Local families had an enjoyable time at an Easter egg and scavenger hunt in the weeks leading up to Easter.
The No. 2901 Estevan Army Cadets Corps and the Southeast Military Museum organized the hunts as a fundraiser at the property of Craig and Tina Bird, located outside the city. Craig Bird launched the museum back in the fall of 2019, and has a wide variety of military artifacts in a building on his property and at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Estevan branch.
The hunts occurred March 19-21 and 26-28. Groups came out in their bubbles, and Tina Bird said COVID guidelines were followed.
More than 75 egg hunters turned out over the six days.
“They came out and they did an Easter egg hunt. And then once they were finished, we had an Easter scavenger hunt they could do in another part of the yard,” she said.
The scavenger hunt saw participants given a list of 12 items they had to find that were hidden throughout the yard. At each item, there was a letter which, when brought together, spelled out a message of “Happy Easter.”
About 90 per cent of those who came out for the hunts toured the museum once they were finished.
“They were all excited. Some of them are planning to come back and bringing grandma and grandpa, mom and dad, brothers and sisters, at a different time when they want to come,” said Tina Bird.
Approximately $725 was raised for the two organizations. Admission was by donation.
“We were looking for something new and exciting to try and bring everybody out, give them something different to do, and just promote awareness (of the causes),” she said.
People who attended thought it was great and wanted to know when the Birds would do it again. They’re looking at the possibility of having something at around Mother’s Day or Halloween, for example, but that would depend on weather and COVID restrictions.
“It’s giving people something new to do, come out and have some fun,” said Bird.