Champion Canada Giveaway

Comments 127 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver consistently ranks within the top cities in the world when it comes to walkability and physical activity. Through rain, rain, and well, more rain, Vancouverites stay fit on trails, tracks, and the Sea Wall throughout the year. To get geared up for that fun run, yoga session, or morning jog to work off holiday pounds, Champion Canada has offered up four prize packs for my readers.

Champion CanadaMen’s Champion Prize Pack
1/4 zip Double Dry running top
Double Dry t-shirt
Woven pant

championWomen’s Champion Prize Pack
Supplex Jacket
Supplex wrap seam pant
Shape sports bra

I have two sets of each prize pack to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment about “How You Play” and stay active in Vancouver (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win a #ChampionCanada prize pack from @Miss604

    I will draw all four winners on Tuesday December 22nd, 2010.

    Browse the Champion Canada website for a list of retailers, men’s, women’s, and youth apparel and even a “bra finder” to get that perfect fit. Champion Canada’s “How You Play” campaign has news and updates available on Facebook and YouTube.

    Update The winners are Aggie O, Rita, @bucks14, Cameron P.

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    127 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. LisaBThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 2:39pm PST

      My lunch hour yoga classes at work are a must for me. Otherwise it’s ballroom/latin dancing and the occassional jog and trip to the gym to keep in shape!

    2. KatyThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 2:40pm PST

      The seawall. The seawall. The seawall. It is pricey to live here. I figure I’m paying rent on the seawall so I should use it every chance I get. Plus, you forget about the cost of living when you round the seawall and see the frosted North Shore mountains.

    3. ChristineThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 2:43pm PST

      I run and swim! And this year, one of my new year’s resolutions is to run a half marathon. So this prize would come in handy!

    4. CurtisThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 2:43pm PST

      jogging, training for the Sun Run each year

    5. SusanThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 2:44pm PST

      As a typical Van girl, I’ve done the gym thing, the yoga thing and the hiking thing..and love them all. However, the easiest and most versatile way that I stay active in Vancouver is “urban hiking.” At any time and in almost any place in the city, I can slip on my runners, hook up my iPod, let off some steam and get some fresh air by what is a fancy term for power walking!! (but without the funny arm movements!)

    6. EmmaThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 2:45pm PST

      I’ve started doing a bootcamp, but after my current classes run out I think I’m just going to suck it up and run in the rain!

    7. Kevin BaggsThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 2:49pm PST

      Where else in the world can you golf, wind surf and snow ski all on the same day. There is no other place for outdoor activities.

    8. VeronicaThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 2:52pm PST

      I bike to work most days (over 20km each day!), which is fantastic exercise.

      Plus, the family usually goes for a walk each weeknight to catch up on what’s happening. Rain or not!

    9. matthew mThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:00pm PST

      I’ve become a runner again. And always been a bike rider.

    10. BJThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:05pm PST

      Running rain or shine or snow!

    11. AlexThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:11pm PST

      Running outside and inside chasing my toddlers

    12. Paul LamThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:17pm PST

      I like to play tennis and walk around to stay active.

    13. JillyThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:17pm PST

      Well living in Tofino and being on Island time is tough…Love to Stretch, Enjoy a Walk and Tea on Wickinninsh Beach, Hiking in the Rain Rainforest, and Surf it up all Summer Long!!

    14. NatalieThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:25pm PST

      During the summer, I try to do EVERYthing outdoors, but when it’s raining cats and dogs I like to go to the gym or play indoor sports.

    15. SandraThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:27pm PST

      I try my best to jog/run whenever the weather is decent out. I also work out to my “Get Ripped” dvds at home.

    16. rubyThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:28pm PST

      Yoga & walking.

    17. TessaThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:29pm PST

      Taking my dog for walks in the park or running after my 16 month old little monster!!

    18. GenevieveThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:31pm PST

      From downhill and backcountry skiing on Seymore and Cypress mountains during the winter, to walking in Lighthouse park or biking the Seawall in the summer, I love getting out and active in Vancouver!

    19. KayThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:43pm PST

      Biking around the seawall

    20. ElaineThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 3:47pm PST

      Doing hot yoga

    21. blessedtaThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 4:05pm PST

      I run.

    22. SitaThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 4:24pm PST

      I love going for walks outside!

    23. DonThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 4:28pm PST

      Very stylish clothing – I could do with a mens set.

    24. donThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 4:38pm PST

      yes please!
      for hiking in lynn headwaters

    25. AggieThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 4:40pm PST

      I’m lucky to have a great pool in my building, so lots of swimming. But I could use a break from the chlorine and go for a jog. This set would certainly come in handy.

    26. RichieThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 4:48pm PST

      i play outdoor sports

    27. SunnyThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 4:49pm PST

      I joined a outdoor bootcamp

    28. PooyaThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 5:46pm PST

      I do Yoga !

    29. Alicia OThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 6:21pm PST

      I do a lot of walking around Vancouver. Being a downtowner I can get to the majority of places I need to go by walking and I can enjoy our beautiful city while I do it!

    30. ChristineThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 6:33pm PST

      I love to jog around the seawall!

    31. SherryThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 6:49pm PST

      I don’t do it nearly often enough anymore but the Seawall is the best place in town for some exercise in a fabulous location. I really miss living in the West End even though I moved to the East Side over 20 years ago…..but I still visit sometimes

    32. LaurenThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 6:51pm PST

      I do an outdoor bootcamp twice a week and ride my bike wherever I can when the weather is nice.

    33. ScottThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 7:19pm PST

      When I was there I loved running in Stanley Park!

    34. RachelThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 7:35pm PST

      Biking around the seawall!

    35. EdThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 8:05pm PST

      I go running around central park.

    36. BrendaThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 8:28pm PST

      Dance workout!

    37. KatieThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 9:05pm PST

      Running on the treadmill … ! …

    38. lucThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 9:08pm PST

      I walk the seawall once a month!

    39. DanielThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 9:29pm PST

      I walk every day 7 km. enjoying the city. When it’s possible, I go to the fascinating places around Vancouver, where I can breathe pure air.

    40. stephanieThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 9:30pm PST

      running around after my kids. it is a lot of work.

    41. LilyThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 10:12pm PST

      Bikram’s yoga and walking around the city

    42. MegThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 10:20pm PST

      I love hiking and biking the sea-wall, and I’ve recently taken up half-marathon training and skiing, so that sports bra would be particularly appreciated!

    43. Steph :)Thursday, December 16th, 2010 — 11:06pm PST

      I like badminton and walking…especially Walking to Fight Arthritis!

    44. Amy W.Thursday, December 16th, 2010 — 11:31pm PST

      Yoga all the way.

    45. RitaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 12:33am PST

      Work out at the gym. Snowboarding in the winter. Swimming and biking in the summer!

    46. iain warrenFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 1:00am PST

      i love riding on fromme and going for a run anywhere i can on the north shore. I have been enjoying more play time at the various disc golf courses around the lower mainland.

    47. lindawwwwFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 7:49am PST

      I belong to a walking group. We walk rain, snow, hail or sunshine.

    48. JessicaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 8:11am PST

      In the summertime, grouse grind all the way! now i do a fitness bootcamp every morning!

    49. SeanFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 8:33am PST

      Going to the gym.

    50. DarrenFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 8:34am PST

      Swing dancing all year and roller blading in the summer. Today I may even include a run… it’s so nice out there!

    51. NikkiFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 8:38am PST

      For me, it’s a combination of kickboxing, walking, and – more recently – yoga.

    52. AllisonFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 8:44am PST

      I’m a bike commuter who does lunch-hour yoga at the gym next to the office.

    53. BethFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 8:49am PST

      Just signed up for the BMO half marathon – eek!!

    54. DeborahFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:05am PST

      I play dodgeball in the Vancouver Dodgeball League. It’s a lot of fun! If interested visit

    55. NickFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:08am PST

      Big time walker. To work, the seawall and all around town.

    56. MaryFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:10am PST

      i play volleyball and dodgeball. and softball in the summer.

    57. GillianFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:20am PST

      I like to have fun and stay fit with my family, swimming or playing in the hockey box. In the summer taking long walks/hikes.

    58. MichelleFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:29am PST

      Sweet giveaway!
      I am a pilates addict and also run on the seawall.

    59. TracyFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:31am PST

      In the summer I ride everywhere I can, and run occasionally. In the winter I hit the gym and curl and snowshoe. Supplex is a great fabric that keeps me warm in winter and cool in summer. Great Giveaway!

    60. JessicaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:37am PST

      I go for walks at nearby Trout Lake, and do stretches and yoga at Unity Yoga & Teahouse.

    61. TriptFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:39am PST


    62. AndreaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:42am PST

      I run/walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes and do weights 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Totally manageable!

    63. jeanFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:47am PST

      lots of running outdoors and little gym time too!

    64. MuckymooFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 10:24am PST

      I get out for a brisk with my West Highland terrier every day. It benefits the both of us.

    65. belindaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 11:07am PST

      I take hip hop, belly and popping dance lessons. When travelling, I hit the pool.

    66. brandiFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 11:28am PST

      My german shepherd keeps me outdoors and a trainer that whoops my butt!

    67. A.J.Friday, December 17th, 2010 — 11:36am PST

      Training for the Vancouver Sun Run every year!

    68. MikeFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 11:37am PST

      These seem perfect for jogging for this time of the year. Would be a great start for Sun Run training.

    69. auFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 11:46am PST

      u can stay active anywhere, not only in vancouver. that way, you’ll be benefited out of your jogging, running, walking, etc. it’s so nice to have a healthy body!

    70. LoriFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 12:57pm PST

      I walk as much as I can 🙂

    71. SanazFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 1:05pm PST

      Running and hot yoga, resolution is to improve my yoga postures and become a true yogi!

    72. AmyFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 2:38pm PST

      My rowing machine!

    73. ParkerFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 2:57pm PST

      I walk everywhere and have been working on my yoga practice now that winter is here!

    74. Amy EFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 3:14pm PST

      I stay active with the Grouse Grind!!! Love that in the summertime!

    75. Madison NortonFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 3:16pm PST

      Saturday is rugby day for me, every single week!

    76. Michelle KelseyFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 3:21pm PST

      I love hot yoga. I try to go every day. Feels so good to go out in the cool air after being in the hot yoga.

    77. Teresa K.Friday, December 17th, 2010 — 3:53pm PST

      I jog.

    78. JimFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 4:48pm PST

      I walk whenever possible.

    79. CarolFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 4:49pm PST

      I love to walk around the sea wall at Stanley Park.

    80. mariaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 5:03pm PST

      I love to walk the seawall and kits beach

    81. JenFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 5:44pm PST

      I am staying active by snowshoeing on the local mountains!

    82. JerFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 5:44pm PST

      I am going to the pool a lot lately which helps keep me fit 🙂

    83. MaseyFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 5:57pm PST

      It’s getting a little tougher now that the cold stuff (& snow & rain) are settling in, but I love nothing more than charging up the mountain trails of the North Shore mountains. From the Grind to the Hanes Valley trail – there’s nothing better!

    84. EricaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 6:10pm PST

      Work out at the gym!

    85. RaiaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 6:52pm PST

      Run, swim, snowboard, and surf, nothing beats life on the West Coast.

    86. BonsFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 7:42pm PST

      I like to jog around my neighbourhood.

    87. ChamindaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 8:41pm PST

      I do Yoga and jog around central park.

    88. ThaliaFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 8:54pm PST

      I’m a soccer freak and I run on my off days from soccer to stay in shape. I need better running gear, I mostly have baggy soccer stuff, so any of those items would be perfect!

    89. HelenFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:07pm PST

      I walk home from work (5 km) a few times a week.

    90. LewFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:09pm PST

      I walk. I use the Sea Wall quite often. A walk along the bank of the Fraser in the Fraser RIver Park is my favorite place. There is something magical that happens as the river fows by you out to the Georgia Strait.

    91. EnnieFriday, December 17th, 2010 — 9:09pm PST


    92. CaroleMSaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 7:59am PST

      Mostly walks with the kids around the neighbourhood, or out near the mountains

    93. CaroleMSaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 8:00am PST

      tweet tweet!/carolem/status/16160833465749505

    94. MandiSaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 10:40am PST

      I joined a gym after moving to van. Have lost 30lbs, love hiking all around the city and starting to snowboard and snowshoe for winter fun. Vancouver is the best place to live! <3

    95. KellySaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 1:39pm PST

      i play just dance 2 on my wii

    96. LindaSaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 5:52pm PST

      Sadly, not active at the moment. But I’m determined to make it one of my top priorities in the new year.

    97. GraceSaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 6:36pm PST

      I want this please! Because i do yoga daily!

    98. IanSaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 6:37pm PST

      I stay active by doing daily jogs!

    99. StevenSaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 6:37pm PST

      I play badminton!

    100. JodiSaturday, December 18th, 2010 — 7:22pm PST

      there’s so much to do in Vancouver – run, hike, bike, swim, snow shoe, the gym, tennis!!!

    101. Cameron P.Saturday, December 18th, 2010 — 7:24pm PST

      I need to lose 20 pounds. I would hope to find my motivation if I looked the part instead of being in my saggy track pants.

    102. JanetSunday, December 19th, 2010 — 9:58am PST

      Yoga and cycling is how I play!

    103. ErinSunday, December 19th, 2010 — 6:15pm PST

      In summer it is biking and hiking. In winter it is mostly just walking to work and walking the dog.

    104. AmySunday, December 19th, 2010 — 8:49pm PST

      I play by running every morning at 6am, rain or snow or thunderstorm…I LOVE to run! Doing my 5th marathon in May!

    105. ArtSunday, December 19th, 2010 — 8:57pm PST

      I run year-round and cycle for most of the year. I’ll be doing my first Vancouver Marathon in 2011!

    106. HollyMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 9:38am PST

      I walk everywhere! My new years goal this year is to start running!

    107. TiffanyMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 9:49am PST

      I’ve been going to for 1 year now. I dropped 8 pounds of pure fat and 2 dress sizes (am now a size 4 for the first time in my life). This is where I love to play!

    108. Larissa HalishoffMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 11:29am PST

      Yoga almost daily. The seawall every chance I get, and hiking/skiing in the mountains whenever possible. All this means that I need a lot of workout-type gear ….

    109. AndreaMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 11:51am PST

      Squash at Dunbar community center! Mountain biking on the North Shore in the summer and skiing in the snowier months.

    110. HeteshMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 1:23pm PST

      The Grind a few times each year!

    111. Michelle WilliamsonMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 3:07pm PST

      The new YMCA downtown! I LOVE it! It’s the best fitness center I’ve been to.

    112. NoelcalMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 4:11pm PST

      Perfect for the Grind

    113. JulieMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 5:39pm PST

      Martial arts, Grouse Grind, and Westcoast Swing =)

    114. Loves BootcampMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 10:35pm PST

      I teach Bootcamp in Langley 2 X a week by donation. (Donation goes towards equipment) Would love a women’s kit. We always do it outside rain or shine!

    115. donna chongMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 11:02pm PST

      gosh we are so lucky here in Vancouver,wintertime usually see’s me walking to Steveston for fresh food…spring summer and fall i am an avid golfer and have just taken up bike riding again…it has been years..i am all about being outside when im not doing the above i spend 2 to 3 hrs a day 3 or 4 times aweek in the garden..

    116. RennMonday, December 20th, 2010 — 11:39pm PST

      Going to the gym!

    117. DilaraTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 1:55am PST

      I dance and play dodgeball to stay active. I don’t really like going to the gym but do manage to drag myself there once in a while.

    118. KathyTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 2:05am PST

      I workout regularly at the gym. I love running outdoors when the weather is nice. During the summer, I love playing frisbee, walking the Seawall and playing beach volleyball. Running after the bus, going up and down the stairs, washing my clothes by hand, vacuuming and sweeping the floor count as exercise as well.

    119. Donna LTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 7:54am PST

      Walking is the easiest and simplest form of exercise! I also enjoy trying new things: rock climbing, rollerblading, hiking trails. There are no limits!

    120. rinoTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 9:43am PST

      I walk everywhere.

    121. taniaTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 9:43am PST

      dance workout

    122. Julie NichollsTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 3:22pm PST

      My dog drags me around the seawall.

    123. JeanieTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 4:33pm PST

      Bike to work

    124. Carissa KasperTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 10:10pm PST

      Swimming at Brittania!

    125. LisaTuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 11:22pm PST

      #30-minute Hit – the perfect workout for a busy Mum.

    126. JTWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 12:04pm PST

      Need last minute gifts!! 🙂

    127. KirstenTuesday, December 28th, 2010 — 9:28am PST

      How I play. I help coach Sr High basketball with my dad, and to help the girls get intensity I get to run through plays with them and help the JV girls with their shot, and driving to the hoop. I also play volleyball, just kind of rec coed thing, so much fun, just a whole bunch of friends that get together who love playing that sport. I also play rugby, both for club and the provincial team, by far rugby is my favorite sport because you can have a competitive game against a great rival, and get a little heated on the field but after just hang out like you are the best of friends. I also enjoy playing in the snow, sledding, skating, knee boarding, swimming for fun, squash, racket ball, and last running around with my niece’s and nephew

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