Get ready to race in Waterdown

WhatsOn Apr 15, 2016 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

For those who dreamed of reality show fame and glory but never had the chance to go on TV, the Amazing Race is coming to Waterdown…well, a version of it anyway.

The inaugural community race will take place on Sat., April 23 and will be presented by the Yogashala.

“Since we’ve opened, we’ve always wanted to be part of all the community events and make our studio a place where it’s more community based,” said Lindsay Gordon, who co-owns the Dundas Street studio with Meagan Wright.

The pair decided the race would be a fun way to create some buzz about the business and also to get people out and about doing something different, while at the same time getting other businesses involved – 17 others, in fact.

“Each business is going to create a challenge and I told them, ‘Make it five to 10 minutes in length, make it something that represents your business,’” Gordon said.

For the race, which will start at 10 a.m. and is free, 30 teams of two or more will work their way around the area between Hamilton St. and Mill St., going into the various businesses and answering skill-testing questions that touch on the heritage aspect of the village.

Gordon said to expect questions on the history of certain areas or buildings and other physical or mental challenges in order to continue on to the next location.

“Each person will have a challenge checklist and each business will have clues that they’ll give to the participants,” she said.

Gordon said that each business will be a starting point, although the finishing line will be at True North Gallery on Griffin St.

“It’s kind of cool because it’s an art gallery and then we’ll be in there and then Bliss Kitchen will have some samples and some food at the end,” she said, referring to two of the other organizations involved.

Gordon said her goal as a business owner is to bring an inclusive vibe into her yoga space and said it’s all about having fun.

“We want people to come, feel comfortable, meet people, create a space where we can do fun things,” she said.

That is the way she plans on organizing the race. It is a family friendly event and is meant to foster healthy-competitions between friends and residents. There will be a few rules, however, regarding the clues. Technology is not allowed.

“No phones or no Googling.”

For those interested in registering for the race, email: yogabums@live.com.

Get ready to race in Waterdown

Downtown event aims to foster friendly competition amongst community members

WhatsOn Apr 15, 2016 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

For those who dreamed of reality show fame and glory but never had the chance to go on TV, the Amazing Race is coming to Waterdown…well, a version of it anyway.

The inaugural community race will take place on Sat., April 23 and will be presented by the Yogashala.

“Since we’ve opened, we’ve always wanted to be part of all the community events and make our studio a place where it’s more community based,” said Lindsay Gordon, who co-owns the Dundas Street studio with Meagan Wright.

The pair decided the race would be a fun way to create some buzz about the business and also to get people out and about doing something different, while at the same time getting other businesses involved – 17 others, in fact.

“Each business is going to create a challenge and I told them, ‘Make it five to 10 minutes in length, make it something that represents your business,’” Gordon said.

For the race, which will start at 10 a.m. and is free, 30 teams of two or more will work their way around the area between Hamilton St. and Mill St., going into the various businesses and answering skill-testing questions that touch on the heritage aspect of the village.

Gordon said to expect questions on the history of certain areas or buildings and other physical or mental challenges in order to continue on to the next location.

“Each person will have a challenge checklist and each business will have clues that they’ll give to the participants,” she said.

Gordon said that each business will be a starting point, although the finishing line will be at True North Gallery on Griffin St.

“It’s kind of cool because it’s an art gallery and then we’ll be in there and then Bliss Kitchen will have some samples and some food at the end,” she said, referring to two of the other organizations involved.

Gordon said her goal as a business owner is to bring an inclusive vibe into her yoga space and said it’s all about having fun.

“We want people to come, feel comfortable, meet people, create a space where we can do fun things,” she said.

That is the way she plans on organizing the race. It is a family friendly event and is meant to foster healthy-competitions between friends and residents. There will be a few rules, however, regarding the clues. Technology is not allowed.

“No phones or no Googling.”

For those interested in registering for the race, email: yogabums@live.com.

Get ready to race in Waterdown

Downtown event aims to foster friendly competition amongst community members

WhatsOn Apr 15, 2016 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

For those who dreamed of reality show fame and glory but never had the chance to go on TV, the Amazing Race is coming to Waterdown…well, a version of it anyway.

The inaugural community race will take place on Sat., April 23 and will be presented by the Yogashala.

“Since we’ve opened, we’ve always wanted to be part of all the community events and make our studio a place where it’s more community based,” said Lindsay Gordon, who co-owns the Dundas Street studio with Meagan Wright.

The pair decided the race would be a fun way to create some buzz about the business and also to get people out and about doing something different, while at the same time getting other businesses involved – 17 others, in fact.

“Each business is going to create a challenge and I told them, ‘Make it five to 10 minutes in length, make it something that represents your business,’” Gordon said.

For the race, which will start at 10 a.m. and is free, 30 teams of two or more will work their way around the area between Hamilton St. and Mill St., going into the various businesses and answering skill-testing questions that touch on the heritage aspect of the village.

Gordon said to expect questions on the history of certain areas or buildings and other physical or mental challenges in order to continue on to the next location.

“Each person will have a challenge checklist and each business will have clues that they’ll give to the participants,” she said.

Gordon said that each business will be a starting point, although the finishing line will be at True North Gallery on Griffin St.

“It’s kind of cool because it’s an art gallery and then we’ll be in there and then Bliss Kitchen will have some samples and some food at the end,” she said, referring to two of the other organizations involved.

Gordon said her goal as a business owner is to bring an inclusive vibe into her yoga space and said it’s all about having fun.

“We want people to come, feel comfortable, meet people, create a space where we can do fun things,” she said.

That is the way she plans on organizing the race. It is a family friendly event and is meant to foster healthy-competitions between friends and residents. There will be a few rules, however, regarding the clues. Technology is not allowed.

“No phones or no Googling.”

For those interested in registering for the race, email: yogabums@live.com.