A Wheelchair Accessible Wild Goose Chase Game

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A Wheelchair Accessible Wild Goose Chase Game

The Gallivanting Goose and Warrior On Wheels Foundation / Accessible South Africa teamed up for the first ever wheelchair accessible wild goose chase game, launched on the 11 May 2019.

We gathered our troops and got our game on for an exhilirating scavenger hunt at one of Cape Town’s Big 6 tourist destinations – the V&A Waterfront!

We entered 4 teams, with 9 players using a wheelchair and joined by family members. We were briefed on game rules and procedures,  and each team was given a smartphone, pre-loaded with the game. Once the clock started ticking, we were off on a scavenger hunt for the next 70 minutes. There are a set number of challenges, varying in complexity, effort and point value, that need to be completed within the stipulated time. Answers are submitted either with text, photo or video and are scored by the game commander. Activities were tracked in real-time so we could see how our opponents were faring and take our game up a notch if necessary! We needed to work as a team, communicate efficiently, get creative and plan our strategy to wheel our way to the top of the leaderboard. The tasks set out are educational, engaging, challenging and fun, and we went on a tour of the Waterfront like we’ve never experienced before. Planning, strategising, creativity and navigation are the keys to success.

We were thrilled to have some fantastic prizes sponsored for the winning teams by the Two Oceans Aquarium, Chavonnes Battery Museum and the Cape Wheel – all of which are wheelchair accessible establishments as well!

We learned some interesting facts – for example, did you know that the building which now houses the V&A Food Market was originally the old power station? The original harbour area had electricity 10 years before the city. The first 16 lights were switched on from 25 April 1882, and increased to 22 from 3 October 1882.

We also met some interesting merchants in the V&A Watershed – next time you’re there go and visit the recycled Flip Flop Sculptures stall. This talented man does just that – recycles old flip flops and creates beautiful sculptures. Please also take your old flip flops to him to use instead of tossing them into landfills!

We won’t give away any more of the clues, you’ll have to book a game for yourselves and delve into this culturally and historically rich venue!

The Wild Goose Chase Game makes for an exciting teambuilding event, birthday party, brand activation, educational, end of year function, or just about any celebration for a group of 15 or more friends or colleagues. It provides a fun and inspiring opportunity to engage with various locations around your city and learn interesting facts or spot hidden features you’ve never noticed before while building memories with those in your work or social circles.

For information on the Gallivanting Goose and to organise your own game:

Larissa Sparg | lsparg@thegg.co.za | +27 (0)82 468 3052 | www.thegg.co.za

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