Rene Rondeau, executive director for Tourism Red Deer, encourages central Albertans to take part in the treasure hunt (Oh) Deer Hunt. (Photo contributed)

Rene Rondeau, executive director for Tourism Red Deer, encourages central Albertans to take part in the treasure hunt (Oh) Deer Hunt. (Photo contributed)

Treasure hunt looks to spark Red Deer tourism

Local podcast teams up with Tourism Red Deer

‘Oh, Deer…’ podcast is hosting a city-wide treasure hunt — (Oh) Deer Hunt — from July 11 to 17.

The hunt is open to central Albertans of all ages. Registration is free and open to teams of one to four people. Daily prizes can be won from local businesses, and the final treasure chest has over $1,000 worth of prizes.

The podcast is run by Red Deerians Ryan Lund, Kevin Walsh, Dustin Moore, and Ted Emmett.

“Kevin and I came up with the idea of doing some sort of treasure hunt around the city a few months ago. Our podcast is really all about celebrating our community, and the (Oh) Deer Hunt is aimed at doing just that,” said Lund, who, along with Walsh, has been the driving force behind the event.

“It’s just another way for us to remind everyone the importance of shopping local and supporting small businesses in Red Deer, because those businesses are always stepping up to support the community,” said Walsh.

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Teams will follow daily clues that will take them to landmarks and businesses all over Red Deer, but teams don’t necessarily have to take part every single day.

The team that has unlocked the most clues by July 17 will be crowned the winner and receive the final treasure chest.

“We are excited to partner up with the ‘Oh, Deer’ guys,” said Rene Rondeau, executive director of Tourism Red Deer.

“They came to us with this great idea that would spark engagement and provide experiences for locals and visitors alike…”

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More than 20 teams have already registered.

To register, or for more information email ohdeerpodcast@gmail.com.



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