On Saturday February 4th, with the sun shining and Winterlude in full swing, the 32nd annual bed race took place on Dow’s Lake. An incredible 50 teams took part and raced modified, and creatively decorated, beds down a 50-metre course to find the fastest bed – all in the name of fundraising for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa! Over $55,000 was raised and will be used to fund a number of community service projects in Ottawa.
The team at Accora Village entered four beds into the race, a Sens bed, a 366-Alex bed, a Recreation bed and The Hawaiian bed - a fantastic team effort from many Accora Village employees with the Recreation bed making it all the way to the semi-finals. The semi’s was a tough race, competing against the likes of the RCMP, Ottawa Police and the Ottawa Paramedics.
Talking after the event, Sana Qureshi, Recreation Centre Manager at Accora Village said: “we didn’t win anything this year, but next year, Accora is bringing it all home!” – now that’s fighting talk if ever we heard it!