Every year on Saturday afternoon of the Labour Day weekend, families and friends gather at Tanglewood Marina to take part in a treasure hunt of epic proportions. The hunting takes approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours. Some families run, others go very slowly (the winner has to plan the hunt for the following year).
The 2017 treasure hunt was organized by the O’Rourke family. The theme was Canada 150!
Michael and Gloria took the lead, putting together 14 stations that had a combination of visual and live clues. Some of them were pretty tricky … such as searching through a pile of photos and determining which of the Prime Ministers was missing. Others were more active, such as the curling station (where participants had to roll a rock onto the button …harder than you might think!), pin the tail on the beaver, and singing O Canada in both official languages. Fun!
The winning team was the DeFreitas family. This will be their second time winning – the first time their theme was “amazing race – survivor”. Congratulations! We look forward to next year’s hunt.
From left to right: Nick DeFreitas, Mike DeFreitas, Taina DeFreitas, Brent Vankoughnett and Sari Vankoughnett.