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The Amazing Race - British Columbia

Geography Project
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Lynne Li

on 26 October 2012

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Day 1 12:30 p.m. 3: 40 p.m. The team will arrive in Victoria, B.C. at around noon, where they will get their next Clue. The team eats brunch and then receives a Route Info Clue. They will have to go to Westside Stables. 12:00 a.m.: Some history about Victoria... Named in honour of Queen Victoria
Capital city in 1866
One of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest; British settlement began as early as 1841
Fort Victoria helped extend the"British North American"* border
Historic buildings include: British Columbia Parliament Buildings (1897) and the Empress Hotel (1908)
Chinatown is the oldest in Canada, second oldest in North America
James Cook visited in 1778
Steady development since World War II The Amazing Race - British Columbia By: Lynne L.
Grade 9
Oct 2012
Geography Mrs. Baggetta Some "Victorian" Geography "City of Gardens", tourist hotspot
Southern tip of Vancouver Island off of Canada's Pacific coast
Most land is below present sea level (glaciation)
Soils of different textures (e.g. northbound-clay, southbound-loamy topsoils), less acidic than other soils in B.C., very fertile, good for agricultural use
Mild, rainy winters; cool, dry summers
Very sunny and dry climate with low rainfall - driest major city in Canada (rain shadow effect) - half Vancouver's snowfall!
Rare and native plants (e.g. the Pacific madrone - Canada's only broad leafed evergreen) 12:45 p.m. The Task: The task will take approx. 125 minutes. 2: 50 p.m. Chinatown - Pictures: Chinatown, 1910 When the team arrives at the stables, they take a Clue from the mailbox. It is a Roadblock and it says: "Who likes mucking around?" One team member will have to muck out a day's worth of horse manure from 5 stalls. Then, they will have to refill the stalls with fresh straw and hay, before the team can move on. The team finishes and receives another task that takes place in Chinatown. The members decide to take the bus. It will take approximately 50 minutes to get there. The team arrives at Chinatown. There isn't any address on the Clue (Roadblock) except for this: "Who is nutty about Chinese take-out?" 4: 00 p.m. The team finds out it is Fan Tan Cafe, a Chinese restaurant. They get down to business and learn about the task. A member will be blindfolded and will have to memorize a route
He/she will use an extra thin pair of chopsticks to pick up 10 peanuts from one of the bowls
He/she will have to transport the peanuts to a bowl 2 metres away after being spun around 10 times for every peanut
If the team member drops one, they will have to start over Photos - The Empress Hotel The task will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. 5:15 p.m. After the member finishes the task, the team will have dinner at the restaurant and then stay at The Empress Hotel for the rest of the night. Day 2 9: 30 a.m. The teams will be boarding a 1-hour flight from Victoria to Kelowna. Historical Information: Geographical Information: Located on Okanagan Lake in Okanagan Valley (southern interior of British Columbia)
Semi-dry climate: dry, hot, sunny summers; cold, cloudy winters
Okanagan Lake, Canadian Rockies, and the Columbia Mountains often block the brunt of cold season
Summer daytime temps. can reach 35°C, nighttime temps. get cold quickly
300 mm annual precipitation: 1/3 is snow
300.5 hours of sunshine in July; only 40.3 hours in January
Extreme seasonal forest fires
1986 - last time the Lake completely froze over* 1.41 km long; HRH Princess Margaret (left),Premier W.A.C. Bennett (right) First European settlement in 1859, called location "Bay of Sand" (Provincial Historical Site)
City was fully developed 33 years later - population of 600 (As of May 2011: 117 312)
Presbyterian church at Benvoulin - important historical site*
S.S. Aberdeen - first ship on the Okanagan Lake
First newspaper established July 1904 - the Kelowna Clarion
Electricity in city in 1909
Largest floating bridge in Canada - Okanagan Lake Bridge - 1958
Ellison Field Air Terminal (1960) 10:30 a.m. The teams each get a Detour Clue on the plane. Their options are as follows: 1st Option: The team can head to the Rollingdale Winery, located a 25-minute drive away from the Kelowna International Airport. Their task would be to help out in the traditional wine-making business. They will have to hand-pick the finest grapes from the orchard, and then pluck all the stems off. Then, they will line up 20 different 5-litre bins of grape juice beside an oak barrel that stores wine. Their task is only completed when they have transported enough bins to completely fill the 100-litre barrel. The task will take approx. 3 hours. (1:55 p.m.) 2nd Option: The other alternative is to go snorkeling at The Old Ferry Docks, which is 20 minutes away from the airport. This task requires the team to go search for special small pebbles in a large, designated area in Okanagan Lake. Each pebble has an engraved letter on it, which will spell out the location of a cove. The team will kayak to that destination, where they will find a Route Info Clue. The task will take approx. 2 1/2 hours. (1:20 p.m.) Lunch will be provided as soon as the task is completed. Lunch will be found wrapped in the cove. (Straightforward but time consuming) (Tedious but more time-efficient) The Route Info Clues direct both teams to City Park. 2: 30 p.m. City park is best known for its scenery,
relaxation, and family time. It is also
located right beside the lake, which is
famous for the Ogopogo Monster*. Therefore, their next task would be to row a canoe downstream in a race. The task will take approximately 45 minutes. one team member would row an Ogopogo-designed canoe
maximum of three racers at a time on the lake
their destination: southbound towards Caravel Motel*
other team members will walk there Here are the details: Here are the rules... THE OGOPOGO Legends from late 1800s state monster exists
Trademark 3 serpent-like humps when near water surface
Pictures as proof
Lake protected under the Wildlife Act! Do YOU believe the stories? The End...? The motel is the final destination. The earliest team that arrives there would be the winner of this leg of The Amazing Race! Therefore, this is the rest period/pit stop that teams get before heading to the next leg of the race. (The U-Turns won't be present in this leg of the Race) To Be Continued... THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR WATCHING!!!
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