Honeymoon Bay children enjoy Easter Egg hunt at the park

Two older kids find eggs in the playground at Honeymoon Bay Park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Two older kids find eggs in the playground at Honeymoon Bay Park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Two friends pounce on some chocolate eggs on the grass at Honeymoon Bay’s Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 21. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Two friends pounce on some chocolate eggs on the grass at Honeymoon Bay’s Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 21. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Collecting candy is easy at Honeymoon Bay; there is plenty for everyone. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Collecting candy is easy at Honeymoon Bay; there is plenty for everyone. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Heather Campbell has dressed up Pickles, her 12-year-old Shetland mini pony for the event. The breed can live to be 40 years old, she explained. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Heather Campbell has dressed up Pickles, her 12-year-old Shetland mini pony for the event. The breed can live to be 40 years old, she explained. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Foil-wrapped candies were everywhere, as children discovered. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Foil-wrapped candies were everywhere, as children discovered. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
‘I see some!’ is the obvious title for this picture. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)‘I see some!’ is the obvious title for this picture. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
A few visitors stroll over to say ‘Hello’ to Pickles, the Shetland mini pony. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)A few visitors stroll over to say ‘Hello’ to Pickles, the Shetland mini pony. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
After a blast from the fire truck horn, off go the kids on the search for Easter eggs. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)After a blast from the fire truck horn, off go the kids on the search for Easter eggs. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
A small boy carefully prepares to pick up a foil-wrapped chocolate. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)A small boy carefully prepares to pick up a foil-wrapped chocolate. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
The Honeymoon Bay Fire Department has a separate place for children five and under to hunt for Easter eggs. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)The Honeymoon Bay Fire Department has a separate place for children five and under to hunt for Easter eggs. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
In the smaller kids’ area, it’s just a stroll in the park to find the Easter treats. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)In the smaller kids’ area, it’s just a stroll in the park to find the Easter treats. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Young and old enjoy the fun of the Easter Egg hunt at Honeymoon Bay Park on April 21. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Young and old enjoy the fun of the Easter Egg hunt at Honeymoon Bay Park on April 21. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Children register for the Easter Egg Hunt at Honeymoon Bay Park on April 21, organized by the local fire department. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Children register for the Easter Egg Hunt at Honeymoon Bay Park on April 21, organized by the local fire department. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Honeymoon Bay children enjoy Easter Egg hunt at the park
Honeymoon Bay children enjoy Easter Egg hunt at the park
Honeymoon Bay children enjoy Easter Egg hunt at the park
Honeymoon Bay children enjoy Easter Egg hunt at the park
Honeymoon Bay children enjoy Easter Egg hunt at the park
Honeymoon Bay children enjoy Easter Egg hunt at the park
Honeymoon Bay children enjoy Easter Egg hunt at the park

Gleeful children and their parents gathered on Easter morning at Honeymoon Bay Park to enjoy the annual Easter Egg Hunt organized by the local fire department, Sunday, April 21.

Once all children were registered, the little ones were gathered up for entry into their own area, and the bigger kids readied for the assault on the huge supply of eggs strewn around the place.

A fire truck horn sent them off excitedly off on the hunt.

But the Easter fun wasn’t over at Cowichan Lake. On Easter Monday poor weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of children who came out to the annual easter egg hunt behind the Lake Cowichan sports arena, then headed indoors for the free skate.