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One day Calgary Transit treasure hunt in partnership with upcoming Art Market

Little paintings will be hidden inside CTrain station buildings and inside train cars in a one-day Calgary Transit scavenger hunt.

This endeavour is the latest in an effort to drive Calgary Transit ridership after the pandemic. Calgary Transit has either had their own promotion or partnered with Calgary organizations or events over the past year to help get ridership back on track.

Puppy cuddles, karaoke and even trivia along with event partnerships are some of the things Calgary Transit has done to reignite interest in public transit commutes.

This Saturday, Nov. 12 only, starting at 9 a.m., five Calgary Transit customers will be rewarded for their treasure-hunting skills with a $500 gift certificate, tote bags and four passes for the Art Market and Craft Sale. That show goes Nov. 17 to 20 at the Telus Convention Centre.

“It has an aspect of us encouraging people to try out transit outside of ordinary commute as the hunt is on a weekend,” said Stephen Tauro with Calgary Transit.

This one’s more of a partnership, Tauro said.

“People will likely take transit to the event as well, so it’s a good fit,” he said.

The Art Market will host more than 200 artisans from across Canada in the 36th anniversary of the show.

Along with the special transit promotion, the Art Market is giving back to the National accessArts Centre through a matching donation program up to $3,000.

Again, the event only goes Nov. 12 and is done once all the prizes are claimed. If a piece of art is found, follow the instructions to claim the treasure.