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Reminder: Okotoks Rotary scavenger hunt entry deadline Oct. 1

Revved/Up Rotary Roundup to help supple PPE for Okotoks area schools
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The Rotary Club of Okotoks is inviting members of the community to hop in their cars to help keep students safe.

The Revved/Up Rotary Roundup on Oct. 3 is a scavenger hunt to raise funds for personal protective equipment and other supplies for Okotoks area schools.

“Our goal is to raise as much as we can — hopefully $10,000 —  and divide it between the school districts and they will decide how the money is used,” said rally organizer Patricia Henderson of the Okotoks Rotary Club.

It’s about having a safe, fun time, while helping the community.

“I have personally organized scavenger hunts for family reunions and everyone has so much fun doing it,” Henderson said. “It doesn’t matter what age you are.

“I just felt being lockdown for a part of this year. This was something we could do with physical distancing.”

The scavenger hunt will start at the Okotoks operation building parking lot at 118 N. Railway Street. It will be a staggered start and starting times will be emailed to those entered.

Teams are allowed to have between two and six members. The entry fee is $100 per vehicle.

Each team will receive a package of questions, clues, and challenges — but to make things interesting the challenges and questions will be different for each team.

The time allotment to complete the route and challenge is three hours.

“It will be a route that probably will take you more than three hours to complete,” Henderson said.

A team can generate an appetite in a three-hour scavenger hunt. Okotoks Sobeys has donated gift cards to each team.

It’s not the first time the Rotary Club has helped supplying PPE for the Okotoks area.

It donated funds to Owen Plumb, a student at École Beausoleil who built PPE faceshields with his 3-D printer to be distributed in the Foothills. Plumb received the first Northern Lights Award from Premier Jason Kenney.

Other Okotoks Rotary initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic include the Drive for Five, in which more than $50,000 and 5,000 pounds of food was raised for the Okotoks Food Bank.

The club partnered with the Okotoks Dawgs and the Okotoks Western Wheel in the campaign.

As well with the support of Okotoks area dental offices, the club packed 100 care kits for mothers and their children at the Rowan House Emergency Shelter.

For more information regarding Revved/Up Rotary Roundup click here.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 1.




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