Metal detecting
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This Saturday (May 19th, 2012), six cities across North America will be participating in a minelabbing event for National Metal Detecting Day. Yes, you read that right.

If you’re looking to try something new, Minelab and various metal detecting community groups are bringing this first-ever event to Canadians for free. Also held in Atlantic City, Anaheim, Chicago and other locations, Canada’s sole event will be held on Toronto’s sprawling Woodbine Beach, located in the city’s east end.

Whether you’re a metal-detecting enthusiast or have only thought about it in passing—or not at all—this is a great chance to score some training sessions and time with your own detector, free of charge. With no age limit, it’s something you can do with your kids or friends, depending on how competitive you want to get.

The “Beach Hunt” begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by a barbecue lunch and free prizes, making it a worthwhile afternoon, whether you turn up gold or garbage.

For more information, visit or call 1-888-949-6522.