The Paddle In The Park Contest is back for 2015!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome FatPaddler - CONTEST Results

This past January, the HUGELY AWESOME, Sean Smith, (a.k.a. the FATPADDLER) from Australia ventured to the northern hemisphere for a short visit.  After a whirlwind of a trip to Toronto, Thunder Bay and then on to Chicago, before finally returning home just this past week, Sean reported a wonderful adventure on his blog about some of his experiences while here, and there. Mike also had a trip report to share with us.  Read it here: Fat Paddler in Toronto Trip-Report.

In honour of Sean's visit, Badger held a Welcome FATPADDLER Contest with prizes from various sponsors including Algonquin Outfitters, Swift Canoe & Kayak, H2O Performance Kayak Paddles, Badger Paddles and too!

Sticker Prize Pack for
General Draw Winners

There were 3 sticker prize packs up for grabs by way of a General Draw, a paddle sock (for best message to FATPADDLER), and a great prize BONUS DRAW PRIZE pack of some great FREE SWAG including a hoodie from Algonquin Outfitters, a great cap from Swift, a Badger Paddle T-shirt and more!

The General Draw Winners
(for the prize of a sticker prize pack) are:
Lauren B. from Canada
Chris J. from Canada
Mandy M. from the U.K.

The winner of the Badger Paddle Sock for BEST MESSAGE for FATPADDLER is Bob S. from Canada who wrote to us:

"Holy !@#% Cow,   Fat Paddlers on Lake Ontario,
I don't now who I felt worse for, the Chestnut or the "Fat Paddlers"
Canada defianatly has the "coolest" paddlers on Earth

nice Badgers"

 And, FATPADDLER liked this message so much, he added his own personal reply to Bob saying:

"Well done Bob, and I completely agree. I'm not sure if the chestnut was sinking or simply dying!! Cheers - FP"

And finally, the winner of the big BONUS DRAW (for the Algonquin Outfitters' hoodie, Swift hat, the much coveted FATPADDLER sticker, and more - see image on left), and whose country had the most welcome messages for FATPADDLER by far, is Trevor P. from Canada!!!

Bonus Draw Prize Pack
Congrats to all the winners and thanks to all who participated in this friendly paddler's contest to celebrate our international similarities when it comes to our passion for paddling... something FATPADDLER does every time he gets in a boat and shares his adventures with the world on his famous blog.

Also a special thanks to all the contest sponsors, especially Algonquin Outfitters and Swift Canoe and even H2O Performance Paddles, who also welcomed FATPADDLER's visit with such generosity by adding prizes to the lot in celebration of this hefty's man's visit.

And last but not least, the BIGGEST of THANKS to FATPADDLER, himself. Not only for allowing us to run this contest in honour of his visit to North America, but also for going out there every day - regardless of his fear of "falling out of his kayak and attracting sharks to his fat injured seal-like profile" - for sharing his paddling adventures with the world and for inspiring so many to get out there and paddle!


  1. A huge thanks to everyone for welcoming me to the North! I had an amazing time and can't wait to return - next time in the Summer perhaps (although no doubt I'll still need a drysuit - haha!). Cheers - FP (Living, Laughing & Paddling!)

  2. Congratulations to all the winners of Badger Paddle's, "Welcome Fat Paddler" contest. Hope you enjoy your prizes.

  3. We do hope you'll come back, Sean! Perhaps on a book tour soon!!! *smile*


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