[Lab] Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby

Remco Volmer programming at artengine.ca
Tue Oct 6 16:03:51 EDT 2015

For all educators, maker parents, young makers and pumpkin enthusiasts on
the list:


*The 1st Annual Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby, Saturday October 31, 2015,
Aberdeen Square, 10:00 am REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 26, 2015*

*Registration online: ottawa.ca/lansdownepark

*Registration fee: $5/pumpkin racer*

*Derby Details*

Design a pumpkin race car, build it, and let your imagination run wild to
create an eye-catching racer. Compete for prizes and bragging rights at The
1st Annual Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby!! It’s a gravity race; the pumpkin
racers roll down a ramp and hopefully make it to the finish line. The first
pumpkin racer to cross the finish line will be the winner of the heat and
move on to the next round. If none of the racers make it to the finish line
the winner of the heat will be the car closest to the finish line. In the
event of a tie there will be a second run down the ramp to determine the

10:00am-10:30am: Pumpkin racers will be on display in Pumpkin Pit Row for
the judges to view.

10:30am-1:30pm: Pumpkin races

1:30pm-2:00pm: Awards ceremony

*Competitor Divisions:*

·         *Division 1*: 15 years and younger

·         *Division 2:* 16 years and older

*Prizes in each division will be awarded as follows (8 Prizes):*

Top 3 Fastest Pumpkin Racers: based on race results.

Top 3 Best Decorated Pumpkin Racers: based on design, detail, creativity
and originality.

Most spectacular Pumpkin Car crash

Best dressed race car “driver”

*Pumpkin Bootcamp*

Work up a sweat and have some fun circuit training at Pumpkin Bootcamp.
Appropriate for all ages.

*Pumpkin Decoration Station*

Bring a pumpkin and try your hand at some no-carving necessary pumpkin

*Other fun and games:*

Music, games, activities, entertainment and more!
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