Penticton Metal Detectors Club

 

TREASURES IN THE SAND September 8th & 9th, 2017

Our 9th annual "Treasures In The Sand" hunt will be held September 8th & 9th, 2017.
REGISTRATION FORM HERE - includes itinerary, maps, and registration form.

 

TREASURES IN THE SAND 2016

Our 8th annual Treasures in the Sand was held on Sept 9 & 10, 2016, at Sudbury Beach on Skaha Lake in beautiful Penticton, BC. And this year's hunt theme was "The Buried Treasures of the Pirates of the Okanagan".

We included a Friday night hunt again called "Blackbeard's Fun Hunt" and entertained 35 hunters who managed to find all the buried treasures in the dark.

On Saturday, 67 hunters took part in 2 hunts in the morning ("Black Bart's Lost Treasure" and "Long John Silver's Booty"), which included clad coin, silver and prize tokens. We all then stopped to enjoy a wonderully catered lunch and then were off to the 3rd and final hunt in the afternoon ("Calico Jack's Cursed Coins"), which included clad coin, silver and lots of surprises.

Throughout the day, others took part in the Silent Auction, as well as the Toonie Hunt.

The Major Prize winners from the Saturday hunt were:

Samantha Tarbet - Garrett Ace 250 Detector
Ken Emmons - Tesoro Detector
Rudy Jamrichko - Whites Detector
Bret Cheney - Garrett Pinpointer
Bev Sharer - Garrett Pinpointer
Mike Potts - HNZ Topflight Helicopter Flight

We once again sold WestJet raffle tickets, with all proceeds donated to the Penticton hospital, bringing our donated grand total this year to $28,870.00. The lucky winner of the WestJet Tickets was Laura Jaster of Peachland, BC.

Thanks to all who helped out at this year's hunt and here's to making next year's hunt even better.

 

TREASURES IN THE SAND 2015

Our 7th annual Treasures in the Sand was held on Sept 11 & 12, 2015, back at Sudbury Beach on Skaha Lake in beautiful Penticton, BC, and the weather couldn't have been better.

We included a Friday night fun hunt again this year with quite a few registered hunters. A major prize of a Pin Pointer was handed out, with many other smaller prizes, all of which were won by those who found the most "interesting" of buried items that turned out to be tokens.

This year's hunt also had a Vegas theme (Treasures in the Sand: Vegas North) and many people enjoyed trying their luck with the roll of the dice or the spinning of the wheel to win various types of silver coins. Others took part in the Silent Auction, as well as the Toonie Hunt and it was amazing the prizes that people walked away with.

The first and second hunts of the day on Saturday included clad coin, silver and prize tokens. After a wonderful catered lunch a third hunt was held that included clad coins, tokens for silver and lots of surprises.

The Major Prize winners from the Saturday hunt were:

Maretta Saulnier - Minelab Safari Detector
Ori Roth - Garrett Pro Pointer
Thomas Brown - Tesoro Silver U Max
Clay Soliday - Garrett Ace 250
Ken Emmons - Whites Prism
Paul Snider - Garrett Pro Pointer

We once again sold WestJet raffle tickets, with all proceeds donated to the Penticton hospital. The lucky winner of the WestJet Tickets was Tracy Redman, Nanaimo BC. She was reached by phone at the hunt and was overjoyed to find out she had won.

A presentation was also made on Saturday by one of the hunters from out of town. While staying in Penticton they found a ring while detecting and were able to return it to its rightful owners who joined us on the beach for the presentation.

All in all, a great bunch of hunters came out and made the 7th annual Treasures in the Sand one to remember! Hope to see you all again next year!!

 

Our 6th Annual "Treasures in the Sand" Hunt

Our 6th annual Treasures in the Sand, held September 5 & 6, 2014, has now come and gone, months and months of planning and replanning and in two days, history!

This year we changed our venue.  We added a Friday fun hunt and over 50% of registered guests took part, with the major prize of a White’s Pin Pointer going to Raylene Bremner.

The Major Prize winners from the Saturday hunt were:

Sheila Sloan – Garrett 250 and a Garrett Pin Pointer
Ron Sharer – Tesoro Silver Sabre and Whites Metal Detector
Frank Grunert -  Garrett Pinpointer
George Shatko – White’s Bullseye Pinpointer
Hank Vodarek - Minelab X-Terra 350 Detector

When all was said and done we ended up with 102 registrations, and six cancellations for a total of 96 people hunting, two of which were children.

People seemed to enjoy our Silent Auction, as well as the Toonie Hunt.  And many people walked away with great prizes.

We once again sold all 400 WestJet raffle tickets, bringing our total donated amount to the Penticton hospital to $24,400.  The lucky winner of the WestJet Tickets was Jim Hinchcliffe of Winfield, BC, who was also present at the hunt and seemed thoroughly overjoyed.

All in all....it was a great hunt with great people...and we can't wait to do it all again next year!!

 

 

Our 5th Annual "Treasures in the Sand" Hunt

Prizes for the Hunt Waiting for the Hunt to begin Waiting for the Hunt to begin Ready to Hunt The BBQ -- Thanks to Boyd Autobody and Glass On the Hunt Field Ken Dewerson, retired Westjet employee, and Jo-Anne Birch, Hunt Chairperson, drawing the winning ticket for the --Anywhere Westjet Flies-- worth up to $10,000.  The winner is Matthew Doctor of Surrey, BC. White’s Winner Rudy Van with Hank Vodarek Garrett’s Winner Ken Emmons with Hank Vodarek Pinpointer Winner Mike Harrison Pinpointer Winner Maretta Saulnier Pinpointer Winner Glen Harrison Pinpointer Winner Colin Broughton Tesoro Winner, our president Brian Doctor with Ken Dewerson, Tesoro Dealer
Booth Set-up by Minelab The Minelab Group Kevin Smith from Beadazzled The Rock Shop drew a ticket from all the registered participants and awarded a Minelab Xterra 705 detector to Roberta Freebody

The fifth annual Treasures In The Sand treasure hunt was held September 7, 2013. It was a cloudy day with a few rain showers but not enough to dampen the spirits of the club members, participants, and their guests. Club members arrived early at Hulley (Sudbury) Beach to setup the tables and tents for the registration and display of the prizes. Final registration revealed 107 treasure hunters.

After coin planting on the beach, the first hunt was ready to start at 10:30am. There were two morning hunts before the awarding of token prizes and lunch. The lunch prepared by club members was a barbeque burger, chips and a drink for all participants and guests.

After lunch the beach was again seeded with coins and tokens for the third and last hunt of the day. Following the last hunt all tokens were redeemed and we were ready for the closing ceremonies. Major prizes were awarded for the holders of the major prize tokens.

Kevin Smith, from Beadazzled The Rock Shop, drew a ticket from all the registered participants and awarded a Minelab Xterra 705 detector to Roberta Freebody, Max Naranjo won the Minelab Pinpointer, Jerry Russel and Hugh McCardel won the Minelab Backpacks, with Hank Vodarek being the lucky winner of the Minelab Geo Coin.

The winner of the White's Detector was Rudy Van, Garrett Metal Detector was Ken Emmons and the winners of the Garrett Pro-Pointer were Colin Broughton and Mike Harrison. The White's Bullseye II was awarded to Maretta Saulnier and Glen Harrison. Brian Doctor was the lucky winner of the Tesoro Metal Detector. The highlight of the day (as if the other prizes were not highlights) was the draw for the two tickets to any of Westjets Destinations and the lucky winner was Matthew Doctor of Burnaby, BC.

Hank Vodarek, Master of Ceremonies, thanked all the participants and invited them back for the September 6, 2014 Treasures In The Sand.

 

 

 

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Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club
c/o Site 30D, C8, RR1, Kaleden, BC  V0H 1K0
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