In honour of Earth Day, Currie will be launching the ‘Currie Tree & Treasure Hunt’ to help guide the exploration of some of Calgary’s oldest and largest trees. From April 22-30, Calgarians can enjoy safe outdoor fun by scanning QR codes at 10 noteworthy trees throughout Currie to learn more about the various species, historical anecdotes, fun facts and more.
Calgarians can also enter to win dinner at The Inn on Officers’ Garden and an ice cream coupon booklet redeemable for 10 sweet treats by posting photos or videos of one or more of the 10 trees on Instagram using #currietreecontest. More information about this initiative can be found by visiting www.currielife.ca/currie-tree-and-treasure-hunt/ or following @currielife on social media.
Who is it for?
Tickets : Free
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
Take a photo, video or selfie with any of these 10 named trees growing in the community.
Post your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #CurrieTreesContest and you’ll get one entry.
You can have up to 10 entries by sharing a photo featuring each of our 10 selected trees. Duplicates will not get you extra entries however—each tree you find can only be used once.
How to get tickets?
At the door: Free
WHEN & WHERE
Date: Thursday April 22, 2021 to Friday April 30, 2021
The contest starts April 22, and you have until April 30 to track down as many trees as you can find. Get outside and enjoy some time with nature!
Venue & Address
Currie, Southwest Calgary, see website for a detailed map of the trees
- NICHOLAS the Laurel Leaf Willow – Age: 55+ years — Location: By Airport Playground
- COLONEL the Colorado Blue Spruce – About 86 year — Location: Behind the Brad House K3, formerly Base Commander’s garden
- CAPTAIN BLANC the White Spruce – About 86 years — Location: On Trasimene Heritage Walk leading up to the base commander’s quarters
- DUCHESS the Large Poplar — Location: Behind Clear Water Academy
- PERCY the Lodge Pole Pine — Location: Behind some of the first homes and residents in the community and New Heights School and Learning Service
- BRENDA & BONNIE the Weeping Birches — About 50 years — Location: In front of Althone Hall D2 and The Parade Square
- EDITH the Elm — Location: by the Stables Building D4
- HUGO the Mugo Pine — About 60 years — Location: At the Officers’ Mess Garden
- CASSANDRA the Australian Umbrella Tree — Location: Inside The Inn on Officer’s Garden, formerly the Officer’s Mess Hall J5