Hundreds hunt for eggs

The lineup outside the Parkinson Recreation Centre stretched well into the parking lot Friday, as hundreds of families looked to get in on the Easter festivities.

Victory Life Church hosted their annual Easter Egg hunt and pancake breakfast in Parkinson Recreation Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the 16th year they've held the event, and it appeared to be as popular as ever.

“When it was kind of dark and cloudy this morning when we first looked out the door, we were like, there's not anybody in the lineup. And then about 20 to 10:00, it was out to the road, and it's stayed there since then,” said Colleen McCallum, event co-ordinator with Victory Life Church, adding they were on track to match their record attendance of 3,800 people.

In addition to the Easter Egg hunt, featuring more than 15,000 eggs, and the pancake breakfast, a bouncy castle was on site, along with a variety of games and activities for the kids to burn off their sugar highs. The entire event is free of charge.

“This event is to build community,” McCallum said. “If you have a family, everything costs, but this one costs nothing for you to come and have three hours of fun with your kids.”

Victory Life is celebrating their 30th year in Kelowna.

“We want to show people that God is good, and it's fun,” McCallum said. “It's not what we think where you should be wearing a tie and standing straight with your hair combed pretty nice and wearing gloves. It's not that. It's about relationships.”

The event is made possible thanks to the many hours of work put in by the 150 volunteers.

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