Past Hunts

Winning Diamonds

Ever since I was six years old and found a dollar bill on the side walk I was into treasure hunting.

I used to enter every prize draw and contest with the local radio station. The first major treasure hunt that I won was when I was in first year college. It was the CFUN Birks $5,000 diamond ring. My mom was always getting down on me for spending so much time listening to the radio trying to win something. She used to say, "Why are you wasting your time – you will never win!" After listening for 27 days and gathering 78 clues, I called in at 8:30 in the morning. The DJ answered, asked my name and said "So Ron, where do you think our diamond ring is located?" I said, "It is under the gas pedal of bus number 9933." He asked me to repeat my answer, which I did. He said "Ron you are absolutely correct, you have won our $5,000 CFUN Birks Diamond ring!" My mom screamed and began to laugh hysterically.

I had done what my mom thought to be impossible. I sold the stone out of the ring and used the money to pay for my college tuition. I had my moms' birth stone put into the setting and gave it to her for Christmas. After that, she always believed me that if I set my mind to something that I would make it happen.