|St. Andrews, NB — Over the course of the summer months, the Charlotte County Archives are hosting a new interactive activity for people of all ages. Residents and visitors are invited to come to St. Andrews to take part in a Heritage Hunt — a walk (or drive) around four blocks in downtown St. Andrews, at any time they wish — all summer long. Participants will be looking for distinctive architectural features, heritage houses and important buildings, and filling out response cards with their finds.
For $10.00, participants will receive a ticket eligible for a Grand Prize Draw at the end of the season. Prizes will include a free night at the Algonquin Resort Hotel, a 12-month Family Membership to Ministers Island, a Family Membership to Kingsbrae Garden for 2022, and a Huntsman Marine Family Membership including the Aquarium for 2022.
The ticket provides information about what to hunt for and includes a tear-off numbered response card. Each correct card hand-delivered to the Archives, or sent later, will go into the draw. One ticket may be filled in by more than one person but only gets one chance for a prize.
Charlotte County Archives Board Chair, Franklin Cardy, says, “This event will replace the popular Heritage House Tours we have hosted for many years in support of the Archives. It’s not possible to open up houses to crowds of people this year, but we hope to encourage people to wander through our beautiful town, discovering distinctive heritage features and earn a chance in a special Grand Prize Draw or a daily door prize.”
The Heritage Hunt is running from Victoria Day through Thanksgiving weekend and will be open to people of all ages following COVID protocols at the time.
Heritage Hunt tickets may be purchased in St. Andrews at:
Serendipin’ Art on Water Street
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre on Water Street
Cockburn’s Drugstore on Water Street
Honeybeans Coffee, Tea and Treats on Water Street
Fundy Discovery Aquarium, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Lower Campus Road
Visitor Information Centre at the Arena
Charlotte County Archives at the Old Jail, 123 Frederick Street
And elsewhere in the Province at:
Westminster Books in Fredericton
Kennebecasis Drugstore in Rothesay
Stewart’s Gifts in St. Stephen
Guardian Pharmacy in St. George