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Amazing Race kicks of Wake the Giant

By CJ Goater Sep 14, 2023 | 7:18 PM

Students enjoying lunch at Wake the Giants Amazing Race - Via CJ Goater Acadia Broadcasting

Wake the Giant’s festivities kicked off with its take on The Amazing Race allowing students from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School an opportunity to learn more about the city.

Matthew Tilbury Transition Coordinator explained that they had nine teams comprised of roughly 150 students and teachers traveling around the city.

“The goal is for them to get more comfortable utilizing city transit, and meeting a whole bunch of businesses and organizations around town.” continued Tilbury.

Student Chief Nolan Aysanabee - Via CJ Goater Acadia Broadcasting
Student Chief Nolan Aysanabee - Via CJ Goater Acadia Broadcasting

Nolan Aysanabee is student chief, this year and this is his second time participating in Wake the Giant’s & DFC’s Amazing Race event. Nolan said Wake the Giant as a whole promotes cultural awareness, and he’s excited to bring the hype on festival day.

“For me man, becoming chief, is to inspire the next generation…. I’ll do the best I can do, show the youngsters of tomorrow how to be good,” Nolan explained.

Wake the Giant’s music festival is on Saturday, September 16 at the Thunder Bay Waterfront.