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[1] BRIGHTEN YOUR GREY MATTER

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    • Feeling Inspired - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you or someone in your group, painting, drawing or writing while “Out There”.

    • History Lesson - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you (or your friends) with any historical park monument, plaque, or identifiable marker that interests you. BONUS POINTS: 10 extra PADDLE POINTS if you include a bit of information about the feature in the photo description upon uploading!

    • Keep The Beat Strong - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Picture of a harmonica, guitar, or other recognizable instrument being played by you (or a friend) in camp or on the portage.

    • The Art Of Paddling - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Selfie or photo of you and your friends alongside any canoe or wilderness themed painting, print, or mural. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given the photo features a piece by the “Group Of Seven”!

    • “Express yourself!” - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of your favourite place to paddle (any lake, river, or other body of water suitable for canoeing is acceptable).

 

[2] STEP YOUR WORKOUT UP A NOTCH

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    • Is it Summer Yet? - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Take a photo of yourself or a friend portraying your favourite way of keeping fit for paddling and portaging in the off season (doing nothing at all or even a bit of reading counts too).

    • Just Get “Out There” - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you taking part in any outdoor activity in a Provincial or National Park.

    • Off Road - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any hiking picture or nature walk. BONUS POINTS: 10 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if the subject of the photo is carrying at least a small pack on their back.

    • Portage Kings & Queens - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you or your friend(s) portaging a canoe solo or tandem.

    • Way Of The Voyageur - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Carrying a big backpack on a portage. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if the subject of the photo has at least one item in each hand as well!

 

[3] NATURE IS MEDICINE

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    • Camp Life: Between The Covers - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you relaxing and reading a book or a photo of your favourite book in a camp setting. BONUS POINTS: 10 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if you featured book is a Hap Wilson or Kevin Callan Book!

    • Canoescape - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of your canoe, kayak or paddle board in any wilderness setting

    • Fire’s Burning - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any campfire photo taken at night. (If you are unable to have a fire in your area, then you may substitute a lantern for this task.

    • Flora Focus - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: An interesting photo of any native plants or flowers within a Provincial or National Park.

    • Show us your Best Bannock - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Show us your best Bannock or other camping or campfire recipe. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if you include the recipe in your photo description/caption when you upload the image to the PITPC website.

 

[4] YOUR HEALTH & LIFE DEPENDS ON IT

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    • After Glow - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of your/your friend’s wild look right after a camping or canoe trip… just before you head back to civilization. BONUS POINTS: 10 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if the featured subject(s) look scruffy or dirty but happy!

    • Cabin Fever Task - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Is the city or being stuck at home getting to you? Do you wish you were lakeside right now? Show us your best cabin fever face at home or at work (can be a selfie or group photo).

    • On the Water Trail - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Paddling a canoe, kayak or paddle board photo of any kind. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if the paddlers are wearing their lifejacket/PFD’s in the photo!

    • The Exploration - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you or your trip partners planning your route with maps.

    • The Privy Privileged - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: View from/or of your privy, outhouse, throne, or thunderbox. BONUS POINTS: 50 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given for a Dr. Stephen Buttrum memoriam thunderbox/privy pit photo (Temagami)!

 

[5] BOOST YOUR HEALTH & FIGHT DISEASE

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    • Doctor’s Advice - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you reading the Reward [3]: Nature is Medicine text above to someone who doesn’t spend much time “Out There”.

    • Finding Yourself In Nature - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you or a friend looking out over a lake or forest view.

    • Horizon Line Up - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo or selfie of you and/or your friends on shore pictured beside any waterfall. 20 Bonus points if the waterfall is located in a Provincial or National Park.

    • Relaxing At Home - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: In the tent selfie.

    • Signs Of Camplife - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any camp sign selfie

 

[6] FEEL THE MYSTERY & MAGIC OF OUR WORLD

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    • Bow Paddling - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any canoe bow photo with canoe paddle. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if the photo features a BADGER® canoe paddle!

    • Capturing The Moment - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any wilderness sunrise or sunset photo.

    • Connecting With Nature - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any wildlife picture (note: points will be subtracted if any wildlife look harassed by your camera or approach, for getting too close to wildlife (chipmunks and birds excluded) in any way that we deem as dangerous or unnecessary.

    • Natural Artist - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Take a photo of any beautiful or interesting natural feature that reminds you of art. eg. A rock formation, unique tree, reflection… or anything like that!

    • To Yoke - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you or a friend in a yoga or meditation style pose in any wilderness setting. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS if the subject featured in the photo is on the water in a canoe or on a paddle board!

 

[7] BUILD INDEPENDENCE & RELATIONSHIPS

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    • All in the Family - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any generational family photo while 'Out There'. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS if the photo features 3 or more generations!

    • Camp Kitchen - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of any meal (at camp or on the trail) with you and/or your friends eating together while "Out There".

    • Draw Nearer - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Group shot or selfie taken around the campfire. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if the photo was taken at night!

    • Everything Old is New Again - Honour System - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Take someone new "Out There" - someone who has never been before, someone who you have never been with, or someone who has not been "Out There" in a long time.

    • Tenting It - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Outside the tent group shot or selfie.

 

[8] SLEEP BETTER, FEEL BETTER

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    • Camp Tasks - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of how you bear/animal proof of your food situation when camping overnight.

    • Morning Smile - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you or a friend - before the food pack is opened for breakfast.

    • Proof of Purchase - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Selfie of you or photo of your friends with your camp Provincial or National Park permit(s).

    • Siesta - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Picture of you or a friend taking a nap anywhere "Out There".

    • Window View - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: View of the outside from inside your tent. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if the photo shows a lake or river or other natural body of water as part of the view!

 

[9] WE HAVE TO USE IT SO WE DON’T LOSE IT

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    • Carry Over - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any portage sign and you or your friends, selfie accepted.

    • Hug A Ranger - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any photo of a you and a Park Ranger, Conservation Officer, or Park Staff (Provincial or National Parks)

    • Park Promotion - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any photo of you or your friends/family taking part in any official Provincial or National Park sanctioned activity, event, or function. (examples.. wolf howl, movie, outdoor educational experience).

    • Show the parks some love - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Provincial or National Park signage, selfie.

    • The Paperwork - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of you and/or a friend in front of (or inside) a park permit office. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS will be given if you also include your park permit in photo.

 

[+1] FINDING PADDLES/PRIZES

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    • Canadian Outdoor Equipment Company - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Visit: Canadian Outdoor Equipment Company - Photo of a visit to the Canadian Outdoor Equipment Company

    • #WildernessBling - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Wilderness canoeing fashion photo (clothes and outfits) A bit of PITPC trivia to note: The hashtag/phrase “#WildernessBling” was first coined by sometimeseventful.ca

    • Algonquin Basecamp - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Visit: Algonquin Base Camp - Photo of a visit to the Algonquin Base Camp location.

    • Algonquin Outfitters - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Visit: Algonquin Outfitters - Photo of a visit to any Algonquin Outfitters store location.

    • ATventure Photography - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Take a photo that incorporates ATventure Photography in a positive way (eg. A wilderness canoeing photo, a photo with a friendly bearded man or picture of a moose).

    • Badger Paddles - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Badger Paddles - Take a photo that incorporates Badger Paddles in a positive way (eg. A logo, your favourite paddle, a picture of "digging the water" or photo of you while oiling your paddle)

    • Becky Mason - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Becky Mason - Take a photo that incorporates Becky Mason (of redcanoes.ca) in a positive way (eg. A logo, showing off your best canoe moves, teaching someone to canoe)

    • Canadian Canoe Museum - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Visit: The Canadian Canoe Museum - Photo of a visit to the Canadian Canoe Museum

    • Canoeroots Magazine - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Canoeroots - Take a photo that incorporates Canoeroots Magazine in a positive way (eg. A logo, selfie reading the magazine etc.)

    • Friends Of Bon Echo - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Take a photo of the iconic Mazinaw Rock, or a picture (or selfie) with part of this famous landmark in the background of the photo.

    • Gear Head - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of your favourite camping gear.

    • Gearing Up - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any photo depicting getting yourself and your gear ready for a paddling or camping trip.

    • Hap Wilson / Cablin Falls - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Cabin Falls EcoLodge - Take a photo that incorporates Cabin Falls Ecolodge or Hap and Andrea Wilson a positive way (eg. A logo, a location mapped in a Hap Wilson guidebook, a canoe race, a visit to The Cabin)

    • Jeff’s Maps - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Jeff’s Maps - Take a photo that incorporates Jeff’s Maps in a positive way (eg. A logo, using a map, selfie looking lost wishing you had brought a map)

    • Johnny’s Boat Shop - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Johnny’s Boat Shop - Take a photo that incorporates Johnny’s Boat Shop in a positive way (eg. A logo, your favourite canoe scratch, a picture of a rock that created your favourite canoe scratch)

    • Kevin Callan - The Happy Camper - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Kevin Callan/The Happy Camper - Take a photo that incorporates Kevin Callan in a positive way (eg. a funny face selfie or a photo of a bush martini)

    • Killarney Outfitters - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Visit: Killarney Outfitters - Photo of a visit to Killarney Outfitters

    • Motion Exposure - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Motion Exposure - Take a photo that incorporates Motion Exposure in a positive way (eg. A selfie with a flashlight, a photo of handsome photographer friend)

    • Nova Craft Canoes - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Find and take a photo of the new Fox 14 Solo canoe anywhere you spot their newest canoe model or by stopping by the London Paddle Shop/Nova Craft Canoe location!

    • Outside Inn - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Any camp sign selfie.

    • Paddle Hider Finder - 25 Paddle Points

      Description: Picture of any of the 2015/2016 or 2017 Official Paddle Hiders

    • PITPC Completed Task List Bonus - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: 100 extra PADDLE POINTS for completing the full official contest. Note: PITPC official hashtag and/or Paperwork/Flag Bonus Points do not apply to this task.

    • Portageur.ca - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: portageur.ca - Take a photo of your canine canoe partner on the water. If you don’t have a dog or other animal friend , then a substitute photo of you or a friend wearing socks and sandals!)

    • Rain Digital - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Rain Digital - Take a selfie or photo of you and/or your friends outside in the rain.

    • Road trip food! - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Your favourite road trip eatery photo. BONUS POINTS: 10 extra PADDLE POINTS if the photo features a local independent eatery (not a chain restaurant or franchised operation)!

    • Sometimes Eventful - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Take a photo that incorporates Sometimes Eventful in a positive way (eg. A wilderness canoeing fashion photo - clothes and outfits - or your favourite piece of "#WildernessBling", meaning your fanciest or most beautiful gear item).

    • The Complete Paddler - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Visit: The Complete Paddler - Photo of a visit to The Complete Paddler location.

    • Trading Post - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Photo of your favourite outfitter while on location. BONUS POINTS: 20 extra PADDLE POINTS if the photo features a staff member from your favourite outfitters in your photo and get them to hold any PITPC paperwork!

    • Wild Northerner Magazine - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Spotlight: Wild Northerner Magazine - Take a photo that incorporates The Wild Northerner Magazine in a positive way (eg. A logo, photo capturing what Northerner means to you, possibly in interpretive dance)

    • Wildrock Outfitters - 10 Paddle Points

      Description: Sponsor Visit: Wild Rock Outfitters - Photo of visit to the Wild Rock Outfitters store

 

Watch for more Paddle Points throughout the summer!