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Teams take to Winnipeg’s streets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, to compete in the Urban Goose Chase, which challenges adventurous competitors to race the clock to finish as many wacky and daring missions as they can throughout the city. The chase is a technological twist on a classic scavenger hunt: using the Urban Goose application for an iPhone or Android mobile device, the event organizers send out a series of challenges in locations around the city. Teams pick their challenges and must use their smart-phone devices to capture photographic evidence of the usually embarrassing tasks. Potential missions include knitting a useful item out of plastic grocery bags or reenacting the classic fountain-splashing scene from the title sequence of Friends. Points are awarded for the completion of each task, and the team that earns the most points overall wins a $100 Visa gift card and the designation of microcelebrity. Competitors should bring their mobile devices and clad themselves in orange—the competition’s signature colour—to gain bonus points.
Urban Goose Chase
A curious madness has taken hold of average citizens in North America. Groups of adults rove the city in packs, staring down at their smartphones before impersonating teppanyaki chefs at a coffeehouse condiment counter and knitting with plastic bags. This is an Urban Goose Chase.
The taskmasters at Urban Goose Chase turn the notion of a traditional scavenger hunt on its ear by communicating with teams via an Android- and iPhone-compatible app. Event instructions are sent out upon registration; teams download the app and receive a variety of missions from which they can select. Successfully completed missions earn teams the points they need to gain rank on the leaderboard and win prizes. During the chase, each team’s standings are updated in real time and visible to other teams, creating a sense of urgency, much like wearing an hourglass in place of a wristwatch.