Contest: Buddy Canuck Suggests We Give Away a Prize!

The Canadian Only team loves using their cinch bags! On a recent outing, Buddy Canuck suggested we share the love and give one of our beautiful Canadian Only cinch bags away as a prize in a contest!

The team finds the cinch bags ever-so-useful. Annie carries the chocolate, Leslie carries the masks, and Buddy just collects rocks in his cinch bag*.

Annie, Buddy and Leslie on a walk in Mission Creek Greenway Regional Park, Kelowna, BC

Now’s your chance to be the first member of the public to have their own Canadian Only cinch bag!

Buddy Canuck relaxes next to his cinch bag after a long walk in the park (it also works as a pillow!)

It’s easy to enter the contest. All you have to do is ‘Like’ our Canadian Only Facebook page, and enter a comment on our Contest post (pinned to the top of our newsfeed) so we can see your name! The winner will be announced on our Facebook page and contacted via Facebook message.

That’s basically it! (But please read the contest rules below, and make sure you agree to them before you enter!)

Contest Rules

  1. Any resident of Canada is eligible.
  2. No purchase is necessary.
  3. To enter the contest, you must:
  4. One winner will receive one brand new Canadian Only cinch bag.
  5. The winner will be selected and announced on the Canadian Only Facebook page by end of day, April 26, 2021. The winner will be contacted via Facebook message at which point we will ask for a Canadian postal address that we can mail the cinch bag to, via Canada Post.
  6. If you’re wondering what to put in the comments, well, it can be anything! But we’d love to hear what you love about Canada, or about our website, or anything Canadiana-related! (Please note, all comments are public and may be quoted or shared.)
  7. This contest is run by Canadian Only.
  8. This contest is not endorsed, sponsored or administered by Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with our contest. Facebook is released from any responsibility to entrants or participants.

We look forward to your participation in our first contest!

Buddy Canuck looks very cool with a Canadian Only cinch bag on his shoulder!

*Contents not included! But we’re sure you’ll find plenty of your own ideas of what to carry in your cinch bag!


Buddy Canuck and the Canadian Only Team at Willow Beach

The Canadian Only team, influenced by silly ol’ Buddy Canuck‘s brilliant ideas, went along to Willow Beach in West Kelowna, BC, donning bunny ears and a duck hat for an Easter photo shoot.

“Those two ol’ stick-in-the-mud gals need a bit of fun in their lives,” says Buddy. “They’ll spend all day and night on their computers, growing the Canadian Only website, spreading the word about businesses left, right and centre. They need to get out for fresh air once in a while!”

The Canadian Only team: Annie, Buddy and Leslie

Founder and CEO, Leslie, is particularly camera shy.

“It’s like pulling teeth to get her in a photo,” continues Buddy. “Then, she still wants to cover her face completely. It’s not ’cause of the pandemic, either. No. She’d be hiding her facing no matter what,” Buddy continues to mutter under his breath: “I dunno what her problem is. I love showing up and shining for a photo op.”

Buddy Canuck is highly photogenic

Annie, the website and communications person on the team, is a bit more adventurous on a photo shoot, as evidenced by her choice of duck hat.

“If I can do something to make someone laugh, I’m all in,” says Annie.

And laugh they did. Passers-by chuckled and chortled as they walked past the photo shoot site and saw the three in a kerfuffle to produce some decent photos with a simple point-and-shoot camera on a self-timer.

“One day, we’ll be famous, and everyone’s gonna wanna take selfies with us!” says Buddy. Rest assured that his endearing trademark, his cheeky grin, is ever-present underneath his mask.

“That would be awesome,” Annie chimes in.

Leslie quietly hurries things along so she can get everyone back to the office, but Buddy lags behind and dawdles for a bit, seeing if he can balance on some rocks along the beach.

“Have a Happy Easter, everyone! Remember to have fun, make time for play, and eat at least one chocolate bunny!” is Buddy’s wise advice.

My Swimming Lesson at Shuswap Falls RV Park

On our third day at Shuswap Falls RV Park, I wanted to drive the golf cart to the pool, but my feet couldn’t reach the pedals, darn it.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

So I had to let a taller person do the driving while I hung out the back.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

I was so excited to be going to the pool!

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

First thing, I got a safety lesson and was told about the pool rules.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

I tested the water temperature with my hand.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Then, with my foot.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Brrrr! That water was cold! I almost changed my mind about the whole thing!

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

But Annie coaxed me back.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

She said it might be easier if I eased myself in on the steps at the shallow end. I took my water gun with me as a security measure.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

The shallow end is for sissies, so I decided to go to the deep end, where I spotted a rather large wave.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

This was rather disconcerting, so I asked Leslie, the CEO of Canadian Only, for some encouragement.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

At one point, I thought she was going to push me in!

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

I planted myself at the water’s edge and aimed my water gun at anyone tryin’ to fool with me. (My right foot got wet!)

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

By that time, Annie was already in the pool. She came over to have a photo taken with me.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

She tried to get me into the pool, too. It took a while to convince me.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

She became quite persuasive.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

I gotta admit, she did try to gently ease me in.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

We actually ended up having quite a lot of fun!

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

I don’t know why, but swimming makes me thirsty.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

The best part was chillin’ on the deck chairs afterwards.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zed | Photo credit: canadianonly.ca

I loved my vacation at Shuswap Falls RV Park!

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Mexican Lasagna on the BBQ

We ate very well at Shuswap Falls RV Park. Leslie, the CEO of Canadian Only showed us how to make a Mexican Lasagna on the BBQ!

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

First, she got the ground beef ready.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Then she chopped up some onions (and other stuff).

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

After frying it all up on the stove top, we took it out to the BBQ. Leslie put some tortilla wraps on the bottom of a lasagna pan, then put the spicy beef mixture on top.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

She added some more tomato sauce.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Then she put some shredded cheese on it… mmmm! And made another layer.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Yet another layer and even more cheese.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Then she baked it in the BBQ. The hardest part was waiting for it to be done. Waiting and waiting.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Finally, it was done! Leslie served it up.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Dinner on the deck. It was soooo delish!

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

I didn’t even mind helping with the dishes afterward!

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Vacation at Shuswap Falls RV Resort

I’m Buddy Canuck. I’m a proud Canadian and an employee at the Canadian Only website. Me, Annie Zed and Leslie (the CEO) went on a team building vacation weekend at the Shuswap Falls RV Resort.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

I been wanting to come here fer ages! It got a rave review on the Canadian Only website and we had such a fun time here. Business as usual!

We were well-armed with mosquito stuff and a fly swatter.

Buddy Canuck and Annie Zalezsak

I climbed a few trees.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Sat on the deck for a while. It got sweltering hot!

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

We had to go inside to cool down sometimes.

Buddy Canuck | Photo credit: Annie Zalezsak

Which was okay by me, cuz I was well armed with some good ol’ fashioned Canadian refreshments! 😉