We here at OCR Academy, your number 1 obstacle training destination has a few questions for the individuals putting on this Canadian Ninja Warrior thing.
Your website looks like a high school computer student designed it. Check out the difference in quality between the ANW and CNW sites..
Nowhere in the Canadian version does it state requirements, legal age, citizenships, or make reference to the production company hosting the event (a little something that adds legitimacy). For instance the company that is producing ANW is http://www.adeignco.com/about/ and the company that puts on Amazing race Canada (a franchise) is Insight Productions.
Sponsors, where is the $100 grand prize coming from? Generally speaking if a company is putting that much money up for grabs they would want a little ROI (return on investment). The event is scheduled to take place July of this year so the stage should be set. Personally I believe the promotion of the final stage should be shared so athletes know what to prepare for. I think the promoters of this event are relying solely on the popularity and hard work done by the American show.
Check this out.
If you click on the link above you can see this is a facility that a company in Ontario called Adventure Solutions (the one and only company that provides the ANW obstacles and also the one who does a lot of the other facilities in North America) states that this is a picture of a facility in the UK, not Toronto. The picture above is also the same picture that is featured on the Canadian Warrior Ninja IG account and they state
“canadianninjawarriorDo you have what it takes to concur the ultimate challenge Test your physical limits at canadian ninja warrior Toronto 2016 #toronto #canada”
This post on their IG account misleads people to think that this is the structure that they will be competing on when in fact its a facility in the United Kingdom.
Now with my final thoughts. If this event is truly happening, that is awesome and great job on the end of the organizers by making this possible with very little marketing and piss poor structure. I believe that this is not the case and the individual(s) is just testing the waters to see if it could be profitable. To the people in charge you are playing with peoples vulnerabilities and acting extremely irresponsible with peoples passions and that my friend is not cool. When you dangle $100k in peoples face you create false hope.
What I can tell you is that OCR Academy is working on a very exciting project. It's too early to divulge too much information but I can tell you this, it will be epic and something that Ottawa and Canada would be proud of.
Watch out 2017, its not only the year that Canada turns 150, but also the year that the Academy goes BIG.
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