Welcome to The St Arnaud Event June update. The committee are working behind the scenes to bring you the best MEGA event we can – all for FREE! Remember to REGISTER HERE as this year we will be crossing off names at the event to ensure everyone who registered early gets their gift.
Exciting news is that we have registrations from every state and territory in Australia as well as some international caching friends who are joining us from the USA, Zimbabwe, Canada, Finland and Switzerland. Don’t you love how geocaching can bring us together globally?
The lead up events have continued and in May and June we’ve seen events in Portland (Vic) and Wangaratta (Vic). Thanks to our hosts for helping to spread the word about The St Arnaud Event 2019. June and July are packed full of events in Adelaide (SA), Appin (at The Gong MEGA – NSW), Hexham (NSW), Geraldton (WA) and Camperdown (Vic).
Portland & Wangaratta
Geocaching in St Arnaud – St Arnaud Ramble Series GEO ART
Those of you keeping an eye on the St Arnaud geocaching map may have noticed some new geo-art pop up earlier this month. 89 caches plus a pre-existing trad make up alpha crusis, beta crusis, gamma cusis, delta crusis, epsilon crusis and the northern star – otherwise known as the southern cross. With D2/T1.5’s the norm, this series is doable for all with each star giving you a new type of puzzle challenge to solve.
As the newest series in the area, the caches have just a handful of finds but we’ve no doubt those numbers will be bumped significantly throughout the year. Put together by geocaching stalwarts FUF009 & sharkiefan, the series will teach you all about our radiant southern cross and take you along some farmer tracks and back roads around the outskirts of St Arnaud. To get started head to StARS 01 – Delta Crusis GC85FK4.
Official Shirts now Available
Official St Arnaud Event shirts now available to order. Check out the Geocaching Victoria Store to pre-order yours now. Available in Men’s, Women’s and Kids sizes.
Lab Cache Builder Competition
We are looking for several keen Lab Caches Builders for St Arnaud. Do you have a great idea a little “left of field”? If so we would love to hear from you. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your idea along with a simple sentence (or two) on how it would be “interactive and delight cachers”. Entries close on August 10th so get creating!
Pathtag Competition Winner
Congratulations to Victorians “chooknchunk” who designed and won our Pathtag Design Competition. They will receive a full set of the 5 official St Arnaud Event 2019 pathtags. Now we don’t want to give away their special design so you’ll just have to come along to the event to discover it for yourself!
If you are designing your own pathtags for the event (or just in general) please consider using the GVI pathtag back. A small percentage of these sales go back to GVI to help run FREE events like the St Arnaud MEGA!
It’s thanks to amazing supporters that make a MEGA event possible. This includes Caching Supplies AND GeoStuff who will both have their shop on site during the Mega. We’ve also had donations from our mates in South Australia who are organising a MEGA event there – GeoVenture2020, Sssafe and Sistema so a big thanks to them too. It’s also important to note that this event isn’t possible without the support of the Northern Grampians Shire Council so thank you NGS – your support in invaluable! And we can’t forget the amazing support from PathTags and Geocaching HQ who help to make this dream a reality! Thanks guys!
St Arnaud Geo Coins & Pathtags
The St Arnaud Event 2019 MEGA standard and limited edition geocoins are now for sale in the Geocaching Victoria store.
The Standard coin has been specifically designed for the event and features Fern the ledbeater possum as well as some stunning Australian flora including Victoria’s floral emblem – the Pink Heath. What sets this coin apart is that it is a 3D textured coin. If you’ve seen one before you know how magnificent they look – if not you will definitely want one for your collection! Coins are $16 each. Order here.
The Limited Edition coins come in three different colours and aims to depict the farming communities that are located within the St Arnaud district. Get in quick as these are limited in number! This coin is 3 inches in size so nice to add to the collection. Limited edition coins are $34 each. Order here.
And whilst in the store don’t forget to purchase your St Arnaud Pathtags too!
First to Find (FTF) Raffle
We know people love chasing FTFs – how would you like a MEGA Event FTF? This raffle supports the amazing work done by The St Arnaud Agricultural Society (whose premises we are using and who do an amazing job of coordinating the St Arnaud Show). So if you are a FTF hound, or you just want to support a really great charity, then you can go in the draw to earn the right to call yourself the FTFer of The St Arnaud Event, 2019. Tickets are only $2 and you may win FTF and an unobtainium geocoin… You can purchase your tickets in this wonderful raffle by following this link!