The Great Lake Vernon Paddle Quest (GLVPQ) There is a beautiful Badger® Canoe Paddle that can be won by finding a password hidden around Lake Vernon. The clue to the specific location is here on the Lake Vernon Website and Facebook page. Once you find the password (don’t tell anyone!!) contact us- firstname.lastname@example.org and we will enter your name into the draw. Thank you to the kind folks at Badger Paddles for sharing their awesome contest idea with us and their support with the wonderful prizes. ABOUT the Contest There are countless benefits to active water transportation such as, health and wellness, environmental conservation, and peace and tranquility. The members of the Lake Vernon Association value these outcomes from activities like, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddleboating, stand-up paddleboarding, and rowing. To promote the paddling culture on Lake Vernon, the Association’s Environment Committee adapted a great contest idea from PaddleInThePark created by Badger® Paddles and Portageur.ca. Their contest was conceived as a way to encourage people to “get out there” into nature via Ontario’s provincial parks. (Link to their website http://www.badgerpaddles.com/paddles/Welcome.html to see their contest and the many benefits to reconnecting with nature). The Lake Vernon Association has organized a similar contest offering paddlers a chance to win a beautiful handcrafted (Badger®) canoe paddle! Clues (available on the Lake Vernon Association Website and Facebook page) will guide prospective paddlers to the secret password hidden somewhere on Lake Vernon. With the purpose to encourage more people to self-propel, paddlers who find the secret password FROM THEIR NON-MOTORIZED VESSEL, are eligible to enter the draw. After you find the password, contact email@example.com and if you can, send us a selfie and a good story to share about how far you paddled, what you saw along the way etc.) and we will compile a list of password finders. On Saturday August 27, a name will be drawn randomly from that list and declared the winner!
HowtoEntertheDraw Step 1. Visit the LVA website or Facebook page to ensure you understand all the contest rules. Step 2. Look on the website for clues that will help you find the secret password. Step 3. Paddle and have some fun while you look for the password under the PURPLE duck. Step 4. Find a secret password located underneath a male Mallard (Drake) decoy floating in various locations around the lake. In general, there is one Mallard in the North end, one in the middle, and one in the East end of Lake Vernon. Step 4. Leave the duck where it is and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us your name, contact information and what the secret password is. ContestRules
For the purposes of this contest, Lake Vernon does not include the Big East River, creeks, inlets and outlets. There will be one password hidden on the lake.
The Lake Vernon Association will mark a one-word password underneath a plastic Mallard decoy in the water. The decoy is purple (see photo). Do not remove the decoy. Passwords will not be hidden on land. Guests of the contest must find the passwords from their non-motorized vessel. The Lake Vernon Association cannot be responsible for decoys that have been stolen, vandalized or blown away by wind or wave. Please be respectful of private property, vegetation and nesting wildlife during the pursuit of the passwords.
Enter the contest at your own risk.
The Great Lake Vernon Paddle Quest officially begins at 11:59 pm EST on Monday July 18, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm on Saturday August 27, 2016.
Contestants must find the passwords using a human-powered watercraft.
There is no official entry form for The Great Lake Vernon Paddle Quest.
There can only be one winner.
All potential participants must respect private and public property.
Entrants agree to release and hold harmless all Contest Hosts, Promoters and Sponsors, the Lake Vernon Association, their affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, from any damage, injury, death, loss, or other liability that may arise from entrant’s participation in the Contest, including when locating the hidden password, or the awarding, acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize.
The Contest is open to any individual over the age of majority and a legal resident of Canada. With parental permission, individuals under 18 may locate a password and ask a parent or guardian to enter the contest on their behalf.
Entrants must be present in Canada at the time they enter the Contest and/or win The Great Lake Vernon Paddle Quest contest. In cases where mailing prizes to winners is necessary, postage will be paid by the contest winner.
All paddle prizes are to be taken as is. The contest host(s) and/or sponsors are not responsible for any items that have damage from any unforeseen circumstances be it purposely inflicted or accidental.
Contest hosts and their appointed associates, sponsors and their appointed associates, and the password hiders reserve the right to relocate the passwords within the Lake perimeter at any time with or without notice.
Prizes not claimed by participants by December 1, 2016 will be forfeited.
The Lake Vernon Association’s Environment Committee will award any unclaimed prizes in subsequent random draws as they see fit.
The random draw will be conducted after the contest closes. Every effort will be made to do so within a reasonable time frame after the contest closes. However, the Host/Promoters reserve the right to extend the time period for the purposes of the contest.
All draws will take place no later than September 30, 2015.
All entries received before the contest closes, will be entered into the contest to win the prize specified below.
Contest hosts and their affiliated companies reserve the right to disqualify entries and/or contestants upon suspicion of entries circumventing any Official Rules.
Winners will be notified via the contact information given to the contest organizers by e-mail.
Once winners are notified by email and/or phone, contest organizers reserve the right to wait 7 business days to receive a response, at which point a new winner will be drawn. Prizes
• There is one (1) certificate prize in total. The certificate is redeemable for one handcrafted Badger Canoe Paddle. The cost of a Badger Paddle varies between the wood, finish, and length. The paddle’s wood type and style are dependent on availability. Winners may choose the paddle size when • • • redeeming the certificate at the Badger Paddle’s store.
Odds of winning based on number of contest entries received.
All prizes are to be awarded as indicated in the contest rules with no substitutions for money or different prizes. RESTRICTIONS Contest organizers/sponsors are not responsible for any failure of any electronic equipment, computer transmissions and/or network connections. Contest organizers/sponsors are not responsible for any inaccuracies in information which may be used in the Contest, or for any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries, including data entered/given by contestants. Contest organizers/sponsors reserve the right to discontinue the Contest at any time, in which event, only entries received prior that date will be considered. NOTIFICATION AND AWARDING OF PRIZE Winners, if any, will be notified by email or via telephone and may be required to answer a skill-testing question. If a winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or if the Prize Notification is returned as undeliverable, all prizes will be forfeited. Prizes must be claimed within a reasonable time period (by December 1, 2016). Prizes are non-transferable. If a prize is unclaimed, an alternate winner will be selected. By participating, a winner, except where prohibited by law, grants Sponsors and their affiliated companies the right to use the winner’s name, likeness, picture, portrait, hometown, voice, biographical information and written submissions and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless required by law. If contestants wish to keep their personal information private, a written request to the Lake Vernon Association must be received before the draw. Entries and other submitted material become the property of contest organizers and will not be acknowledged or returned. Contest organizers and Sponsors or on the behalf of Sponsors, will not be
• • • • • • responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or postage due mail or email and for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, malfunctions and delays. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an email entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the email account from which the entry is made. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Lake Vernon Association Environment Committee Box 5160 Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2K6. Written requests for Official Rules must be received by July 31, 2016. All times and dates in these Official Rules are Eastern Standard Time.
Contest Organizers/Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to modify or cancel all or any portions of the Contest because of technical errors or malfunctions, viruses, hackers, or for other reasons that corrupt or risk the Contest in any manner. Contest organizers/Sponsors also reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entrant who fails to comply with these Official Rules, who attempts to enter the Contest in any manner or through any means other than as described in these Official Rules, or who attempts to disrupt the Contest or to circumvent any of these Official Rules.
Officers, directors, representatives, and employees of Sponsors, their affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of their respective advertising, promotion, publicity, production, and judging agencies, and those with whom they are domiciled, are not eligible to enter. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and these Official Rules and to comply with all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. All federal, state, provincial and local taxes are each winner’s sole responsibility. The prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions, transfers, or cash alternatives permitted except Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at Sponsors’ discretion. By entering, each winner accepts all of the conditions, restrictions, requirements, and/or regulations required by Sponsors and also agrees to accept delivery of prize.
Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsors, their affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, from any damage, injury, death, loss, or other liability that may arise from entrant’s participation in the Contest or the awarding, acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. All entrants agree that Canadian law shall apply exclusively to the Contest and that any dispute with respect to the Contest shall be resolved in either the federal or provincial courts located in the Ontario, Canada.
• To obtain a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: the Lake Vernon Association Environment Committee Box 5160 Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2K6. All winners’ list requests must be received by September 20, 2016. Winners’ names will be posted on the LVA website or Facebook page for a minimum of thirty (30) days. Contest is void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted.
Together, we share the responsibility of preserving the natural beauty of Lake Vernon’s shoreline.