Written by Tania Schiliro on 06.07.16

Montreal, gather your squads because The People’s Games are back, and they’re bigger and better than ever! If you’re not quite sure what they are, think Amazing Race à la Montréal, with loads of exciting prizes and giveaways waiting for you at the finish line. This year, the all-inclusive adult playground is set to take place on July 9th and 10th at the Parc Historique Pointe-Du-Moulin in Île-Perrot, an astonishing 30 acres of land just waiting to be played on.

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Let’s start off with the core of this unique concept: the games. Focusing on comedy and fun for the mind and body, all games are created with a People’s Games twist, and are sponsored by some of your favourite brands and Montreal spots. Here’s a list of what to expect this year:

Giant Slip & Slide – by Redbull
Axe Throwing – by Rage Academy
Escape Game – by A/Maze Montreal
Massive Game of Dodgeball – by Transat
Wipeout Eliminator – by the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques
Mud Pitt – by Imagine 360
Pub Quiz – by Brutopia Brupub
Dance Event – by 94.7 HITS FM
Art Section – by Jack Daniels
Drunk Goggles Race – by Barefoot Wine
Scavenger Hunt – by Ye Olde Orchard
The People’s Games – by the creators of the games themselves!

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It’s all fun and games, but your efforts will not go unrewarded. They’re giving away over $5000 in bar tabs, show tickets, restaurant vouchers, and other amazing prizes and giveaways—but wait there’s more. This year’s grand prize is an all-inclusive vacation for two worth $3000, graciously offered by Transat & Blau Marina Varadero Resorts. Yes, please!

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And if all that wasn’t enough to convince you—they’ll even be featuring a bunch of local bands and DJs all weekend long. Expect big names like the Seven Day Sons, the Frisky Kids, Big Dreams, Ked, Bryan Shipley, Mandiz, and headliner Tizi.

We bet you’re thinking to yourself, “This sounds great. How can I participate?” Anyone over 18 years of age can participate; all you have to do is get your ticket and create a 2-6 person squad to compete. Tickets are only $150 and include open bar, all meals, the games, and access to music shows, a camping spot, and parking. Where else can you pay that little for an action-packed weekend?! If you’re not really into sports, you can also snag a $59 spectator ticket and come watch all the fun.


Did we mention that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the FCERO foundation? The organization has been supporting the treatment of physically-challenged children in Montreal for years. How awesome is that?

Come burn some energy at the craziest camping festival of the summer. All you need to bring is a tent, some spare clothes, a bathing suit, and your best competitive face—they take care of the rest. Do you have what it takes to be coined The People’s Games champion?

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