Worldwide scavenger hunt hits Duncan dealership

Did you know that Duncan was one of the locations on the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen?

Neither did the participants from around the world until last Saturday.

They have until the end of this week to get a dozen Easter eggs to Metro Toyota.

They’ve been coming in to the Duncan car dealer all this week, according to sales manager Mike Crawshaw. Crawshaw bumped into event organizer Misha Collins, an actor who has appeared in shows such as Supernatural, last year in Parksville and suggested Duncan as a stop on the world tour.

Julie Horncastle of Abbotsford, a member of the Vatican Cameos, last year’s 12-person winning team, was on hand Tuesday, Aug. 5 to check out what had arrived and was amazed to see the haul of eggs collected on a table.

The scavenger hunt can see competitors searching for items all over the world. One of them is located on Mt. Fuji.

Another challenge was to get a world record number of people dressed as French maids in one room, and they’ve done that, she said.

The whole event is a fundraiser for a charity called Random Acts. Collins decided he would try to get his fans to break the Guinness Book of World Records at the same time, Horncastle said.

The winners are flown to amazing destinations, she said.

The 2014 winning team will be flown to King’s Landing in Croatia where they will set sail on a pirate ship captained by Collins himself and be treated to a survivor-style weekend adventure of revelry, mayhem and wonderment, according to the scavenger hunt website.

But, for now, the eggs are arriving by hand and even by courier, putting Duncan on the map, Crawshaw said.