It’s official, partner. Come join us in The Wild West

Treasures in the Sand 2023 is happening September 8 & 9, 2023.    

There will be a Friday (Sept 8) night hunt as well as three hunts on Saturday (Sept 9).   

Silent Auction. Silver Raffle. WestJet Tickets Raffle.

The link below to our flyer which includes all the registration info.  

Treasures in the Sand 2023


Register ASAP and we hope to see you there!



Friday Night:

  • Registration  7:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Night Hunt (when night falls)  9:00 – 10:00 PM


  • Registration 8:00 – 9:00 AM
  • 1st Hunt – “Git Along Little Doggies”  9:30 – 10:00 AM
  • 2nd Hunt – “Not My First Rodeo”  11:30 – 12:00 PM
  • Lunch  12:30 PM
  • 3rd Hunt – “Hi Ho Silver, Away!”  2:30 – 3:15 PM
  • Closing Ceremonies  3:45 PM
    • Silent Auction ends
    • Major prizes
    • Westjet raffle tickets draw 

Saturday Evening:

  • Join us after the dust settles at South Beach Gardens RV park to regale the days hunts. Around 6:00 PM


We couldn’t do this without the support of our amazing sponsors!


Welcome to the Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club


Our meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month, starting in March.  The time and location of each meeting will alternate between two locations (listed below).  See Calendar of Events for monthly meeting location.

PEACHLAND – 50 Plus Activity Centre, 5672 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

PENTICTON – Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Society, 2965 S Main St, Penticton, BC,  from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


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 to the address listed on the form.  Or you can also feel free to just bring it with you 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.


In Memory of Bob Shabatura



We are saddened to announce the passing of long time club member, Bob Shabatura, January 2023.

Bob was an incredible supporter of our club. He generously donated many treasures to our club hunts and various silent auctions, most recently donating the 1/2 Troy Silver American Eagle coin at Treasures in the Sand – 2022 and a wonderful Treasure Box to our silent auction at our Christmas party – 2022.

An avid detector, Bob traveled three times to Australia hunting from Sydney to Woolongong, Brisbane and attended 4 different Detecting Rallies on two trips to England with fellow club member Ken Dewerson.

Recently, he asked Ken to pass along a message to us all – ‘If you really want to do something, just do it’.

Wise words, Bob.  You will be missed.


In memory of Jim Tennant

It is with great sadness that we have just learned that our good friend and club member Jim Tennant passed away on Saturday May 7/22.  Jim was a long time member of the West Coast Treasure Hunter’s Club and upon relocating to Penticton in 2002 he joined the Penticton Metal Detectors Club.  Jim was the first hunt chairman of our Treasures in the Sand, newsletter editor, and was always eager to help wherever needed.  He was a great friend, mentor, and detecting companion.  Jim was also very well known to our American friends as he travelled many times to attend their hunts and events.  He will be greatly missed by his many friends. 



In Memory Of Bob Omand



We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our club Vice President, Bob Omand, Dec 2020.  Bob was a dedicated club member for over 10 years and he was a fantastic friend.  He wore several hats within the club including Master of Ceremony at our 2019 Treasures in the Sand hunt and of course, the ‘Silver Streaker’ (draws for silver) at our hunts.  

He was always ready to jump in and help out where needed.  ‘Beach better have my money!’ was a favourite mantra of Bob’s.  His hilarious t-shirt contests offering ticket holders the chance to win a t-shirt featuring a look-alike image of Bob along with the caption ‘Be Like Bob’ and his great singing at the close of the 2019 hunt will be everlasting fond memories for many of us.

Bob was truly one-of-a-kind – a warm, funny, generous man and we are all the better for knowing him.  We will miss you, Bob.