Monday, January 4, 2016


It is with great pleasure and resounding applause that the Men of MOTY announce the Man of the Year 2015: Dan!

Not only did Dan become a father this year, he led the field of men for a staggering 12 months, won 4 events and made MOTY History by becoming the very first Two-Time MOTY Champion. Congratulations good sir on a well deserved and earned second MOTY title. 

As for the rest of the MOTY Men, congratulations on 60 Epic Events over the past 6 year!  

Here's the final ranking for the 2015 MOTY Season.

Looking forward to 2016 men! Here's the assigned months for next year!


January: Alex
February: Cam
March: Jackson
April: Ryan
May: Jazz
June: Matt
September: Zeek
October: Eric
November: Simon
December: Frank

If you're reading this and interested in starting your own MOTY, check out our How To Make Your Own Man of the Year Competition Guide.

Mouse Trap Car Build

In truth, we though this would be more exciting and dangerous thank it was. Alas, no one lost a finger and several cars barely worked. A good night was had by all though!

The Build: Each man is given a supply of craft wood, a glue gun, glue sticks, a mouse trap, a rope, and a metal hanger to build the very best mouse trap can they can. The goal is distance. Each man has 2:30 hours to build this car.

The Event: 3 Runs. The run with the longest distance is counted. Measured in inches.

Cost: 50$ (Includes building materials and Pizza)


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Axe Throwing

Part 1: Each participant is matched with 3 randomly selected opponents for a round of axe throwing. Each round is best of 5 matches with each match having 5 throws. Wins and total points are kept (5 pts for bulls eye, 3pts  for second ring and 1 pt for outer ring). Clutch shots at the end of a match are worth 7 points). Total points and wins determine round robin placement.

Tournament: Best 3 of 5 matches with winners moving on to next bracket. As a loser bracket was not possible due to timing at BATL, furthest tournament round achieved is taken into consideration for MOTY ranking.

Event rank is determined by: (1) Tournament Winner. (2) Furthest Tournament Round; (3) Wins; and (4) Points.

Where: Hosted by BATL (Backyard Axe Throwing League) of Ottawa
Cost: 45$


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

RC Plane Skills Competition

In a large indoor space, timed flights (without crashing), tunnel passes and landing skills made up the event! Dog fights were originally planned but just didn't happen!

Organizer purchased Inum Micro Ultralight RC Planes for all participants.
Cost: 55$: Includes RC Plane & Pizza


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Slack Line Challenge


Description in results. What a challenging event!  Winner gets to keep the slack line.

Cost: 15$: Covers refreshments and slack line (~100$ from Mountain Equipment Coop).


Beer Event


Ice Cube Tray Relay (10%) 

You will be provided two ice cube trays filled nice cold beer along with a straw.  Sip it up as fast as you can, this will be a timed event.  Ties will be settled by an ice cube tray relay race (1 tray).

4-Cup Flip Cup (15%) 

You will be provided four 4oz cups equal one 16oz pint – this will also be a timed event, drink a cup, flip the cup and move on to the next.  Ties will be settled by a flip cup race.

Beer Pong (25%)
It will be 10 x 1oz cup beer pong.  Everyone will play everyone, winners get a point, losers do not.  Total points wins.  Ties will be settled by another round of beer pong.  This event is where things will likely start to get a little messy.

Jenga (50%) 

Save the best for last, moreover save the event that requires the most coordination for last.  To make things interesting for every successful block you will need to take a 1oz shot of beer.  This event will be judged by the amount of blocks you move from the bottom to the top.  Exact rules will be specified at the time of the event.  Ties will be broken by another round of Jenga by those who are tied.

  • Cost of Beer

Player Ice Cube Tray Challenge Flip Cub Challenge Beer Pong Challenge Jenga Challenge Final Score Final Rank
Dan 0.1 0.6 0.75 1 2.45 1
Simon 0.2 0.45 1.75 0.5 2.9 2
Jazz 0.3 0.75 0.25 2 3.3 3
Jer 0.5 1.05 0.75 1.5 3.8 4
Matt 0.6 0.3 0.25 3 4.15 5
Zeek 0.7 0.15 1.25 2.5 4.6 6
Cam 0.4 0.9 1.25 3.5 6.05 7

Monday, June 8, 2015

Homerun Derby

“Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. 
Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.”
-The Babe (The Sandlot - 1993)


Home Run Derby
- 10 Outs with pitching machine set at 80 mph
- 5 Outs with pitching machine set at 70 mph

Fastest Pitch Series
- Fastest Pitching Average: (10 throws max.)
- Fastest Strike: (Best throw in strike zone)
Note: Throws measured using a radar gun.

Fastest Runner Series
- Hit & run to first base
- Hit & run all bases
Note: Timed using a stop watch. 1 second penalty for missed hits.

Longest Throw:
- Longest throws hitting a designated area. Contestants eliminated with unsuccessful throws.

When: May 29, 2015
Where: Orleans Ottawa


30$/person. Includes rental of pitching machine, operators and rental of baseball field from City of Ottawa.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Skeet Shooting

Warm-up: Individual Clay Pigeons (2 shots)
Round 1: Individual Clay Pigeons (5 shots)
Round 2: Individual Clay Pigeons (5 shots)
Round 3: Individual Clay Pigeons (5 shots)

Warm-up: Double Clay Pigeons (1x2 shots in a single throw)
Final Round: Double Clay Pigeons (3x2 shots in a single throw)

  • Safety first. Zero-tolerance for shenanigans with firearms. 
  • Each clay pigeon is worth 1 point.
  • Tie-breaks: Sudden Death Clay Shooting.
When: April 25, 2015
Where: Denholm, Qu├ębec

  • 25$/person. Includes lunch, ear plugs, clay pigeons and shotgun shells. Clay launcher provided by organizer.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Bubble Soccer!

Soccer is a game of finesse, fancy foot work and beautiful strikes. Bubble soccer is none of those things! But godd**n it's fun!

Special thanks to the guys at Foobz for setting us up with the awesome bubbles!
2 Games of bubble soccer each lasting ~20-25 minutes with a 5 minute intermission to recover. Team's change during intermission to ensure fair play for all players. Teams selected at random (6 players per team). Scoring details:
  • Winning a game: 2 pts for each member of the team
  • Scoring a goal: 2 pts
  • Assist on a goal: 1pt
  • Most points wins. Ties settled with coin tosses.
Rules: No hitting from behind. No hitting close to edge of pitch.

When: Tuesday, March 31st at 10:00pm
Where: Centre Multisport (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada - see map)

  • 1-hour Indoor Soccer Pitch Rental: ~10$/person 
  • Foobz Bubble Rental & Support Staff: ~25$/person 


Thursday, February 12, 2015

X-Country Ski Race

Is cross-country skiing a manly activity? Here's what our organizer has to say:

"X-Skiing is only accessible to the manliest of men.  My friends, if it was possible for a two pieces of fiberglass-reinforced plastic to sprout chest hair and a five o'clock shadow, these sporting goods would!  It is just that manly.

These babies were never intended to parade to the mall so you can pick up that adorable shirt at Abercrombie & Fitch that you had your eye on. They’re not meant to glide you to yoga class or Bed Bath and Beyond.  No, that's what your Prius is for. If that's the kind of weeknight activity you're looking for, then just do us all a favor and stop reading right now.  Most X-skiers have been to hell and back, twice, and have the scars to prove it.  So, if you can't handle being seen on a pair of biblical, fire breathing, dragon slaying X-Skis, move on.

Now, go look in the mirror and tell me what you see. If it's a rugged, no holds barred, super brute he-man macho Chuck Norris stunt double, then join us in what is going to be the biggest and fastest X-Skiing race Ottawa has ever seen."
Simon D. - MOTY 2012

What: Cross-Country Skiing Events!
  • 5km race (50%)
  • 400 meter time trial (30%)
  • Hill Climb Time Trial (20%)

When: Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30
Where: Mooney’s Bay Ski Centre (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

  • Access to the ski-grounds: 3$ (night pass)
  • Equipment Rental: 17$ (skis, boots and poles)