Spring Treasure Hunt returns to downtown Maple Ridge

Now in its eighth year, runs March 9-23.

Spring Treasure Hunt returns to downtown Maple Ridge

The Spring Treasure Hunt is returning to downtown Maple Ridge for its eighth year, March 9-23.

Since 2001, families have hunted for hidden eggs in participating local businesses for a chance to win one of five Easter prize baskets.

Pick up a free passport from a participating merchant, or download one free from the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association website (downtownmapleridge.ca). Find all 20 participating businesses listed on the passport.

Each business has hidden eggs in its store. Find one egg, bring it to the store’s customer service representative in exchange for a small prize and passport stamp. Collect all 20 stamps and enter the completed passport for a prize basket.

“The Spring Treasure Hunt has been gaining popularity since 2001, with businesses eagerly vying for the limited spots,” said Michelle Zazulak of the DMRBIA. “Not only is this event a great free activity for families and kids to do over spring break, but it’s also a terrific opportunity for the community to discover new businesses and services they didn’t know existed in downtown Maple Ridge.”

The Spring Treasure Hunt is also great way for new businesses to interact with the community and showcase their products and services, she added.

Among the newer businesses are Brownie’s Chicken and Seafood, Emerald Moon, Hansel and Gretel Bakery, and Kleem Candle Market.