By Cathy von Kintzel
Attention Easter egg hunters. Free tickets are available for the 5th annual Truro Easter Egg Hunt to be held Apr. 12 at 11 a.m. in Victoria Park.
Hundreds of excited children converge on the park each year to participate in this popular and growing event.
Cathy von Kintzel, special events and culture coordinator for Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture, estimates up to 1,500 colourful tickets are distributed or picked up in the community each year.
“People are getting excited and looking forward to the event,” says von Kintzel, who is regularly receiving calls and inquiries about tickets. “They’re looking forward to the hunt, as well as to the chance to meet the Downtown Truro Partnership’s Easter Bunny, who always seems to fit us into its busy schedule.”
Free tickets are available at three Truro locations: the Douglas Street Recreation Centre, the Truro Library (youth services desk) and the Marigold Cultural Centre.
Here’s how the event works: Thousands of colourful plastic eggs will be placed in designated hunting grounds in Victoria Park. Beginning at 11 a.m., children ages 10 and under will be invited to hunt for five eggs each that match the colour of their tickets. They will exchange their five eggs for one special treat bag.
Please note, there will be one treat bag per child and parental supervision is required.
If weather or ground conditions make it impossible to hold the hunt, children are welcome to redeem their tickets for treat bags at Douglas Street Recreation Centre during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Apr. 14 to Apr. 17. Tickets are also transferrable to other children.
For more information, contact Cathy von Kintzel, Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 902-893-6094.