They searched high and low, they refreshed their browser on the hour to see if we had posted a new clue, they stumbled on a curious card saying winner… These are the folks that can de-code Ripple Riddles and their stories!
Without further adieu, here are the winners of our Flyer Search!
6 Month Ripple Membership and $20 Pure Gelato Certificate
Genevieve Daigle kicked off the winning streak. Genevieve found us through Twitter and narrowed down the first location to her favorite Gelato Spot Pure Gelato.
Her sharp eye found the ticket that was at the end of the counter facing the street.
6 Month Ripple Membership and $50 MacEwen Certificate
Rob was hot on the Ripple trail with friends from work. At first they worked together when they saw new clues, but eventually it turned competitive! They finally agreed to work together to win two of the prizes and each keep one! Rob has a road trip adventure planned with his winnings!
6 Month Ripple Membership and $50 Trailhead Certificate
Dave Killick discovered us through Facebook and was keen on finding the clues. New to Ottawa, Dave made his way to Trailhead for the first time and decoded our cryptic yellow water vessel riddle.
6 Month Ripple Membership and $60 Dogz Certificate
Erin Johannson was next on the winning streak. She is a Ripple member who was finally in the right spot at the right time! She made some new furry friends on her way to the winning flyer.
6 Month Ripple Membership and Dinner for Two at The WORKS!
Justin Girard and Danielle Seaman were having a dinner at their favorite burger joint when Danielle noticed something on the ceiling… something that said WINNER! Tall Justin retrieved it, but as Danielle found it, she took the flyer. When she called in and told their story we gave them a 2 month membership so they could both win.
6 Month Ripple Membership and Theatre Tickets for Two at the GCTC
Lindy Sgarbossa heard about us through a friend just in time to find the winning flyer stuck to the stairs in the GCTC! New to Ottawa, Lindy not only discovered the flyer, but the GCTC!
6 Month Ripple Membership and a Kunstadt Ski Boot Bag
Andrea Lower teamed up with co-workers to crack the code. She had her eye on the backpack and won it the day after her birthday! She plans to take her backpack on her trip to see the Olympics!
Congratulations and Welcome to Ripple Adventure!
Olympics spurring interest in skiing, snowboarding, skating
Local ski instructor Erin Hope is hoping to get Ottawans involved in sports like long blade skating, skiing and snowboarding to whet their appetites for the 2010 Olympics.
“Over the last few years, I really noticed that more people are trying to get out and get active,” said Erin Hope, a ski instructor at Camp Fortune. “And with the Olympics coming up, there’s a lot more interest. People want to try the sports that they’re going to be watching.”
Better understanding of a sport can also increase appreciation of the Olympic games, she said. “It gives a greater appreciation of what the athletes are actually accomplishing.”
Hope, 28, founded Ripple Adventure last December to allow adults to try new sports.
Sometimes, it can be difficult for adults to get into a new sport, she said.
“Adults have muscle strength and the coordination, but as they get older, they’re more apprehensive,” she said. “That’s often the biggest barrier.”
A group will learn long blade skating on the Rideau Canal Thursday.
Hope said growing interest in the sport could be attributed to Clara Hughes being announced Canada’s flag bearer. “I think it's a sport that is exciting and new to many,” she said. “Most people grew up skating as a child, but long blade skating, that's something new.”
Ottawa’s outdoors and its green space is “phenomenal,” Hope said. “We’re really lucky.”
Local instructors will also teach downhill skiing and snowboarding at Camp Fortune, snowshoeing along the Ottawa River and Mooney’s Bay, dog sledding at Kazabazua in Quebec and cross-country skiing in Gatineau Park and Britannia Park.
Ripple Adventure Launches
Ripple Adventure is Ottawa’s daily destination for adventurous active people! Regardless of your level of experience or daring, Ripple Adventure is looking to recruit you! Everyone is welcome from experienced athletes to complete beginners looking to try something new, Ripple Adventure has adventure activities to suit you. It's perfect for meeting new friends, getting active and achieving personal goals. Visit www.rippleadventure.ca to join the fun!
Hurrah! Ripple Adventure was nominated in three categories for Annual Bootstrap Awards. We placed bronze in the Best Guerrilla Marketing Idea or Campaign of the Year and got an Honourable Mention for Best New Micro Business of the Year!
Thanks to Dr. Bruce Firestone, Exploriem, OCRI and all of the other sponsors for organizing the awards! For a complete list of great bootstrap businesses in Ottawa who were recognized at the Awards Ceremony, check out: http://www.ocri.ca/exploriem/
It's always a great idea to warm up before any activity, but I love how Elsbeth has integrated the ski gear in this warm up!
Try it next time you're on the slopes!
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Find out why Josh loves skiing! Come out and join Ripple Adventure on the hill this winter! Drop in details at www.rippleadventure.ca/joinus Music courtesy of Entire Cities. Check out www.myspace.com/entirecities for more awesome music.We're skiing this Thursday night, not to mention the next few Tuesdays! With an instructor on hand, you're sure to get lots of great tips and have a lot of fun. All abilities welcome.
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