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REPORTING · 15th June 2010
Walter McFarlane
Jane Stevenson had just finished her presentation at the Kitimat Public Library on June 5th when a quartet of High School Students wearing pink bandanas rushed into the building and started counting the number poles.

“It’s the traditional Grad Scavenger Hunt. We had 18 teams sign up and participate today. All the teams chose a different theme and dressed up for the scavenger hunt. We had great participation and team spirit,” said Pat Mouland, organizer.

The grads had questions about Kitimat they had to answer and challenges which they had to complete, all within a three hour time limit. The themes of the day were to find information about the community and school. There were photo questions as well.

“Counting how many poles there were, seeing what the sign said over top of the giant spruce, getting the words to the MESS school song and some of the challenges were more amazing race type challenges,” said Mouland.

One of the challenges this year was to collect items for the food bank. Items could be collected from homes or purchased. They were brought to the food bank on Tuesday.

Grad events kicked off with the painting of the signs. There are six new signs ready to go up on the Kuldo Extension including a sign which they hope will be signed by all the grads by Dry Grad.