WHY URBACITY CHALLENGE?
It started off when Duff Lang of MAXIMUS Canada approached Tami Tate of Triple T Consulting and Events to come up with a fundraising event. It had a few caveats. It had to be a unique event to raise money for a local chairity. It had to be in downtown Victoria to show off the great things that happen downtown. And it had to get the staff of MAXIMUS Canada a great project to get involved with. After many discussions and planning and creating, out came the idea for a strategic adventure race. Finding a name took even longer! With "Amazing Race" pretty well copyrighted we thought better of using that title! The online urban dictionary gave us UrbaCity. It means "extreme pride in your city". Well we sure have pride. So add Challenge to the title and we had it. The first Victoria UrbaCity Challenge was born in 2011. With our course designers Jackie and Svetlin from Team Academy and our dedicated volunteers and sponsors, the event has grown each year. Entering year three we are very excited that the UrbaCity Challenge continues to meet all its goals!