Saturday treasure hunt in Tumbler Ridge

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There's treasure to be found in Tumbler Ridge this weekend.

Residents to track down clues this Saturday on Sept 25. The Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society is responsible for the upkeep of several hiking trails in the area and has been a pillar of the community for many years, and is organizing the hunt.

Society general manager Darren Halsted says he’s looking forward to the free event that kicks off at 1:30pm at the Visitor's Information Centre.

“It’s a community event, timed to inspire some interest at the end of our long period of all being shut indoors,” said Halsted, noting the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, Global Geopark, and local Lions Club will lend their hands as well.

He added the clues will sit closer to home, and revolve around the town’s centre, keeping the event family-friendly and accessible.

“Things are hopefully online for a nice event, we’ve got some nice prizes as well from local non-profits, and profits,” said Halsted.

It’s expected the society will bring back The Emperor’s Challenge next year, having been put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re going to try to raise profile, we’ve had two years where we’ve not been supported by the Emperor’s Challenge, because of COVID. But we want to make sure that people still know we’re here, that we’re still working on trails and keeping them ship-shape,” said Halsted.

Anyone looking to attend or hear more about the event can get in touch with the society.

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative, Alaska Highway News

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