Go on a treasure hunt with Alberni chamber in September

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce has come up with a novel fundraiser this fall: a treasure hunt among local merchants.

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is staging a good old fashioned “Treasure Hunt” on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1–5 p.m.

People can register at the chamber’s visitor centre at the top of Johnston Road. Treasure hunt maps and punch cards cost $35 each. The number of “hunters” will be limited to the first 100 adults who register.

There will be 16 participating merchants chosen as destinations. Hunters will stop at each store and have their cards punched and they will receive a free sample or gift from the merchant.

When the 16 destinations have been validated the hunters will proceed to a big barbecue at McLean Mill, where participants can enjoy a meal, take part in live and silent auctions and be eligible for lucky draws. This will be a fun, profitable experience for the 100 hunters and it will increase traffic for the participating merchants, a chamber spokesperson said.

All proceeds from the treasure hunt will go towards relocating the chamber’s big, hand-carved, cedar sign somewhere on the visitor centre site. The sign has been in storage since site preparation began more than a year ago on the site of the new chamber building.

For further information about the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce Treasure Hunt, please call the office at 250-724-6535.

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