Easter is upon us in Mission, and normally the community is getting ready for the annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt at Fraser River Heritage Park.
However, this is our second year of large gathering restrictions, and for a second year, there will be no live Easter Egg Hunt in the park.
Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture is hoping to dull the Easter blues this year with a virtual egg hunt. Families will have the opportunity to get out this weekend and explore some of our community parks.
The parks included are; Fraser River Heritage Park, Centennial, Bailey, Stewart, Gary McDonald, Jack Poole Harbourside, Hatzic, Griner, Silverdale Creek Wetlands, Lightburn, Knightview, Fenn, Ogle, Wren, Kinsmen East, Kinsmen West, and College Heights.
In each of these locations, eggs have been hidden, photos taken and then the eggs were collected again.
This is a Virtual Egg Hunt only, so there will be no eggs to be found in any of the community bushes, trails, playgrounds or fields during the Easter weekend, signs will be up in each of these community parks, each with its own QR code, directing you to an online photo of hidden eggs.
Families can count the eggs in each photo and email their totals to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are prizes to be won for the most accurate counts! So hop to it!
The Virtual Egg Hunt will run from Friday, April 2 Monday, April 5.
Current Personal Health Officer orders are expected to be followed by residents when out and about in our community parks during the Easter Egg Hunt.
If you would like more information on the Easter Egg Hunt, please contact Joanna McBride via email at email@example.com.