Dream Job To Get paid $20,000 to travel and camp across Canada Inspires Many; 2 Couples Chosen
Woods Canada announced on Tuesday it has selected two couples for a cross-country excursion this summer to test and promote its equipment as part of the "Ultimate Dream Job."
The couples -- from Calgary and Whistler, B.C. -- will spend five months visiting 14 locations along the Trans Canada Trail as they hike from B.C. to Prince Edward Island.
Thirty-year-olds Melba Seto and Adam Kochanek, from Calgary, and 28-year-olds Cedric Schell and Magee Walker, from Whistler, won the "dream job" through an interview process with Woods Canada.
Seto is a dental hygienist, Kochanek is an electrician and firefighter, Schell is a paramedic and firefighter and Walker is a freelance writer. All four have extensive experience with outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, snowboarding and kayaking.
Woods Canada says it originally planned to send one couple on the trek, but organizers were "so impressed" by the applicants that they selected two couples instead.
"We can't wait to follow these two couples on their adventures across the country," James Prescott, associate vice-president of Woods Canada, said in a news release.
The two couples will share stories, video and photos from their journey on blogs and social media using the hashtag #WoodsExplorer.
Their route will follow the incomplete Trans Canada Trail, a coast-to-coast hiking network that will span 17,000 kilometres once it is fully connected. The trail is expected to be finished in time for Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017.
TCT president and CEO Deborah Apps said she is "delighted" to have the two couples making their journey on her organization's trail.
"We hope their stories, blogs and photos will inspire others to learn more about their nation's trail and support us in our goal to fully connect it by 2017," Apps said in a statement.
Here is the original post with many applicants great videos shown:
Outdoor gear company Woods Canada is hiring two people to take a five-month trip across Canada this summer and document their adventures hiking, swimming, canoeing and climbing along the way.
Each person will be paid $20,000 plus all travel costs, accommodations, food and a full Woods wardrobe.
They will travel as a team along the Trans Canada Trail and work six days a week from May 12 until Sept. 30. Those worried about tenting with a total stranger for five months can apply in pairs.
They will be expected to use Woods products – these include tents, backpacks and fishing gear – and share their photographs, videos, journals and advice online.
The job opportunity went viral, and here are 25 awesome videos submitted by adventurers:
I really enjoyed these clips, and I hope you will too... which do you think are your favorites to win?
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