Search for Stuff

Have you ever wanted to win an awesome prize, just for rummaging through the boxes in your basement, or having sharp eyes at the MCC Thrift Store? Join the Town of Altona Recreation Team in their Search for Stuff promotion this July!

How to Play:

Step One: Accumulate as many of the items as possible for a chance to win a grand prize valued at $1500, and many more awesome prizes! The items will be unveiled every weekday in July, starting on July 1st on Instagram (@TownofAltona), Facebook (@TownofAltonaRecreationDept), and here, on our website! Your ballots to enter the draw will depend on how many items you can find.

  • At least 15/20 items = 1 ballot
  • All 20 items = 2 ballots
  • Bonus items = +2 ballots to the above entries.
    (Bonus items will be trickier to track down, and will be unveiled on Saturdays throughout July.)

Step Two: Bring your items to the Millennium Exhibition Centre by August 4th to be verified and entered for the prize draw on Friday, August 7th!

Item List

July 1: Oh Canada
Anything with a Canada Day Flag! Could be a cup, a pencil, a shirt – you name it!
July 2: Shop Local
A July 2020 receipt from any business in Altona.
July 3: School’s Out!
A class photo with you in it
July 4: BONUS ITEM #1
Altona Commemorative Coin: Redeemable for one dollar, these coins were used circa 1970. If you can find one, and bring it with you along with at least 15/20 of the regular items at the end of the month, it will be worth an extra 2 ballots!
July 6: Live Music Rocks!
A concert ticket stub from a live show.
July 7: Flip Out!
A used flip-style cell phone.
July 8: Vintage Tunes!
An 8-track cassette tape! Must be original not a modern day replica.
July 9: Critter Cookie Jar!
A cookie jar that is either animal shaped or has animals on it.
July 10: Superhero Lunch
A plastic or metal lunch box featuring a Marvel logo.
July 11: BONUS ITEM #2
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Or in this case, an undeveloped roll of film is worth 2 bonus ballots if you bring it along with 15/20 of the regular items when you submit your Search for Stuff items!
July 13: Local History Buff
A copy of “Altona: the Story of a Prairie Town” by Esther Epp-Tiessen and published by D.W. Friesen & Sons (now known as Friesens) commemorating their 75th anniversary.
July 14: From the Garden?
“Pick” a Cabbage Patch doll!
July 15: High School Style
Any article of clothing from W.C. Miller or MCI. If you didn’t go to either of those schools, try checking out the MCC Thrift Store!
July 16: Penny for Your Thoughts
A Canadian penny that was minted before the year 2000.
July 17: Picture Day!
A School Yearbook from 2002 or earlier.
July 18: BONUS ITEM Altona Bike License
These discontinued plates were used to register bikes in Altona. Now, if you have a bike that you’d like to register with the police, you can do so online! No need for plates anymore. If you have one of these bike license plates, you can get 2 bonus ballots for it when you bring it to the MEC at the end of the month with at least 15/20 regular items!
July 20: Old School Family Movie Night
A Disney VHS tape
July 21: Extra Extra, Read All About It!
A copy of the Altona Echo or the Red River Valley Echo, the local newspaper that closed earlier this year. Fun Fact: We now have a local newspaper called the South Central Post (briefly known as the Altona Carillon until a renaming contest took place). While the South Central Post is your new source for local news, it will not count as this item for Search for Stuff!
July 22: Civic Pride
An Altona pin. Here’s a hint, if you don’t have one of these, the Administration office might be able to help you out with this item!
July 23: Former Travels
Any type currency from a country outside of North America – it can be paper bills, coins, or any other form of currency!
July 24: Pic A Pop
A GLASS Pic A Pop bottle is today’s item!
July 25: BONUS ITEM Blast from the Past
Any piece of merch from the Altona Lion’s Club. This could be a pin, golf towel, etc!
July 27: Go Team Go!
An Altona sports jersey from any team – except for the high school teams.
July 28: Recycling Bin
A small blue recycling bin – the perfect thing to carry all of your items into the Millennium Exhibition Centre! Don’t have one of these bins? Hint, the Administration office can help on this item as well!
July 29, 30, 31 and August 4th: Bring your items to the Millennium Exhibition Centre for verification, and your ballots to enter into the draw!

Listen to the interview with our Recreation Department on CFAM by clicking here.

Thank you to our sponsors


Access Credit Union
Altona IGA
Back Alley Cycle
BSI Insurance
Foremost Floors

Kathy Klassen Financial
Pizza Haven
Red River Glass
Red River Mutual
Rhineland Car

Sun Valley Co-op
Sun Valley Tire
The Ice Cream Hut
The Flower Shop