In September of 2000 there were less than 75 Geocaches hidden worldwide, and enthusiasts kept insisting "if you hide it, they will come"; eastriver started to plan his first geocache.
Eastriver hid Canada's 1st Geocache in June of 2000, it wasn't found until November of that year. Probably for no other reason than the activity of Geocaching was so new, and not many people were using hand held GPS receivers at the time.
Wallace stone has been used in buildings in many Canadian provinces and several American states including: apartment buildings in New York, a Justice building in San Francisco, mansions in Montreal and Boston and Canada's own cradle of government the Prince Edward Island Legislature.
The sandstone monument was placed at Graves Island Provincial Park on Saturday 17 June 2006 (N44 33.608, W64 12.398). On the following Saturday (24 June 2006) the ACGA hosted a Celebration of Canada's 1st Geocache for the geocaching community and the general public.
There are Geocaches hidden in nearby communities; including Tantallon, Queensland, Hubbards, Mill Cove, Bayswater, East River, Chester, and at every exit along Highway 103 from exit 2 to 12.
The whole idea of placing a monument on Canada's first Geocache came from an Ontario Geocacher named Jeff-Trex . After which Tucats & Eastriver gathered a number of other local geocachers to help out locally: dragonflys , the lost geeks & theCyr .
Despite the weather (30mm of rain), over 70 people attended the event. Geocachers from Nova Scotia, Moncton, Ottawa & Maine were in attendence. hike4familyfun won the prestigious hiking stick, hand crafted by eastriver himself. 50/50 was won by charmers. Various other prizes, including unactivated geocoins were won. $362 dollars was collected from the 50/50 and walking stick raffle.
NSsouthpaw surprised the event organizers with two items: custom button for those who attended and a special cake to honor eastriver.
At the end of the day, the logbook was given to eastriver.