Jess Zylstra and her family recently took top spot in the Lacombe Regional Tourism Scavenger Hunt. (Photo submitted)

Jess Zylstra and her family recently took top spot in the Lacombe Regional Tourism Scavenger Hunt. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe Regional Tourism Scavenger Hunt results in ‘fabulous, fun’ photos

Executive Director plans to introduce another hunt in the coming weeks

Lacombe Regional Tourism recently held their Lacombe Location Scavenger Hunt to help families get out of the house and explore the community, while continuing to maintain social distancing.

“With the recent COVID-19 restrictions and everyone doing doing their best to social distance, there hasn’t been very many programs that we can offer for people to do. Wendy (Buyar) came up with the idea to do a scavenger hunt and we had a little extra in our budget to offer some prize gift certificates,” Executive Director Angelique Hand said.

Lacombe Tourism hid clues throughout the community which required residents to find the clue and then submit fun pictures in for a chance to win a draw for a $50 gift certificate of their choice.

The Jess Zylstra and the Zylstra family won the first scavenger hunt, choosing to donate half of their prize to the Lacombe and District Food Bacnk

“We had some fabulous, fun pictures and it was a really neat thing to encourage everyone to do,” Hand said.

The warm reception means that Lacombe Regional Tourism will be holding another scavenger hunt in the coming weeks, with Hand and Buyar currently deciding how the next event will play out.

“We may change it up a bit and we will post something within in the next two weeks on what we are going to do,” Hand said.

Hand said the scavenger hunt was a way to show appreciation for everyone sacrificing to stay inside during the pandemic

“We appreciate and understand how much people have been doing their best to say in. Now that restictions are opening up, we thought this would be a fun way to add to that,” she said

She added, “It was very well recieved and we are glad to find something fun for people to engage in. There was families, singles men and women that did it — it was really a neat group of people who participated.”

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Lacombe Regional Tourism Scavenger Hunt results in ‘fabulous, fun’ photos

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