Outfitter Algonquin (AO) has a simple objective: to get people out. The company was born out of a young boy’s passion for the outdoors and for 60 years she has never stopped focusing on authentic outdoor adventure.
By the time Bill Swift Sr. arrived at Camp Pathfinder, he fell in love with Algonquin Park. This experience laid the foundation for what would become a beloved outdoor retailer and outfitter serving people around the world.
From its humble beginnings as a seasonal outfitter in Oxtongue Lake, just west of Algonquin Park, AO has now been a family owned retail and outfitting business for three generations with 12 locations in and around Algonquin Park, Haliburton Highlands and Muskoka. They launched an online store last year and this season they’ve expanded four locations: Bracebridge, Haliburton, Minden and Port Carling.
Today, under the leadership of Rich and Sue Swift, Algonquin Outfitters continues to embrace its roots, offering a range of summer and winter outdoor experiences as well as gear to get out and play.
What better way to celebrate six decades of sharing love for the outdoors than with a contest that honors the history of the Algonquin Outfitter?
By the end of November, AO is running a contest featuring a fun online history quiz with the chance to win exciting prizes like a $ 1,000 AO Gift Card and an Ultimate Canoe Travel Package worth more than $ 1,000. $ 900.
All answers to the 30-question quiz can be found at algonquinoutfitters.com. Answers to questions such as: Who has been the legendary Brent Store Manager for almost 40 years? Or what is the name of the canoe course created in memory of Bill Swift Sr. that connects four AO stores in Algonquin Park? Or for how many years has AO been a seasonal business that closed during the winter months?
Each correct answer gives the right to one entry in the competition. And once you’ve completed the quiz, take selfies at any Algonquin outfitter (up to seven at each location) to increase your chances of winning. That’s up to 84 bonus entries!
The contest ends on November 30, 2021. The winners will be selected by random draw for one of the five prizes:
- Grand Prize: $ 1,000 gift card from the Algonquin Outfitter
- 2nd place: Ultimate Canoe Trip package, valued at over $ 900
- 3rd place: Algonquin outfitter gift card of $ 500
- 4th place: Outfitter Algonquin gift card of $ 250
- 5th place: Algonquin outfitter gift card of $ 100
To enter, visit algonquinoutfitters.com/contest/60th-anniversary-quiz-contest.
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