Category Archives: Newsletter 2013

Getting Permission

Most geocachers know that you need permission from the land manager or where you intend to place your cache before you actually hide the cache.   Some areas have official policies and some do not.   Regardless of whether or … Continue reading

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Beginner’s GPS for Geocachers

The world of handheld GPS receivers can be quite confusing, both before and after buying one. So here’s an attempt to narrow down the choices for beginning geocachers… Your smartphone If you have a smartphone, it’s a great place to … Continue reading

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OGA Zones

Ontario is a very large province.  Since inception the OGA has maintain executive positions for 5 regions within the province.  Each region is also has regional representatives that can assist with local initiatives.    To give you a better sense … Continue reading

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Essential Gear

The results of a facebook survey indicate that 98% of all geocachers have at some point cached at night.  Sometimes that’s on purpose, they are looking for a night cache and other times the desire for one more find outweighed … Continue reading

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President’s Message

We have just started 2013 and along with a new year we also have a new executive.   Effective February first the new OGA executive positions have taken effect.   A few of the previous executives have moved on to other challenges … Continue reading

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Trailhead Ontario Conference

From June 9-11 the Ontario Trails Council will be hosting the Trailhead Ontario conference.  The conference brings together trail users, designers, builders and managers.    This is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about Geocaching in Ontario with users and … Continue reading

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New Executive Committee

After two years of service it was time for the election of a new OGA executive.   Deadline for nominations was January 1, 2013.   Elections were not required as there was only one candidate for each of the open … Continue reading

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Membership Accounts

At the end of last year we updated the OGA website to allow for member log ins.    We are currently transitioning all member accounts to the new member management tools.   Very soon you will receive an email with … Continue reading

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Epic 14 State Weekend Roadtrip

On Sunday, November 4, a group of Ontario geocachers undertook a 25-hour geocaching adventure and found geocaches in 14 US states in a single day. The cachers were lulu_zulu, gr812nv, and myself, Norshley, from London, and bruce iroquoia from Hamilton. The … Continue reading

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