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    Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Its that time of the year again! The annual Canoe Races around the Rivers of America are coming up. Where you have to wake up before 5:00AM to race!

    Has anyone attended this before? I have never been but I want to be involved this year. Does anyone know how it works? Been there? Whats it like?


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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Wrong Forum

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Not really wrong forum, but it is very CM specific.

    I've done the Canoe Races maybe two or three years, I can't remember. But it was seriously the one of the funnest experiences around. It builds friendships with your fellow CMs and you get to do something that doesn't happen when you ride the canoes with other guests: you go FAST.

    A highlight is seeing what the team names are. I remember the parade men were "Pink Fuzzy Bunnies" and well... they were all in shape so they beat everyone year after year.

    Another clever name was E-OARS (eeyore). Our team name was not as clever and probably not the most family friendly: Shocker Supreme.


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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    I was in it for two years but our team was disqualified for hitting the island, lol!! That is what you get when you have an asian steerer in the front and back, hahaha!!

    The Canoe people ALWAYS wins it!! Gee, I wonder why.........

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post

    I've done the Canoe Races maybe two or three years, I can't remember. But it was seriously the one of the funnest experiences around. It builds friendships with your fellow CMs and you get to do something that doesn't happen when you ride the canoes with other guests: you go FAST.

    A highlight is seeing what the team names are. I remember the parade men were "Pink Fuzzy Bunnies" and well... they were all in shape so they beat everyone year after year.

    Another clever name was E-OARS (eeyore). Our team name was not as clever and probably not the most family friendly: Shocker Supreme.
    I took part in the canoe races with teams from the Plaza Pavillion/Tahitian Terrace and the NOMK...places where I worked back in the 70's...I did it three or four summers...after that I was mostly on nights and couldn't do waking up at 5AM after leaving the park at 1AM...

    But like coheteboy said...it was great, great fun and all the rest. It is cold, even it the summer, to get splashed at 7AM. And that's what our teams did mostly as I recall.

    And I do remember one of the teams I was on..."The Pits Of New Orleans"...(the employees cafeteria there was nicknamed "the pit" back then)...what memories.

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
    I was in it for two years but our team was disqualified for hitting the island, lol!! That is what you get when you have an asian steerer in the front and back, hahaha!!
    Not funny.


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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    A highlight is seeing what the team names are. I remember the parade men were "Pink Fuzzy Bunnies" and well... they were all in shape so they beat everyone year after year.

    Another clever name was E-OARS (eeyore). Our team name was not as clever and probably not the most family friendly: Shocker Supreme.
    One year the Conductor CMs had a team called the "Derailoars."

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
    I was in it for two years but our team was disqualified for hitting the island, lol!! That is what you get when you have an asian steerer in the front and back, hahaha!!

    The Canoe people ALWAYS wins it!! Gee, I wonder why.........
    What, no Collision Avoidance Alarm ?

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Not funny.
    It seemed to me that he was making fun of a stereotype rather than re-enforcing it.

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Sounds really fun and something I'd like to do. Do they randomly put you to a team or assign you to an area specific to your profession?


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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeronius View Post
    Sounds really fun and something I'd like to do. Do they randomly put you to a team or assign you to an area specific to your profession?
    In my experience groups of co-workers from specific locations usually made up the teams. Or it could be from the same job type...like janitorial (street sweepers and the like)

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    I've heard of these races, and I'd want to watch. That would mean that I would have to wake up at 3am to drive up to Anaheim.

    Anyways, I wish all the teams luck and to have fun!

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry View Post
    In my experience groups of co-workers from specific locations usually made up the teams. Or it could be from the same job type...like janitorial (street sweepers and the like)

    --Barry
    Since i've just only begun to work out there again, i haven't really had time to make friends with my co-workers. i was kinda worried taht I wouldn't meet enough people that were in the Canoe races before they actually started the Prelims.


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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Not funny.
    I am asian by the way.

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    Re: Cast-member Canoe Races 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeronius View Post
    Sounds really fun and something I'd like to do. Do they randomly put you to a team or assign you to an area specific to your profession?
    You usually sign up on a sign up sheet by your team captain.

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