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Get egg-cited about Easter weekend in the Alberni Valley

Events for families, worshippers taking place in several locations March 29-31
On the count of three, kids were off and hunting at the First Baptist Church Easter egg hunt in 2022. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Are you looking for a way to celebrate Easter with your young ones this year? Here are some ways to get them egg-cited for the holiday in the Alberni Valley.

Arrowvale Campground and Collins Farm (5955 Hector Rd.) hosts its annual Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt on Friday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids check in at the campground office then in groups will follow a trail searching for hidden eggs. They might even find the Easter Bunny. Cost is $5 per child. Hotdogs, chili and treats available for additional purchase at the office.

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in Cherry Creek will take place Saturday, March 30 from 12–2 p.m. Organized by the First Baptist Church and Community Life Church PA, this popular event draws hundreds of children 12 years and under. The event includes the egg hunt, free barbecue, bouncy houses, carnival games, facepainting and “thousands” of eggs. Anyone finding an egg with a golden ticket will have a chance to win a free tablet.

The Community Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 6211 Cherry Creek Rd. behind the First Baptist Church (same site as the Cherry Creek Farmers’ Market). The egg hunt starts promptly at noon: families will want to be in place prior to the start as it goes quickly.

The City of Port Alberni will host an Easter Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gyro Recreation Park (3245 Seventh Ave.) for kids 10 and under. Bring your Easter baskets for an Easter egg hunt. Goodie bags will be available while quantities last. Crafts, games, treats and other activities will be available.

Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department (6038 Beaver Creek Rd.) will hold an Easter egg hunt from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your own Easter basket and join in the search. The event will also include hotdogs and hot chocolate.


For worship services or church-based events, here are a few. Please check your chosen church or denomination for more specific services and information.

Trinity Anglican and Lutheran Church will hold an Easter vigil service on Saturday, March 30 from 8–9 p.m. Other services are planned for Good Friday, March 29, from 2–3 p.m. and Easter Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more details, go online to their new website at

Members of the Southside Community Church of the Nazarene (4148 Victoria Dr.) have several events planned for their congregation, from worshipping with their Nanaimo church on Friday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. to an Easter egg hunt from 3-5 p.m. followed by a dinner at 5 p.m. An Easter Sunday breakfast is planned for 9 a.m. on March 31 for the congregation.

Northgate Church has been running an Easter series for its members and will celebrate on Easter Sunday, March 31, with an event at John Paul II Catholic School at 10 a.m. Find out more at

Alberni Valley United Church livestreams its services. Go online to to find out more. They also have a Facebook page.

Susie Quinn

About the Author: Susie Quinn

A journalist since 1987, I proudly serve as the Alberni Valley News editor.
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