--- Entre-Nous community centre holds Easter events for families
With a distanced twist on the traditional Easter Egg hunt, couple of youngsters and their mother recently joined forces with the Centre Communautaire Entre-Nous to put on a couple of fun games for kids. Organized by Entre-Nous board member Gabrielle Rivest and her two sons Jacob and Adam - also known from their YouTube channel Jacob and Adam’s Adventures - the event started on March 26 and extended for the entire weekend.
Seeing more than 200 people register for the event, Rivest was thrilled with the community’s level of participation – calling it a huge success. With every participant rewarded with a sizeable chocolate egg upon completion, the event saw kids go through two different treasure-hunt style courses by scouring nearby street lights for five specific images.
For those who couldn’t go out for the event, the event also included an Easter egg hunt that were ready to be brought home. “There are surprises at the end of every game,” Rivest said. Featuring a preschool- and an elementary-level course with problem solving elements, the game is loads of fun, Rivest said. Participants could acquire kits with the necessary materials for both activities at the community centre.
Regularly organizing for the community over the past several years, Rivest explained that the event was one of her ways of bringing light into people’s lives during these darker-than-before times. “With the pandemic, I had to reinvent myself,” Rivest said. Inviting families to participate on their own time, Rivest said the event was certainly Covid-19 friendly since it didn’t involve large crowds. “You need to get everything at the community centre, but all the activities are done at home or in the street,” Rivest said. Since the current public safety measures recently imposed by the provincial government prevented the event from continuing the following weekend, Rivest said she may hold it again after April 12 to give more families a chance to participate. Those who haven’t received their chocolates will receive them after April 13, Rivest said.