Another Healthy Kids Community Challenge!

Uxbridge Geocaching Treasure Quest

Uxbridge, ON, March 16, 2016– With Spring just around the corner, we are all eager to get outside! To encourage families to explore the outdoors, the Township of Uxbridge is excited to be hosting another fun, ‘free’ Healthy Kids Community Challenge event! Mark your calendar and RSVP to attend Uxbridge’s new Geocaching Treasure Quest being held on April 17th from 12-4 p.m. at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre. This event is sure to be enjoyed by all ages as participants learn all about hidden treasure and discover why geocaching is a world-wide hobby! To share geocaching tips, experts from Rather Be Caching will be onsite to guide you along your way as you explore this modern day treasure hunt, that’s enjoyed using a cell phone or hand-held GPS unit. There will also be a ‘free’ kid’s activity zone and prizes to be won!

As part of the Township’s effort to encourage Geocaching along our trails, Marketing Coordinator, Sari Pandopulos, from Trailblazer Creative, also confirmed that ‘The Township’s NEW Geocaching Treasure Quest Passport will also be launched at the event and families who take time to explore Uxbridge’s geocaches can collect new Healthy Kids Path tags & earn a collectable Uxbridge Geo-coin once they have found 30 geocaches.”

Allison Kushner, Uxbridge’s Recreation and Camp Coordinator, explains that “this event is being made possible through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Grant. Uxbridge has been selected as one of 45 communities in Ontario that will receive funding support from the Ministry of Health, as part of their Healthy Kids Community Challenge program. The programs mandate is to encourage physical activity through a mix of active play, sport, & healthy eating.” To RSVP for the Geocaching Treasure Quest, Page | 2

please email akushner@town.uxbridge.on.ca or contact Uxpool at (905) 852-7831. The first 100 families to sign up will also receive a ‘free’ bowl of soup, so lunch is on us!

In an effort to promote the Healthy Kids ‘Run~Jump~Play Everyday’ theme, the Township of Uxbridge has also revamped the Take Time website and invites families to connect with other ‘free’ events online at www.taketimeuxbridge.ca

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sari Pandopulos at Trailblazer Creative.