May 26 - 28 in Calgary, AB

Calgary Cache & Release

#yyccar17

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Calgary Area Cachers present
Cache & Release!

What is YYC Cache & Release?

Calgary's premier geocaching event is a Cache & Release event. This weekend-long event celebrate new geocache hides, the social side of geocaching, and community outreach. Also, its just plain fun!

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

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Overview

Fundraising

All donations are entered for a prize at the YYCCAR17 windup, and donations of $10 or more receive double entries!

If you have a donation please contact us

Hiding

Caches hidden in the Mardi Gras, Bigger Than A Breadbox, and the Night At The Movies categories are eligible for the Best Cache prizes!

Seeking

A weekend searching the Calgary area for new and old caches alike.

Download your passport for the YYCCAR17 weekend!

Keep this with you all weekend!

There is a map of all the YYCCAR17 caches in the passport.

Bookmark List of YYCCAR17 caches and events

Voting Link Vote for your favorite YYCCAR17 caches

Voting is open until Wednesday May 31 @ 11:59:59 PM

Hiding Caches

Please note the submission deadline of May 15, 2017

Feel free to enjoy the yyccar17 event without having hidden any caches! What makes these weekend events great is the new caches that are released out into the wilds of Calgary and they are what keep the events going!

A Few Hiding Rules

  • CAR weekends are busy for new caches, be sure your log book can hold 100+ names. Also be available to check on your cache over the weekend.

  • Caches which are hidden within the categories listed below are eligible for best cache. If your cache does not fit the category, people will enjoy finding it, but it will not be in the competition for best cache.

  • All caches should be hidden within 40km of the Calgary Tower
    (N51 02.658 W114 03.786) outlined as the red circle on the map.

Hiding Area

Cache Listing Guidelines

  • Include YYCCAR17 at either the beginning or the end of your cache name. This will assist geocachers searching for the caches for this event.

  • Please use attributes liberally on your caches. Many families look specifically for kid friendly caches. Also be familiar with the limitations of non-premium members and app users. Consider making your cache findable by beginners!

  • In the short description for your cache include the following text:

    This cache has been placed for the YYCCAR17 event, held May 26-28, 2017.
    It should not be found prior to 10:00am on May 27, 2017.
    Caches for the YYCCAR17 event are published early
    so the geocaching community can plan their search routes before the event starts.
  • If your cache is entered in the voting categories, include the following HTML snippets as appropriate at the top of the cache description:
    (There is no limit to the number of caches you may hide in each category, and caches may count to multiple categories)

    Mardi Gras Theme

    Geocaches hidden in this category should relate to the Mardi Gras theme.

    This cache is entered in the MARDI GRAS category.

    Please add the following HTML code to the cache desription in the HTML editor:

    <img src="http://yyccar.com/images/MardiGras.png" />

    Bigger Than A Breadbox Theme

    Geocaches hidden in this category should be bigger than a breadbox.

    This cache is entered in the BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX category.

    Alternatively, you may add the following HTML code to the cache desription:

    <img src="http://yyccar.com/images/BreadBox.png" />

    A Night At The Movies Theme

    Geocaches hidden in this category should relate to the Night At The Movies theme.

    This cache is entered in the NIGHT AT THE MOVIES category.

    Alternatively, you may add the following HTML code to the cache desription:

    <img src="http://yyccar.com/images/MovieNight.png" />

    Do Not Judge

    Geocaches hidden in this category are not eligible to win Best Cache prizes.

    This cache is entered in the DO NOT JUDGE category.

    Alternatively, you may add the following HTML code to the cache desription:

    <img src="http://yyccar.com/images/DoNotJudge.png" />
  • Upon submission, include the following text as a note to the reviewer:

    This cache is placed for the YYCCAR17 event May 26-28, 2017.
    Please release it with the other YYCCAR17 caches:
    Puzzle caches are released on Monday May 22, 2017
    and all other caches are released Thursday May 25, 2017.

Seeking Caches

YYCCAR17 Friday Night Fiesta
Come out to the officially unofficial kickoff Friday night. (6-8pm)
51 Millrise Way SW

YYCCAR17 Mardi Gras Kickoff Parade
Come out to the officially official kickoff Saturday morning (8-10am) before rushing to find caches at 10am.
GPS Central @ 711 48 Ave SE

YYCCAR17 Midnight Mardi Gras Meetup
Come party late into the night with pie, coffee and waffles. (11-1am)
Blackfoot Diner @ 1840 9 Ave SE

YYCCAR17 Meeting of the Courts
Come wrap up the weekend with s'mores, stories and prizes! (3-5pm)
Edworthy Park Picnic Site #2 @ 5050 Spruce Dr SW

Searching for caches

Puzzle caches will be released Monday May 22, 2017.

All other caches will be released Thursday May 25, 2017.

Please do not search for any YYCCAR17 caches before
Saturday May 27, 2017 at 10am!

Previous Winners

Meet winners from previous Calgary Cache and Release events.

Our Sponsors

Our events are supported by the generous contributions of our sponsors and donors.
Please contact us if you would like to sponsor our event.

Calgary Area Cachers would also like to thank our volunteer reviewers Cache Effect and Cache Chameleon for all their volunteer hours dedicated to geocaching.

GPS Central
Land Sharkz
A2B Moving Ltd.
Cooperators Group Insurance
Lloyds Roller Rink
Mahagony Landscaping

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the YYC Cache and Release organizers.

YYCCAR Organizers

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YYCCAR Mailing List