2nd ANNUAL CHALLENGE OF THE BRAVE

APRIL 29th, 2023 9 am – 4 pm

THIS EVENT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT.

IS YOUR TEAM UP TO IT?

Parc des Bénévoles, Kirkland, QC (H9J 3Y4)

HAVE QUESTIONS? SCROLL DOWN TO THE “FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS” BELOW.

The Challenge of the Brave is based on the concept of the Amazing Race – with a few twists of our own. Our version is just as much fun but more impactful since all proceeds go directly to the Centre to help people with cancer live well.

 

Here’s how it will work: Teams are made up of four people, including a team leader and a driver (each team needs a car to participate). Teams will compete in 10 challenges at different locations in the West Island. Each location is an opportunity to earn points and clues to the next stop. There are no eliminations! The winning team will be crowned based on points earned at the stops, bonus points and time to complete the circuit.

 

Anyone over 18 can join – challenges will be at a level that anyone can achieve. So put together your team of friends, family or colleagues and join the fun! Each team member must pay a $25 registration fee, and each team must fundraise $1,000 to qualify. The day doesn’t stop after the race, as there will be raffle prizes, a DJ, and a BBQ open to the community waiting for the participants at the finish line!

WHY REGISTER A TEAM?

Challenge of the Brave is the perfect team-building event to inspire your team’s creativity and collaboration

  • Trying new things with your staff can generate good vibes among employees, which in turn benefits the business itself.
  • Fun activities help people see each other in a different light and allow them to connect in a different setting.
  • Team events cultivate communication and working better together and uncover hidden talents
  • Completing team challenges give people a sense of solidarity, builds trust and and helps form bonds and connections which fosters stronger work harmony.

Need more information? Contact Saundra Diardichuk :

(514) 695-9355 / saundra@wicwc.org

About Us and the Challenge of the Brave

EVENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Teresa Broccolini, Broccolini

Megan Clarke, CAE Inc.

Donna Coughlin

Larry Day, SITN Foundation

Anna Giampa, BDO Canada LLP

Natasha Lynn Gould, Inovia Capital

Annette Kopec Brawley, Surrey House Communications

Laurie Lincoln, Air Canada (retired)

Amanda Paas, Busy Mom of 3 

Domenico Zito, Kirkland Councilor

Tony Zinno, Zinno Zappitelli Architect

2023 EVENT SPONSORS

Not only do the proceeds go directly to the Centre and help people with cancer live well, the Challenge of the Brave is an amazing team-building event. Become a sponsor today and inspire your team’s creativity and collaboration.

2023 OUTLAST PARTNER

2023 OUTWIT PARTNERS

2023 RAFFLE PARTNER

2023 SERVICE PARTNERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I enter the Challenge?
Create a team of 4 of your besties, colleagues, or family members to join you. You’ll need a team captain and a team name. You then visit the registration page on our website, social media pages, or the email that you received via the Centre and enter all your individual information. There is a $25 registration fee per person when you start the registration process.

How athletic do I need to be to participate?
This is a test of wits, good humor, and patience more than athleticism. It’s not a running race, but you will need to be comfortable driving around town and exerting a little hustle in the 10 challenges. The entire course is within the limits of the West Island (Dorval to Senneville and Beaconsfield to Pierrefonds and all areas in between.

Will I know where I’m going?
You will NOT know the 10 locations or the 10 challenges ahead of time. At the starting line we will hand you your first location and once you are at the “right” pit stop a volunteer will inform you about the challenge that needs to be performed in an allotted time. The volunteer will then hand you your next destination in a sealed envelope. NO BRIBES ALLOWED 😉

What do I need?
You will need a car (full tank of gas) and an official driver’s license for the one(s) who will be your designated driver(s). Teams will also need to raise $1000 to qualify. A little bit of competitiveness and a sense of humor is also helpful!

How do we raise the $1000?
Each registrant will have their own fundraising page that is also linked to your team page. This is where you can collect online donations. WICWC provides an online fundraising platform when you register. With this platform, you will have the tools to send out emails to your family and friends.

How does a team win the Challenge?
The Challenge is based on a point system. The team that has the most points wins the Challenge. For example, there will be points for the team that fundraises the most, the team with the best costume, the team that finishes the challenges in the allotted times, and the team that shares the adventure on their social media pages while tagging the WICWC. NO team will be eliminated, everyone will cross the finish line.

Is there an age limit/requirement for participants?
Participants must be 18 years and older. the one driving must have a valid driver’s license and car insurance which will be presented at registration the day of the event.

Do I need to be a resident of the West Island?
NO! We welcome anyone who’s BRAVE enough!!!

Can my company match donations?
Absolutely! WICWC is registered with multiple matching platforms, and company matches can be counted as part of your team donations.

Will every team that enters be allowed to take the Challenge?
Our goal is to have 24 teams registered. If we go over, who cares, there is room for many!!!

If I’m sick, can I be replaced?
YES, we only ask that your replacement sign a waiver the day of the event at the registration booth.

Will you cancel if it’s raining?
NO, rain or shine, it’s still going to happen. We will BRAVE the weather 😊

Do we need to bring lunch?
NO, the WICWC will provide a lunch for you to take when you register you and your team the day of the event.

Will there be a celebration after the Challenge?
YES, there will be a ceremony after the last team arrives at the finish line. The WICWC will provide food, drinks and music. There will be a raffle with amazing prizes that you can participate in before and after the Challenge.

Can I invite my friends and family to the ceremony?
YES, we would love to have all friends and family at the finish line to cheer all the teams on and enjoy the celebrations.

What if I can’t do the Challenge, but still want to support the event?
There are many ways that you can support the event. 1 – Sponsorships 2 – donating raffle prizes 3 – Donations 4 – attending the ceremony after the Challenge 5 – sharing the event on social media.