On April 29th, 2012 the Cache-keteers held an event back at the very same cafe where I proposed to Just Leafy back in December. Just Leafy was exstatic to be returning here, and I can understand why!
The purpose of this event was twofold:
1) The usual get together and chat
2) The start of thier cross Canada ducky TB race.
So what they did was choose from Diraduck's huge collection of little rubber duckies a representitive of themselves and thier husbands. And with that got them all ready and tagged up with travel bug dog tags. You can visit thier website to see the contestants of the race and track thier point progress HERE. The point to getting all of us cachers together for this part of it is to get the trackables into our hands and watch them scatter in many different directions to start thier journey.
The main goals for this race as they set forth is for the trackable to reach Prince Edward Island and return to Vancouver Island before January 01, 2013. This gets thier trackables 500 points for reaching each of those destinations. There are other ways to get more points which are also detailed in the link I provided above. So technically one could win if it met the other criteria enough times without reaching either destination, but that would mean alot of traveling and such.
Another cool aspect of this particular event was that they were looking to add one more person to this race. They did this in the form of a contest, and the contest winner was whoever had the next closest birthday. And that person was ME, ShadowcasterCDN!!!! So out of the collection of rubber ducks I chose one that was painted like a Canadian Goose. I felt this would fit perfectly with the cross Canada theme! But also because I am not a Cache-Keteer and all their duckies look like duckies, this way I can stand out from all the rest.
I also won a little basket of duck related items, two of which I gave to EternalKarma's little girl!!!
Speaking of which, after the event EternalKarma came with us to the Kinsol Tressle and we aided in them getting a few more caches along the way!
Thanks a ton Cache-keteers for another great event, it was such a pleasure to return to this little cafe!
And to all the cachers who attended the event, it was very nice to see you all and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
PS: IT'S 3 MONTHS TO GO TILL THE MEGA IN COWICHAN!!!!!!!