Birkie Story Contest

Thanks to everyone who took the time to write up their story for our first-ever Birkie Story Contest! Click here to laugh, shed a tear, and be inspired by these fantastic Birkie tales. It was a very difficult decision, but our panel of esteemed judges selected the winners as follows:

1st Place Two Ski Registrations – Brad Hardstaff for Fast Trax Saves the Day
2nd Place Two Vikings Feast Tickets – Ken Sloman for Kilometre 39
3rd Place Four Full Moon Birkie Tickets – There’s a tie!
Phil Dunn for Not Just Another Birkie
Jayleen Wilke for Spirits of the Birkie

Read the entries on our Birkie Blog. Forgot to submit your story this year? Not to worry. Keep an eye out for next year’s Birkie Story Contest!


Share your most epic, humourous, heartwarming Canadian Birkie story.  Help us commemorate our 30th Canadian Birkie, by telling your best skier or volunteer tale!  

Describe your story of perseverance, antics and/or fun in 500 words or less. Please submit your own story or on someone else’s behalf. 

You could win one of the following three fabulous prizes:

1st place: Two 2019 Cdn Birkie Ski Festival ski event registrations
2nd place: Two 2019 Vikings Feast tickets
3rd place: Four 2019 Full Moon Birkie tickets

If you have already signed up for the 2019 Birkie, you will get a refund when you win. All prizes to be awarded as stated with no cash value.

Please note that contest entries may be published on the Canadian Birkie website, blog, or other mediums.  By entering the contest, you agree to allow the Canadian Birkebeiner Society to use your story for promotional purposes.  The society may edit stories for publication, reprint, or broadcast. You are welcome to send a photo in with your story.
Email your story, name and phone number to the office by Sunday, January 20th, 2019. Entries will be reviewed by Birkie staff, Board members, and volunteers.  Winners will be notified and announced on social media in February.