Families are invited to join the Pioneer Challenge during the school holidays, hunting for, and learning about, WA's Pioneers.
The Rotary Club of Matilda Bay have funded and designed the online pioneer adventure game to be played in our Western Australia backyard. The game is a hybrid of a clue finding treasure hunt and a car rally that encourages people to explore our regional country towns and operates over 2020/2021 year.
The objective when you accept the challenge is to find and photograph nine heritage graves, answer a quiz and submit a short account of what you have learnt about the deceased pioneer and our travels during the challenge will also assist the country towns you visit.
You will learn about the pioneers, the ordinary men and women who built Western Australia as we know it today. The challenge is fun for all the family - join as a team and get the kids involved. Split up to find the heritage headstones, upload photos directly from your mobile device of what you have discovered. Plus get to know the locals while you search for the four clues in each of the three towns - although the answers are visible on buildings and close to the centre of town.
The Challenge can be taken as an individual, family or as a team and you can choose a portion of Route 120 or all of it from York to Albany.
It's fun for all the family and is also in aid of the renovation of the King Edward Memorial Hospital Rose Garden for the bereaved families of still-born children. The cost per vehicle is $60 towards the Rose Garden.