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GooseChase Event Connects Youth to Community

April 9, 2021

On a mission to connect youth with the community they live in, several local teens began work on a Youth Summit with the support of partners like the Health Unit, Connect Youth, Kemptville Youth Centre, Wellness Access for Youth (WAY), the North Grenville Public Library and the Municipality of North Grenville.

As with other events in COVID times, the Summit has been postponed, however the group still wants to strengthen youth connections in the community. Feeling that people are generally tired of virtual options, they reflected on the idea of a scavenger hunt that encourages youth to learn about the community in a fun and creative way. The Kemptville District Community Association (KDCA) held a successful community wide game last Canada Day and are sharing their knowledge to support the group’s success.  Prizes and funding to ensure the activity is accessible to the whole community have been provided by the North Grenville Community Fund, the KDCA, and the Oxford Mills Community Association. 

The GooseChase Scavenger Hunt will be held on Friday, April 16th (during Spring Break). While the primary goal is to highlight opportunities for young people to connect with their communities, everyone is invited to participate. We have all either been or will be a youth, so why not learn more about what North Grenville has to offer. The game will involve friendly competition, prizes, and a lot of silly fun.

Download the “GooseChase” app on your smartphone, enter the game Code: 5D313J and create a Team Name (you can compete as an individual or team up with friends and family). The game is open for play anytime between 10am and 10pm on April 16th. You will be able to view missions and complete as many as you can, earning points for each. Some missions require submitting a photo or video, others are puzzles or trivia solving, and others “checking in” when you are at the right location. The app displays a live leaderboard so teams can see who is in the lead at any time, and you can check out photo and video submissions from other teams.

With COVID in mind, we are asking that you only participate ‘in person’ with members of your own household. Of course, you can still be on a team with others, but would take turns completing missions so no ‘close contact’ is risked. Please remember to take all recommended precautions when necessary (masks, strict physical distancing, hand hygiene, etc.) and abide by the new outdoor gathering limit of 5 people total.

For more information contact the North Grenville Youth Summit Committee at