Embark on fun hunt

February 26, 2018

Look for us: Participants in the Rumba Scavenger Hunt will need to find a life-size cutout of this image hidden in a Shepparton shoe shop.

First On The Ladder is thrilled to join this year’s Shepparton Festival — By Design — to present a bespoke project — the Rumba Scavenger Hunt.

Running across Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, festival-goers of all ages are invited to join Polyglot Theatre and Rumbalara Football Netball Club members in this fun and free family event.

Participants will search Shepparton solo or in a team for Rumbalara treasure in businesses and destinations.

After completing a series of fun challenges and collecting special trading cards, created by illustrator Bernard Caleo, participants will score an invitation to the Scavenger Hunt after party on Sunday afternoon.

Businesses involved with scavenger hunt include Intersport, Gallery Kaiela, Fruitworks, Funzone and Footy Korner, and challenges range from tenpin bowling to discovering hidden street art.

First On The Ladder Project producer Simone Ruggiero is looking forward to the event.

‘‘We are excited about the contribution the scavenger hunt is making towards positive cultural change in community,’’ Ms Ruggiero said.

‘‘It’s also fantastic to be collaborating with the local businesses who have agreed to host activations and artwork.’’

First On The Ladder is a three-year, art-meets-sport collaboration between Polyglot Theatre and Beyond Empathy, in partnership with Rumbalara Football Netball Club in Shepparton and the Moree Boomerangs in NSW.

First On The Ladder project director Ian Pidd said he was delighted to be teaming up with the Shepparton Festival.

‘‘One of the stated aims of First On The Ladder is to find imaginative ways to bring the amazing work that Rumbalara Football Netball Club does to the attention of the wider community,’’ Mr Pidd said.

‘‘I reckon this playful scavenger hunt will give people an insight into some of the history and characters of the club, while also giving people a glimpse into some interesting nooks and crannies of the Shepp CBD.

‘‘Come and play with us.’’

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