Bridging (First Nations) Cultures and (Newcomers)Generations: A Scavenger Hunt with a Twist

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Scavenger hunt with Augmented reality

In the heart of Moncton, where the vibrant energy of newcomers mingles with the rich, historical tapestry of the land, Moncton Cares has always sought to weave a community that cherishes its roots while embracing its future. Our recent collaboration with the First Folly Nation stands testament to this commitment, as we embarked on a journey to unearth the stories embedded in our landscapes, all while employing the marvels of modern technology.

First Nations, Newcomers, Moncton

A Confluence of Tradition and Technology

First Nations Fort Folly

We orchestrated an enlightening scavenger hunt, meticulously designed to educate newcomers about the profound history and heritage of the land they have chosen to make their home. The importance of understanding and respecting the historical events and experiences of those who have walked this land before us cannot be overstated. It is through this understanding that we can foster a community that is both inclusive and respectful of its diverse cultural narratives.

Let’s Nurture – Your Atlantic Tech Partner, shared our vision and was thrilled to provide their Augmented Reality platform to enhance the scavenger hunt experience for newcomers and nature enthusiasts alike. This innovative technology allowed participants to immerse themselves in the rich tales of the past, providing a unique, interactive learning experience that bridged generations and cultures.

Gratitude to the First Nations

First Nations, Newcomers, Moncton

Our team is profoundly grateful to have received blessings from the First Nations, enabling us to utilize technology to seamlessly pass forward invaluable knowledge to the next generation. Their generosity in sharing their stories, wisdom, and blessings has been a cornerstone in making this event not only possible but deeply impactful.

Heartfelt Thanks to Our Volunteers

A special note of gratitude to Jack Stewart and Pierina Amesquita Vallenas, whose tireless efforts and countless hours of volunteering were pivotal in bringing this event to fruition. Your dedication and passion for community and cultural understanding have truly made a difference, and we are immensely thankful for your contributions.

Celebrating Local Expertise

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Heather Fraser for sharing her extensive nature knowledge with all of us. Heather, your expertise is a treasure to our community, and we believe that newcomers will gain tremendous knowledge from your insights about the nature that envelops us. Your ability to share the wonders and intricacies of our natural world enriches our understanding and appreciation of the environment we inhabit.


At Moncton Cares, we believe in the power of community, collaboration, and shared knowledge. This event was a beautiful amalgamation of all these elements, and we are inspired by the connections and understandings that were forged during this unique scavenger hunt. As we move forward, we carry with us the stories of the past, the innovations of the present, and the hope of a future where every member of our community feels seen, heard, and valued.

Join Us in Our Journey

We invite you to be a part of our ongoing journey towards creating a community that cares, understands, and celebrates its rich, multifaceted history. Together, let’s continue to weave a tapestry that honors our past, celebrates our present, and looks forward to a future built on understanding, respect, and shared experiences.

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