#Detecting4Charity Tag | The Ring Finders

20180813 Visiting Family in Ontario Man loses tungsten wedding band in the waters of Georgian Bay, Ontario

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

I received a Facebook message from a City of Brampton co-worker Jayne L that her Vancouver, British Columbia Cousin Joel W was in town visiting Family back in Ontario. The Family gathered at their Mother’s home in The Blue Mountains, Thornbury, Ontario.

Joel and the Family were having a great time. He was out in Georgian Bay on the paddle board when he suddenly fell off. Joel watched his tungsten wedding fall off his finger to the depths below approximately 350′ from shore.

A few weeks passed and Jayne and her Mother (Carolyne’s Sister) were up visiting her Aunt Carolyne, (Joel’s Mother). Aunt Carolyne told them what happened to Joel’s wedding band. Jayne immediately advised her Aunt about her co-worker Alison that is registered with The Ring Finders and does land and water ring searches. Jayne left me that message to contact her Aunt ASAP.

I called Carolyne the next morning and made arrangement to be at her location in a few hours after getting my scuba tanks filled in Parry Sound.

Here’s a link to the video *****  https://youtu.be/cTHhkm4icp0

 

The underwater scuba detecting ring recovery took approximately 50 minutes. Much to the astonishment of Carolyne it was pure joy as that day August 13th was Joel & Victoria 7th wedding Anniversary!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. #OutOfTheDogHouse

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Contact me if you require my services for lost ring(s), keys, cell phone etc. On LAND, FIELDS, BEACH, AND WATER!

I charge to go out to cover my expenses, flat rate plus milage for scuba gear, when I find your item I ask the client to “PAY IT FORWARD” by making an immediate on-line donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which I snowmobile for. I am passionate about my metal/scuba detecting hobby <3

If you care to make a donation, please follow this link https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?EventID=234523&LangPref=en-CA&RegistrationID=4105344#&panel1-1

 

 

  

20180705 Farlain Lake, Tiny, Penetang, Ontario Man lost 18k white gold latched wedding band in lake

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

I received a message from Laura M whom was visiting here Family cottage on Farlain Lake, Penetang, Ontario. Here Husband and 2 Sons were visiting the Family and were flying home to Calgary, Alberta soon. She asked if I was able to locate in 8′ waters with a murky bottom. I quickly replied I could and was available immediately after work.

Severe thunderstorms had rolled in Ontario that afternoon. I had just finished another ring find in the water and the rain came down. I arrived at the cottage, met the Family and brought all the gear down to the bottom. Turns out her Brother-in-Law lost his gold wedding band over 10 years ago as well.

I had sent a message earlier in the day to mark the location with a rock and floating jug to cut down the area to search. The thunder and lightening started so we waited it out for about 10 minutes…and proceeded to gear up. I also brought a magnet for the kids to try magnet fishing….they loved it!

WOW, it was a very silty bottom with 6-8″ of muck so hard to keep a good grid pattern direction. Just over an hour later…..my trusty Minelab Excalibur 2 toned off with a sweet crisp tone. BINGO BANGO!!! There is was!!

Here is a link to the video

https://youtu.be/3WZjtNf9XAQ

I started to look for the 2nd lost wedding band of the Brother-in-Law but the darkness was setting in! I’ll be back!! Very happy clients before they head home to Calgary, Alberta! Lovely Family!!

  

20180705 Tiny Penetang young man lost wedding band in water

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

I received a message from a young man Logan McD that I went to school with his Parents and they suggested he contact me to help find his lost his wedding band lost in waters of a private beach in Tiny Township (Penetang).

I headed up after work as severe thunderstorms were moving into the Ontario area. Met Logan at his Father-in-Laws home and quickly proceeded to the area. After 15 minutes…..my Minelab Excalibur 2 went off and had the ring in my sand scoop. Proceeded quickly back to shore and had to rush off to another water ring recovery a little further north.

Here’s a link to the video https://youtu.be/6QhsyWsryys

Grateful to Logan’s Parents my old High School Friends Sandy & Christy for the recommendation and Logan’s donations!!

  

20180704 Canada Day celebrations Husband of one month accidentally lost his wedding band Centennial Park, Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario Canada

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Received a message from Chantal that her Husband of one month lost his 14k gold wedding band in a grassy area of Centennial Park (Etobicoke) Toronto as they were celebrating ALL DAY for Canada Day!!

They had 20 people searching the areas where he was sitting and throwing a football.

I started a grid pattern but there was an absolutely INSANE amount of pull tabs and bottle caps…..after 3 hours BINGO I had a nice crisp tone on my Minelab Excalibur2….then I started the surprise video!! Priceless.

link to video https://youtu.be/eZWUkLUsswc

 

  

20180702 Newly engaged ring falls off from deck into 8′ deep waters with murky bottom! Penetang, Honey Harbour, Penetang, Cognashene Bay, Ontario, Canada

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Newly engaged Bride-to-be Keeanna was hanging out with great Friends at a cottage on Cognashene Bay in Penetang (Midland) area when her stunning 14k white gold 1.42k diamond engagement wedding band fell onto the dock and through a crack into the water below.

They had a neighbour who was a diver come over to try to find it but no luck. Lucky they googled and found The Ring Finders and contacted me.

I met her Parents Michele & Jaimie G and the Penetang Bay for boat pick up. What great people….the winds and waves were fierce for a 15-20 minute boat ride. Geared up and jumped in. I had already arranged with the parents for a video for the surprise (below link)

Link to video https://youtu.be/ALT455uV-ew

The depth was about 8-9′ but the bottom was mushy & murky….I used the “Scuba Tector” to start as they mentioned is was pretty clean bottom. After pulling some coins, nails, a lead weight, Justin’s West Jet name tag LOL, out I thought best I pop up and grab my Minelab Excalibur2….2nd tone BINGO BANGO!!! and the surprise begins…..

Wishing Keeanna & Mike a very happy wedding June 2019!! AWESOME CLIENTS XO

 

20180701 Canada Day lost wedding band at Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Received an email through the ring finders late evening on Canada Day that Aneta & Tom had been building sand castles and throwing a little football around the waters of Wasaga Beach. The Wasaga Beaches are 14kms of fresh water beaches 1 through 6.

I met them there after being in the water at Wasaga Beach #1 for approximately 11 hours with the Minelab Excalibur2 and my T-rex sand scoop.

We walked aways to the location of the sand castles area where they were sitting. I widened my grid area and then decided to head into the water. Aneta went back to my truck for my headlamp to make the search easier. My first target about mid calf deep was Tom’s 14k white golf wedding band approximately 30′ from shore!! So as I normally do….I waited till she arrived back, started a video and proceeded back out to retrieve it….that was a quick one. A very happy couple as the wedding band is very sentimental. The couple graciously sent in a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Found!!

Here’s the late night video…

 

 

 

 

 

20180626 Wedding ring lost prior to wedding ceremony Richmond Hill Country Club, Ontario, Canada

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Received a text message from Jing & Mark S for a request to assist to find a custom platinum wedding band that was unfortunately lost prior to the wedding ceremony of his best Friend of 23 years. Mark was the Best Man at a wedding ceremony on the lovely ground of the Richmond Hill Country Club. Mark had written explicit details of the days events leading up to the wedding ceremony. This was key in retracing there steps and actions. Prior to the actual wedding ceremony, the photography asked all the wedding party to remove any items such as phones from the pockets. Mark had removed both the Bride’s and Grooms custom wedding bands crafted in China from the jewellers boxes. Mark felt that a number of times he removed his cell phone from his jacket pocket and at those locations the wedding band could likely be at any one of the spots.

We proceeded down the pathway in which the wedding parties travels in golf cart, up over a bridge and then onto a open grass area where the photo’s had taken place. I used my trusty Minelab Excalibur 2 on land and that amazing tone of platinum on “discrimination” makes my detector SING!! Within 5 on the open grass area that wonderful tone sounded off!! I spotted the very small sized platinum wedding band, threw done my machine (gently of course) and raised my arms. Mark & Jing thought I was upset with them as they were standing on either side of the area as I was using them for my grid markers. Both kept moving about. I then started recording for the ‘surprise’.

Here’s the video for the return

The “Best Man” came through for his Best Friend the Groom and his new Wife!!

  

20180619 LOST TRUCK/TRACTOR KEYS CUTTING GRASS! Erin, Ontario Canada

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Erin, Ontario, Canada

Received a text message from Ron from Erin that another incredible “The Ring Finders” team Steve Zmd recommended me to assist in finding lost truck & tractor keys in my own town!!

Ron was on his lawn tractor cutting 2 acres of grass. He was rushing to finish the grass before dark. After he finished cutting the grass he reached into his pocket and his truck & tractor keys where gone. He searched his property and could not locate them. Lucky he had a back up set of keys to his truck.

I decided to grid the outer portions of the 2 acres using my Minelab Excalibur 2 on ‘pinpoint/all metal mode’. With-in 40 minutes and many darn mosquito bites….I LOCATED THEM!!

He’s one happy camper as it’s pricey to purchase a new set of keys!! Thank you Steve Zmd for the recommendation AGAIN XO

Here’s a link to the video!!

 

 

  

20180204 The Ring Finder’s ALISON WALKER wins the “Kelly Shires Award” 2018

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

For the last 11 years I have been a participant in the “Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation Snow Run”. February 4th, 2018 was the 19th Annual Snow Run event. Woman only snowmobiling ride raising much needed donations for this amazing Charity.

Every year I try to think up ways to raise donations to out due my previous years fundraising attempts without asking my dear Friends, Family and Co-Workers every year…

 

You see…here’s a little bit about the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation….

The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation was established to help women/men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. There are many unforeseen expenses they may face, and which their health insurance program may not cover.

Our mission is to provide financial assistance to women/men in these situations in order to make their fight with cancer a little less challenging.

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer and need our assistance please go to www.kellyshiresfoundation.org and find out more on how we can help you. Our policy and application for financial assistance can be found under the heading “Need Financial Assistance”. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at info@breastcancersnowrun.org

I try my very best….but in 2017 and 2018 I resorted to my metal detecting skills and decided that through my “The Ring Finders” call outs….I’ll use my PASSION & SKILLS for metal detecting and make my “CLIENTS” …PAY-IT-FORWARD!! I ask for my call-out feed to cover my fuel and a meal…then when I recover the clients lost item…I ask them to “PAY-IT-FORWARD” by making a donation through my fundraising page to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation.

I really was blown away as you see my this video (as I was doing a live broadcast) that I won this incredible “Kelly Shires Award” for the most INNOVATED WAY OF RAISING DONATIONS FOR THIS CHARITY!!! Out of the $3,600 donations (my highest amount fund raising in the last 11 years participation) I RAISED $2,600 DIRECTLY THROUGH MY RING FINDERS CLIENTS!!! S-T-O-K-E-D & HONOURED I WAS!! In 2017 I raised $1,850 dollars metal detecting.

Here is the link to the video for the award! I was truly in shock but very honoured;

So…I am heading into my 11th year in participating at the 20th annual KELLY SHIRES BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION!! and again…will be insisting my RING FINDER CLIENTS to “PAY-IT-FORWARD”!!

 

20180207 Oakville, Ontario Lost 14k gold wedding band in snow FOUND

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

2018-02-07 Oakville, Ontario

I received a text message from a fellow sled head Mark B to let me know his neighbour lost his 14k gold wedding band somewhere in the snow and to call him right away.

I call Tony H immediately. He advised that he was shovelling the snow and also walked down the road. He advised that the snow plow had just gone by. It was -7C and within 20 minutes of speaking to Tony H and headed down to Oakville.

As the story goes, Tony took off his gloves and within 5 minutes realized his wedding band came off. I started to grid search the driveway. Tony felt it could have been on the roadway so I continued onto the roadway. After 40 minutes I was drawn back to the driveway as the more questions I asked I felt he lost it when he took off his gloves. Within 5 minutes and 2′ off the driveway in 1′ of snow….BAM! Had a great tone on my Minelab Excalibur 2!! Tony was a great sport and very happy not to sleep outside in the dog house in the frigid temperatures!

Here’s a little video