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Jayden Labelle creates city-wide scavenger hunt for community

12-year-old Jayden Labelle and his family were out participating in a Easter egg scavenger hunt during Easter weekend, when he had the idea of creating his own.

12-year-old Jayden Labelle and his family were out participating in a Easter egg scavenger hunt during Easter weekend, when he had the idea of creating his own. 

"I thought it was a lot of fun and a good way to get people out of the house, so I just started making my own," Jayden said. 

He spent a week creating the scavenger hunt, which involved coming up with 15 clues, figuring out where to place them and getting permission to do so, and finding someone to help design the materials. With the help of his parents, Jayden contacted small businesses about participating, and contacted Amber Nurse to create and design the vinyl, flower-sticker clues.

"He just wanted to do something fun, and we really wanted to involve as many small businesses as possible. It's been amazing, and I'm really proud of him, to think that he wants to help his community in this way," said his mother Paula Labelle. 

In addition to businesses, Jayden got schools to participate, as well as sports clubs that he and his sister are a part of. 

Though the scavenger hunt has been in play for two weeks now, the family plans to leave it up all summer, and it's not too late to start your hunt this weekend. Head over to Save-On Foods to find the first clue, and enjoy the journey from there. It takes about three hours to complete the scavenger hunt. 

"It's something that kept me distracted and was fun to do, and I hope it helps other people have fun too," Jayden said. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca