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Easter bonnet contest and egg hunt return to Port Perry

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

SCUGOG: After a hiatus of a couple of years, the Easter Bonnet contest and the Easter Egg Hunt will be returning to Port Perry’s Queen Street this month.

The event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 17th, with the bonnet contest, put on by Church Chicks United, going first.

The bonnet contest will feature categories such as Easter Spirit, ‘Best Bloomin’, Most Delicious, Most Likely to Cause a Traffic Accident, Loveliest Lady on Queen and others.

Registration will be held on the day of the event at the tent in front of RBC. There will be a free-will donation collection, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross to aid the Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis. For more information on this event, email:

The Easter Egg Hunt, put on by The Nutty Chocolatier, will be held following the end of the Bonnet Contest.

The Nutty Chocolatier is encouraging participants and their families to wear a mask while taking part or attending the event.

Nutty Chocolatier owner Ken Koury told The Standard he is confident this event can go forward safely after being postponed for the last couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I intend to try to keep the children separated as much as possible. We have a very high rate of vaccination in Port Perry and in the Durham Region. So, I’m pretty sure [we can run this safely].”

Mr. Koury said what he enjoys most about running this event is seeing “the community come together” and the excitement of the children as they line up along the street.

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