Anglican churches in York-Scarborough are hosting their second Scarborough Steeplechase scavenger hunt on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and inviting members of the community to participate.
Teams will begin at Holy Trinity, Guildwood, 85 Livingston Rd., and travel to 10 churches before reaching St. Timothy, Agincourt, 4125 Sheppard Ave. E., for a reception and awards ceremony. Bishop Andrew Asbil will present awards to the winners and congratulate all participants. There will be giveaways and swag for all participants, with the top three teams winning special prizes. A video of the event will be posted online.
At each stop on the steeplechase, at least one team member will complete an activity, such as a water relay or building tour. Contestants will need to navigate their way through an undisclosed course with only clues they win at the stops to guide them.
“Rather than battening down the hatches, this scavenger hunt is a way for our churches to open their doors, introduce themselves, show how we like to have fun and celebrate,” explains Denise Byard, one of the event’s coordinators. “Beyond having fun, our goal is to increase the Scarborough community’s awareness of churches across the area and what they offer.”
Anyone, including minors accompanied by a guardian, is invited to register by June 1 with a $25 donation to PWRDF (Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund).
The steeplechase is managed by leaders from St. Timothy’s and Holy Trinity, and the following churches are participating: St. Andrew, Scarborough; Christ Church, Scarborough; St. Dunstan of Canterbury; St. Jude, Wexford; St. Margaret in the Pines, West Hill; St. Michael the Archangel; Church of the Nativity, Malvern; St. Paul, L’Amoreaux; and the Church of the Holy Wisdom.
To register or learn more about the Scarborough Steeplechase, visit www.scarboroughsteeplechase.homesteadcloud.com or contact either Denise Byard at [email protected] or Elaine Vanderwerf at [email protected].