Eau Claire Healthy Communities and Wintermission Team Up Again to Promote a St. Patrick's Day Themed Scavenger Hunt Throughout Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wis. (March 1, 2021) - Visit Eau Claire, Wintermission and Eau Claire Healthy Communities have teamed up once again to promote a fun and safe winter activity for kids and families throughout the month of March. The organizations will be running their “Good As Gold” scavenger hunt throughout the city of Eau Claire from March 1-31, 2021 with clues to be published on the Wintermission Facebook page and Eauwinter.com on Monday, March 1, 2021.

“As the days begin to get longer, brighter, and hopefully warmer, we want to provide a fun opportunity for our community to safely celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, explore our parks and win some prizes all the while supporting local businesses,” said JoAnna Bernklau, Eau Claire Healthy Communities Chronic Disease Prevention Action Team Co-Chair. “That is why we have decided to partner with Wintermission once again to create the Good As Gold scavenger hunt.”

Participants will be tasked to find the 7 colors of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet - at iconic spots throughout Eau Claire. The 8th clue will lead to the ‘pot of gold.’ Participants must take photos and submit them on Eauwinter.com proving they have found all of the colors along with the ‘pot of gold’ to be entered in the drawing to win. The more colors a participant finds, the more entries they will receive into the prize drawing. All participants will be put into a drawing for a $50 gift card to either Metropolis Hotel & Resort and Action City Trampoline Park or a $50 gift card to Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Apart from the gift card incentives, Eau Claire Healthy Communities and Wintermission strive to inspire people to get out and get moving during the winter months for the overall benefit to people’s health. Going outside, getting exercise, and getting some Vitamin D are important for mental and physical health everyday but are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is the overall goal behind the partnership between Wintermission and Eau Claire Healthy Communities.

About Eau Claire Healthy Communities Eau Claire Healthy Communities is a coalition which promotes the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities of Eau Claire County through collaborative and focused action. Over 250 partners from across the county convene to advance data-driven goals that address health priorities identified by Eau Claire County residents. Eau Claire Healthy Communities aims to help everyone live better, longer.\

About Wintermission Wintermission Eau Claire is a groundbreaking program to reduce social isolation and support outdoor physical activity in winter. Eau Claire is one of three Wintermission cities and will help set new standards for winter friendly cities in the United States by developing a unique winter city strategy. Wintermission is led by 8 80 Cities, a non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada and is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Ideas Fund at CAF America. The Eau Claire Wintermission core team involves participation from the Cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, the Eau Claire City County Health DepartmentUW-Eau ClaireVisit Eau Claire, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.