The Ashcroft Elementary P.A.C hosted “The Amazing Race – Families in Nature” event on Oct. 26. Sixteen teams of two travelled on foot all over Ashcroft completing challenges at various Pit Stops.
Teams had to:
– lead a goat through an obstacle course at Desert Hills; eat oysters and Hushum at Joan Henderson’s; know their bike safety at the RCMP station; learn to line dance with Shirlee Johnson; stack lumber at Irly; know their town history at the Museum; find a gold flake by gold panning in the River with Alf Trill; find three items worth $20-$25 (taxes included) at People Drug Mart; decorate a cupcake just like the sample at the Bakery; and don fireman gear, roll out hose and spray down a target at the Firehall.
Once teams completed all of their challenges, they raced back to the school where they enjoyed water, snacks and prizes. Teams were made up of groups of two friends, a parent and a child, brothers, and grandparent/grandchild.
Congratulations to “Brains and Braun” who finished first and to the team who took second (by just 30 seconds), “Country Girls.” Honourable mention to the first parent/child team, “Beyond Hope” who placed third.
Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses who made this event truly amazing and to all the participants who had fun! See you again next year!