Our Startup Festival Scavenger Hunt, co hosted by Twilio, went off wtihout a hitch yesterday and was a ton of fun. Many of you were curious to get the answers to our awesome riddles, so without further ado, here they are!
1- Find the electric buttocks. Have a beer. Take a pic. – 5 points
2 – This commie doctor is kind of a hero in these parts. Make sure you grab his statue a coffee from Timmy’s across the street, snap his pic and say hi to the pigeons. – 10 points
The answer to this was the statue of the famous Dr. Norman Bethune located on Guy and de Maisonneuve.
3 – Ask any native Montrealer… when returning from travel by train, what is the one sign that reminds them they are home? Stop and smell it. Five times. Then take a pic. – 10 points
We had a few participants struggle with this one. The answer was the Farine Five Roses sign! A native Montrealer’s landmark!
4 – Where can your find Mahler, Berlioz, Brahms and Honegger under one roof? Snap a pic. – 10 points
The answer to this one was the lovely new hall at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
5 – This mug can be found at the former home of Localmind and current home of ContextIO. On it is the logo of a VERY exclusive conference organized by @acroll. Some call it summer camp for geeks. Snap a pic of yourself consuming a tasty beverage from it. – 15 points
6 – A piece of Berlin history in Montreal – 15 points
Did you know there’s a piece of the Berlin wall in Montreal? Well, there is!
7 – Suspend this guy and get a vintage riot. Find his statue and take a pic.– 15 points
This was the statue of Maurice Richard at the Bell Center.
Here are the 7 other clues and answers that we had locked behind our API challenge:
1 – There is a tradition that continues in Montreal and takes a ton of tourist money and involves an antiquated form of transportation. Find an example of this and take a pic! – 5 points
These are the horrible horse and buggy rides you can find throughout Old Montreal!
2 – Every Sunday, hippies come together in Montreal and hang around someone who once (scandalously) said “an inhabitant of Lower Canada (Quebec) is an Englishman who speaks French”. Snap a pic of his statue! – 10 points
Those who snapped a pic of the Mt. Royal Monument of George-Étienne Cartier, the locus of the Sunday tamtam jam, got this one!
3 – Find this surreal garden overlooking a highway. But try not to take a seat, it’s kinda dangerous up there. – 15 points
4 – Yellow and blue on the outside… oohs and aahs on the inside. – 10 points
This is right next to Startup Festival… the bigtops over at the Cirque du Soleil!
5 – From base to top, the tallest building in Montreal. – 10 points
6 – See someone wearing a Context.IO shirt? Snap a pic! Boom! – 15 points
No riddle there!
7 – See someone wearing a Twilio shirt? Snap a pic! Boom! – 15 points
No riddle there, either!
Our big winner was Emil Lazar, visiting Montreal from New Brunswick! Congrats Emil!