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SROAMazing race back on the streets of Nelson Saturday

By Contributor
October 13th, 2014

Just as winter starts to creep in and take over everyone’s minds,the SROAMazing race — the most fun and community-focused event Kootenay region has ever seen  —  hits the streets of Nelson once again Saturday.

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management (SROAM) program has been working hard to bring this amazing, all-ages charity event back to Nelson for the fourth year in a row. 

Saturday (October 18), the old Extra Foods Building on 708 Vernon Street will be transformed into the event headquarters where participants meet up, show off their wacky attire and receive their first set of clues.

The participants will then navigate through the streets and shops downtown using checkpoints and a variety of clues while completing fun and interactive games and activities in their teams of four.

“This event affords us with a real opportunity to make a positive impact in the area,” said SROAM Student Eddy Learmont. “We are drawing from all that we have learned so far to create the best event possible, and cannot wait to share the results with the public on race day.”

With various sponsors from local businesses and the ski industry such as Helly Hansen, Whitewater, Village Ski Hut, Planks, Boom Town and many more, participants have the opportunity to win some really awesome gear and swag for the upcoming season.

Along with prizes for the first teams across the finish line, prizes are also allocated for best-costume, best dance off and prize tosses.

All of the funds raised from this event benefit the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society (AABBS) providing Avalanche Skills Training to youth in the Kootenay region.

This is an extremely important cause for the community considering Nelson and the surrounding area are well known for its world class out-of-bounds terrain.

The SROAM program feels it is crucial for the local population to provide these skills and courses to youth.

Registration is only $30 per team, and it is highly encouraged to pre-register Doors will open at noon for those last minute entries.

Teams have the chance to catch a quick snap in our photo booth and prepare them selves for the race to start at 1 p.m.

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