Nine-day geocache event takes place in Gold Country

Ashcroft, Clinton, Lytton, Savona and Lillooet all involved in GCCS geocache poker run.

Gold Country Communities Society is promising a Gold Country experience beyond your wildest dreams on June 29. There will be entertainment, fun and games, geocaching trails, local history and culture of the Gold Country area – all planned for your enjoyment.

Fun for the entire family and of course there will be geocaching. A minimum of 100 caches will be released the beginning day of June 29 in Merritt. This will be the Westcan3 MegaEvent!  GC43VD0.

WestCan is a Canadian legacy series of mega events to support rural economic development in Western Canada. The Gold Country Geocaching Poker Run is proud to carry the torch as WestCan3 following on the heels of the success of Best of the Bad (WestCan1) and Island Spirit 2012 (WestCan2). The Gold Country Geocaching Poker Run (WestCan3) will be a historic gold rush themed event – and will further build on the success of WestCan2.

The Geocaching Poker Run Route will involve our various communities within Gold Country and stretch over a nine day period. Various routes have been planned for attendees who can stay the entire nine days, as well as those who can only attend for a few days. Go geocaching in each community and collect the special poker chips in the caches.

The geocaches will remain active after the event is over and will be found on www.geocaching.com. This is a one-of-a-kind event you don’t want to miss! For more in depth information about the Poker Run, hotel and campground reservations, registration, routes, the itinerary and more please visit the official website from the following link www.exploregoldcountry.com.

To register go to www.goldtrail.com. Registration is not required if you are only geocaching.

The Poker Run begins in Merritt on June 29 in the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena and includes a beginner workshop, a geocache container camouflage demonstration and other activities.

The fun moves to Savona on June 30 at the community park on Kamloops Lake with survival-themed challenges on the beach and a geodog treasure hunt event.

July 1 in Logan Lake means a fun day of Canada Day activities at the Logan Lake Recreation Centre. Then it’s off to Spences Bridge and a Barbecue dinner at the Log Cabin Pub and Alfred Hitchock’s Psycho on a 135 inch screen on July 2.

On July 3 go night caching in Ashcroft with a group of eager geocachers – after dinner at the River Inn. Bring a flashlight and wear your PJs. (But wear appropriate footwear!)

In Clinton, enjoy hot dogs at the Clinton Pines Campground on July 4. Then it’s up the highway to Huber Farms in 70 Mile House for a barbecue and overnight camping on July 5.

Fort Berens Winery in Lillooet will be the meeting place on July 6 where participants will be able to sample their wines before dinner at the Cook Out restaurant.

On July 7, meet at Kumsheen high school for the final day of this event. There will be ongoing family events as well as auctions where participants can use their poker chips. The winners of the poker hands will be announced at this time.

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