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NEWS RELEASE          For release May 11, 2008

P.A.S.S. scavenger hunt will benefit
150th anniversary celebrations

Southampton, Ont., May 11, 2008 -- In honour of Southampton's 150th Anniversary Performing Arts of Saugeen Shores presents its ultimate Southampton Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 14.

"The fun starts at the Walker House at 12:30 sharp. We'll have all teams out the door by 1 pm," Scavenger Hunt organizer Karen Schroeder said. "They must return by 3 pm and we'll have everything wrapped up by 4 pm. Of course you can stay longer at the Walker House if you want to."

You'll need a vehicle and a digital camera. The entry fee is $20 a team. Teams are two to four people, and may be made up of family members, friends or a combination.

Top-placed teams will win prizes and gift certificates from Martha's of Southampton, Cook's Cupboard, Schendel & Sullivan, Mid Summer's Café, Wino's Wine Making and more to be announced. The Walker House is providing munchies for participants when they return from their adventure.

All entry fees go to Southampton's 150th Anniversary celebrations. "Come join in the fun, and show your support for Southampton's 150th birthday at the same time," Karen Schroeder said.

To enter the scavenger hunt, contact Karen Schroeder, 519-832-4151, Entries are due by June 8.

The goal of Performing Arts of Saugeen Shores (P.A.S.S.) in presenting artistic performances is to provide the community with the best in live theatre and arts/cultural entertainment. P.A.S.S. develops the skills and confidence of various performers and technicians, encouraging them to experience for themselves the exhilaration of embodying another character on stage or refining a skill or talent. Through the rehearsal and performing process, P.A.S.S. endeavours to provide a creative outlet for the many artists and technicians who collaborate to bring a performance to life.

For more about the organization, contact Debbie Legault, 519-832-3968,

P.A.S.S. is playing a key role in 150th Anniversary activities such as Incorporation Day Commemoration on July 25, and Heritage Players during 150th Anniversary Weekend, Aug. 14-17.

For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see

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 2008 marks 150 years since Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858. For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see

  Celebrations culminate in the 150th Anniversary Weekend, Aug. 14-17, 2008, featuring a parade, musical events, car show, dance ... and closing ceremonies at Fairy Lake. Throughout the year many local groups have planned their own events.

  To see all 150th anniversary events, pick up the Events Flyer at the Chamber of Commerce and at various locations around Southampton, or visit

  The Southampton, Then and Now calendar is available at selected locations, listed at

 See the summary of 150 years of Southampton history (1816 to 1993) at


The Southampton 150th Anniversary Committee is composed of volunteers and is a sub-committee of the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. As a steering committee, it plans events and works closely with local groups and organizations, which run their own 150th anniversary events along with their regular programming.

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