Egg hunt in Sept-Îles attracts hundreds of participants

The activity has been named “The Path of Wonders”.

enfants qui étaient inscrits. Si on considère que chaque enfant vient avec un à trois accompagnateurs, on s’attend à avoir 400à 600personnes ici au courant du week-end”,”text”:”Vendredi soir, c’était 260enfants qui étaient inscrits. Si on considère que chaque enfant vient avec un à trois accompagnateurs, on s’attend à avoir 400à 600personnes ici au courant du week-end”}}”>On Friday evening, 260 children were registered. If we consider that each child comes with one to three chaperones, we expect 400 to 600 people here during the weekend.explains Shanna Maltais, general manager of Cré-Art-ifs and organizer of the event.

Shanna Maltais, General Manager of Cré-Art-ifs and organizer of the egg hunt.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Charles-Etienne Drouin

Like several other young participants in the activity, Charlotte Caron collected various chocolates and toys. She also took pictures of herself with Filou the rabbit and other magical characters.

I’m going to eat my Easter chocolateCharlotte rejoiced after the activity.

Charlotte Caron and two people dressed as princesses.

Charlotte Caron has her picture taken with volunteers dressed as princesses.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Charles-Etienne Drouin

This egg hunt could be repeated next year, says Shanna Maltais.

We will of course wait to see how the public will react to the event. But to see the participation and the interest shown, I think it can be extended for other editionsshe says.

[Cette activité] motivates families to not necessarily go on holiday at Easter and stay around to do activities with the kids.

A quote from Shanna Maltais, General Manager of Cré-Art-ifs and organizer of the egg hunt

There is no entertainment around at Easter [de Sept-Îles] and it’s a mission I gave myself to animate the city a little bit so that people who come to visit, with their families, can have something to do heresays Mrs Maltais.

Jean-Michel Synnott, an accompanying parent of two children, agrees with the organizer of the activity.

In Sept-Îles we need this kind of activity for children and families. We have to go there to show that we like it and that we want more events in the futuresays Synnott.

Jean-Michel Synnott with one of his children.

Jean-Michel Synnott, a parent accompanying two children, on an egg hunt in Aylmer-Whittom Park.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Charles-Etienne Drouin

After finding the coconuts hidden within the grounds of Aylmer-Whittom Park, participants are invited into the huts, whose condition has deteriorated over the years.

Cottages in the park.

The private homes of Aylmer-Whittom Park.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Marc-Antoine Mageau

The Wonderland Trail is also an opportunity to show the Aylmer-Whittom park huts one last time. […] It’s a nice goodbye to the houses that are etched in the heads of young people hereadds Shanna Maltais.

According to one of the volunteers who were present on Saturday, Adrien Boulianne, the Cré-Art-ifs organization had the help of about fifteen people to ensure the safety and smooth running of the egg hunt.

The animated trails are open to the public, but only people who have pre-registered can participate in the egg hunt.

The event started on Saturday and will end on Sunday.

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