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Special Projects > 1995–2001

Odyssey’s special projects are missions of a different nature, not just an effort to beat the clock and end up in the record books, but projects with diverse and unique objectives.

The Annual Funky Museum Roadshow (1999-2001)

Funky Graphic

The Funky Museum Roadshow — an annual cult occurrence that showcased everything funky and cool about the 100+ museums in Nova Scotia. The public was challenged to come out and “find the funk” in their local museum.

GlobaLearn’s Classroom without Walls (1995)

A virtual geography and geo-political educational survey conducted through Turkey in partnership with Yale University and the GlobaLearn organization. Odyssey handled logistics and planning of the tour as it wound its way through Turkey. On the road, daily journals were transmitted to the G7 Ministerial Conference in Brussels through the internet, providing an innovative live demonstration of the burgeoning information highway.

Getting to School on Time (1995)

Special Project School on Time

Using the 1984 GMC Suburban in which Garry set the record for fastest transit of the world’s largest landmass (Africa-Arctic Challenge), he set out from Halifax, NS and reached Los Angeles 30 days later. Obviously not a record run, the drive had a self-imposed mandate that only 2-lane roads be used and no chain hotels or restaurants were allowed.

En route, Sowerby taught Geography to students in 6th grade across Canada and the U.S. in towns whose names corresponded to name of cities that he had traversed on his Africa-Arctic Challenge in 1984, like Baghdad, Arizona.


  • National Fuel Economy Challenge
  • The Great Escape Vacation
  • 7 Junkyards in 7 Hours
  • Dicey Romance Getaway
  • Back Roads Halifax to Toronto
  • Seven Resorts in 24 Hours
  • Quinpool Cruise
Jimmy at RRX

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