Amazing Race to the Family Picnic

Get your team of 4-6 people together and race your way to the 7th Annual Family Picnic while completing fun challenges along the way to qualify for amazing prizes all while raising money to support vital programs and services for vulnerable seniors and veterans in the DTES.

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(*all donations receive a tax receipt)

FUN-raisers

Shootingstars

Coffee Crew

Livin’ on a Prayer

Ferraris

Team A

Edelman

Manning Elliott

Amazing G-RACE

Fast Like T-Rex

TnT

Maven

Fantastic Five

Proverbs 28:1

What is the Amazing Race to the Family Picnic?

The Amazing Race to the Family Picnic is a fun fundraising initiative that gets you out competing against other teams in a scavenger hunt style race for awesome prizes all while supporting a good cause.

You will race through Railtown, Gastown and Coal Harbour collecting clues to get to your next secret check-point and complete challenges for points along the way. The race will end with your final challenge at the 7th Annual Family Picnic, where you will join everyone for a BBQ lunch provided by Earls Restaurant, live music, lawn games and lots of fun!

What are the two different races?

We have created two races to accommodate all different kinds of competitors:

The Amazing Race:
  • 10am – 12pm
  • Approximately 6.5km of walking (no running required)
  • $30 entry fee (children under 10 are free)
  • Starts at Whole Way House
  • 3 secret check-points before arriving at the Family Picnic in Stanley Park
  • Complete challenges for points using the free Outback Team Building & Training app along the way
  • Eligible to win in all prize levels
The Amazing Race Mini:
  • 11am – 12pm
  • Appropriate for families with small children or those wishing to do a shorter version
  • $30 entry fee (children under 10 are free)
  • Approximately 3.5km of walking (no running required)
  • Starts at the Westin Bayshore
  • Ends at the Family Picnic Prospect Point in Stanley Park
  • Complete challenges for points using the free Outback Team Building & Training app along the way
  • Eligible to win Prize Level 1

What does my entry fee cover?

Your $30 entry fee will cover:

  • Race entry
  • Race t-shirt
  • Entry to the Family Picnic with a BBQ Lunch by Earls
  • 2 additional complimentary passes to the Family Picnic with a BBQ Lunch by Earls per racer

*Please note you will not receive a tax receipt for your entry fee. However, all additional donations will receive a tax receipt.

*Children under 10 are free and do not count as racers – however if they would like a t-shirt, please request one for $15.

What does a Team Captain do?

Team Captains will:

 

  • Recruit team members (4-6 total)
  • Fill in the team form
  • Collect and pay teammates entry fee ($30/person)
  • Be super awesome and get everyone excited to compete

Don’t have a team yet? No worries, you can still sign up and recruit as you go!

How do I fundraise?

Your team can set it’s fundraising goal (every little bit helps) and then you will be given your own fundraising page, including all the information about our charity and the event that you’re competing in. All you have to do is share it with your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours… whoever you’d like.

We encourage you to use social media, emails and even smoke signals if that’s your thing. Go ahead and shout it from the rooftops that you will be competing to support a good cause in your community.

We will also provide a printable pdf pledge sheet for those of you who are old school or have kids who would like to be involved!

There will be 3 tiers of fundraising for your team to aim towards:

Prize level 1 = $500 -> $1000 

Prize level 2 = $1000 -> $3000 

Prize level 3 = $3000 + 

We will be announcing the prizes as we go, but they will be AWESOME!

All donors will receive a tax receipt. Your donors can also join you at the Family Picnic as your complimentary guests – just tell them to bring their receipt as their complimentary pass at the park!

Where will the funds go?

Great question!

Since all of our staff and administration is funded by BC Housing, all of your donations will go directly towards our community building programs and support services for vulnerable seniors and veterans who are at risk of homelessness in the Downtown Eastside.

This means they will have access to programs like:

  • Family Dinner
  • Super Smoothies
  • Medical appointment transportation and accompaniment
  • Safe Bank Trips
  • Morning Coffee
  • Birthday Parties
  • Special Outings
  • Budgeting and Planning services

And so much more! Whole Way House is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment where we can build meaningful relationships and a community that instills worthvalue and dignity.

Join us on Saturday, July 13 at Prospect Point in Stanley Park for a relaxing day of delicious BBQ prepared by Earls Restaurants, live music, lawn games and lots of fun!

Tickets are by donation – and if you’ve made a donation to an Amazing Race team, you’re in! Your donations will directly support our community programs and tenant support services like:

  • Family Dinner
  • Super Smoothies
  • Assistance with Medical Appointments
  • Free Haircuts
  • Morning Coffee
  • Workshops & Counselling
  • Safe Bank Trips… and more.

A huge thank you to Hundredfold Productions for our amazing video.

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