The St Arnaud Event – September Update

Welcome to The St Arnaud Event update. The committee are working behind the scenes to bring you the best MEGA event we can – all for FREE! Remember to REGISTER HERE by logging a “Will Attend” as this year we will be crossing off names at the event to ensure everyone who registered early gets their FREE gift.

The Lead Up events have continued and in September we saw an event in Castlemaine. In October you can find our final  Lead Up event in Bacchus Marsh.

Bunnings BBQ

Thanks to everyone who headed in/up/down to Ballarat on Sunday the 15th of September for GC88V1F, A gathering in Ballarat. A group of volunteers manned the BBQs for the day and cooked and sold over 700 sausages. The funds raised will be put to good use for the Mega Event.

bunnings

Geocaching in St Arnaud – Australian Inventions Mini-series

This novelty series is a new set of 9 traditional caches placed by powerhouse caching team, The Morris. This series will take you on a physical trip north east of St Arnaud along a well maintained dirt track.

Figuratively you will be taken on a trip through history klearning all about some Aussie claims to fame with inventions such as the Victa Lawnmower (1952) and the polymer bank note (first circulated in 1988). Published just over 3 months ago, the fun and informative series has over 150* ‘found it’ logs and over 80* favourite points combined.

Did you know that 21 out of 22 world records at the 1972 Munich Olympics were broken by swimmers wearing Speedos? You’ll learn this and many other fascinating facts while completing this series. Be sure to pop it on your must-do list. You can get started at AI1 Speedos (GC8BNYD).

*Statistics current as of 22 September 2019

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. In fact we have placed our order and there is limited stock so get in quick before they sell out!

The Standard coin has been specifically designed for the event and features Fern the leadbeater 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.

ST A standard coin

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.

LE tractor coins

And whilst in the store don’t forget to purchase your St Arnaud Pathtags too!

St A 5 set

If you are thinking of ordering your own personalised pathtags and want them in time for St Arnaud, you have until the end of September. Why not consider a set of tags with the Geocaching Victoria Logo on the back? Go to pathtags.com for more details.

Weekend Schedule

The official schedule for the St Arnaud MEGA weekend has now been released. In order to plan and cater properly we need you to log “will attends” on all official events you plan to attend. If you don’t you may miss out on what we have to offer (plus it makes it SO much easier for everyone who is organising the event and volunteering their time too).

View the schedule here and get logging!

Milestones

Who doesn’t love celebrating a milestone at a MEGA event? We know lots of people do so as in previous years we will be handing out some special certificates. If you plan to celebrate a Milestone in St Arnaud make sure you fill in this form.

milestone

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!

St A Ag society

 

Sponsorship

It’s thanks to amazing supporters that make a MEGA event possible. This includes GeoStuff who will be on site during the Mega. We’ve also had donations from our mates in South Australia who are organising a MEGA event there – GeoVenture2020, Caching SuppliesSssafe 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!

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