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#ExploreMB 2015 - Summer Challenges

by • September 24, 2015 • #ExploreMB, Summer Northern Safari, ❤️ Instagram contest ❤️Comments (0)1987

Look ma, I’m going to Churchill!

And the winners of the #exploremb summer challenge are… *drum roll please* … Kyle Schappert, Michelle Panting and Paul Epp! Congratulations, you’ve won a spot on our Instagram trip to Churchill next summer! You were chosen for your visual storytelling skills, quality imagery and unique style. We think you’ll rock it on the VIA Rail trip up north.

Here are photos from the weeks the winners were featured:

Kyle Schappert (@kyleschappert)

Finalist from ☁️ Big, Bold Sky ☁️ week

Kyle has been killing it on Instagram for forever. His photos will tease your sense of wonder and inspire you to plan your next Manitoba adventure.

There's many reasons why our Manitoba sky is great but the top reason is an obvious one: no matter where you are in the province, there it is ✌🏼️😎 almost like you can reach out and just grab it 👆🏼👋🏼👆🏼@travelmanitoba My favourite place to look up at the sky during the day or night is the beach, what about YOU? #exploremb #travelmanitoba #twinlakesbeach #manitoba #handstand #lakelife #ruralexploration #outdoors #skywatcher #skyviewers #rsa_sky #royalsnappingartists #infamous_family #exklusive_shot #exk_art #transfer_visions #igworldclub #explorecanada #prairiesky #prairieview #vvcmentality #vvcmentality #exploreeverything #exploremanitoba #bestofmanitoba #igmasters #ig_today #phototag_it #cloudshapes

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When I was growing up, I was in scouts for 5 years or so. It was during this time I grew to love our prairie sky. Our sunrises and sunsets can challenge our perception of beauty with the way the colours dance in the sky. Last July, I went completely #crazyforshot and found myself constantly #chasinglight I even stayed up all night every Friday that month to capture the early morning sky. This photo was taken July 5th, 2014. There was 8 of us out at #bigwhiteshelllake but when 5:30 rolled around, it was only myself and @joelboily left awake. Still one of my favourite captures of last summer! Stay tuned for more @travelmanitoba challenge entires… #exploremb #travelmanitoba #prairiesky #prairielights #bigwhiteshell #lakelife #manitoba #adventuremanitoba #agameoftones #createcommune #sky_sultans #rsa_light #royalsnappingartists #infamous_family #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunrise #oh_canada_ #tourcanada #rsa_sky

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On June 21st, 2014, I snapped this shot just after 6:00am just outside of Grand Beach, Manitoba from the back of my friend Tyler's jeep doing 100kms/hr. We probably saw nearly 16 hours of daylight that day. A bunch of us headed out to a couple cabins to party with @codypettigrew for his birthday! It was my first time chilling with @djdrux who just happens to be one of Winnipeg's elite DJs which was super dope!! @smains_ had to work in the morning so a few of us ended up pulling an all-nighter. I stayed up all night learning how to lightpaint and I can recall a couple teenagers passing me on the street and one of them saying " what the hell is this retard doing?" I didn't take hearing that lightly I can tell you that 😠. Anyway, here's to #summersolstice2014 🍻 🌅👌🏼 #exploremb #travelmanitoba #manitoba #adventuremanitoba #bestofmanitoba #grandbeach #sunrise #prairiefire #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunriselovers #sky_sultans #rsa_light #royalsnappingartists #infamous_family #exploremore #explorecanada #createcommune #agameoftones #illgrammers #prairiesky #prairielights #prairielife #naturelovers #transfer_visions #oh_canada_ #tourcanada #rsa_sky

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Michelle Panting (@fullwpg)

Finalist from ☀️ Best Summer Moments ☀️ week

There’s a wistful dreaminess to Michelle’s photos. She has this knack for uncovering a new way to look at Winnipeg. She also brings that interesting perspective to her writing for her blog FULL, which showcases the ‘Peg’s culture, food and lifestyle.

Gotta share just one more off the hop here

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Leisurely summer morning strolls – something I'm going to be sad to let go of a week from now. #exploremb

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It's as good a reason as any #nationalicecreamday #🍦#wpg365 #gowpg #exploremb

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Paul Epp  (@pauleppic)

Finalist from 🐺 Wildlife Wonders 🐺 week

We need to talk about Paul. Not only is he the friendliest person around, but he is pretty much besties with all the woodland creatures! Even his profile bio is for the birds: “pelicans glide, eagles soar, but none are steady like a duck.” In addition to taking a great photo, Paul also captures the coolest wildlife moments on his trail cam.

Congrats again, Kyle, Michelle and Paul! I will be in touch shortly to give you more details.

And a big THANK YOU to all of our Instagram community for sharing your love of Manitoba with us! Your #exploremb enthusiasm floors us on a regular basis!!! ❤️

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