TV’s “Survivorman” joins Nature Canada in contest to get Canadians outdoors

OTTAWA (July , 2014) In honour of our upcoming 75th anniversary this September, Nature Canada — Canada’s oldest nature conservation charity — is launching our 75th Anniversary Photo Contest to encourage Canadians to take advantage of the summer months, get outdoors and connect with nature.

Until August 31, 2014, amateur photographers and nature enthusiasts can enter their best nature photos for a chance to win a variety of prizes ranging from an unlimited National Parks season pass to Vancouver Aquarium tickets to bungee jumping. The grand prize is an impressive multi-day hike from Copper Cayuse Outfitters. A panel of celebrities including Olympian Michael Tayler; award-winning photographer Michelle Valberg; Canada’s first female astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar; and Les Stroud, better known as TV’s Survivorman, have generously agreed to judge the contest.

The contest is a simple way for youth and families to explore nature whether nearby in their NatureHood, at their cottage or during their summer vacation.

“As Canadians get outdoors and start exploring, Nature Canada thinks people will inevitably start to connect with nature on a deeply personal level.  We think this is the first step to ensuring the health and well-being of both nature and, frankly, of ourselves too,” said Jodi Joy, Director of Development for Nature Canada.

Contest submissions can be made through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, email, and regular mail. For details on how to submit and for the contest’s rules and regulations, please visit our website.

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Media Contacts:

Paul Jorgenson, Senior Communications Manager
613-562-3447 ext 248  | pjorgenson@naturecanada.ca

Jodi Joy, Director of Development
613-562-3447 ext 239 | jjoy@naturecanada.ca

About Nature Canada

Nature Canada is the oldest national nature conservation charity in Canada. Over the past 75 years, we’ve helped protect over 63 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and the countless species that depend on this habitat. Today, we represent a network of over 45,000 members & supporters and more than 350 nature organizations in every province across Canada.