Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
This morning, I did something I swore I would never do: I checked the long-term forecast.
I know, I know – it’s not exactly a high crime to peek at the anticipated probability of precipitation. However, I’ve learned that I often schedule my life around the weather (“We can’t go to the park, it might rain!” or “I wish I could make it, but the humidity is too high next Tuesday”), so I’ve cautioned myself to ignore what the meteorologist is forecasting and simply GET OUTSIDE.
It’s been working for me. Earlier this summer, you’ll remember that I published a bucket list of family-oriented outdoor activities. Near the top of the list: a visit to Niagara Falls, as the boys are at an age where they can appreciate this wonder of the world, and I couldn’t think of a better connection to nature than feeling the cool mist of the falls on a hot summer day. We had so much fun, and can’t wait to return next year!
In fact, we crossed four other items off our Rediscover Nature Summer Bucket List, including picnicking by the lake, glamping in our backyard, riding our bikes in my childhood neighbourhood and spending a weekend in cottage country. We just missed fruit picking, but there’s always the opportunity to visit apple orchards in Fall!
So, what precipitated this keen interest in the outdoors? It’s all thanks to Nature Valley, who asked three separate generations one simple question: What did you do for fun as a kid?
Through the mini-documentary, it became clear that our relationship with nature is decreasing with each generation. Today, less than 10% of kids are spending time in nature!
We can change that. Nature Valley and Take Me Outside are joining forces to challenge you and your family to spend at least one hour enjoying the great outdoors on Sunday, September 20, 2015 for Rediscover Nature Day. Whether it be in your backyard or at one of Canada’s national parks, on a trail or at a beach, we’re encouraging you to get outside and #RediscoverNature.
Now, apart from re-establishing your connection to the outdoors, breathing in some much-deserved fresh air and experiencing valuable family bonding time, there’s another reason you’ll want to Rediscover Nature:
Between September 9 – 30, 2015, using the #MyBanff and #RediscoverNature hashtags, share photos of your time in the great outdoors via social media and you could WIN a trip to Banff National Park to experience Banff and Lake Louise with your family! You’ll also have a chance to win one of 10 Nature Valley Rediscover Nature Kits (value $50), which is of course more motivation to get outside.
To enter the contest, please RSVP to participate in Rediscover Nature Day on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Follow the link for full rules and regulations.
And, from the good folks at Nature Valley, I’ve got a sweet little prize pack to offer to a lucky reader: a bundle of Nature Valley gear to help your family Rediscover Nature ($50 value).
(2) Nature Valley Rediscover Nature draw-string backpack
(2) Nature Valley travel size LED flashlight
(4) Nature Valley stainless steel 16oz water bottle
(2) Nature Valley Lunch Box snack bars
To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck everyone, and see you outside on September 20 to #RediscoverNature!