The following press release was circulated by the City of Yellowknife ealier today:
SPRING INTO GEOCACHING
YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES | APRIL 7, 2014
Modern day treasure hunters are invited to register for an Introduction to Geocaching course offered by the City of Yellowknife on Sunday, April 27 from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
The introductory course will review the basics of geocaching, explore the official geocaching website (www.geocaching.com) and provide an opportunity for participants to search for outdoor caches. The fee for the introductory course is $10.00. Everyone who registers will receive a trackable micro-coin set and partake in a world-wide Cache In, Trash Out event coordinated by Geocaching Yellowknife.
In addition, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association is hosting a free course on the basics of using your GPS device. Participants will learn how to create a waypoint, navigate to a location and follow a route. The course runs on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The arrival of warmer temperatures is greatly welcomed by the Yellowknife geocaching community who is gearing up for another season. The Cache In, Trash Out event is the second hosted by Geocaching Yellowknife this year. It provides a great opportunity for local geocachers to meet each other and also to give back to the community by picking up litter.
”Geocaching is a family friendly activity that promotes awareness of our natural surroundings. It is a fantastic way to explore and share the beautiful areas found within our city limits and ultimately around the world,” said Mayor Mark Heyck.
Further information and registration details for the Introduction to Geocaching course can be found on the City’s Special Events webpage.