Contest Prize Sponsors

Tony Allard – Hearthstone Investments

Our Founding sponsor, Tony Allard of Hearthstone investments, was also a gold-level sponsor of our youth video contest.

Pacific Salmon Foundation

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (, founded in 1987, is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon. Operating independently from government, The Foundation facilitates dialogue and undertakes positive initiatives in support of Pacific salmon amongst all levels of government including First Nations; as well as industry, communities, individual volunteers and all fishing interests.

Pacific Surf School

Pacific Surf School is one of the most passionate, dedicated and qualified team of surf instructors along Canada's Pacific Coast, and is supporting the Take A Stand Video Contest through donation of the grand prize, a stand-up paddleboard, to get winners active and out on the water.

Tofino Paddle Surf

Tofino Paddle Surf, located on Mackenzie Beach in Tofino BC at the Best Western Tin Wis Resort, is Tofino's Premier Paddleboarding shop. They offer standup paddleboarding and surfing tours, adventures, lessons, retreats, camps (including kids camps), rentals and retail. Quality instruction on equipment, ocean safety, skill practice, and surf etiquette is provided along with an appreciation for our coastal environment. Tofino Paddle Surf’s Catherine Bruhwiler often works with Paddle Canada Instructors Norm Hann and Mike Darbyshire to offer Tofino Coastal Surf Weekends on Tofino’s spectacular beaches. Look out for Tofino Paddle Surf’s upcoming kids camp. For additional information and online bookings go to or email:

Live to Surf

Located at 1180 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino BC, Live to Surf offers a range of services and equipment such as surf lessons, retail, rental, and wholesale of surfing, bodyboarding, skate boarding, and skim boarding equipment. Life to Surf is open everyday so that you can surf everyday; their philosophy is: The Ocean is our Playground, make it yours. LIVE TO SURF. For more information go to:

Storm Surf Shop

Located in the heart of Tofino, BC - 444 Campbell Street – Storm is a locally owned and operated surf shop with a host of ocean sports equipment and cool and unique selections of clothing, shoes and accessories for both for surfers and non-surfers. Warm and friendly staff, who enjoy being in the water everyday, can offer great advice along with the industry's best surf products for men, women and kids. More information can be found at, or by contacting

Long Beach Surf Shop

Located at 630 Campbell Street in Tofino, and at 2060 Peninsula Road in Ucluelet, Long Beach Surf Shop has been offering friendly service and the lowest rental rates on the WestCoast for over 10 years. They have everything you need to enjoy the surf, with a massive surfboard rental fleet (from beginner to expert), boogie boards for kids and adults, and warm wetsuits for people of all shapes and sizes. Their Surfboard Showroom hosts a huge selection of New and Used Vinyl Records, and they carry a full range of surf products from value conscious to unique hand crafted surfboards exclusive in Canada to Long Beach Surf Shop. More information is at or email:

Mountain Equipment Coop

In the form of a Community grant, MEC was a Silver level sponsor of our youth video contest, supplying us with several gift certificates as prizes. For over 40 years, MEC has thrived as both a business – and as a community – and has shown people that they operate with integrity, mutual respect and with a consideration of the environment, and of sustainability. MEC has worked to both protect our wild spaces and to seek out ways to reduce the ecological footprint of their business. MEC's grassroots foundation has given them a momentum for action, for fair business dealings, finding strength in community, and inspiring adventure! More information can be found at

Board of Education - Burnaby School District 41

Servicing the Burnaby BC area, Burnaby School District #41 operates comprehensive K-12 education, and is comprised of 41 elementary schools and 8 secondary schools.