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WESeniors Amazing Race & Challenge = #WESeniorsChallenge

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual WESeniors Amazing Race and Challenge August 24th & 25th, 2022!

We are partnering with our Friends of WSAC partners and other Edmonton businesses and organizations to once again create 2 days of fun for seniors here in the greater Edmonton area!  

In 2021, we hosted our first ever Race and it was a huge success.  Over 100 seniors were given passports and race maps so they could visit our partners across Edmonton and area!   The businesses had fun games, treats, and beverages for everyone who came to their place of business, our centre gave away over $500 in prizes and our participants loved it!  The coverage was fantastic with participants and businesses sharing their experiences with their family and friends on social media. We even had a tv crew follow one of the teams as they made their way around the city!

WHAT IS THE WESENIORS AMAZING RACE AND CHALLENGE

You will start at our centre.  We will give you an Amazing Race & Challenge Passport that will showcase all of the locations you can visit during your race.  Next, you will make your way through the passport, visiting our partners who will have some fun games and activities that we know you love to…old fashion games that you grew up playing!

  • tic tac toe,
  • pin the tail on the donkey,
  • bean bag toss,
  • lawn darts,
  • a fun photo booth and more!

           

       

TWO DAYS OF FUN – Choose 1 day OR participate both days…its up to you!

  • Day 1 – Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Day 2 – Thursday, August 25th, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.

PRIZES

Its not about who finishes the race the fastest…its all about earning points! 
The top 3 point earners will win some fantastic prizes!

  • 1ST PLACE = A gift basket valued at $200
  • 2ND PLACE = A gift basket valued at $100
  • 3RD PLACE = A gift basket valued at $50

PLUS
all 3 winners will receive a 2023 WSAC membership & a $50 WSAC gift card to use in our centre (classes, events, meal programs)

*** DOOR PRIZES – GOODIES & MORE ***

  • All of our sponsors will have a fun door prize up for grabs!
  • The more locations you visit = the more chances to win!
  • PLUS…treats, beverages, bling and more…each stop will have a little something for you!

Summer Wine Raffle

  • We will be selling tickets for our fundraiser for our centre…purchase your tickets to win our summer wine baskets.  Tickets will be available at our BBQ and the winner will be announced on August 26th.

Earn Points & Then Come Join Us For A Free BBQ!

  • EARN POINTS for each business that you visit in your Amazing Race Passport!
  • EARN POINTS WHEN YOU PARTICIPATE IN THEIR CHALLENGE – Each business will have an easy, fun game for you to play – Lawn darts, bean bag toss, mini golf, pin the tail on the donkey and more! Play and you have a chance to win event more points!
  • Your Amazing Race Passport will feature some of our favorite attractions here in Edmonton and area…our Legislature, the Muttart Conservatory, the Talus balls, and more!
  • Visit the attractions as you make your way through the Amazing Race and take a quick photo on your phone or ipad and you will earn EXTRA points along the way…its as easy as that!
  • Once you are done your amazing race, come by our centre and drop off your Amazing Race Passport so we can count up your points!
  • We will be hosting a FREE BBQ both days for all participants – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.!

HOW TO REGISTER!

  • The WESeniors Challenge is open to everyone aged 55+
  • You do not have to be a member of the Westend Seniors Activity Centre to participate – We are also encouraging them to tell a friend and help us spread the word!
  • Participation is FREE!

 

REGISTER IN PERSON – Visit our centre – 9629 176 Street Edmonton – Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Or complete the form below

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  • Once we have confirmed the number of participants we will finalize our passport locations and send all registrants an email confirming the details.

 

THE STARTING LINE & SIGNING IN

  • The Amazing Race starts Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00 a.m. at the Westend Seniors Activity Centre
  • You do not need to park and get out of your car…We will have a drive thru event where you can:
    • sign in so we know you are participating that day, and
    • we will give you your passport, maps, and BBQ tickets so you can head out on your adventure!
  • PLEASE NOTE:  If you are playing both days, you must check in both days.  This is so we know how many people are participating and we can plan for our BBQ!

PRIZES

  • If you create a team or have a partner, you will determine amongst yourselves how you will share the prizes, door prizes, etc.
  • Each business will have a door prize.  The business will do their draw at the end of the day and then will follow up with the winner directly.  You will need to pick up your door prize from the location.

 

PASSPORTS & POINTS

  • Each participant will receive their own passport.
  • If you are participating/travelling as a couple/family, we will still give each person their own passport so you can each participate in the challenges!

 

  • Each business will update your passport with the amount of points you earned.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure your passport is updated with the correct amount of points at each of the locations you visit.  WSAC will not intervene.  
  • All passports point pages must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. of the day you participated in the race.
  • If you are participating in BOTH days you do not need to turn in your passport on day 1…you will continue to use it on your 2nd day.
  • If you have taken photos during the Amazing Race (Step 2) and would like the points, you must email the photos to our centre at amazingrace@weseniors.ca.  Your deadline for submitting photos is midnight the evening of the day you participated in the race.

DETERMINING THE WINNERS

  • Winners of the Amazing Race & Challenge will be announced on Friday, September 2nd.  This is to allow WSAC staff to review all passports, review photos submitted (step 2) and calculate the total points for all participants to determine the top 3 winners.
  • You can participate both days and combine points you accumulate over 2 days.
  • The points have to be from different locations.  You cannot repeat a stop in the race.
  • If there is a tie, we will do a random draw to pick the winners.
  • All decisions are final.  We will work as a team to ensure we have identified the correct winners.

QUESTIONS?

  • Please email us at yunxuan@weseniors.ca
  • Visit our front desk – Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Call our centre – 780 483 1209 ext. 225
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