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Quyon Lionettes hold 35th annual car rally

Connor Lalande
Quyon Oct. 14, 2023
The Quyon Lionettes roared back to action this past Saturday, hosting the 35th edition of their much-anticipated car rally.
In what is essentially a large scavenger hunt that takes participants on an odyssey of exploration throughout the region, the Quyon Lionette’s annual car rally draws in carloads of participants every year.
True to form, this year’s rally boasted 178, visibly excited participants. This years theme - much to the enjoyment of the events many festive participants – was Candyland.
The event began on Saturday morning, with carloads of participants showing up at the Quyon Community Centre to register. From there, those competing took to their cars to look for clues and solve questions to gain points.
With the scavenger hunt portion of the event completed, participants returned to the Quyon Community Centre where a winner was announced, and a spaghetti supper served.
Event organizer and Quyon Lionettes member Joan Belsher attributed the enduring draw of the car rally to the fall colours and legacy of fun associated with the event.
“I think it’s the time of the year that has a lot to do with it,” said Belsher of the event’s appeal. “When they’re driving through the side roads, they get to take in the beautiful fall colours and everything. That’s a big part of it right there.”
“I also think they just have fun doing it. It’s a time for them to get together with friends and go out and do this for the day. It’s a social time for them,” said Belsher.
Mallory Peck, Jaret Peck, Kayla Morin and Keith Dubeau were the winners of this year’s rally, scoring 73 out of a total of 80 points.
As is tradition, the winners have agreed to help organize next year’s car rally.
Proceeds raised by the event were donated to the Quyon Sports and Recreational Committee for improvements to local recreational infrastructure, such as the ball field.

The winners of the 35th annual Quyon Lionettes car rally, left to right, Keith Dubeau, Kayla Morin, Jaret Peck, Mallory Peck.

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