.peacegarden.com), and also in nearby campgrounds (eg Adam’s, Max and Williams Lakes on the Canadian side and Lake Metigoshe on the American side)
There are picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, and bike paths to explore the 2,339 acres that encompass the IPG.

Geocaching is a worldwide adventure sport which utilizes GPS devices to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches. (Learn more about geocaching) To get started geocaching, all you need is a GPS receiver and a geocache location. You can find a nearby geocache location at geocaching.com by entering an address or town into the search box.

Le geocaching est un sport d’aventure mondial qui utilise des appareils GPS afin de poser et de trouver des contenants dissimulés appelés des géocaches. (En apprendre davantage au sujet du géocaching).   Pour débuter, il suffit d’un appareil GPS et de l’emplacement d’une géocache. Vous pouvez trouver l’emplacement d’une géocache à proximité sur geocaching.com en entrant une adresse ou le nom d’un village dans le champ de recherche

The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching through social activities, public education and promotion of geocaching. 

L’Association de géocaching du Manitoba cherche à faire avancer le sport du géocaching par l’entremise d’activités sociales, de l’éducation du publique et de la promotion du géocaching.

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