On Sunday August 11th, get out your bikes and compete in Causeway’s first-ever scavenger hunt by bike! Venture out on your own or as part of a team with your friends and decipher a series of clues that will take you around the city for your chance to win great prizes, spend quality time with your friends and make a difference in someone’s life! Test your knowledge to solve each clue, share pics of your journey on Instagram and Twitter, and flood the streets of Ottawa with bikes. The best part is that all proceeds go towards supporting people who have barriers to employment like mental illness, disability, poverty, and homelessness, to find meaningful and lasting employment.
3 Awesome Prizes:
1st Place Grand Prize – awarded to the team or individual with the most points: $500
Top Fundraising Group: 4 Brew Donkey Brewery Tour Tickets
Top Fundraising Individual: TBA
To participate, purchase your $20 event ticket through Eventbrite and commit to raising at least $50 per person for Causeway. Your registration includes a day jam-packed of cycling, clue-solving fun and comes with a free BBQ lunch and snacks at Causeway on the event day. Raising at least $50 for Causeway makes you eligible for prizes. All donations support individuals who have barriers to employment, such as a mental illness or disability, in finding meaningful and rewarding work.
SCAVENGER HUNT DETAILS:
At 7pm the night before the hunt, you will receive an email that includes all scavenger hunt clues. This gives you a chance to decipher each clue and plan your bike route around the city.
The official start time of the scavenger hunt is at 9am on Sunday August 11th and you will have until 2pm to reach as many destinations as possible. Choose your own start point and visit the scavenger hunt locations in whatever order you like! At each stop, you must take a photo and post it on Twitter or a public Instagram account using the hashtag #CausewayBike and tagging @CausewayWork (Twitter)/@CausewayWorkCentre (Instagram).
Stops can include local businesses, parks, tourist attractions, and landmarks. Certain stops are worth more points than others, which will be indicated on the scavenger hunt list. Some stops will also have optional activities that can be completed for extra points. The team or individual with the most points by 2pm wins our 1st place grand prize of $500! We will announce the winners of our grand prize and top fundraiser prize on Causeway’s social media channels on Monday August 12th and email the winning team/individual.
- Only bike wheels, not automobiles – you must have at least 1 bike visible in your photos to count.
- There is no applause for those who break the laws – you must follow the rules of the road while cycling around the city.
- Those that play together, stay together – if you are on a team, you must stick with your teammates! The majority of your team must be visible in each photo.