About Us

Our club’s mission as a not for profit society is to promote fun, fellowship and public awareness, along with donating funds to our community and assisting with finding lost items.

This site is designed to inform and educate you about the Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club (formerly Penticton Metal Detectors Club). We are a group that has one thing in common… our love of metal detecting.

If our club, or one of our club members, has helped you by finding and returning your lost property and you’d like to say “thank you” or if you would just like to help support our club, please know that we would gladly accept donations.  Our club members are committed to community service. Cheques can be made out to Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club and mailed to Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club c/o Site 30D, C8, RR1, Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0.




The Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month. They are held at Penticton Museum & Archives 785 Main Street, Penticton BC, V2A 5E3 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, starting in March.



Join Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club

If you are interested in more information or would like to join the Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club please click on the link below, print the PDF and mail it or just bring it to the next meeting.

OTHC Application Form



Code of Ethics

1. Respect the rights and property of others. If asked to leave by owner or authorities, do graciously without argument and thank them.

2. Observe all laws, whether Federal, Provincial, State or Local. Aid law enforcement officials whenever possible.

3. Never destroy priceless historical, native indian or archaeological treasures.

4. Leave the land and vegetation as it was. – FILL IN ALL THE HOLES.

5. Respect all wildlife and habitat. We all exist because they exist.

6. Remove all trash and litter and leave only your footsteps behind when you leave.

7. ALL Treasure Hunters may be judged by the example you set. Always conduct yourself with courtesy and consideration for others.



Our History

Penticton Treasure Hunters Club Newsletter Volume No. 1 (Whole)
March 5, 1984 to March 5, 1985

The aspirations of several local treasure hunters were realized on March 5, 1984 when a treasure hunter’s club was formed here in Penticton. This mostly came about through the diligent efforts of Marion Saunders who, along with Roland Larose and Lionel Choiselat, felt the overwhelming need to have a locally-based club. I am told that while coinshooting local beaches, they would sometimes meet and discuss this need. Obviously, they were in accord because a notice was placed in the Penticton Herald inviting interested parties to join together for a meeting. From these humble beginnings the Penticton Treasure Hunter’s Club finally became a reality.
Editor/Historian: George R. Rollins

On December 11, 1996 a motion was passed by Roland Larose that our name be changed from the Penticton Treasure Hunters Club to Penticton Metal Detectors Club it Seconded by Bob Hollingsworth and carried.

At the general meeting held December 14, 2014, Syd Birch presented a motion to change the name of our club. Seconded by Ken Dewerson. The motion was: Whereas our club welcomes members who live throughout the Okanagan Valley and beyond, and Whereas our members share a broad and diverse interest in the research and recovery of treasure, Be it resolved that the name of our club the “Penticton Metal Detectors Club” be changed to the “Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club”, and that this change shall be effective January 1, 2015.