Fitness Swellness: Sport Chek #GiftOfSport $200 giftcard GIVEAWAY

December 21, 2015



THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. Congratulations to Damian O., the winner of the Sport Chek giftcard of $200! (Damian, please check your Facebook messages for more details about your prize, enjoy!)

Game buzz ring, are  you listening?

Is that not how the Christmas carol goes? Because I don’t think it’d be the holidays without including the #giftofsport!

Whether you know a fitness fiend or someone with the goal of getting strong and healthy in 2016, a gift of sport from Sport Chek  is always a good idea. The right apparel or equipment is essential not only to make sure you’ve got the proper form and are safe, for example, but it can help motivate you to getting your workouts done. And even more special about the gift of sport this holiday season is when you consider how much winter is tied into living in Canada and how sport and fitness give us all the chance to connect with family and friends and make the most of the cold and snow and ice. From hockey and skiing to running and snowboarding, yes! Winter isn’t time to hibernate for us hardy Canucks; the cold weather gives us a chance to get closer to one another (even if only to stay warm, brrrr).

Because the gift of sport is not just the tangible goods, say, the right pair of footwear or the necessarysports equipment. It’s actually the gift of becoming better, fitter, faster, healthier, happier, and of camaraderie — all of those good things that come with being active. It’s not just high-tech apparel, but a gift that helps each of us reach a new potential.


I had the chance a few weeks ago to tour the brand new Sport Chek store in Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and it’s all that and then some. As soon as you walk through the soaring oval entrance, there’s an interactive display where you can learn about fitness classes or events in the city, or find out more about the friendly staff (there’s some cheerful, welcoming knowledgeable staff here, such a nice change from this city’s lacklustre customer service). And throughout the space, there are screens featuring athletes or just wicked cool displays that make a pair of sneakers a work of art.

But it’s not all just fun; there’s a ton of opps for learning and improving yourself. Head into this store to get your gait analysed or you can test out your golf swing. Over in the ski and snowboard section, there’s a wall size display that’s interactive; simply stand in front of the huge screen and scroll and  point to learn about the products so you can narrow down your choices. Need to rest your shopping-weary feet or just waiting for one of the Sportchek services to be completed? There’s a lounge area where you can grab a seat and make use of these interactive displays to gain knowledge and get inspired more.


Honestly, you walk in here and you can’t help but feel motivated to get your fitness on. Surrounded by the top athletic brands, the store got me raring to go for winter running and a few ski trips I have in store this winter.

And because I want you to be just as inspired to get healthy and fit this winter season, I’ve partnered with Sport Chek to give away a $200 Sport Chek giftcard. Which you could keep for yourself, or give to a loved one!

How to enter? This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, and you can enter in four different ways (each way counts as one entry, so go ahead and enter in all four methods!):

1. Email me at with your name and mailing address (it just makes it quicker for us to send you the prize  if you provide me with your address off the bat). Please put “Sport Chek” in the subject line.

2. Twitter: Follow me on Twitter (@healthswellness) and  tweet:

I want to #sweatforthis with the #giftofsport  by winning this @sportchek $200 giftcard from @healthswellness.

3.  Like the Health and Swellness PAGE on Facebook (at the top of the page) and then leave a comment on the specific photo about this Sport Chek giveaway — tell me what your favourite workout or sport is.

4. Instagram: Follow me on Instagram (@healthandswellness) and in the photo for this giveaway, tag a friend who loves fitness and sport as much as you do.

The giftcard is valued at $200 and the giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, December 28, 2015. Please note that this giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. The winner will be chosen at random. If I cannot reach the winner within five days, another winner will be selected. The winner’s name will be announced on the blog once confirmed with the prize winner.

Good luck! Here’s to keeping fit this season with the gift of sport!




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16 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Mark Gordon Brown  |  December 21, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    make me a winner

  • 2. Rebby  |  December 22, 2015 at 1:51 AM

    Thanks for the great giveaway – all entries complete! Happy Holidays to you!

  • 3. Rose  |  December 22, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    What a generous contest, Happy Holidays to all!

  • 4. lynn clayton  |  December 23, 2015 at 12:33 AM


  • 5. lisa neutel  |  December 23, 2015 at 6:07 AM

    following on twitter and tweeted

  • 6. lisa neutel  |  December 23, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    liked on facebook and commented my fb name is Lisa Knox Neutel

  • 7. lisa neutel  |  December 23, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    following on instagram and commented @neutkidz

  • 8. angela september  |  December 23, 2015 at 2:35 PM


  • 9. angela september  |  December 23, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    liked and commented on FB as Angela September

  • 10. Shane  |  December 23, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    on twitter following as well as @renegadecustoms

  • 11. Shane  |  December 23, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Facebook as Shane Smith

  • 12. Cathy C  |  December 24, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Tweeted and follow
    Liked and commented on facebook
    and follow and tagged on instagram (cathythinkingoutld)

  • 13. Shelley N  |  December 25, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    emailed you, followed on twitter and tweeted (@Shellbran3), instagram celtic734

  • 14. loucheryl  |  December 27, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 15. Wandalee Newell  |  December 28, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Thank you so much for this awesome contest, I have done everything but istagram because I dont have that! I hope the holidays have treated you well. HappY holidays Everyone and hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

  • 16. Crystal Porter  |  December 28, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Like on Facebook as Crystal Marie Porter, crysslovesstuff on twitter

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