Here is an idea for your local genealogy society or local historical society: a scavenger hunt.
John McVicar of Cambridge, Ontario, created an elaborate scavenger hunt of gravesites and monuments of famous people buried across Cambridge. He knew it would grab the interest of a few fellow genealogy and local history enthusiasts, but he didn’t think over 200 people would get involved.
It was so successful that McVicar has now pieced together two scavenger hunts: one in Cambridge and another one using cemeteries in Kitchener and Waterloo. Participants are asked to find the monuments or gravesites listed in the scavenger hunt guide and answer the accompanying questions.
You can read all about the scavenger hunt in an article by Anam Latif in the Waterloo Region Record at http://goo.gl/9QaAVS.
My thanks to newsletter reader Tim Ryeland for telling me about this scavenger hunt.