Monthly Archives: November 2014

#mywildCanada is Evolving

#mywildCanada has been on Twitter for about six months now and in that short period, it keeps growing and evolving. It’s become a regular on Twitter and a regular part of many people’s lives.

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Photo by @ElfNDragon

#mywildCanada has amazing hosts like Canadian Geographic, InReach Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada, FindTrueNorth, Outdoor Research, Kevin Callan (The Happy Camper) – just to name a few.  We’ve had dozens of outdoor enthusiasts guest host the chat – anyone can have a turn!  Contact us if you are interested! We have a reach of over 250,000 people weekly and that number just keeps growing. That number astounds me because when I joined Twitter earlier this year, I didn’t even really know what a Tweet was. We have met people from all over the world – we share photos, information, experiences and we have so much fun doing it – our one hour chats fly by in the blink of an eye. We cover topics like: outdoor photography, wildlife, safety, canoe camping, adventures – anything that has to do with the great outdoors! I know #mywildCanada is the most fun I’ve had on social media in a long time.

photo by @tgtrayban

photo by @tgtrayban

Here are the new changes to #mywildCanada: We now have chats on Sunday nights at 8:30 pm eastern time. Sunday chats often have prizes – and sometimes BIG prizes!  Join us for the fun!  You won’t want to miss the chat on November 30th with Outdoor Research ORGEAR – check out details on this website. Sundays at 8:30 pm will become our new chat time, but Wednesdays are only going to get better…. From now on – Wednesdays are #mywildCanada #photo #Wednesdays and we are asking you to tweet photos of your adventures outside in this great country of ours.  Tweet your photos throughout the day to #mywildCanada. Occasionally, #mywildCanada will select a lucky  winner who will receive a $25 MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop) e-card. mec   MEC is a Canadian retailer of high quality outdoor equipment.  Visit their website:  MEC Join us at 8:30 pm (eastern time) on Sundays and tweet your photos on Wednesdays – now there are two days a week to share photos, interact with outdoor enthusiasts and have fun and win with #mywildCanada – so get outdoors share your adventures in #mywildCanada. Help us inspire others to get outside in #mywildCanada.

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Photo by @tnkcanoe

Outdoor Research and The Happy Camper Photo Contests

Mark this date on your calendars! November 30th at 8:30pm EST – this won’t be an ordinary #mywildCanada #chat – we are proud to announce that we have great prizes from Outdoor Research and The Happy Camper – Kevin Callan.

Do you like to #chat about #camping? Then join us!

Do you like to meet like minded people who love to play in the great outdoors? Then join us!

Do you like to find out about the latest gear and gadgets? Then join us!

How about winning?  Do you like to win awesome prizes? Send in your photos – Then join us!

Outdoor Research and Kevin Callan – aka – The Happy Camper have very generously donated their time and some absolutely amazing prizes!

Check this out! For the next two weeks send in your photos to win an Outdoor Research Hoodie – a prize worth over $225!!

For a chance to win a Hoodie – submit your “best campsite” photos to #mywildCanada on Twitter with the hashtags #ORGEAR and #KCHappyCamper – winner will be announced at the end of the Twitter chat on Sunday November 30th – which starts at 8:30 pm eastern time.

For a chance to win a Beanie – join chat!  There will be a winner for each question.

You could win a Transcendent Hoody (men) jacket from Outdoor Research.  Click Here to go see all the nice colours!

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Ladies can win the Aria Hoody jacket.  Look at all the great colours they have!  Click Here

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Plus during the one hour evening #mywildCanada chat you’ll have the opportunity to win one of several Outdoor Research – OR Storm Beanies – in your choice of colours.  Click Here

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To win an OR Storm Beanie all you have to do is join the #chat on the 30th at 8:30pm – and each question will have a winner for, as OR put it,  “a clever remark, gorgeous photo, or well written sentence” – I will announce the winners of the hats during the chat – as we go – so don’t be late!  The chat topic is #camping.

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AND – that’s not all!  You will also have the opportunity to win a book by Kevin Callan himself – The Happy Camper.  – more details will be posted soon.  For a list of all Kevin Callan’s Books: Click Here

The book being awarded is a book we have in our own collection – and now you have the opportunity to win one!

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The big chat happens November 30th at 8:30pm – it is guest hosted by Kevin Callan (The Happy Camper) and co-hosted by Outdoor Research, also known as OR

Here is are a few videos from The Happy Camper and Outdoor Research – enjoy!

 

#mywildcanada will also be co-hosted by @CanadianVoyage – tweet you there!

 

 

 

 

#mywildCanada #chat with Inreach Canada Topic Communications – Oct 8

Here are highlights from October 8th #mywildCanada Twitter chat which was hosted by Inreach Canada @InreachCanada – our topic was communications in the outdoors.  We had a huge crowd join us for this very informative session of #mywildCanada.

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photo by @westvanscouts

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photo by @ElfNDragon

We had some amazing photo submissions, as usual.

photo by @tgtrayban

photo by @tgtrayban

Oct 8

Q7 In Ottawa, Mud Lake an urban forest & wetlands that is home to hundreds of wildlife species.

photo by @tnk_canoe

photo by @tnk_canoe

Many of us that like to explore remote locations will carry emergency and communications devices like those from Inreach Canada.  Their new Explorer  has two way text messaging and allows one to stay connected via social media.

photo by @tnk_canoe

photo by @tnk_canoe

Oct 8

A7 We aren’t too ashamed to say we don’t get out of a lot… Endless lakes & trails to explore!

photo by @CanadianVoyage

photo by @CanadianVoayge

Oct 8

Don’t forget…no one ever planned an accident. Everyone play safe & Be Prepared! See you out there!”

photo by @totemblaze

photo by @totemblaze

Sharing our adventures by inReach on our Facebook helps inspire others to try their own adventures.”

photo by @tnk_canoe

photo by @tnk_canoe

A3. For me it’s about motivating others to get outdoors so social media is a way to inspire others.

photo by @taloeffler

photo by @taloeffler

Oct 8

A2 Kids know where we are going, and we use w/emergency contact info.

photo by JakeS_2011

photo by JakeS_2011

These are just the photo highlights of the chat – join us on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and Sundays at 8:30 pm for all the first hand information.  Hear from like minded people – learn about the latest gear.  Sometimes you can even win prizes.