"Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor 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".
Flags of our Nations
In 1967, to celebrate the Canadian Centennial, local members of the 4H Busy Bees and Beavers of the Boy Scouts of Canada chose to do a flag review for their Achievement Night. The children traced their ancestry back to their "roots" when their ancestors emigrated to Canada to seek a better life. The flags the members carried for their review represented each country as it existed around the 1800's and early 1900's - the time of immigration.
The flag bearers were spotlighted as they came down from a curtained stage, each carrying the flag of his ancestors. All flags were dipped to honour the Canadian flag raised high, while everyone sang "O Canada". Also that year they formed the Guard of Honour for the Voyageurs who were retracing the water routes of the original Voyageurs that came our way.
In 1970, to celebrate Manitoba's Centennial year, the flags were again on review on the Lac du Bonnet float in the Red River Exhibition Parade in Winnipeg.
Flags in the Heritage Series fly in front of the Community Centre Complex on McArthur Avenue, opposite Second Street in Lac du Bonnet. The flags are flown in alphabetical order and changed every 6 weeks. A descriptive panel about the flag is located close to the flag pole.
Manitoba Day May 12thMay 12th, 2013 will be Manitoba's 143rd birthday. On that day in 1870, the Manitoba Act was passed by the Canadian Government and Manitoba officially entered Confederation as a province. The Act was proclaimed on July 15, 1870, Manitoba's other birthday. Since the 1960's, Manitoba has promoted May 12th as the province's birthday.