EASTER BUNNY HQ—The Easter Bunny will be hopping over the swing bridge this weekend, hiding eggs across Manitoulin for Island youth to find. The Expositor spoke with Mr. Bunny himself earlier this week from his headquarters to find out where and when the big Easter egg hunts will be.
“Things have been just crazy here getting ready for Easter,” Mr. Bunny told The Expositor. “It’s not only a lot of work getting the eggs and treats prepared, I also train all year to be in peak bunny shape to be able to hop and set up all the hunts across the world. It’s a lot of work. Thankfully I have many bunny helpers who help get the eggs prepped and my routes mapped out!”
Mr. Bunny said the first hunt on Manitoulin will take place on Friday, April 14 at 11 am in Gore Bay. The event will take place on Lilly Third’s lot on the East Bluff. All kids are welcome, Grade 8 and under.
Also on Friday, there will be a kids Easter dance at the Little Current Legion from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is $5.
“There will be an Easter Fun Day at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 15,” shared Mr. Bunny. “Admission is $5 for children 13 and under and includes a pancake breakfast and fun and games (including a visit from the Easter Bunny and a jumping castle). Adult admission is free.”
Also on Saturday, the Northeast Town will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah at 1 pm. Tehkummah will also be hosting their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at 1pm at the Bell Diamond for kids 12 and under.
“There will be an outdoor Easter Egg hunt on Saturday morning at 10 am around the Kagawong Park Centre featuring a guest appearance by myself,” revealed Mr. Bunny. “Organizers have told me that the Park Centre will be open for children to warm up throughout the hunt.”
The last hunt of the weekend will be the 31st annual Assiginack Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 16 at 1:30 pm hosted by the Assiginack Public Library and Friends of the Library. The hunt will be located at Field’s Marine on Highway 6 across from the OPP station in Manitowaning. The hunt is open to children up to the age of 12. Everyone is encouraged to wear boots, and don’t forget your basket!
Fun for the whole family can also be found in The Expositor. The Manitoulin Expositor is running its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the pages of this edition of The Expositor. Find the eggs hidden in the ads throughout the paper and fill out the form (located in the paper on Page 13 or online), listing where you found the eggs and bring it in/fax/or email. All forms must be submitted by Monday, April 17. You can score an extra point per egg found by also identifying something advertised or mentioned in the ads where you locate each egg. Three winners will be drawn from those who found all the eggs (and accumulated the most points). Every winner will receive an Expositor t-shirt and a giant chocolate Easter Bunny.
“Be sure to have fun this Easter weekend and stay safe,” concluded Mr. Bunny. “Hoppy Easter!”