When I was a kid, I LOVED Easter egg hunts — the thrill of running around outside, keeping my eyes peeled for a distinctive flash of colour signalling the presence of a jelly bean egg or chocolate treat wrapped in shiny foil.
That translated in my young adult years into scavenger hunts, Amazing Race-type challenges, even trying my hand once or twice at geocaching. Which is all to say that I don’t think that thrill of hunting and gathering ever really goes away — it just transmutes into other things as we get older.
Which is why I think it’s pretty darn neat that this year, the Easter fun isn’t just for the kids.
For instance, Marquis Wine Cellars has set up a city wide “Easter egg” hunt, starting today and continuing until Friday.
Take a good look at those (slightly ugly) Easter eggs up top, and then check out Marquis’ Facebook page (facebook.com/marquiswinecellars) for hints about five different foodie-oriented locations around town. Ie, the first one is “it’s a good read.”
When you’re at a place that fits the bill, look on the power poles near the entrance for a sticker with the images from above. Snap a picture and bring it in to Marquis for a one-time 5% discount off your purchase. Three stickers = a one time 15% discount, good until May 6th. (Check with Marquis for exact deets.)
Or if that doesn’t float your boat, try the celebration on Easter Sunday at Township 7 Winery in Langley. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, there will be birdhouse building, wine seminars, and live music. You can also snag a picnic basket to enjoy in the vineyard, while the kiddies do their thing.
Admissions are by donation, and how perfect is this — partial proceeds go to the Small Animal Rescue Society, which works with abandoned rabbits.
Easter egg hunts that lead to wine are a-okay in my book. Who says kids get to have all the fun?