Pelham’s recreation team has joined other Niagara municipalities to encourage residents to reconnect and rediscover Niagara with a region wide scavenger hunt.
Recreation programmers from Pelham, Welland, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, West Lincoln, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Thorold, Grimsby, and the Niagara Parks Commission came together to introduce Reconnect to Rediscover Niagara, which will run from noon, Aug. 27 to midnight, Sept. 6. The online scavenger hunt, hosted on the GooseChase app, invites Niagara residents to reconnect with their own and neighbouring municipalities to rediscover the natural landscapes and history they offer. Using the app, participants can snap photos or videos as they explore to complete missions; each mission accomplished nets participants points, which show on a live leaderboard.
“The scavenger hunt is a great way for the community to safely be part of a shared experience,” said Vickie vanRavenswaay director of recreation culture and wellness. “All while discovering some of the unique locations in Pelham and around the region.”
With more than 20 missions planned, participants will enjoy a broad glimpse of Niagara, its history, and its natural beauty. Residents can select which missions to complete, or aim to finish them all. First, second and third-place point leaders receive prize packages that include gift cards to local businesses and Niagara themed merchandise packages from the Niagara Parks Commission.
The most creative family or team will pick up a one-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge, including waterpark access, alongside a Niagara Parks Commission family prize pack. To enter, download the free GooseChase app and search for the game code XD4MKQ to find Reconnect to Rediscover Niagara.