After Nine Years of Trying the Fireflies Capture
The Central Manitoba Tourism Amazing Race Title
After presenting team Frenzied Fireflies with the winners cheque, Tyler King, Chairperson of Central Manitoba Tourism stated; “the Central Manitoba Tourism Amazing Race is the best way to spend the September Long Weekend!”
The beautiful September Long weekend brought excited racers to Central Manitoba for another successful Amazing Race to have fun, compete and most importantly explore unique attractions that they may not have realized are right here in Central Manitoba.
This year there were over 70 challenges in 14 towns in the Central Manitoba region, extending as far north as St. Claude, east to the Morris, south to Altona and west to Cypress River and Clearwater.
Kaley Young the Economic Development Officer of the RM of Victoria stated “This was the first year the Holland Windmill participated in the Amazing Race and it was a day full of fun. We had a great time showing the teams our unique Manitoba attraction”.
The 2017 Race had two formats. One was the traditional two day race where teams compete for a grand prize of $1000. The second format was a one day race which brought new teams to the event competing for a prize of $250 each day. Access Credit Union provided the prize money for both formats.
Colleen Kyle, General Manager of Central Manitoba Tourism stated “Pilot Mound did an amazing job hosting the race for the last two years! Great people, good times and new friendships were developed by the volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make the race a success”.
The Central Manitoba Tourism Amazing Race brings tourists to the region. Many teams come back to the towns when they can spend more time enjoying the attractions. Colleen Kyle pointed out that “Teams really love the variety of tourism experiences in the region. The Central Manitoba Tourism Amazing Race shows them what Central Manitoba has to offer and why they should come back again”.
Top 3 Two Day Race Teams:
1st Place: The Frenzied Fireflies (Miami) winner of $1000
2nd Place: Angels with Attitude (Winnipeg) winner of Town ‘N Country Grooming & Pet Supplies Gift Basket valued at $100
3rd Place: Jacobs Joker’s (Winnipeg)
4th Place: Roadkill
5th Place: Da Minions
Saturday Only Race: Who’s The Boss (Winnipeg) winner of $250
Sunday Only Race: Zack Attack (Pilot Mound) winner of $250
2017 Picture Left to Right
Access Credit Union Representative: Dan McCausland
General Manager Central Manitoba Tourism: Colleen Kyle
Firefly: Kim Grundy-Winnipeg
Firefly: Captain Fran Knox-Miami
Central Manitoba Tourism Chairperson: Tyler King
Make sure you check the CMT Facebook page for more about the Amazing Race! https://www.facebook.com/OfficalCMTChallenge/