Clear skies ruled as the Amazing WE CARE Race 2018 unfolded in the western part of Singapore this morning.
Raring to go, 16 teams congregated at Jurong Town Hall, competing to complete 3 main challenges. The 4-member teams had to use creativity and skills to accomplish their tasks, and their wits to figure out clues leading to the next location. Teams could confer to solve the clues, or they could go online to find the answers. Once a task was completed and a photo taken,
This year, the 4th Race WE CARE has held, the focus was not on speed but rather on creativity. With the theme of Art-in-Motion, the first challenge was Chalk-A-Lot, where teams had to design and draw a mini-lot with coloured chalk incorporating their logo. Next, the teams had to get to Haw Par Villa via public transport for Challenge #2, to paint a face mask each. Finally, back to Jurong Town Hall for the third task of creating an origami dodecahedron, a 12-sided figure made entirely of paper.
A buffet lunch followed at the nearby Genting Hotel Jurong, where we were treated to a performance by the artiste of many faces, who entertained the audience with the renowned Szechuan opera art of face changing. At the lunch, our CEO Yuen Han, gave out 4 awards.
The prize for best dressed team was won by the Magnums, who were dressed like their favourite private investigator from the tv series Magnum PI. The team were sportingly decked out in sunglasses, moustaches and Hawaiian shirts, a tribute to the way the series’ leading man, Tom Selleck, was typically dressed. When asked, the Magnums to a man declared they are “fans of the original tv series” which gave them the inspiration for dressing up for the Race.
In addition to being the best dressed, the Magnums also took the prize for the team that finished all 3 challenges in the fastest time.
The Jollys from SingTel received the prize for their triumphant chalk lot, while victory for the most creative face masks went to Quad Squad from WE CARE. From the feedback we received, this was also the event that most teams found the most enjoyable.
For the best origami sculpture, the honours fell to Van Go(gh) Go from Marina Bay Sands. The team said that they “worked on a prototype” before embarking on the second and final piece.
The Amazing WE CARE Race 2018 is proudly brought to you by major sponsors Tote Board and Resorts World Sentosa. The Board and staff of WE CARE thank all participants, donors, sponsors, volunteers and organisers for their part in making this event a success. In particular, we gratefully acknowledge the roles played by Tote Board and RWS.
We hope everyone had a fun time and we hope to see you all next year.
WE CARE has started a new support group called “Family and Friends Support Group”. Facilitated by WE CARE counsellors, this group is meant for spouses, partners, family members or friends affected by an addicted loved one.
"Family & Friends" teaches effective strategies for self-care and how to cope with the recovering addict. The support group focuses on changing the way you interact with the recovering loved one. Using the CRAFT Model and SMART Recovery tools, we will touch on important topics that family members and friends experience, including:
The goals for "Family & Friends" are
"Family & Friends" is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm to 830pm, at WE CARE, Wisdom Room.
The group has been meeting since August 2018 but you can join in at any time.
If you are an affected family member or friend and you wish to attend "Family & Friends", contact Sida at 3165 8017 or NoorSida@wecare.org.sg to register.
SMART stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. All facilitators are registered SMART Recovery Facilitators.
SMART is an ongoing closed group and caters to individuals with a history of addiction. Interested participants are required to undergo a clinical intake before attending SMART Recovery.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When : Every Thursday 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Serenity Room at WE CARE
Mindfulness For Recovery
Mindfulness for Recovery is an open group to learn and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness helps participants to break away from their own destructive habitual patterns. All facilitators have personal experience practising mindfulness. This group is catered for people with a history of addictions, reactive behaviours and/or mood disorders.
When : Friday, 630pm to 730pm
Venue: Courage Room at WE CARE Community Services
To register: call 3165 8017 or email email@example.com