Where's Waldo in Winnipeg?
In July 2023 McNally Robinson Booksellers will be partnering with Candlewick Press to run the month-long shop local campaign, Find Waldo Local, which we’re calling Where’s Waldo in Winnipeg?
What is it?
Find Waldo Local is a free, family-friendly scavenger hunt where Waldo-seekers (kids and families) visit participating organizations around Winnipeg collecting stamps / signatures wherever they find Waldo.
How Does it Work?
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Where’s Waldo in Winnipeg?” stamp card from any of the participating organizations (all participating organizations are listed on the card); with each Waldo they spot, they can get their card stamped or signed by the participating site. Waldo has also misplaced his glasses in McNally Robinson Booksellers for Kids (Grant Park), so eagle-eyed hunters can find those as well! Collecting store stamps or signatures will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing for Waldo books and paraphernalia.
How To Play
Where’s Waldo? In Winnipeg, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 11 local organizations throughout our community this July, and it’s your job to find him!
To start, you’ll need a stamp card/search list with all of the locations where Waldo is hiding. Stamp cards are available wherever Waldo can be found!
Visit as many places on your stamp card as you can and look for Waldo. Once you find him, bring the stamp card to a staff member/volunteer who will sign/stamp your card.
Collect as many stamps/signatures as you can by July 31st and be entered to win our grand prize draw! You can also post a picture of the Waldos you find on social media for extra entries! One picture per location and make sure to use the hashtags #FindWaldoLocal and #WheresWaldoinWinnipeg
*You can play as a team, but remember that prizes will be given to individual players.*
The scavenger hunt finishes on Monday, July 31st, but you’ll have until Friday August 4th to submit your stamp card. Stop by McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park (1120 Grant Avenue) or McNally Robinson Booksellers The Forks (213-1 Forks Market Road) to submit your card and enter the prize draw. Visit the cash desk, show your card and fill out your ballots.
Make sure to submit your stamp card by Friday, August 4!
Winnipeg Waldo Sites:
- McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park
- McNally Robinson Booksellers The Forks
- Manitoba Children’s Museum
- Manitoba Theatre for Young People
- Manitoba Museum
- Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
- Royal Winnipeg Ballet - Ballet in the Park
- Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre (The Forks)
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Winnipeg Fringe Festival - Kids Fringe
- Winnipeg Humane Society