Heart hunt gets people feeling positive during COVID-19 crisis

How big is your heart?

“It’s like geo-cashing meets easter egg hunt — but with hearts.”

Given the COVID-19 crisis is affecting everyone in some way, it’s important for all of us to stay positive.

Enter the Heart Hunt.

Tracy Van Raes at Total Restoration has jumped on the concept, and hopes the entire community gets involved.

“I thought it was a really neat idea because it’s a way families with little kids together can paint or colour or cut out hearts and put them in their front windows. It gives families something to do while social distancing. If they are going for a walk, or they’re going for a drive, they can find places that might have hearts,” said Van Raes, who’s in charge of marketing and community relations at Total Restoration.

“We thought it would be a great idea if we joined in. One of the girls in the office did up hearts and put them in our window so we could join in the hunt.”

Gift certificates from Brodo Kitchen and Par-T-Perfect Okanagan are available.

“I have everybody posting pictures of their hearts. We’ll pick one at random and they’ll win the gift certificates,” said Van Raes, who's asking people to post their street address with their photos. “It also gives people in the community the opportunity to look and see where there are hearts.”

Many residents are increasing their time spent at home. 

If you have young children it can be hard to find things to do all day. This is a way for the community to still get outside and do something fun.

All you have to do is put a heart in your window — colour it, paint it, cut it out, and display it in your window.

Van Raes will draw for the gift certificates over the weekend.

Click here for a look at some of the heart hunt photos.



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