Event Schedule

Wed. July 16, 2014

  • First day of check-ins at Rosthern Junior College Dorms, Camper & Field Parking

Thu. July 17, 2014

  • 10:00-14:00 – Human Powered Watercraft Satellite Event (GC557X2) by pilot172
  • 13:00-16:00 – Hepburn Museum of Wheat Tour Satellite Event (GC50RV9) by b&ladventures

Fri. July 18,2014

  • 09:00 – Hiking Nisbet Forest Satellite Event (GC55VNN) by hurleyanne
  • 09:00-17:00 – Parks Canada Batoche National Historic Site Satellite Event (GC51HB2) by Parks Canada Batoche
  • 13:00-14:00 – Prairie Dog Parade Satellite Event (GC56Y5R) by Cu-Sith
  • 16:00 – There’s a storm coming! Pre-registration Event (GC54CRP)
    • Get your name tags, lanyards, swag bags, and other pre-paid merchandise such as event coins, t-shirts, and supper tickets.
    • Canteen open for supper. (Hot-dogs, Burgers, drinks etc)
    • 18:30-20:30 – Face Painting: You can fully prepare for the Night Cache Event. (hint: Undead? Zombie?)
    • Geocaching International Film Festival Feature
  • 21:00 – “Night Wanderings” Night Cache Event (GC54ADC) by Dragonfly E&N & GeoWyrm’s

Sat. July 19, 2014

  • 10:00 – Living Skies 2014 Mega Event (GC4DG0T) Opening ceremony, registration, Mega mall & displays open, official log book signing and event day activities commence.
    • Get your name tags, lanyards, swag bags, and other pre-paid merchandise such as event coins, t-shirts, and supper tickets.
    • GPS and Geocaching games and challenges
    • Trackable exchange table
    • Geo bingo (Completed Geo bingo prize daws at 11:30 for kids, 16:15 for adults)
    • Canteen available for lunch hosted by the local scouts
    • Hourly contests on the 1/2 hour to award prizes at 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30
  • 10:00-14:00 – Kids GeoZone Open – Scavenger hunt, giant colouring poster, decorate your own geocache and signature items
  • 11:00-13:00 – Face painting open for all ages
  • 11:00 – Seminars begin
  • 15:45 – Group photo: Location to be announced
  • 16:15 – Closing ceremony and prize draws
  • 17:00 – Mega Mall closes (arena floor closed while prepared for supper)
  • 17:30 – Supper (meal tickets with registration)
  • 18:00 – Live entertainment (open to all) with Métis Fiddle & Guitar duo Phil and Dallas Boyer
  • 21:00 – Prairie Sunset Geocoin Satellite Event (GC541AN)

Sun. July 20, 2014

  • 09:00-11:00 – Pancake Breakfast Satellite Event (GC4YM83)
  • 11:00-11:30 – Living Skies CITO Event – Prairie Pride (GC56HJZ) by S.A.G.A.
  • 12:00 – Rosthern Junior College Dorm & Field Camping final check-out

Official Living Skies Bookmark Lists

We are maintaining an official list of all events and caches that are part of or related to Living Skies 2014. These lists are updated as soon as we are able after they are published refer the bookmark list descriptions for last update times. The cache lists are also useful for quickly creating pocket queries to get an idea of the area on a map, or to quickly load them to your GPS. This will be the quickest way to get each day’s new caches as well. There is a ‘create pocket query’ link at the bottom of each bookmark list when viewed

New Geocache Placements:

Many new caches have already been placed in the months prior to the Mega by the organizing committee, and the “Prairie Storms Adventure Trail” was published on Friday, June 27th, a geotrail in the south of the province. Power trails, legacy caches, and many more will be published in the days leading up to the event, according to our cache publication schedule. There also were over 400 new geocaches published in the area from S.A.G.A.‘s annual SCAR 2014 event (GC4ZKTZ) on June 20th.

Lab CacheYes, there are Lab Caches!

Yes, it’s true – Living Skies 2014 will have Lab Caches! MEGA Events are one of the few places to experience them, and we are proud to have them available for you to try. Known as “Geocaching Adventures”, the caches in our series will be available starting 8:00am on Saturday, July 12th, and available to find for 10 days following! Read more about them on our post here: