Lennox & Addington County and the Lennox & Addington Geocachers invite Geocachers and Muggles worldwide to the
Discover L&A County Geocaching Event 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
9 am - 5 pm
St. John's Memorial Hall
212 Church Street, Bath, Ontario
N 44° 11.122 W 076° 46.636
Geocaching.com Event Listing
In August 2011, the County of Lennox & Addington joined forces with the Lennox & Addington Geocachers to host a fantastic event in Napanee, Ontario (check it out here).
After counting the 220 names in the log book, we realized that a MEGA EVENT was very attainable in 2012. So August 25th, we hope to do just that.
What is a MEGA EVENT? Well, according to Geocaching.com...
7.5. Mega-Event Classification
A Mega-Event is similar to an Event Cache, only it is much larger. In order to qualify as a Mega-Event, it must have been attended by 500+ people.
So Cachers, it is up to you to help spread the word, and invite everyone you know. Cachers or not.
If this event is awarded MEGA status, you will automatically receive a MEGA EVENT ICON in your Geocaching profile.
9:00 - 9:30 am
Registration and Briefing (more details to follow).
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Caching and Discovering L&A County at your own leisure. You may geocache, tour or hang out at the event hall. Throughout the day at the hall there will be geocaching and non-geocaching games going on, with prizes. If your new to Geocaching, there will be staff on hand all day to answer any questions you may have, about the game or equipment.
3:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dinner and refreshments (more details to follow).
4:30 am - 5:00 pm
Group photo, closing ceremonies, draws and speeches
One of the main goals of the "Discover L&A County Geocaching Event" is to take you on a tour of our County using Geocaches as reference points. As well as the existing Approx. 750 caches already in L&A County, 60 new caches will be placed for the event, including:
- Earth Caches,
- Letterbox Hybrid's,
- Puzzle Caches,
- Multi Stage Caches,
- Traditional's, and
And, along with the Event and Cito Icons, you could get 8 types on this day.
Introducing the Great L&A Passport Geotour
Yes Geocachers, we're going all out. There will be 15 new geocaches scattered throughout Lennox & Addington, from the shore of Lake Ontario to the northern edge of the County near Denbigh, Ontario.
Each of the 15 Geocaches contain a "Punch Stamp". Obtain your Passport book at the event, collect all 15 stamps and return your passport to the event for a free geocoin.
After the event, passport books and geocoins can be obtained from the Lennox & Addington County Office in Napanee and from the Land O' Lakes Tourist Office in Kaladar.
(There is no time restriction on completing the tour, so take as long as you want - days months, or years. As long as you collect all 15 stamps and return your passport to us, you will receive your prize!)
Onsite Games & Activities
Games for Geocachers and Muggles will be running all day including the ever popular:
- Ammo Can Toss,
- Micro Basketball,
- Mark Your Spot,
- Geocache Fish Pond,
- Guessing Jar, and
- Check your accuracy.
Treasure Map Tour
There will also be an old fashion Treasure Map tour of historic Bath.
Complete the tour using only the provided map and a few clues to find your way to a hidden Treasure Chest that contains special draw Tickets.
Did you know...
Bath was first settled by the United Empire Loyalists in 1784, making it one of the oldest communities in Ontario. The village plays a central role in this summers' War of 1812 Bicentennial. A huge event - with more than 850 reenacters, tall ships, & encampments - will take over the village this Canada Day weekend from June 29th to July 1st, 2012.
More about Bath:
We have a number of great prizes to be won throughout the day, including:
- A $75 gift certificate to “The Royal Coachman Restaurant” and a one-night stay at the “Hampton Inn by Hilton” in Napanee.
- "Discover L&A Wine & Cheese" prize package, showcasing wines from Thirty Three Vines & Bergeron Estate Winery, along with a sampling of products from Wilton Cheese Factory.
- "Taste L&A County" prize package, containing a variety of delicious products created right here in Lennox & Addington.
More Event Details to Follow...
Keep an eye out here for updates as they become available, or head over to the brand new L&A County Geocaching website at www.LandAGeocaching.com.