Exciting egg hunt in Bouchie Lake

Theda and Frank Lackey were all smiles at the first annual Easter Family Fun Day at Bouchie Lake Rec Centre. Ronan O’Doherty photos
Charlotte Ratcliff opens up a message within an egg.
CRD Director Barb Bachmaier helped hide eggs while wearing seasonally appropriate attire.
Ava Peers shows off the map she and her little sister, Tess, were using to navigate the hunt.
The egg dying station lead to some super psychedelic creations.
Gerri Shepherd manned the egg dying station.

The grounds of the Bouchie Lake Recreation Centre played host to the community’s first Easter Fun Family Event this Saturday (April 20).

Scores of children dashed around the baseball diamond, horse pen and recreation centre trying to hunt down all the hidden eggs and gnomes shown on their maps.

Some of the plastic eggs contained messages saying its finders had won a prize which could be redeemed inside the hall.

Once inside the kids could participate in egg dying stations, make craft bunnies and get little grab bags of chocolates and candies.

“We got together with the Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission, the Bouchie Lake Community Association and the fire department to make it happen, said a bunny-eared CRD Area B director Barb Bachmeier, who was sneakily hiding eggs whenever kids were not looking.

“Everybody’s coming together to put this on and everything was donated, so it hasn’t cost us anything.”

She estimated upwards of 50 children had taken part in the hunt within the first hour or so of it being open.

“Hopefully we’ll get a hundred or so altogether,” she said, “And next year hopefully it’ll be even bigger.”

If the smiles on the kids’ faces were any indication, this is one tradition well worth keeping alive.

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