WAGGA WAGGA MEGA EVENT - Easter 2010

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Would you go to Wagga Wagga for the 1st MEGA Event in Australia?

Poll ended at 02 January 09 9:20 pm

YES we are going, no matter what or where it is
58
50%
maybe, we just don't know what we will be doing
48
42%
No, we won't be travelling in Easter 2010
9
8%
 
Total votes: 115

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WAGGA WAGGA MEGA EVENT - Easter 2010

Post by roostaman » 03 November 08 9:20 pm

Well it is time for the gloom and doom to STOP.

Riverina Geocaching have formed a committee and is itching to host Australia's 1st MEGA EVENT.
Plans are already growing and the main requirements that are needed are being obtained.

The place is a huge reserve just outside Wagga Wagga, with all the facilities needed for a big event.
The date - Easter (early April) 2010 - 18 months away

If we leave it 2 years to get started it will be 2010 and then the event will be in 2012.
Instead, with 18 months to plan it we can hold it in 2010, when the caching community will be larger.

Some said they would need a place to FLY into, but we ask you to think clearly - would you really fly all your family
and then hire a car to drive around caching for a weekend? You can still fly to Wagga if you want too. And teams can join up and share travelling costs too.

An announcement of more details will be happening very soon.

Lets get positive and see if we can get this off the ground.

So, now it is time for you to consider - do YOU want to be at the BIGGEST EVENT ever held in Australia?

Keep any comments short on this poll as there will be plenty of time and space for that when the announcement is made.
Spread the word - ask all your caching mates to come on here and lodge their interest.

Roosta
on behalf of Riverina Geocaching

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Post by Tealby » 03 November 08 10:30 pm

I'll be there with bells on! Heck - given I was planning to head back down to Tassie when they were originally planning a Mega Event in Jan (but that is now scaled down to a regular event of some sort); a trip down the road to Wagga will be a piece of cake. There are heaps of caches in the vicinity too. I have every confidence that there will be sufficient numbers to make this a success.

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Post by psychokat » 03 November 08 10:45 pm

One of the few weekends I have off in the year and I'll even be in the state. I'm in.

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Post by Marcus Vitruvius » 03 November 08 11:03 pm

I'll be there for sure. Hopefully everyone can stay positive and make this thing happen. If the caching community truely wants this to happen...it will.

Can't wait.

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Post by The Spindoctors » 03 November 08 11:05 pm

Roostaman, we fully support the push and will encourage as many Sydney cachers to get down there.

Even if we can't crack the 500 mark to make it a mega event, it will be a great gathering, the likes that have never been seen in Australia.

Maybe the Kiwis from across the pond could be tempted. Geocachers from Melbourne and Sydney could offer to billet and drive them down.

I might speak to the people at Geotalk to see if they can talk it up. ;)

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Post by SUBYDAZZ » 04 November 08 6:54 am

Sounds good, I love a good road trip :)

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Post by Spruce Mooses » 04 November 08 7:04 am

Adam and Shelly are in! Replied to the Facebook event too. Well drive up from Melbourne and I'm sure we'll be in Convoy!

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Post by Big Matt and Shell » 04 November 08 10:27 am

Roosta, wouldn't miss it! I'll even drive a bus if need be to get more people to it.

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Post by red tag » 04 November 08 2:22 pm

big_matt wrote:Roosta, wouldn't miss it! I'll even drive a bus if need be to get more people to it.
Sounds like fun :D :D and I will try and get as many Tassie cachers as I can to come too.

We might come by boat cause its bigger than a bus..... just to show show big_matt up :lol: :lol:

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Post by Mr Router » 04 November 08 4:17 pm

Spindoc Bob wrote:Roostaman, we fully support the push and will encourage as many Sydney cachers to get down there.
Good luck :shock: It was a VERY short list that came for the 2.5 hour drive for the 24 hour this time last year ! That reminds me it still has not appeared on geotalk ah :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: That long lost interview with Jabs :wink:

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Post by The Spindoctors » 04 November 08 4:44 pm

It would appear on Geotalk if I got it.

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Post by Mr Router » 04 November 08 5:27 pm

Thread returned back to the Mega Wagga Event :!:

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Post by mtrax » 04 November 08 5:50 pm

I must admit even though I would go "anywhere" I would probably mean within 3-4hrs drive... but perhaps I'd would put in a bid for Canberra for the location, but this would put it a bit far for the Mexicans but easier for the Sydney people..
having said this I would definitely go for Wagga if Canberra couldn't mount a bid..

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Post by pprass » 04 November 08 6:13 pm

We have a regular camping spot for the Easter holidays that is a bit tricky to let go, but with 18 months to plan we will definitely try hard to make it.

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Post by Bronze » 04 November 08 7:12 pm

Where in.

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