that was interesting. In case some of you don't know what I am talking
about was the Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters Treasure Run in Chilliwack
Oct 28th. The weather was spot on, sunny but not too warm.
The Hunt got off to a rather inglorious start, I gave everyone the wrong
clue. I didn't have my glasses on and didn't notice that the envelope
apologize to everyone taking part. Once we got that under our belt, we
were off and sorta running. Some of our clues seemed to be too tough and
stumped some folks who had to call for a hint.
Some folks misread the clue and went off
galloping wildly in all directions, but no matter we got back on track.
Due to my screw up with the first hint and the distance's that to be
travelled, we found we had planned too many hunts. Trimmed them down a
bit, went for Lunch at The Greek Islands in Chilliwack, it was
I inhaled my Lamb. The afternoon got off
to a rousing start, since everyone already had the clue for the first
The afternoon got off to a rousing start,
since everyone already had the clue for the first hunt. In the 2nd Hunt,
in the afternoon, I buried the first of 2 cache's. The first cache of
the day was found by Dustin Kvammeñ, after 2 other members walked right
over it, good on ya Dustin.
The rest of the Afternoon flowed smoothly-ish. I buried the 2nd cache at
Bernard St School, I walked back to my van to put the shovel away and
then walked back to the hunt area. Lo and behold, 3 kids were digging
where I had buried the cache, so I yelled at them to get away in sorta
nice language after which I said please.
The day's hunt ended ended at Central Elementary
School in Chilliwack.
Fortunately, the little buggers didn't get
anything. I also have to admit, the bag ripped just as I was putting it
down and my phone went off at the same time. I managed to get everything
looking kinda sort of normal, when Marny McEwan Zischka found it, by the
way, Marny was one of the two people who had stepped on the first one,
karma I guess.
Place went to Cassandra Augustynowicz, she won a Trophy and Mini Gold
Place went to Linda Sexsmith, below, she won a Trophy and a Mini Gold
Everyone was getting tired so I cancelled the last two hunts of the day.
Our last Hunt that did take place was at Central Elementary School on
Young Rd, if I hadn't been there I would not believe it, Dennis
Augustynowicz found THREE rings in almost no time, the last one was a
winner but I will let him tell his story. All day people were finding
Jewellery, Coins , Dinky Toys that I didn't plant.
the last Hunt was under our Belts, we retired to the Clubhouse at our
complex to have a bite to eat and also more importantly, to see what we
First off the 2 Winners of the Lucky Penny Hunts were Mike Wesloski and
Stephanie Tottenham, each one received a Roman Coin Courtesy of Bob
Hellewell of Bob & Codys Collectibles on Vedder Rd Chilliwack, Thank you
Bob and Congratulations to the winners.
Then we had the presentations to the top 3 Hunters of the day, based on
time. Initially we were only going have 1 winner but were is the fun in
♦ Third Place went to Cassandra Augustynowicz, she won a Trophy and
Mini Gold Coin.
♦ Second Place went to Linda Sexsmith,
she won a Trophy and a Mini Gold Coin.
♦ First Place went to Dennis
Augustynowicz, he won a 1906 Gold British Half Sovereign.
Congratulations to all 3 winners, Dennis
was really the GOLDEN BOY of the day with his wins and the jewellery
Dennis Augustynowicz (r) won a 1906
Gold British Half Sovereign.
I want to extend a great big THANK YOU, to all the participants and to
the Volunteers that helped make yesterday possible. Thank You To my
Eldest Daughter Emily and her Fiancée Malcolm for all their help in
running half the hunts. Also MaryAnn Nagata, Helen Witt and Ethel
Jamieson for helping with the setting up the reception back at the Club
and Foremost I want to Thank Sharon Christie Giguere, without whose
help, this event would not look anything like it did, she did all the
cards, signs and food trays, I did do the egg salad sandwiches, but the
rest was all her.
I chatted with a few people after the day was over about how we could do
this again WITHOUT the hiccups, burps and farts, there are some good
ideas out there, will need to follow up on them.
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