2010 Explore Saskatchewan Contest Winners
During the summer of 2010, we offered the Explore Saskatchewan Contest. Prizes included 7 Saskatchewan adventure packages, which were chosen to reflect the amazing variety and diversity of things to see and do in Saskatchewan. Each prize package was valued at $600-$800. Congratulations to our winners:
Southeast Golf and Stay Package
WINNER: Gwen Pellerin, Saskatoon, SK
Pack your clubs and head for Kenosee! This fabulous prize features a two night’s stay* with breakfast at the Kenosee Inn Resort Hotel, nestled in Moose Mountain Provincial Park. Walk across the street for a round of golf for two on the scenic 18-hole Golf Kenosee championship course. Be sure to make a stop on the clubhouse patio - from here you can see for up to 50km.
Step back in time with two passes for Cannington Manor Provincial Park, which recreates the short-lived society founded here by British settlers, complete with fox hunts, cricket, and rugby, before exploring the backcountry on a trail ride for two from Kenosee Lake Riding Academy. Then enjoy dinner for two at the Moosehead Inn.
The next day it’s back on the links with a round of golf for two on the White Bear Lake Course, highly-rated with its long challenging fairways, bent grass greens and white silica sand bunkers.
Queen City Fun Package
WINNER: Terry Bardal, Regina, SK
Pack your Rider swag – you’ll have two tickets to a regular season Roughrider game. It’s a Saskatchewan tradition and your chance to show some Rider Pride! For another larger-than-life experience, use your two tickets to the Kramer Imax Theatre for some truly big-screen, big-sound thrills. Step from one big story into an even larger one with two passes to the RCMP Heritage Centre on the grounds of Regina’s RCMP Academy. Using state-of-the-art exhibits, this breathtaking new attraction presents the story of our iconic national police force.
An evening at the Roof Top Bar & Grill is a great way to end any day in Regina. Use your $100 gift card and dine from an upscale-casual menu. Stay awhile, meet the friendly crowd, and share good times from your fabulous Queen City stay.
Northern Fishing Package
WINNER: Cheryl Burtenshaw, Moose Jaw, SK
Get ready for some fantastic fishing. Your prize includes a two night’s stay* at Thompson’s Camps Otter Lake Resort in a luxurious unit in the beautiful Lakeshore Complex with its spectacular scenic views.
Located 80 km north of La Ronge on Hwy 2, Thompson’s Camps is on Otter Lake, part of the historic Churchill River system. The cold water here is home to walleye, northern pike, and yellow perch. Your prize includes a two-day rental of an 18-foot fishing boat with an experienced guide. Head onto the lake for two outstanding days of fishing and fun as your guide helps you find a special fishing hole. When the fresh air brings on an appetite your guide will help to prepare a delicious shore lunch both days. No equipment? No worries – your prize includes rental of all the equipment you’ll need.
After two days of fishing northern Saskatchewan’s teeming waters, you’ll understand why it is so renowned as a fishing paradise.
River Trails of 1885 Package
WINNER: Laurie Slinger, Saskatoon, SK
2010 is the 125th anniversary of the Northwest Resistance. Your prize of a two-day fully outfitted and professionally guided canoe trip for two will give you a unique look at this remarkable period of Canadian history, while you paddle the South Saskatchewan River.
At Tourond’s Coulee/Fish Creek, visit the site where Louis Riel’s forces ambushed the Canadian militia. Hike to nearby Middleton’s battle camp. At Petite Ville, an 1870s Métis wintering spot, pitch your tent and camp overnight on the riverbank. Paddling downstream, enjoy the scenery and birdlife before ending with a tour of Batoche National Historic Site. After two exhilarating days exploring Saskatchewan’s heritage, you won’t forget your journey into our colourful past!
All essentials included: canoe & safety equipment, tent, waterproof packs, park entry and camping fees, meals over an open fire, certified instructor/ guide, interpretive activities, and return transportation by passenger van from Saskatoon.
Discover Saskatoon’s History and Pê-nipatan (Come Sleep Over) Package
WINNER: Paul Milligan, High River, AB
Saskatoon’s history definitely isn’t dull! Your prize includes two night’s accommodation* at the Park Town Hotel, where you will experience home-away-from-home hospitality in a spectacular riverside setting, adjacent to the Meewasin Valley Trail.
Sail on a Shearwater River Cruise past landmarks, heritage homes, under historic bridges, and through the scenic river valley. At the Western Development Museum 1910 Boomtown visit a typical main street of a Saskatchewan town during the early boom years and travel through time in the interactive Winning the Prairie Gamble exhibit. Two tickets for the cruise and museum are included.
A highlight of this package is a one-night tipi campout for two at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Help raise a tipi, build an outdoor fire, cook a meal, listen to stories around the campfire, and gaze at the stars. It’s an ideal way to wrap up your exploration of Saskatoon’s fascinating past.
Golf Balls and Dance Halls — Relaxation at Manitou Beach Package
WINNER: Nancy Giese, Swan Hills, AB
Treat your special someone! This package includes two nights in a corner deluxe or Jacuzzi room* at Manitou Springs Resort, overlooking the healing waters of Lake Manitou, with champagne and chocolates in your room on arrival and daily breakfast.
Relax on the golf course, too. This prize includes a round for two on the Manitou Beach Golf Club’s manicured 9-hole course, as well as on the Humboldt Golf Club’s challenging 18 holes, located just a 45-minute drive up the highway.
Return from the links for a revitalizing Swedish massage for two and shop for unique local items using your included discount coupon for Manitou Springs Giftware. You’ll receive a souvenir gift, too!
You can also enjoy a buffet dinner and dance for two at historic Danceland. Step onto the famous horsehair floor to dance away the evening. What a way to spend a relaxing weekend!
Cypress Hills Getaway Package
WINNER: Laureen Schwartz, Moose Jaw, SK
Head for the high country of the Cypress Hills! This fabulous travel prize includes two nights for four in a two-bedroom cabin at Cypress Park Resort Inn, known for its beautiful setting, friendly service, and family atmosphere.
You’ll have four passes to Fort Walsh National Historic Site, a former NWMP post. Tour the fort and the reconstructed whiskey trading post, followed by lunch for four at nearby Cypress Hills Vineyard and Winery. Taste the local vintages, visit the wine-making area, and take a self-guided tour of the vineyards. This evening enjoy dinner for four at The Star Café and Grill, in historic Maple Creek.
The next day meet Scotty, Canada’s most complete Tyrannosaurus rex with four tickets to the T.rex Discovery Centre, a state-of-the-art visitor centre, located in Eastend. Later, saddle up for an afternoon of horseback riding at the Cypress Hills Riding Academy. It’s adventure in one of the province’s most unique vacation spots.