Ponoka wide Easter egg hunt planned by local church

Home Church Ponoka has organized their annual Easter egg hunt for April 4, 2021

The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at the April 4, 2021 Easter Egg hunt. Submitted/ Rob McArthur.

The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at the April 4, 2021 Easter Egg hunt. Submitted/ Rob McArthur.

Home Church Ponoka is gearing up for their annual Easter egg hunt which is set to take place on April 4, 2021.

After a small Easter egg hunt last year when the pandemic was in its early days, the church has come up with a physically distancing friendly event this year that pastor Rob McArthur says will far surpass last year’s event.

This year community members and more can show up at Home Church Ponoka anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. on April 4 to get their first clue. Then they can begin a town-wide treasure hunt.

“It’s kind of a little more of a treasure hunt,” said McArthur.

“The final clue will lead them back to the church.”

McArthur says that vehicle transport will be a necessary part for the hunt as the clues — marked at their checkpoints with four-foot-by-three-foot Easter egg cutouts — are scattered across Ponoka.

“It is literally from one side of town to another,” he said.

McArthur says knowledge of Ponoka and its landmarks will be helpful for the search as, “the clues are definitely Ponoka-centric.”

Along the way the Easter Bunny will be at certain clue points, allowing families to stop and take a picture with him.

The last clue of the hunt will lead scavengers back to the church where every child will receive a bag of candy and adults, a free hot drink to enjoy.

McArthur says that the church has been very mindful of COVID-19 restrictions and is taking every precaution to make sure that all participants can enjoy the day safely and within the provincial guidelines.