Island Easter activities abound
MANITOULIN—With provincial COVID-19 precautions lifted, the Easter bunny is making a triumphant return to Manitoulin this weekend. Hop to these fun, family events!
Beginning today, Wednesday, April 13, readers can go on a hunt for eggs throughout this paper! Eggs are hidden on ads in the pages of this week’s Expositor, and you’ve got to find them. Head to Page 12 for more information and a handy form that you can fill out and submit by Monday, April 18 for your chance to win one of three giant (we’re talking big) chocolate bunnies.
Friday, April 15
The Easter bunny will have made an appearance in Kagawong with eggs to be found starting at 11 am on Good Friday at the Kagawong Park Centre. Don’t forget your basket and please dress according to weather conditions!
There will be an Easter egg hunt at the Four Directions Complex in AOK on Good Friday, beginning at 1 pm sharp. (The egg hunt is for band members only.)
Saturday, April 16
There is a community Easter egg hunt photo contest in Wiikwemkoong, sponsored by Buzwah Variety on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 rain or shine.
Giant easter eggs will be hidden throughout the village of Wiikwemkoong, with a handful in some satellite communities too. The contest works like this: take a picture with the egg and post it to the Buzwah Variety Facebook page. A map with a clue will be provided later this week. Cash prizes to be won with the live draw taking place on the Ralphie’s Raffle Facebook page.
Also on Saturday, the Northeast Town Easter egg hunt is back at the Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah grounds at 11 am. There will be two hunting grounds—one for toddlers and one for older children.
In Mindemoya, the Central Manitoulin Lions Club is hosting a mini Easter bake sale from 11 to noon at the Lions Pavilion at the municipal complex while the Easter egg hunt is going on.
Kids are asked to meet at the Lions Pavilion where there are three separate egg hunting spots for those ages 0-2, 3-5 and 6+. While you’re there, get up close and personal with the fire truck and the fire department too!
The Whitefish River First Nation Easter egg hunt gets underway at 11 am on Saturday at the soccer and ball fields for youth ages 0-7, 8-12 and teens. Find the eggs with a ticket to win a special prize!
Tehkummah’s Easter egg hunt is also returning this weekend so be sure to head to the ball field for 1 pm on Saturday.
Easter Sunday, March 17
The Easter bunny will be riding into Gore Bay with his/her Easter basket filled with goodies for kids on Sunday, March 17 at 1 pm. Keep your bunny ears peeled for your chance to meet the most famous of bunnies as they are escorted through the streets of Gore Bay.
After two long years, the granddaddy of all Island egg hunts, the Manitowaning Easter egg hunt, is back at Field’s Marine on Highway 6 (across from the former Ontario Provincial Police station). In its 34th year, the hunt is sponsored by Assiginack Public Library and Friends of the Library for children up to and including age 12. Don’t forget to wear boots and bring a basket or bag.