Paddles up and congratulations to Cory Seaman, for his steadfast dedication in being the first to complete the full #PaddlePoints Task List and for taking the title of North West Award for Perseverance! And in record time, too!

Cory is not new to the PITPC, and his been seeking those hidden paddles for a while now; his closest to claiming one coming last season in Bon Echo Provincial Park (seriously, he missed finding the 2016 Happy Camper paddle by mere minutes!).

Cory finished this season’s Task List with a total of 75 photo submissions, and his final tally puts him at 2515 PADDLE POINTS. Well done, sir! Check out some of Cory’s #PaddlePoints submissions from his 2017 summer adventures below, as well as what he has now won (so far)!

Algonquin Park boundary selfie

No better view in the morning than this!

Before breakfast

Visiting Nova Craft

Selfie with park permit

NORTH WEST AWARD  – WILDERNESS GUIDE badge (FIRST TO FINISH) = All official “Tasks” completed.

This badge of PITPC honour pays homage to the North West Company men, who were a leading group of voyageurs of the fur trade era renowned for their enterprising spirit and perseverance at a time when the work was punishing and the competition was fierce.

The winner of the Wilderness Guide – North West Award (First To Finish) Prize Pack will be awarded to the PITPC Paddle Points contestant who is the first person to complete the official Paddle Points Task List* in its entirety before the end of the Paddle Points Contest period, and it includes the following gear and prizes from our generous sponsors:

badger-paddle-laser-prize

Portageur.ca Decal

The Wilderness Guide – North West Award Prize Pack

Portageur.ca Decal – Portageur.ca $8.00
Badger Canoe Paddle – Cherry (oiled) with Badger Paddle Sock $139.00
Custom Personalization – Laser Engraving – Badger Paddles $75.00
 TOTAL WILDERNESS GUIDE – NORTH WEST AWARD PRIZE PACK VALUE $222.00

 

*If no contestant fully completes the official Paddle Points Task List within the official Paddle Points contest period, the organizers may award the “The Wilderness Guide – North West Award Prize Pack” randomly to any eligible Paddle Points contestant, or as the Organizers see fit at the time. Also important to note: the “The Wilderness Guide – North West Award Prize Pack” winner will still eligible to receive any of the remaining Paddle Points prize packs.

Written by Fiona
Mother, wife, friend, artist, paddler, and owner of Badger Paddles. As co-founder and title sponsor of the PITPC, I'm not eligible to win. But I still wanted to get "Out There" too, and help advocate to get lots of people to spend more time in nature. So I'm really only in it for the fun, and not for the prizes!