The North Kildonan Scavenger Hunt is a fun way for families in the area to get outside and active during the upcoming winter months. 

Tammy Harper is the President of Gateway Recreation Centre in the North Kildonan area of Winnipeg. 

"Our councillor Jeff Browaty had this idea and he kind of brought it to us before Christmas. We applied for the Wellness Grant and were successful. We've basically trying to find some way to get people out and active and doing things with everything being closed, in a way that was safe," says Harper.

For Harper and her team, this meant taking ideas outside, despite cold Manitoba winter temperatures. 

"The first scavenger hunt starts today. We'll be posting the online form at noon," she says. 

They have created three scavenger hunts for the residents of North Kildonan, with the first one on from February 19 until February 28.

"We have prizes for the best team name, best team spirit, so take a picture of your team dressed up and being crazy and those get submitted online."

The theme for the first hunt is the history of North Kildonan. As people participate, they'll have to find the answer to 18 clues. 

The second scavenger hunt will start on March 26 and the third on April 23, all three running for 10 days each. 

"Our second hunt is 'Fun North Kildonan'. We're going to focus on parks, community centers, splash pads and cool stuff you can do in the area. The third one we're calling 'Taking Care of Business'."

The time outdoors and finding answers to clues are meant to be fun for the whole family. 

"It's our hope that we're going to have teams from a household including babies and kids, moms and dads. We just want people to get out, get active, and just do something fun," she says.