Excerpts from Media Release
When: Thursdays; June 3, 10, 17, 24
Where: Okanagan Heritage Museum, Kelowna Art Gallery, Rotary Centre for the Arts
How: Download Actionbound mobile app to play
Every Thursday in June, the Okanagan Heritage Museum, Kelowna Art Gallery, and Rotary Centre for the Arts invite individuals and teams to tackle a self-guided Scavenger Hunt that will take participants on a fun and exploratory journey through these three spaces. Plus, those taking part will have a chance to take home awesome prizes. Digital Detectives ends June 24th - Draw for Prizes: June 30th.
“The Scavenger Hunt is easy to participate in and a great way to experience culture and art in our community. We welcome families, individuals, and bubble mates to put on their detective hats and find the clues hiding throughout the Cultural District ”, says Colleen Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Rotary Centre for the Arts.
The activity is free and suitable for the whole family, as all three cultural centres are open late. Those interested in taking on the challenge will first download the free Actionbound mobile app at Download ActionBound.
“Enjoy our immersive spaces in a different way: with our digital scavenger hunt,” says Jen Garner, Head of Programming at the Okanagan Heritage Museum “This experience will have you exploring three different cultural buildings, answering trivia, completing challenges, and maybe even having a lighthearted competition with your family members”.
QR codes at the Gallery, Museum, and RCA will help get people started. Throughout the hunt, participants will be directed to find various artifacts and artworks while tackling challenges, answering fun questions, snapping photos, and just generally diving into an exploration of the exhibits.
“Thursday evenings are a great time to spend in the Cultural District,” says Nataley Nagy, Executive Director at the Kelowna Art Gallery. “With the longer days, warmer weather, and our extended hours – it checks all the right boxes for friends and families to get out of the house together on a cultural adventure.”
The Okanagan Heritage Museum is located at 470 Queensway Avenue, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is at 421 Cawston Ave, and the Kelowna Art Gallery is at 1315 Water Street. They all can be found nestled in the Cultural District, in the heart of downtown Kelowna.
Scavenger Hunt Q and A
Where can I pick up the postcard with the QR code to get started?
At any of the three participating venues in the Cultural District (Okanagan Heritage Museum, Kelowna Art Gallery, and the Rotary Centre for the Arts). It is recommended that participants start their hunt at the Museum.
Is there a cost to participate?
No there isn’t a cost to participate in this activity. This is a free public event.
Do I need a Smartphone?
The ActionBound application can be downloaded on your phone or laptop. Data/internet connection is required.
Will I need to be in the Cultural District to complete?
Yes, the questions are structured in such a way that you will need to complete the hunt in person.
Can I start the hunt and continue on another day?
Yes, the application allows you to start and stop.
How many questions are there to answer?
There are 20 questions, divided evenly among the three locations (Museum, Art Gallery, RCA).
How long does the hunt take?
On average the hunt is 45 minutes to 2 hours. It may be completed faster as a team.
Can I work on the hunt as part of a team?
Yes, all team members can download the application or one person in your group can.
Can I participate as an individual?
Yes, the hunt can be completed just as easily as an individual than as a team.
When does the Scavenger Hunt end?
The hunt ends at midnight on Thursday, June 24th.
When will the prizes be drawn?
The prizes will be drawn on Friday, June 25th and winners will be notified via email.