12,000 Easter eggs.
That's the prize awaiting chocolate loving kids Sunday during the fourth annual Easter Egg Scramble in support of the Westside Community Food Bank.
The annual event, hosted by RE/MAX professionals from West Kelowna, takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Johnson Bentley sports field.
"The egg hunt will commence at 1pm sharp where children ages 10 and under are encouraged to find as many eggs as possible," says event organizer Darcy Elder of West Kelowna RE/MAX.
As an added bonus, there will be golden eggs hidden inside the eggs. Children who find a golden egg (with a ticket number inside) will be given a special Easter basket.
The event will include two separate egg hunts – one for children ages five to 10 and one for children four and under.
"There are plenty of other reasons for families to come out and enjoy this event. The Easter Bunny will be arriving by fire truck, there will be helium balloons, face painting, a petting zoo and many other fun games and activities," says Elder.
Although the event is focused on creating a fun filled day for families and children, the Easter Egg Scramble benefits the Westside Community Food Bank.
Volunteers will be on location accepting food and monetary donations from participating families.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this event. This is a great outdoor activity for the entire family and with 12,000 eggs to be collected, I am sure it will keep children busy and active for at least a few minutes," says Lenetta Parry, Executive Director for the Westside Community Food Bank
“Much of our donations come in during the Christmas season, however, we are helping local families all year round. These donations will go a long way to helping keep food on our shelves so we can continue to meet demand on the Westside.”
There will also be a raffle and hot dog sale with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Westside Community Food Bank.
“This event would not happen without the hard work and support of the RE/MAX agents; sponsors; donors and volunteers. It is the largest event of its kind in West Kelowna and truly is a result of the community working together to offer something special to families this Easter” says Parry.
Last year, this event attracted more than 4,000 individuals. Easter egg hunts are a great Canadian tradition and this is a great opportunity to support a great local cause.