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Future Shop Student Athlete Bundle: Win a GoPro

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 — 2:48pm PDT
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Future Shop is helping students gear up for Back to School with the latest computers, calculators, and educational gadgets. Returning to classrooms also means that as students work harder, they’ll also want to play harder. Future Shop has offered up a Student Athlete Bundle that I can give away to one lucky reader.

GoPro LCD BacPac
John’s model shown with LCD screen mounted. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

The bundle (valued at $500) includes:
GoPro HD Helmet Hero Waterproof High-Definition Sports & Helmet Camera
GoPro LCD BacPac
GoPro Chest Mount
GoPro Ride Hero X 2

The small, rectangular, box-shaped camera — about half the size of a Rubik’s Cube — captures the most amazing HD photos and videos. Strap it to your chest, your helmet, your handlebars, your snowboard, skateboard, or your wrist to capture stunning imagery during your latest adventures.

Advisory: There’s a little bit of adult language toward the end of this video.

As with most camera-related technology, I first learned about the GoPro from our friend John Biehler. Here’s just a small sampling of what he’s been able to capture with the GoPro camera (with mounts and the LCD).

Glacier Ice Hiking
Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

We’re lucky to live in Vancouver and have so many outdoor activities available to us, from hiking and biking trails to coves for kayaking and roads from Sea to Sky. Here’s how you can enter to win this Student Athlete Bundle from Future Shop:

  • Leave a comment on this post about where you’d try out the camera (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I entered to win a #GoPro Student Athlete Bundle from @FutureShopNews & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:00am. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter and win. Enjoy your adventures responsibly.

Update The winner is Vanessa!

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  1. Alyssa says:

    I’ve wanted a GoPro for so long. So many options for use! On the front of a longboard, while skiing, underwater… It would be perfect for a videographer like myself!

  2. Erin says:

    I would use it up at Whistler this coming season!

  3. Athol says:

    I would use it skiing at Whistler and Baker. I’ve wanted one of these forever!

  4. Lloyd says:

    Would love to have one for mountain biking on the local trails.

  5. Melaney g lyall says:

    I would use the GoPro out on the Fraser River on my fathers gill netter! It’s an amazing work day on the river- sunrise to sunset!! It’s the water highway to all the ports! Amazing what you see in a day!

  6. Mike Browne says:

    I’ve wanted one of these for a while. I can think of many uses for it. I’d have used it at the BC Provincial Wakeboarding Championships that I shot a few weeks ago. I’m going to buy one eventually, but winning one would be fun.

    Some ideas for GoPro usage:
    – chest mount on my work commute
    – mounted on the hood of the car for a drive to Whistler
    – attached to helmet zip lining.

  7. Roberta says:

    This would be amazing to have! What a cool way to film your personal adventures!!

  8. blessedta says:

    during my hike

  9. vicky says:

    how perfect!!

  10. Cheryl M says:

    How cool I would love to win this

  11. Cheryl says:

    I would use this in Whistler snowboarding and bike riding…forgot that part

  12. vicky says:

    I love to hike, kayak, snowboard…so I would snap a few shots!

  13. Alex says:

    I would try it snowboarding or my kids could document their playground adventures!

  14. Tracy says:

    I would put it on my son’s bike helmet so I can see his antics in real time! he is priceless to watch

  15. Steve says:

    Would love a GoPro to video while paddling an outrigger canoe in English Bay and Burrard Inlet.

  16. Don Foran says:

    I’d use it on the front seat of the old wooden rollercoaster at the P.N.E.

  17. Mila M. says:

    I would love to use the GoPro during my river rafting adventures and biking my local trails.

  18. Lindsay says:

    This is so neat, I’d love to take it up to the rockies with me this week, but alas I don’t have one :p

  19. Cameron says:

    Do we have to be a student? I guess I’m a student athlete – I’ve got a lot to learn in that area.

    I’d love to use this snowboarding. It’d work so much better than boarding along with my camera in my hand – one day that’s going to go horribly wrong.

  20. Ruby says:

    this would be awesome to take to whistler!

  21. Sarah says:

    This would be great for biking in Pacific Spirit Park!

  22. Bernadette says:

    love to win the Go pro…I’m scheduled to skydive for the first time next month and would love to take this with me to capture the moment. Between that and cliff diving…this is just an awesome gadget, would love to win one!

  23. Mike Jones says:

    I took up sailing this year with the UBC sailing club! I want to record my exciting adventures, but no camera (that i have) can come on the boats because they tend to capsize when we’re going fast. I haven’t seen a Miss604 sailing entry before – I’ll take you out onto English Bay if I win (heck, even if I don’t)

  24. Sara says:

    I’d like to try it out on horseback in Campbell Valley Park!

  25. Rachel says:

    I’d try it out hiking up the Grouse Grind!

  26. Katie says:

    Got a trip to the sunshine coast coming up, so I’d try it there ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Marianne says:

    In and around old architecture of Vancouver.

  28. Tintin says:

    I’d try this out at Stanley Park…my favorite place for a walk!

  29. liz says:

    My friends just tried paragliding and I said I would go next time.I would use it for that or for parachuting.

  30. Julie says:

    It would be awesome for the half-triathlon I’m doing next summer!

  31. John Mah says:

    would try this during underwater swimming or tennis =)

  32. Annie says:

    I would use it while ziplining through grouse mountain!

  33. Jas says:

    Would love to win!

  34. Susan says:

    My kids saw this camera at Sport Check yesterday, they were saying how they would love to use it while on their bikes at the skateboard park in Richmond.

  35. Rob says:

    I’d use it snowboarding!

  36. Rebecca says:

    I’d definitely like to use this when hiking.

  37. Dom says:

    Would love to use this on my local bike trails.

  38. Teresa says:

    This would have been perfect for my vacation this summer. I’d love to use it for extreme sports like skydiving.

  39. Albert C says:

    Love to try on the car

  40. Kevin says:

    I’ve been pining, craving, whining about getting one of these so I can wear it while playing dodgeball….please!

  41. Sylvia F F says:

    Wow I would so love to have one. From skiing to biking to rollerblading, I can’t think of enough uses for this camera and different mounts! Especially for use at Whistler to relive the ride down the mountain!

  42. Vanessa says:

    The Chief! Heading out there soon!

  43. mariska says:

    I’ve been wanting to add the GoPro to my kit for a while now, thanks to John’s amazing GoPro captures. I would use it on my travel adventures and for scuba diving! Maybe even strap it to Roxie’s back to see what she gets up to when no one is looking…? Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. rex says:

    I would love that GoPro!

  45. Summer is all about Crankworx in Whistler. This is where GoPro goes with the PROs. See you up there!!

  46. Donna says:

    I’d use it boarding at Cypress ans Whistler.

  47. Iris says:

    I would use it when I go sailing with my husband.

  48. Steve says:

    Would use it in my honeymoon!

  49. Ferdinand says:

    Amazing camera! Would love to have one for when I try skydiving or bungee jumping!

  50. laura says:

    hiking on the chief! perfect for those ladders and ropes up the slippery slopes!

  51. al says:

    Way to go Futureshop & Miss 604!!!

  52. Megan says:

    I would probably use it on a bike ride through the forest/seawall, or on a lengthy hike!

  53. Andrew says:

    This is so cool. Would try it when I’m biking around the city. Capture nice pictures of the city.

  54. stacey dempsey says:

    oh soo awesome , i have 3 teenagers who would use this in all kinds of places, my oldest wants to learn to skydive next year, this would be cool for that, or when they are tubing or waterskiing too

  55. Court says:

    I’d use it to convince a boy to take me on the track in his race car.

  56. LucieB says:

    Super cool! As a photographer, and an outdoor lover, this would be perfect. Often I leave my dslr at home because it’s just too big and heavy to take on some trips. If I had this I’d never miss out on a photo op again!

  57. Stv says:

    I’d definitely use the goPro when I go to do the Zipline in Whistler this winter.

  58. Andrew says:

    I’d love to use the camera on the hockey rink this winter.

  59. Jenny says:

    I would love to use the camera for snowboarding in the coming up winter season.

  60. lindawwww says:

    I belong to a walking group and I’d love to be able to record all the socializing that happens every time we get together.

  61. Nicole says:


  62. Andrew says:

    I would take it on all of my adventures! Surfing on Vancouver Island/Washington/Oregon, Paddleboarding around Vancouver, and Snowboarding in Whistler.

  63. Kristina says:

    I’d love to try it out this Christmas for our trip to Puerto Vallarta!!

  64. Rachel says:

    My hubby and I would both use it on the many races and events that we participate in. Skiing, running, cycling, swimming…. oh it would be so cool.

  65. murray f says:

    Id try this out on my mountain bike on all the great trails we have here on vancouver island!

  66. Winnie says:


  67. NicholasPr says:

    Hiking, skiing/snowboarding and whitewater rafting are some situations where I can see myself using the camera. Maybe even Horseback riding.

  68. Rick says:

    This would be awesome for football!


  69. So many options, but first it would be interesting to replay my bike ride to work.

  70. Aynsley says:

    I would use it horseback riding! Gallop across a field with it attached to the saddle.. fun!

  71. Tiffany says:

    Cool! I snowboard so I would take the camera to Whistler for sure. I also cycle with my dog so I would use it ob bikes too.

  72. sue says:

    My daughter is a camera buff this would be great for her

  73. Grant Bowen says:

    I’d use it bombing down Flute Bowl at Whistler!

  74. Kristin says:

    totally giving it to 14 year old longboarding son. pretending to be a really awesome mom, but really with ulterior motives to check out footage to be sure he is as safe as he says he is ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Alexa says:

    I would love to use the camera in Thailand! I’m leaving in two weeks!!

  76. Darren M says:

    I would love a GoPro camera to use when I go snowboarding in the mountains in the winter and wakeboarding / biking in the summer.

  77. Kody says:

    Fun! I’d toss it on me during a hockey game.

  78. Yumiko H says:

    I’d use this on my next ski trip to Japan!

  79. Liz says:

    I would love to try this on a cross country road trip!

  80. Jocelyn says:

    I’d mount the GoPro on our chihuahua and send him out into the garden for an adventure. Then I’d strap it to my bike and film my cycle tour around Vancouver Island with my father. Ooh, and I’d put it on my noggin and jump on a trampoline!

  81. carly says:

    I would take this on my yearly camping trip to Strathcona national park, to take pictures of the gorgeous lakes, waterfalls & wildlife on the hike ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. chista says:

    i would use it at whistler for white water rafting, ziplining, mountain biking and snowboarding.

  83. I’d love the camera to record my experiences running particularly running the Niagara Falls Marathon in October.

  84. Sabrina says:

    I would take it with me while I was trail running in Sea-to-Sky Country–for the rare chance I encountered a cougar, bear or coyote–I’d get it all on camera!!

  85. So many applications. Whistler for sure, biking around the seawall, even driving. I’d love one!

  86. mary says:

    my trips to whistler in the winter and in the summer

  87. Tracey flattes says:

    I would stay home and take pics of my new little bundle of joy – my baby son!

  88. David D. says:

    I’d use it skydiving. ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Andre says:


  90. Oh my, would this ever get some good use! “Back to school” sounds a lot like “just in time for snowboard season” to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If I get it in time, it’ll be hitting the biking trails on every mountain in sight and then ziplining up at Ziptrek. Then, come winter, I expect it’ll be flying down the slopes at Mt. Washington and Whistler, then heading up north for some snowmobiling in Fort St. John. It might even go so far as to see a surfing trek to California.

    Ohh, that would be such a lucky camera in my hands.

    Shucks, I may have just convinced myself to go buy one.

  91. Jackie says:

    Would totally use it for all the water sports I’d like to try in the GVRD

  92. David says:

    I’d love to take it to whistler, or cypress or any of the BC mountains. With all those different mounts, the skies the limit!

  93. Rob says:

    Whistler this winter, for sure!

  94. Josh Curran says:

    I would use a GoPro to capture crazy angles of everything, but first bungey jumping!

  95. hetesh says:

    would use it at peak to peak

  96. Sean says:

    I’d use this baby to document dirt bike rides, motorcycle rides, and Treehouse adventures!

  97. Sean says:

    Iโ€™d use this baby to document dirt bike rides, motorcycle rides, and Treehouse adventures!

  98. Gracey says:

    Snowboarding and longboarding!

  99. Ruby says:

    I would like to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Mariella says:

    I’d use it while biking around Stanley Park!

  101. Renfrew says:

    Wow! So cool for a kid to play around with – my kid specifically!

  102. Dennis Sato says:

    My son loves making movies. This would be soooo cool for him!

  103. Pat M says:

    I would love one for my son. I would work great for longboarding aand rippin the backcountry

  104. Thomas says:

    I would use it on my snowboard through the powder and trees.

  105. Kristin says:

    I would use it while kayaking and I would get my friends to use it when they go surfing.

  106. Courtney says:

    I would strap it on to the bikes (push & motor) I rent when travelling to create a short film on what I see when I’m abroad.

  107. Nat says:

    Whistler bike park.

  108. Vipersblood says:

    Like many here, I’ve been wanting one for a while. Even been entering other contests to win one (with no luck). So many uses too many to list!

  109. Hayley says:

    Playing hockey or snowboarding.

  110. Sanaz says:

    Great for seawall bike ride

  111. Michael Kwan says:

    We used one of these during the Ford Focus Challenge, as you may recall, but I’d love to get my hands on one of my own for when I go ATVing, ziplining, or any number of other fun adventures in and around Whistler.

  112. Andy C. says:

    I’m gonna put it on my dog and see what he gets into.

  113. adam knight says:

    great for my snowboarding

  114. Jenn K says:

    On the atmosfear ride at playland! And bike riding in Whistler!

  115. Sharon says:

    I’d definitely take it climbing in Squamish!

  116. J says:

    i’d like to have the camera when bungee jumping

  117. Summer says:

    I’d try it out this winter as I learn to ski for the first time!

  118. carly says:

    I would take it up to Grouse Mountain!

  119. A.J. says:

    Scuba diving locally or while biking around the city!

  120. This would be awesome…my brother and I are doing the grouse grind next weekend…would love to use this there ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. Henry says:

    I would likely use it while bike riding on trails around the Lower Mainland and perhaps gently (with his consent) strapping it on my cat’s head to see what he is doing when I am not home.

  122. Deidre says:

    I would use it to take pictures of my girls sporting activities and dog outings!

  123. Anthony says:

    I’ve been looking for a camera to wear while bike commuting. Too many problem motorists, not enough evidence for police complaints.

  124. Adrian P says:

    Love to take this through Manning Park on some trail runs

  125. Roger says:

    I would rollerblade the seawall on a beautiful day in Vancouver!

  126. Sam says:

    I’d try it out when I go skiing!

  127. Navpreet says:

    I would try it out during a hike.

  128. Erica says:

    Mountain biking!

  129. Anthony says:

    I’d use it in the backcountry cat-boarding in Revelstoke this season!!!

  130. Ian says:

    I’d love to try this out while snowboarding at Big White this season as my parents have always wanted to see what it looks like from the peak but they’re too scared to go up! Haha

  131. Steven says:

    I’d definitely try it out while fishing in Nanaimo!!!

  132. Christine says:

    I would use it skiing this winter in Whistler!

  133. Laura E. says:

    On one of my many road trips!

  134. Tom says:

    Climbing Machu Picchu

  135. David Nguyen says:

    I would love to try it in my Whistler trip

  136. Colin says:

    I would take it downhill riding on Whistler. I promise bail videos!

  137. Geoff Heith says:

    For killer weddings and mountain biking…ya that’s right!

  138. Sarah says:

    I would wear it for an entire day….just to see what it captured.

  139. Dana says:

    I’d use it on the Peak2Peak gondola in Whistler!

  140. My bike racing videos would seriously benefit from a GoPro. So want!

  141. Bryer says:

    I will be using this camera while snowboarding.

  142. Micky says:

    I could use a GoPro camera while skiing!

  143. Jennifer says:


  144. Surfing in Tofino, Snowboarding in Golden and perhaps and excuse to finally try white water kayaking.

  145. Linda says:

    I’d give it to my husband to use while hiking, fishing and bike riding.

  146. Elysia says:

    Maui here I come!

  147. Mae says:

    I’d use in on the ski hills this winter and snorkling in Mexico next spring.

  148. Ahrcanum says:

    Like to use it fishing, from the fishes perspective!

  149. Shannon says:

    My partner has one mounted on his motorcycle helmet and he takes amazing videos!! I’d love one for myself so I could use it for hiking, skiing, or to take video of my paintings as they progress!

  150. Vince says:

    I would take this skiing!

  151. Alex says:

    Will use this during my weekly hike.

  152. Michelle W. says:

    I’d use it skiing at Grouse this winter! Can’t wait!

  153. Cheryl says:

    I’d use the Go-Pro with my niece to get a kids-eye view of the world. It would be amazing to capture her first steps from her perspective.

  154. gail whitworth says:

    My garden needes this camera

  155. Grace M says:

    Ill wear it while I go on bike rides around Richmond to show my friends back home in Hong Kong!

  156. Sean says:

    Snowboarding at Whistler

  157. Lia says:

    I haven’t gone whitewater rafting in a while but would love to have it with me next time around!

  158. john says:

    have always wanted to film the seawall and/or the view from a hockey player

  159. Margaret says:

    Definitely whitewater river rafting….done it before, would do it again, and love to prove I survived… ๐Ÿ™‚

  160. Erin says:

    I’d use it on the trails when running. I have always wanted to film some of the areas I run in, but never had a camera to do it.

  161. will says:

    while hiking the chief!

  162. kelsey says:

    using it while snowboarding would be cool

  163. Marie says:

    Biking along the seawall!

  164. mandy says:

    would def use it!

  165. Shannon says:

    While snowboarding down Whistler this winter!

  166. Alex says:

    I’d love to strap this to my 14 month old child to see the world as she see’s it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  167. Daryl says:

    On our trip to Waikiki in March

  168. Arielle says:

    I’d have a GoPro BC day…Strap it to my snowboard helmet for a morning snowboarding up on the North Shore Mountains and then that same afternoon/evening on my kayak in deep cove.

  169. Elain Evans says:

    I’d use the camera at the Tomatina Festival in Spain, which I’d like to attend before I die!

  170. Caroline says:

    I would try it on a bike ride around beautiful Stanley Park, among many others!

  171. Caleb says:

    I would use the GoPro on many of my epic adventures. May it be hiking through the cascades or at my yearly expedition up to Mt. Whistler. I could just envision how it would capture those epic crashes like nothing else.

  172. Stu Hunter says:

    I am going to go parasailing for the first time in a few weeks…seems an ideal time to try out a Go Pro which I have wanted for SO LONG ๐Ÿ™‚

  173. Paul GT says:

    If I win the Gopro I would use it as a 2nd camera for my amateur home made adult movies because the waterproof housing is so easy to clean.

  174. Will says:

    I’d use it for snowboarding (obviously) this coming season and possibly sky diving next summer!

  175. AlfieAK says:

    I would definitely put it on my puppy’s collar for a day while he’s at daycare! Or me snowboarding ๐Ÿ™‚

  176. Ava says:

    I’ll be going on a pilgrimage later this year, visiting different places like Egypt, Jerusalem, Mt. Sinai, etc. I think this camera would definitely capture beautiful photos to share with family and friends.

  177. Brice W says:

    Great contest Miss604 ! I would totally use it this winter when I am Telemark skiing in the deep Whistler pow !

  178. Karen Long says:

    We’d tie it to the 1963 Mini and go racing in Oregon!!

  179. Ian says:

    Take it trekking in Nepal

  180. Cliff says:

    I’d like to take that outdoor rock climbing.

  181. Brenda says:

    That would be great for an Oregon coast trip.

  182. Jeremy Dyson says:

    On my son’s little peddleless running bike.

  183. Shamus says:

    I would love to attach this to my two year old and see what he sees.

  184. Chris says:

    Skiing down Whistler early in the day with some fresh powder. Can’t wait for ski season.

  185. Tamara says:

    Brilliant contest! After bombing around the Lower Mainland on my pink motorcycle today I can tell you *exactly* what I’d like to create with it: a ‘biker chick’s’ video diary including clips from daily commutes, winding curves and twisty backroads. Ahhhhh! ๐Ÿ™‚

  186. Duncan says:

    This would be amazing for hiking and kayaking!

  187. Donna says:

    I’m a student of life! Does that count for eligibility? Have been wanting a mounted camera for a lonnnng time so it’d be awesome to win! So many imaginative uses for this puppy!

  188. Donna L says:

    I’d take this bad boy ziplining! Onto the coasters at Disneyland would be a hoot too

  189. mjgalvani says:

    I’d figure out a way to rig it comfortably to my dog and take him for a run along a trail

  190. Colin says:

    In Squamish for climbing/hiking the Chief, canoeing off Nexen beach to video the kite boarders off the Spit, mountain biking the Powersmart trail (rated by Mountain Bike magazine as a top 10 MUST rides), biking the Sea to Sky highway on a road bike…

  191. Mike says:

    Would love to take it with us on tour, this would be perfect!

  192. Jorge Rosales says:

    Well I just moved to Alberta and its going to be my first time snowboarding on the west side, so I’ll use it at Banff and sunshine to capture my runs to show my family and friends back home

  193. I’d give it to my sweetheart’s son, Mathew, who would wear it mountain biking down Mt Work near Victoria, or maybe just bouldering by the shore. He’s fantastic on his bike!

  194. Adam says:

    I’d use it to replace my old Flip Cam when travelling the world and collecting exciting video clips of exotic places ๐Ÿ™‚ The quality is significantly better, and the form factor would allow me to discretely capture video as I trek about!

  195. Carlos says:

    Would be kinda cool to mount this on my car while I do deliveries around the City!

  196. Leslie L says:

    this would be neat during an underwater swim ๐Ÿ˜€

  197. Gideon says:

    i’d use it for the up coming ski season!

  198. Steve says:

    Although I would not get the opportunity to use it immediately due to my school schedule, I would plan on using it after graduation (1 more year) when I hope to move to New Zealand to work as a Radiation Therapist. I would make sure I have the GoPro camera on me at all times while I bungee, Zorb, and Skydive my way through life.


  199. Sam says:

    id use it up at big white this coming snowboard season!

  200. Nick says:

    I am a photographer in the kootenays and would love to capture some incredible moments in the sweet sweet powder!

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