#PinkPowerAlly Tag | The Ring Finders

Set of keys lost in a heavy snowfall in Caledon, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Ontario recently had a heavy rain, high winds, followed up by a heavy snowfall.

I had a call from Tony in Caledon who lost a set of keys in the snow somewhere in his driveway.

Tony had fallen in a number of locations because there was ice below 12 inches of snow.

I grid searched the first location, then the second and onto the third with no luck. We circled back to the second location and I widened my grid area. Within a few minutes I had a multi tone hit on my detector, spotted a portion of the keys and proceeded to surprise Tony!

Check out the video of this recovery;

Tony was very happy to get his guys back!

Thank you very much for your donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! My best fundraising year! Thank you!

 

iPhone 13 lost after massive snowstorm in Mississauga, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Zaib was out with her Brother after a massive snow storm moved through the Ontario region recently. Mississauga was hit hard dropping 30-45cms in the region.

There was a little after shoveling horseplay going on and Zaib had her phone in the open sweatpants pocket. After return inside, she realized her iPhone 13 was missing!

They immediately went back outside to check around with no luck. 3’ to 6’ snowbanks it could be anywhere.

Zaib’s Mother luckily had taken video, which they reviewed and spotted her cell phone in the pocket but not after the horseplay!

Zaib rented a metal detector which turned out to be a pipe detection unit of some sort which they were unsuccessful.

After 2 days of searching they called me back to help out. After going over most of the area, I moved back to where Zaid fell into the snow and her Brother trying to lift her out. We then reviewed the video and 5 minutes later I heard “the tone”…. Then the set up surprise “I hit my shin” and “did you look under the gap over there?” as I winked to Zaib’s Sister!!

Here’s the video of this cell phone recovery;

Thank you Zaib for calling upon me after fellow RingFinder James could not attend but recommended me!! As well, thank you Zaib for your donation to The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! She will receive a tax receipt!

if you would like to make a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation, here is the link;

➡️➡️➡️ https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/fundraising/346100/participant/4882857/en-CA ⬅️⬅️⬅️

Thank you!!!

 

Keys, car fob and work fob lost shoveling snow in Mississauga, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Preeti was out with Family and neighbours shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. She had her car key fob, work fob and house keys on a lanyard in her side coat pocket!

After moving her vehicle a couple of times then finishing snow shoveling she realized the keys and lanyard were no longer in her pocket!

Luckily it took about 5 minutes to locate! One happy young lady!!

Here’s the video from the recovery!!

She’ll be making a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation shortly!

#mississauga #cityofmississauga #lostkeys #lostkeysinsnow #snow #snowshoveling #fundraising #charity #breastcancer

Young newlywed lost his wedding band cleaning snow off car Brampton, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

I received a text from a manager of a recreation complex that he was cleaning the snow off his car knocked his hand on something. Next thing he noticed his 2 month old cobalt wedding ring was missing!

I new right away that it was a colleague at my work place! I messaged him back if he was a COB employee 😂 after that exchanged he called me and we had a bit of a laugh over it!

I met him bright and early the next day. Unfortunately, the area still had snow and ice but the worse was that the area was rebar encased concrete parking pad/walking area. I had my work cut out for me. Gave it 4 1/2 hours, I lowered my sensitivity to 2 but only had my 15” coil with me. I called it quits and decided to go back the following day on my lunch hours.

Well, 4 minutes into my 2nd attempt with my small coil and decided to check the snow piles / iced areas that were still present. I had a solid 9/10!! As I kicked the snow away, out popped the iced up shinny cobalt wedding band!!! WHAHOOOO!!

Now to surprise Antony!!!

As I was heading back into the building to surprise Antony… he walked out to check on the status. I pretended that an emergency call came in for a street light pole down. Then I pulled out his beautiful shinny cobalt wedding band!! His reaction was priceless!! Antony was so grateful to receive his 2 month old wedding band back. He was dreading telling his telling his Wife!

Check out my YouTube video for this recovery;

Thank you Antony for your donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as I don’t take the reward for finding the lost item! Instead, I have the clients pay-it-forward with a donation! He receives a tax receipt.

I will be riding a snowmobile in honour of his dear Friend Rachel who passed away from breast cancer far too young!

BREAST CANCER DISCRIMINATES NO ONE!! Early diagnosis saves lives!

Custom engagement / wedding band lost in couch in Brampton, Ontario

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Manu lost her custom engagement / wedding band back in August 2021.

She had a girlfriend over and while she was sitting on her couch she was fiddling with her ring. She saw the ring fall through in between the leather cushions.

She and many others Family member try to find her ring but with no luck.

She recently called me back since August communication and made arrangements for me to swing by after work.

I brought along my Stanley Tools endoscope which has a high definition camera and light on the end of the scope.

I took about 5 minutes to locate her beautiful custom designed ring under and around a lower fabric piece in the middle cushion!

Check out the video on this ring recovery!!

She was so very happy that I was able to recover and return her beautiful ring!

Thank you Manu for your very generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast cancer Foundation. She receives an income tax receipt for her donation!

  

So happy I could help this lovely couple out!

#lostring
#ontarioringfinders
#brampton #cityofbrampton
#pinkpowerally #treasurehunter
#theringfindersdotcom
#stanleytools #endoscope
#detecting4charity #payingitforward
#couch #lostincouch

Massive gold ring lost in custom pond in Hockley Valley, Mono, Dufferin County, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Yolanda from Hamilton was on a day out swimming with Friends at a very lovely private swimming pond in Hockley Valley, Mono in the gorgeous Dufferin County area!

Yolanda was recently given a white/yellow gold ring with a center sapphire surrounded by diamonds custom made from her Brother just 3 weeks prior. There is a huge sentimental reason she was extremely upset at accidentally losing this beautiful ring!

I was advised it was a sandy bottom over 10’ depth. It was certainly not a sandy bottom as the bottom was covered in a white dry type weed vegetation which was 2’ to 4’ high. There was incredible fish in the pond as my Minelab Excalibur2 underwater metal detector always seems to draw in the fish to investigate me ☺️ I love It! I was also not able to use my underwater circular gridding tool as it seemed the bottom underneath was concrete.

After 20 minutes, I circled back to ask Yolanda to walk around the pond for a different perspective to give me a closer location to where the ring came off. I headed back out and within 5 minutes, I luckily heard that wonderful tone on the Excalibur2! BINGO! Then the SURPRISE!!

Check out the video of this ring recovery;

It’s a shame that this individual did not make a reasonable donation the the KSBCF charity. Lots of excises. I forgive you. Someone else stepped up to the plate and made-it-right! As his Sister is a breast cancer survivor. I was at a loss for words of his incredible gesture.

My “pay-It-forward” campaign Is my reward. Clients are to donate between 10-20% of the value of the item or more if they choose. They in-turn receive a tax receipt! Forgiven and forgotten! ONTO THE NEXT!

  

#HockleyValley #Mono #dufferincounty #ontarioringfinders #pinkpowerally #treasurehunter #lostring #Divedetecting #detecing4charity

 

18k Gold wedding band lost cleaning up leaves in Guelph, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Paul and his Wife were completing yard work this past weekend at their home in Guelph, Ontario.

Later in the day after most of the work was completed, Paul got into his vehicle and noticed his wedding band was not on his ring finger.

I headed out with my Minelab Equinox800 multi frequency metal detected. Started to grid search near the fence line. Back tracked the back yard. Then into the side yard we’re 8+ bags of leaves had been packed in.

Four to six feet away I had a solid double tone of 18 on the Nox and knew immediately I located the ring.

I called Paul and his wife over as and his Wife of 36 years if she would like to put his wedding band back on his fingers!! Paul had recently lost weight and his wedding band was extremely loose!!

Check out the video of this 18k gold wedding recovery and return;

They were very happy to get this sentimental wedding band back to were it belongs!!

Paul will be making a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as part of my “pay-it-forward” program. In turn, Paul will receive and tax receipt!

Thank you Paul for entrusting me with helping you recover and return your lost wedding band!!

#guelph #WellingtonCounty #lostring #fallleaves #cleaningupleaves #ontarioringfinders #pinkpowerally #charity #breastcancer #charitydonations #TheRingFindersDotCom #payingitforward

Lost Diamond earring on a farm in Belfountain, Caledon, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Angela was out completing farm duties on a beautiful day in a lovely area of Caledon in the quaint village of Belfountain.

Angela and her good Friend Sarah are both horse owners and I’ve know them for a while now. They were loading the horses and the donkeys during the into a trailer throughout the day to head off to their winter digs. Eddie the donkey was not wanting any part of getting on the trailer and had to go for a walk-a-bout with Angela to relax.

Later that day, Angela realized one of her her diamond earrings was missing. Sarah immediately called me for help as she knew I was a metal detectorista and a proud member of the global organization called TheRingFindersDotCom. I had helped another one of Sarah’s Friends successfully recover and return two stainless steel throwing knives lost on his property!

I proceeded immediately after work to Angela’s home and discussed her path throughout the day on her farm. I was in for the very difficult task because any lost small earring or small linked chain is extremely hard to find with a metal detector because there is so little material. It is absolutely a needle in the haystack! I did however call upon a Minelab metal Detexperts and fellow RingFinders Laurie and Eric for advise on my metal detector settings! Park 2 mode and 40 hertz! BINGO! I was able to detect the other earring in Angela’s possession!!! I had hope!

First evening I attempted to check around to south end of the small barn and then looked inside were some equipment was. The evening turned dss asap and cold. My headlamp was helpful but Angela invited me in for a hot drink and dinner! We called it a night! She really felt there was no luck to find it.

On the second day in the late afternoon I proceeded to check in the chicken coop area then the other half of the small barn. I then proceeded continuing my grid search pattern into the laneway where they were loading of the horses and donkeys took place.

Within 20 minutes I had a strong tone and I was completely shocked and amazed that I spotted under a half inch of dirt the beautiful diamond earring was there. I truly was in disbelief as I knew this task was a tremendous challenge.

Angela since returned and was awaiting her husband Ariel to come home. I didn’t let on to Angel that I found the earring and was now looking for the earring screw back!

I was trying to think of ways on how to surprise her and her husband! I then was invited in to warm up as well the offer of another lovely dinner. I then asked Angela to do a starting video for the RingFinders blog for good luck and finally this was the golden opportunity to recorder the surprise!!

NAILED IT!! And check out my YouTube video!!

I have a “Pay-it-forward” program for recovering and returning clients item(s)! I usually have a reasonable call out fee which I waived. The reward for finding the clients item instead of me receiving a reward, is my request for the client to make an immediate donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!! The client then receives a tax receipt for the donation! We ALL WIN!!

I was absolutely HUMBLED with Angela’s incredible OVER-THE-TOP donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!! Angela is my top donator in the 13 years of my participation and charity fundraising for the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!!! I was completely humbled and felt my services were truly appreciated!! This is by far my best fundraising year for this incredible foundation!!

I can’t thank you enough Angel and Arial for your incredible donation!!! It was truly my extreme pleasure to help great Friends out!!

AMEN St. Anthony for answering my Prayer!

#theringfindersdotcom
#ontarioringfinders
#pinkpowerally #treasurehunter
#lostearring #lostdiamondearring
#Belfountain #caledon #regionofpeel
#detecting4charity

Expensive reading glasses took a swim off the dock into Otty Lake Perth, Ontario

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

I made a post on Facebook that I was looking for a spotter for a scuba dive ring recovery job in Otty Lake, Perth which is in Eastern Ontario.

Within a few hours one of my girlfriends called and said her Husband Mike saw my post!

It so happened that Patti was headed to the Family cottage on the weekend and go figure… on the SAME LAKE!! She also informed me that three weeks ago she lost her favourite Alexander MacQueen prescription reading glasses under or near the dock and no one could find than.

Patti then agreed to be my spotter and we set the date and time!

Patti was kind enough to make a post on the local Otty Lake page to see if anyone else needed assistance for lost items. Sure enough a message came in for yet another men’s wedding band lost in the water! Those two successful ring recoveries will be posted shortly as I’m still co-ordinating meeting up with the ring owners to return and grab some photos for the blog!

I brought along my trusty Minelab Excalibur2 underwater detector as my DIVE BLU3NEMO portable battery operated hookah systems! This unit has a ten foot hose, is light weight, easy to use and perfect for dock dive detecting!! (I’m an affiliate for DIVE BLU3 NEMO & the new NOMAD… contact me for more information)

Within five minutes and half way under the dock I came upon Patti’s reading glasses just sitting there!!

Check out the underwater video and surprise;

Patti was overjoyed to receive her favourite pair of reading glasses back!! But I was more grateful for Patti’s spotter and set up help for the other two ring recoveries!!

Thank you so very much Patti for your generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! I am on my way to break last years charity fundraising mark! Patti also received a tax receipt!! We all win!

#OttyLake #Perth #PerthOntario
#divedetecting #Hookahdetecting #lostglasses #pinkpowerally #ontarioringfinders #theringfindersdotcom

Expensive prescription Maui Jim sunglasses lost in Allen Lake, Harcourt Park, Haliburton, Ontario

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

A long time Rexdale Friend Andreas lost his valuable prescription Maui Jim sunglasses 3 weeks ago swimming in Allen Lake in Harcourt Park in beautiful Haliburton Highlands cottage country area! Stunning area all 4 seasons!

Metzy knew I was a registered metal/hookah/scuba dive detectorist with the global organization called www.TheRingFinders.com

I was in the area and made arrangements to help him out! I decided to use my BLU3 Nemo which is a portable hookah dive system with a 10 foot hose and operated with a lithium ion battery! It’s amazing piece of equipment which is only 12lbs! Makes for an easier application than full scuba gear as not to stir up the silt as long as I’m weighted correctly!

Metzy dropped anchor at the location he thought they were swimming. I started a grid search and looking for he previous anchor drop/drag marks. Five to ten minutes later I saw his beauty blue sunglasses!! He was off by 80’ or so but gridding covers the area properly!

Check out the video of the recovery;

Andreas pulled me over to the “Lake” Par-Tay sauna/BBQ floating flotilla! Lucky to warm up in the sauna and meet the Allen “Lake” pirates! ARRRH AWESOME!

Andreas is a happy camper again sporting his prescription Maui Jim’s!

 

#AllenLake
#HarcourtPark
#Haliburton
#HalliburtonHighlands
#diveblu3 #blu3nemo
#pinkpowerally #treasurehunter
#ontarioringfinders #theringfindersdotcom