Carrie Simister of the Rocka Bettys tries her best to get a tic-tac-toe during a game at the Westwind Pub on Saturday, Feb. 10. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Alberni scavenger hunt raises funds for children’s charity

The 29th annual event raised more than $14,000

SONJA DRINKWATER

ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Seven teams participated in the 29th annual Scavenger Hunt for Variety, the children’s charity, on Saturday, Feb. 10, raising a total of $7,245.41.

Michelle Cote and Brent Wallin from the Westwind Pub waited during the Variety telethon until a time when donations could be doubled if they were made. This means the Scavenger Hunt actually raised $14,490.82.

The team that won for Most Correct Items was the Shoppers of Oz, collecting a total of 37 and three-quarters items. The second place team was the Happy Holidays from Shopper’s Drug Mart, with 37 and one-quarter items.

The Rocka Betty’s raised the most money, with $1860, and won the Irv Wilson Memorial Trophy.

The Most Sportsmanlike Team was “Andrea is Making us Do This.”

The event was a success, raising much more than the $5,407.35 of last year with two more teams.

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