On Thursday, August 26, Camp Black Belt was divided into 3 teams and challenged to find landmarks, downtown Ottawa and submit a picture in front of the landmark. Photos were judged and points awarded based on the number of votes for each monument.
In addition, teams were also awarded points for each landmark found, points for each of 10 bonus sites found and points for their finishing position.
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National Arts Centre: One of Canada’s largest performing arts facilities, opened to the public in 1969. Get a picture inside or somewhere cool around the building.
National War Memorial: The National War Memorial, also known as ‘The Response’, was first unveiled in 1939 to commemorate the response of Canadians in the First World War 1914-1918. Over the years, the memorial has come to symbolize the sacrifice of all Canadians who have served Canada in time of war.
Lord Stanleys Gift: This monument was unveiled in 2017, marking the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. Located at the east end of the Sparks Street Mall.
Centennial Flame: Lit in 1967 to commemorate Canada’s 100th birthday! Often referred to as (but wrongly), the “Eternal Flame”. Great opportunity to snap a shot of the group with the Peace Tower in the background
War of 1812 Monument: Added to Parliament Hill in 2012, close to the east entrance of Parliament Hill. The seven bronze figures represent the key combatants that came together to defeat the American invasion. They could use reinforcements, Campers!
Rideau Canal Locks: Opened in 1832, the Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America.
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel: When it opened just over 100 years ago, rooms only cost approximately $2 per night. Today, rooms start at $255 per night!
Women are Persons/Government Conference Centre: Statue depicting the Famous Five who won the Persons Case in 1929, which led to a court ruling that declared women as persons under the law and made them eligible for appointment to the Senate in Canada.
Fittingly, the building in the background now houses the Senate of Canada while the Parliament Buildings undergo renovations.
Maman: Spider sculpture outside of the National Art Gallery. The sculpture, among the worlds largest, measures approximately 30 feet high and 33 feet wide.
Campers Choice: New this year! Each team will be allowed to submit one picture taken anywhere on or around the route.
The Bonus Sites:
Team 1 found 9; Team 2 found 8 and Team 3 found 5
Team 1 – 38 points
Team 2 – 41 points
Team 3 – 38 points
Each member of team 2 will receive a $10 Booster Juice gift card as a prize