Service club to make changes following complaints at hunt

More of Fraser River Heritage Park to be used for next year's event

The Mission Elks Club will be making some changes at next year’s Easter Egg Hunt after complaints from attendees.

The annual event draws thousands of children and adults to Fraser River Heritage Park on Easter Sunday, and this year was no exception.

However, due to some ill-placed loudspeakers that lead to most of the crowd being unable to hear the announcer’s instructions, confusion ensued.

Complaints to this newspaper via letters and our Facebook page blamed some of the parents who rushed into areas where only children were supposed to be picking up the chocolate eggs, and were pushing others to get more eggs.

Elks member Roy Archer said the truck from where volunteers tossed eggs into the grass was surrounded by parents and children, and next year, the field will be seeded with the chocolate before the event starts.

As well, they plan to utilize more of the park and spread out the crowd to make it less dense, he added.