In English

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Welcome to the Mega Event in Haapajärvi, Finland. future. We have 20 (that’s TWENTY!) lab-caches in the making and ready for you once you arrive 😉 There will be also traditional mega-bingo and it is also available in English (you’ll get it at the info desk during the mega event).

The event is free of charge so you don’t have to order anything beforehand but if you like, the official mega merchandise, you can still order geocoins from Kiven Alla web shop. Their website is in English, but if you email the store (info@kivenalla.fi), they’ll gladly help you out.

Check out the merchandise here

If your’re interested in renting a fatbike or a paddleboard during the mega, you should reserve it by June 21. Renting info in English: http://www.lappis.fi/index.php/pull-together-%202018-6-%208-7-%202018/

If you’re interested in a tree climbing course you can enroll here: https://www.pro-kiipeily.fi/ajankohtaista/puukiipeilykurssin-ilmoittautuminen-enrolment-tree-climbing/

About accommodation: we have organized “a-spot-on-the-floor” accommodation in local schools (you have to bring your own everything, including a mattress), camping in a tent (bring your own everything), there are also spots for caravans (some with electricity). These are all very basic.

There are two hotels in Haapajärvi; Hotelli Kulkuri (http://hotellikulkuri.fi/hinnasto/majoitus-2/) and Hotelli Haapajärvi (http://www.hotellihaapajarvi.fi/varaus/?a=search&lang=). Unfortunately their sites are in Finnish only. There are several cottages for rent around Haapajärvi.

PROGRAMME

This is a preliminary programme for the event. Changes may apply. Check the final programme at the info desk during the event.

FRIDAY  6. JULY 2018 18-21
PULL TOGETHER – aattoilta Alarannalla. GC7MQ7G N 63° 39.610 E 025° 04.030
Evening event 18-21. Coffee and tea on open fire, draw and quizzes. Mega info is open during the event.

SATURDAY 7. JULY 2018 PULL TOGETHER -EVENT
9:00
The event area and the lab caches are opened

9:00-17.00
Crafts for kids: geocaches and things to do. Arranged by the local 4H.

9:00-21:00
Booths are open. Trackables are on display. Geoswag swapping for children and likeminded. Bookcrossing spot – free books. Suprises all day long.

10:00-13:00
Create a cache -workshop

11:00-17:00
Pop-up scouting: scouting and survival skills. Scouting games, songs and other activities. Arranged by local Scouts (Haapajärven Eräpartio). Address: N 63 40.645 E 25 26.423

12:00-12:15
Geocacher interview in Finnish: does an FTF-hunter sleep with his shoes on?

12:00-16:00
A special event geocoin is drawn every hour. Surprise programme.

13:00-13:15
Geocacher interview in Finnish: Creative craziness of the caching world. Where do you get all the amazing cache ideas?

14:00-14:15
Geocacher interview in Finnish: There’s more than one way to skin the cache, said the geocacher who took a taxi to the cache.

15:00-15:15
Geocacher interview in Finnish: Monkey see, monkey do

16:00-16:15
Geocacher interview in Finnish: Geocaching streak – a cache a day for 5 years

21:00
Outdoor concert in Ronkaala

MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMME
Bookcrossing spot: A place where you can get something to read for free. You can take a book or few. You can also bring your own book in exchange but that is not necessary. There are also books in English! Maybe also in Swedish, Norwegian and German…

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMME ON SATURDAY:
*Tree climbing courses

*Geo-mölkky (Mölkky is a Finnish game suitable for everyone regardless of age and condition)
Fun inside-game for geocachers
The game and instructions are provided by the event organizers

*Crêpe fest
Crêpe batter is provided by the event organizers
The crêpes are free
You can make crêpes, starting from 09 am, as long as there’s batter

*First 1000 get a free sausage by Pouttu
The event organizer provides the sausages and the fire
Self-service barbeque

*The world’s smallest sauna
Sauna is heated in the morning and kept warm the whole day
Sauna is free to use by anyone. Are you the brave one who tries it?
More creations by Pasi Keskisarja in this address: Makkaratie 1311, Nivala. Welcome!

*Paddle boards and fatbikes for rent
Become acquainted with paddling
Try kayaks and canoes for free
Arranged by Maaselän Latu (local outdoor recreation organization)

OTHER INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
Frisbeegolf field Haaga, address: Haaganperäntie 157
Frisbeegolf field Laurikkala, address: Rantakatu 21B
Minigolf and traffic park for kids, address: Revonkuja 10
Tennis- and beach volley-field, address: Puistokatu 93
Beach Oksava, address: Patotie 24
Beach Hautaperä, address: Hautakankaantie 169
Beach Perälänkuja, address: Perälänkuja 26

SUNDAY 8. JULY 2018
Aamupäivä Lehmilammella. GC7MY5P N 63° 53.670 E 024° 54.750
Morning event at Lehmilammi lean-to in Nivala 10:00-12:00. Close to a nature trail. Open fire, BYOF (Bring Your Own Food).