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Mystery on Main Street Provides Opportunity to Test New Volunteer App

mystery-on-mainstreetHIGH RIVER, AB: At the October 24 regular meeting of council, Our High River presented a delegation on a project that will cultivate community connectivity and volunteerism through the use of their new app.

“The app launched Monday and is designed to match volunteers and prospective volunteers with opportunities that exist in the community,” says Caitland Asmundson, community support worker for the Town. “The app will also be used during the ‘Mystery on Mainstreet’ community scavenger hunt on Saturday, November 5.”

The app was created in partnership with PWGSC, Field Innovation Team, and RallyEngine and is intended to be used as a community engagement tool for the residents of High River. It will be tailored for the community’s needs and used to support community prosperity, volunteerism and connectedness within High River.

The app is a smartphone based communication system now available on iOS and Android, with the Blackberry 10 app to follow in the coming days. *Please note the activation code is: our high river.*

our-high-river-app-on-cell-phonesAnyone interested in downloading the app and participating in the scavenger hunt event is welcome to register at http://mystery.ourhighriver.com/ – instructions will also be available to explain how to access the app from each device app store.

Registered teams will meet at 9 a.m. on November 5 at the Centennial Stage in George Lane Park and begin to receive mysterious updates and hidden clues through the Our High River app in order to solve the mystery. For updates and information, please follow Our High River on Facebook and Twitter.

“This is going to be a really fun event and we hope to see a lot of people participating to help us solve the mystery,” adds Asmundson. “Please come out and join your neighbours, the Mayor and some surprise celebrity guests!”

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