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December 2020 - COVID-19 still prevents Events and CITOs from being Published in Ontario.

From July 2006 (thanks to Nawty) up until early 2020… there had been a COG Event somewhere each month.

At time of writing, only outdoor Events (and CITOs) are being Published in Ontario – however, with eternal optimism - this page should help those who aren’t sure how to organize or create an Event (or CITO) make their first leap.

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  • Ensure you have read the Geocaching Guidelines and checked the Geocaching Knowledgebase to be sure you know what an Event/CITO is all about!

  • Check to see if there are other events going on nearby (that way, you don't miss out attending the OTHER event as you'll be hosting yours!).

  • Arrange your event day/time with your venue -- that could be in Barrie, Orillia, Newmarket, Midland, Collingwood, Bermuda, Cuba, Peru, Florida or anywhere in-between!

  • If your event venue is a restaurant (for example) - when you contact your event venue, make sure they know that everyone will want separate bills and they won't all be arriving at once.

  • Keep your venue informed; always call them a week before to make sure they didn't forget!

  • If you want to host a COG event in Midland on the same day that there is an event in Sutton... why not? Just make sure you aren’t “stacking” events; leaving a 4-5 hours between nearby events is a good way to ensure Reviewers don’t poke you with sticks for “event stacking”.

  • Check the latest guidance from the Reviewers in the Ontario Regional Geocaching Policies Wiki

  • With a CITO - make sure you have arranged with the town/municipality/property owner so that any collected items can be disposed of properly. You can ask folks to bring their own gloves and garbage bags… or you can provide them. Take a look at other CITO events (past and present) in Ontario to get an idea of CITO page text.

The Event Cache Page

  • You do NOT need a log book for events - so there’s no need to mention them in the listing at all.

  • Include the word "COG" in the (super cool and catchy) title of the Event when and submit it for Review.

  • It's encouraged to have an event with a social element; meeting/chatting with other geocachers is a GREAT way to keep established everyone entertained.. and informed!

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