fairytale rescue: scavenger hunt challenge

Fairytale Rescue: A Summer Reading Club Scavenger Hunt 

a gingerbread man

The Story:

Once Upon a Time, the Gingerbread Man visited the Fairytale Castle. While visiting the castle, the sneaky little man stole some items from the fairytale rooms and now those fairytales are all messed up. We need your help in catching the Gingerbread Man to return the stolen items for the fairytales to go back to normal!

 

How you can help:

The Gingerbread Man has stolen something from each fairytale character living in the fairytale castle and we need your help to get the items back!

Complete the scavenger hunt challenges as a family. Do one challenge or do them all, its up to you! Each challenge completed earns a ballot toward the grand prize. You have until Labour Day weekend to go out and find the Gingerbread Man and submit your entries for each challenge!

There are 7 businesses throughout the County that are participating, along with 3 of our Library branches! We will release 2 clues a week for 5 weeks. Stay tuned for clues on where to find the Gingerbread Man. 

How to submit:

  • Follow the clues to the 10 destinations across Elgin County.
  • Locate the poster at the local business or library branch. Follow the instructions on the poster. Once you complete the challenge you will receive a ticket.
  • The posters will remain up at the locations until Labour Day weekend.
  • Return the ticket to your local Elgin County Library branch the next time you visit. OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your ticket for proof. 

We’ve managed to track the Gingerbread Man’s movements across Elgin County but we need your help to find the items so that all of the fairytales get back on track!

week 3 clues
week 4 clues
week 5 clues

Clues for Week 4

We’ve spotted the Gingerbread Man! But we need your help! Grab your family and plan a trip to help us find the Gingerbread Man and bring back the stolen items! Once you’ve found him bring your proof into your local branch OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your proof.

Clovermead Adventure Farm is located at 11302 Imperial Rd, Aylmer

Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm

John Kenneth Galbraith Library is located at 236 Shackleton St., Dutton

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am – 7pm, Friday: 9am – 5pm, Saturday: 10am – 2pm

How to submit: complete the challenge and bring your proof into your local branch OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your proof.

Clues for Week 3

We’ve spotted the Gingerbread Man! But we need your help! Grab your family and plan a trip to help us find the Gingerbread Man and bring back the stolen items! Once you’ve found him bring your proof into your local branch OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your proof.

Bear Friend Factory is located at 46349 Sparta Line, Sparta

Open 11am-4pm Tuesday – Saturday

Straffordville Library is located at 9366 Plank Rd, Straffordville

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 8pm, Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 1 – 4pm

How to submit: complete the challenge and bring your proof into your local branch OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your proof.

Clues for Week 2

We’ve spotted the Gingerbread Man! But we need your help! Grab your family and plan a trip to help us find the Gingerbread Man and bring back the stolen items! Once you’ve found him bring your proof into your local branch OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your proof.

Simply Scoops is located at 38 Robinson St, Port Burwell

Open 11am-9pm everyday

Beach location is open 11am-8pm everyday

Bluegroves Farms is located at 25503 Talbot Line, West Lorne

Open 9am-8pm everyday

Pick Your Own ends at 7pm

How to submit: complete the challenge and bring your proof into your local branch OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your proof.

Clues for Week 1

We’ve spotted the Gingerbread Man! But we need your help! Grab your family and plan a trip to help us find the Gingerbread Man and bring back the stolen items! Once you’ve found him bring your proof into your local branch OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your proof.

the gingerbread man has been spotted at the Marine Museum in Port Burwell with a box

Port Burwell Marine Museum is located at 20 Pitt St, Port Burwell

Open 10am-5:30pm everyday

the gingerbread man has been spotted at Modern Maple in Port Stanley with a bag

Modern Maple is located at 199 Main St, Port Stanley

Open 10am-5pm everyday

How to submit: complete the challenge and bring your proof into your local branch OR fill out the form below and attach a photo of your proof.

Clues for Week 5

We’ve haven’t spotted the Gingerbread Man for Week 5 yet, check back soon!

Submit Completed Challenges Here