Sunday, 8 September 2013

Vancouver Island's New Mega!

Well it is official, Vancouver Island will be hosting another Mega Event in 2014.  The venue is the same as 2012's Island Spirit event, which is the world class Cowichan Valley Exhibition Grounds!  This is exciting news for B.C. and Vancouver Island geocachers, as travelling to the states to the many Mega's that at hosted there is huge drain on the pocket books.  Island Spirit 2012 was all about the magnificent bio-diversity and tourist friendly attractions that make Vancouver Island a world leader in year round tourism; so really what is this Mega about?  Well the answer is really in the name, and this one is called "3IEE (3rd International EarthCache Mega Event)".  So this event is Earthcache related, which is an interesting cache type of it's own.

Some may be asking what is an Earthcache??? Well let's look to for information on this fun and informational cache type:


An EarthCache is a special place that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature of our Earth. EarthCache pages include a set of educational notes along with cache coordinates. Visitors to EarthCaches can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage its resources and how scientists gather evidence to learn about the Earth. For more information about EarthCaches, visit"

Going to another level, let's also see what the Mega Event's cache page has to say about the event:

"We are excited to announce that the 3rd International EarthCache Event (3IEE) will be happening in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada on October 11, 2014! Following on the footsteps of the EarthCache Events in Maine and Utah, and building on the highly successful Island Spirit Mega Event, the EarthCache Team, and Landsharkz invite you to join us for 3IEE! The venue will be the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds which are world class facilities.

This is an exciting one-day event full of EarthCache seminars, activities, vendors and more! There will be a selection of EarthCache related satellite events in the days leading up to the Mega to make this a destination of fun for all geocachers."

In the cache description you can see that Landsharkz are the ones hosting the event along side and the Earthcache Team.  Landsharkz was the driving force that helped get Island Spirit off the ground in 2012 alongside a team of amazing volunteers from all over Vancouver Island and British Columbia geocaching communities, which made Island Spirit a smashing success!  Knowing that they will get the same support for this event, I know this will also be an amazing Mega to look forward to.

So what are you waiting for log your intent to attend at the event page HERE and like the facebook page HERE for future updates.

We The GO! Team are super excited to see you all there!

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