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Hey kids! The hunt is on for veggies and fruit!

For more information and to register, please visit your local municipal office
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NEWS RELEASE

NORTH CHANNEL HEALTHY KIDS COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

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BRUCE MINES - The North Channel Healthy Kids Community Challenge is challenging all kids aged 5 to 12, to join the Fruit and Veggie Scavenger Hunt during the Central Algoma Exhibition (Bruce Mines Fall Fair) on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The hunt is a mix of clues, challenges, searches and cooking demonstrations which will focus on all things fruit and vegetable! Did you know you need 5-7 veggies and fruits a day? Did you know there are many ways to include veggies and fruits in your day besides just on your dinner plate? 

The Scavenger Hunt will be a fun adventure with a variety of components all planned to give kids a great reason to explore and discover veggie and fruit options for a healthy life. 

“We are excited to be the host venue for the scavenger hunt during the 138th Annual Central Algoma Exhibition,” says Bruce Mines Agriculture Society spokesperson, Marla Adamson-Barber. “Our organization’s mandate is to promote and bring awareness of healthy, local foods that are available in our area, especially for the kids!” 

The event is free for kids and their parents and a free bus will be traveling from both east and west to the event in Bruce Mines.  Families are also welcome to make their own way to the fair which opens on Friday, Sept. 8 at noon until 10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“The Healthy Kids Community Challenge has provided many opportunities for each community to embrace a healthy way of life for children through getting active, drinking more water and now, choosing to boost veggies and fruit. This scavenger hunt is the first time we have come together as a collective group for an event and we hope many will make a point of joining the fun and learning as well,” says Debbie Kirby, Huron Shores Steering Committee member. 

Pre-registration is required to join the “Hunt.” For more information and to register, please visit your local municipal office in Blind River, Huron Shores, the Town of Thessalon, the Township of Plummer Additional, the Town of Bruce Mines, Johnson Township, the Township of St. Joseph, Laird Township and McDonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional (Township of) or the Thessalon First Nations Health Center. 

Kids must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 5 by 4 p.m. 

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