May 25 - 27 in Calgary, AB

Calgary Cache & Release

#yyccar18 - Nighmares & Dreams

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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

Garmin GPS eTrex 20x raffle. Tickets are $5 each. email yyccar@gmail.com for tickets.

If you have a donation please contact us

Hiding

Caches hidden in the Fantasy Creatures, Heroes & Villains, Far Off Lands, Once Upon A Time and the By The Light Of The Moon 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 YYCCAR18 weekend!

Keep this with you all weekend!

There is a map of all the YYCCAR18 caches in the passport.

Bookmark List of YYCCAR18 caches and events

Voting Link Vote for your favorite YYCCAR18 caches

Voting is open until Wednesday May 30 @ 11:59:59 PM

Hiding Caches

Please note the submission deadline of May 13, 2018

Feel free to enjoy the yyccar18 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 YYCCAR18 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!

  • Flashlight Caches

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

    This cache has been placed for the YYCCAR18 event, held May 25-27, 2018.
    It should not be found prior to 8:00pm on May 25, 2018.
    Caches for the YYCCAR18 event are published early
    so the geocaching community can plan their search routes before the event starts.
  • All Other Caches

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

    This cache has been placed for the YYCCAR18 event, held May 25-27, 2018.
    It should not be found prior to noon on May 26, 2018.
    Caches for the YYCCAR18 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)

    Fantasy Creatures

    Celebrate the creatures that exist in our nightmares and dreams.

    Ogres, Imps, and Fairies. Gargoyles, Jawas, Ghosts, and Daleks. Sea Monsters, Dragons, and the thing under your bed.

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

    <img src="https://yyccar.com/images/yyccar18/creatures.png" />

    Heroes & Villains

    All of our stories have heroes and villains. Celebrate them with a cache!

    Superheroes, Big Sisters, Knights, Princesses, Pirates, Ninjas, and David Tennant. Witches, Warlocks, and the Big Bad Wolf.

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

    <img src="https://yyccar.com/images/yyccar18/heroes.png" />

    Far Off Lands

    Take us far away to the lands of your dreams.

    On the bridge of the USS-Enterprise, Medieval Castles, Caribbean Beaches, and down the rabbit hole with Alice.

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

    <img src="https://yyccar.com/images/yyccar18/lands.png" />

    Once Upon A Time

    Share a story with us. Take us with you inside your favorite book, movie, story, poem, or TV show; or a story of your own.

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....... Once Upon A Time ..... You are standing in a field, west of a white house......

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

    <img src="https://yyccar.com/images/yyccar18/once.png" />

    By The Light of the Moon (Flashlight / Night Caches)

    When the sun goes down, there is much that happens by the light of the moon.

    Celebrate the magic that comes by moonlight.

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

    <img src="https://yyccar.com/images/yyccar18/moon.png" />

    Do Not Judge

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

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

    <img src="https://yyccar.com/images/yyccar18/judge.png" />
  • Upon submission, include the following text as a note to the reviewer:

    This cache is placed for the YYCCAR18 event May 25-27, 2018.
    Please release it with the other YYCCAR18 caches:
    Puzzle caches are released on Monday May 21, 2018
    and all other caches are released Wednesday May 23, 2018.

Seeking Caches

YYCCAR18 - Volume 1: Flashlight Finds Friday
Come out to the officially unofficial kickoff Friday night. (6-8pm)

YYCCAR18 - Episode Two: The One In the Morning
Come out to the officially official kickoff Saturday morning (9-11am) before rushing to find caches at noon.
GPS Central @ 711 48 Ave SE

YYCCAR18 - Part III: Revenge of the pie (and waffles)
Come party late into the night with pie, coffee and waffles. (10pm-midnight)
Blackfoot Diner @ 1840 9 Ave SE

YYCCAR18 - Event The Fourth: To be continued....
Come wrap up the weekend with s'mores, stories and prizes! (4-6pm)
Sandy Beach Park Picnic area 1 (The one with the roof)

Searching for caches

Puzzle caches will be released Monday May 21, 2018.

All other caches will be released Wednesday May 23, 2018.

Flashlight Caches are available to be found Friday May 25 at 8pm.
All other YYCCAR18 caches are available to be found
Saturday May 26, 2018 at noon!

YYCCAR17 Winners

Winners from the yyccar17 event!

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yyccar17 | Best Overall

Sawdusty
Free Library Cache
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yyccar17 | Mardi Gras

Hero_Angel_Family
Mardi Gras Rock Garden
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yyccar17 | Bigger Than A Breadbox

Darwould
Bee Hive
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yyccar17 | Night At The Movies

Darwould
Bee Moovie - Honeycomb
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Quilt Winner

Wiggy1954

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
Pawsitive Pet Care
Apple Appliance Repair
Lisa Turcotte Realty

Contact Us

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

YYCCAR Organizers

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