About Us

We are the Okanagan Treasure Hunters Club (formerly the Penticton Metal Detectors Club) and are a group of people with one thing in common…our love of treasure hunting, especially metal detecting.  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.

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 105 Eagle Drive, Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0.



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.