Free Family Fun/Geocaching
The Fox ‘Name to Win’ contest is now closed & the Winner was announced as Joe Wallis who submitted the Fox mascot name as ‘Tips”. Tips is a female mascot who provides geocaching tips to help find caches and she also has a white tip on her tail.
Door Prize winners!!!!!Several door prize winners were also announced and the winning tickets were: 0566588, 0566606, 0566531, 0566636, 0566584, 0566522, 0566591. Winners can contact Allison @ firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prizes.
The Red Fox is native to this area and they are known to be very sly so they can help you find the hidden geocaches, locate geocaching pathtags or help you earn one of Uxbridge’s collectible NEW geocoins, which are being launched this Spring! Using the FOX as Uxbridge’s geocaching mascot is also an opportunity to educate kids about foxes, wildlife facts and the community we live in. The fox is a commonly seen animal in Uxbridge, making this a great educational opportunity as well. Who knows, you might come across a FOX while you are out geocaching so have your camera ready & post a picture on your Facebook page to share your geocaching adventures with others and use the hashtags: #UxbridgeTreasureQuest #geocachingUxbridge
Uxbridge, ON, March 16, 2016– With Spring just around the corner, we are all eager to get outside! To encourage families to explore the outdoors, the Township of Uxbridge is excited to be hosting another fun, ‘free’ Healthy Kids Community Challenge event! Mark your calendar and RSVP to attend Uxbridge’s new Geocaching Treasure Quest being held on April 17th from 12-4 p.m. at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre. This event is sure to be enjoyed by all ages as participants learn all about hidden treasure and discover why geocaching is a world-wide hobby! To share geocaching tips, experts from Rather Be Caching will be onsite to guide you along your way as you explore this modern day treasure hunt, that’s enjoyed using a cell phone or hand-held GPS unit. There will also be a ‘free’ kid’s activity zone and prizes to be won!
As part of the Township’s effort to encourage Geocaching along our trails, Marketing Coordinator, Sari Pandopulos, from Trailblazer Creative, also confirmed that ‘The Township’s NEW Geocaching Treasure Quest Passport will also be launched at the event and families who take time to explore Uxbridge’s geocaches can collect new Healthy Kids Path tags & earn a collectable Uxbridge Geo-coin once they have found 30 geocaches.”
Allison Kushner, Uxbridge’s Recreation and Camp Coordinator, explains that “this event is being made possible through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Grant. Uxbridge has been selected as one of 45 communities in Ontario that will receive funding support from the Ministry of Health, as part of their Healthy Kids Community Challenge program. The programs mandate is to encourage physical activity through a mix of active play, sport, & healthy eating.” To RSVP for the Geocaching Treasure Quest,
The Geocaching Treasure Quest passport is now available from Uxpool and the Historical Centre so anyone who missed the event can pick one up & go geocaching – anytime at their own pace – to find any of the Uxbridge area caches and earn one of Uxbridge’s new Geocoins. – GPS units are also available on loan.