On June 9th, The Caring Place is hosting its own version of TV’s Amazing Race. The Amazing Adventure was born from The Caring Place staff members’ affection for the popular TV show. TheCaring Placestaff thought it would be unique to bring similar experience and adventure to Maple Ridge. Shared Public Relations Coordinator Amelia Norrie, “we wanted to produce an event that is different from the ‘usual suspect’ fundraisers and thought that the Amazing Adventure would fall in line well with what we’re raising money for this year, our Sonia’s Cradle camp program,” Norrie said.
The Amazing Adventure is geared to families with teenaged kids, businesses looking for team-building opportunities, youth groups, and people who want to get out into the outdoors and raise money for the cause.
A lot of Maple Ridge landmarks will be included in the event route with home-base being Memorial Peace Park, planted in the heart of downtown.
Proceeds from the Amazing Adventure are earmarked for The Salvation Army Caring Place Sonia’s Cradle program and specifically, youth camp. “We absorb about 30 per cent of the costs of sending our 70 campers to Camp Sunrise on the Sunshine Coast each year, and we’re hoping that this year, the Amazing Adventure can help to cover some of this deficit,” Norrie said.
The event is expected to draw about 100 participants and spectators, with between 30 and 40 volunteers donating their time and efforts.
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