Winner announced for geocache ’50 for 50′

Jan. 30, 2014 – Geocachers from across Alberta participated in Leduc County’s geocache event, ‘50 for 50,’ which saw 50 treasures hidden throughout the region to mark Leduc County’s 50th anniversary.

Leduc County is pleased to award Shelley and Cody Davis of Warburg the grand prize for finding all 50 geocaches.

“We congratulate Shelley and Cody Davis and thank all participants of ‘50 for 50’ for celebrating Leduc County’s 50th anniversary,” says Rick Thomas, General Manager of Community Services. “This unique challenge allowed residents to explore their community, while encouraging geocachers from all over to discover Leduc County for the first time.”

More than 200 geocachers of all levels participated in the six-month challenge, logging a total of 2,697 finds.

Leduc County partnered with the LeducCountyCachers, a local geocaching group, to host ‘50 for 50.’

“Leduc County’s 50th anniversary gave the LeducCountyCachers an opportunity to share the world of geocaching with residents and share Leduc County with geocachers from all over,” says Hugh Walford with the LeducCountyCachers. “We are pleased with the success of the event.”

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity which requires participants to hide and seek objects – referred to as “geocaches” or “caches” – using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and other navigational techniques.

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