Second annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt hoppin' your way.

WhatsOn Mar 20, 2017 by Julia Lovett Flamborough Review

Who has a sweet tooth? The second annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt will have children busy trying to collect candy that the Easter bunny has left for them in Memorial Park.

“Waterdown wanted its own Easter Egg Hunt ... there’s so many young families (that) we needed an Easter Egg Hunt,” said Laura Harris, co-chair of Guy Brown Elementary School’s Parent Student Teacher Action Council (PSTAC).

“What’s unique about our Easter Egg Hunt is that it’s peanut and tree nut free … so it’s safe for most kids,” she added.

Harris explained that the event, which is free for all children and will take place Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m., is sponsored by Garth Broughton Financial Services and local donors have been giving money for the McMaster Children’s Hospital.

“It’s sort of a fundraiser, but it’s a free event,” Harris noted.

At the inaugural community event last year, even bad weather didn’t put a damper on the turnout as 600 eager candy hunters turned out. This year, organizers expect 1,000 to 1,500 kids. The 2016 event raised about $500 for Animal Adoptions of Flamborough and the Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre.

“Last year, we had kids from as far as from Oakville, from Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington,” said Harris, adding that local children also play a big part in the fun.

The hunt will be divided into three different age categories: up to 3, 4-7 and 8-12 to keep it safe and will allow the younger age groups to have a chance to get as much candy as they can.

The organizers decided to donate to McMaster because young Waterdown families use the Hamilton-based medical centre.

“Every single family you talk to, every kid’s been there for an ear infection to stitches to a broken limb to more serious issues,” Harris said.

On the day of the hunt, families will also find a number of activities going on around the park.

“We’re going to have different community booths at the event, so both Dancemakerz and the Dream Centre are going to be there with characters and candy to hand out. Harrington Lane Farms will probably bring their cute little animals, a fire truck is coming,” Harris said, adding that their will also be free hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider.

For more information, visit the Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt 2017 Facebook page or email waterdownegghunt@gmail.com.

Second annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt hoppin' your way.

WhatsOn Mar 20, 2017 by Julia Lovett Flamborough Review

Who has a sweet tooth? The second annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt will have children busy trying to collect candy that the Easter bunny has left for them in Memorial Park.

“Waterdown wanted its own Easter Egg Hunt ... there’s so many young families (that) we needed an Easter Egg Hunt,” said Laura Harris, co-chair of Guy Brown Elementary School’s Parent Student Teacher Action Council (PSTAC).

“What’s unique about our Easter Egg Hunt is that it’s peanut and tree nut free … so it’s safe for most kids,” she added.

Harris explained that the event, which is free for all children and will take place Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m., is sponsored by Garth Broughton Financial Services and local donors have been giving money for the McMaster Children’s Hospital.

“It’s sort of a fundraiser, but it’s a free event,” Harris noted.

At the inaugural community event last year, even bad weather didn’t put a damper on the turnout as 600 eager candy hunters turned out. This year, organizers expect 1,000 to 1,500 kids. The 2016 event raised about $500 for Animal Adoptions of Flamborough and the Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre.

“Last year, we had kids from as far as from Oakville, from Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington,” said Harris, adding that local children also play a big part in the fun.

The hunt will be divided into three different age categories: up to 3, 4-7 and 8-12 to keep it safe and will allow the younger age groups to have a chance to get as much candy as they can.

The organizers decided to donate to McMaster because young Waterdown families use the Hamilton-based medical centre.

“Every single family you talk to, every kid’s been there for an ear infection to stitches to a broken limb to more serious issues,” Harris said.

On the day of the hunt, families will also find a number of activities going on around the park.

“We’re going to have different community booths at the event, so both Dancemakerz and the Dream Centre are going to be there with characters and candy to hand out. Harrington Lane Farms will probably bring their cute little animals, a fire truck is coming,” Harris said, adding that their will also be free hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider.

For more information, visit the Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt 2017 Facebook page or email waterdownegghunt@gmail.com.

Second annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt hoppin' your way.

WhatsOn Mar 20, 2017 by Julia Lovett Flamborough Review

Who has a sweet tooth? The second annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt will have children busy trying to collect candy that the Easter bunny has left for them in Memorial Park.

“Waterdown wanted its own Easter Egg Hunt ... there’s so many young families (that) we needed an Easter Egg Hunt,” said Laura Harris, co-chair of Guy Brown Elementary School’s Parent Student Teacher Action Council (PSTAC).

“What’s unique about our Easter Egg Hunt is that it’s peanut and tree nut free … so it’s safe for most kids,” she added.

Harris explained that the event, which is free for all children and will take place Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m., is sponsored by Garth Broughton Financial Services and local donors have been giving money for the McMaster Children’s Hospital.

“It’s sort of a fundraiser, but it’s a free event,” Harris noted.

At the inaugural community event last year, even bad weather didn’t put a damper on the turnout as 600 eager candy hunters turned out. This year, organizers expect 1,000 to 1,500 kids. The 2016 event raised about $500 for Animal Adoptions of Flamborough and the Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre.

“Last year, we had kids from as far as from Oakville, from Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington,” said Harris, adding that local children also play a big part in the fun.

The hunt will be divided into three different age categories: up to 3, 4-7 and 8-12 to keep it safe and will allow the younger age groups to have a chance to get as much candy as they can.

The organizers decided to donate to McMaster because young Waterdown families use the Hamilton-based medical centre.

“Every single family you talk to, every kid’s been there for an ear infection to stitches to a broken limb to more serious issues,” Harris said.

On the day of the hunt, families will also find a number of activities going on around the park.

“We’re going to have different community booths at the event, so both Dancemakerz and the Dream Centre are going to be there with characters and candy to hand out. Harrington Lane Farms will probably bring their cute little animals, a fire truck is coming,” Harris said, adding that their will also be free hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider.

For more information, visit the Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt 2017 Facebook page or email waterdownegghunt@gmail.com.