Award Recognition has Newspapers & Radio Talking

As you may have read, I Backpack Canada took home the award for “Best Travel Blog” at the recent GoMedia Marketplace, held in Toronto, Ontario. After arriving back in Halifax (and celebrating with a few friends) I found my inbox surprisingly full. It looks like my recent success had the bigwigs of News and Radio talking. Someone, somewhere, decided “This sounds pretty nifty, let’s have a word with this young chap.”

leader post i backpack canada

So what was published about I Backpack Canada. Let’s take a look.

I was given the opportunity to speak with CBC Radio 2′s Drive Time with Richard Terfry. They’ve got this great project called SongQuest, where people from all over Canada nominate their favourite roads in Canada, and an artist from each province / territory will write a song about it. I nominated the Highway to Big Muddy Saskatchewan, famous for bandits, cowboys, and runnin’ from the law. Be sure to check out SongQuest and vote for your favourite roads in Canada.

A few days later I spoke to CBC Radio again, this time with Michelle Hugli-Brass of the CBC Afternoon Edition. Needless to say, these radio interviews scared the pants off me, I prefer writing to talking. Thankfully I didn’t vomit from the pressure while on the phone, so I’m chalking these both up as wins!


**Update - Later this evening, Richard Brown, from Newstalk CJME out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan did a live radio interview with me. Once again, didn’t screw up too bad, aside from confusing my directions (woops!). Fortunately, with the help of my new Macbook Pro, I was able to record the interview…well, most of it! Have a listen.

Newstalk CJME Radio interview with Corbin Fraser

On top of all of this my hometowns newspaper, the Leader-Post of Regina, Saskatchewan, published an article about I Backpack Canada winning the award for best travel blog on September 15, 2010. It was then picked up by The Star Phoenix, of Saskatoon Saskatchewan, followed by the Calgary Herald. And after a quick search on Google, it appears the Vancouver Sun, The Montreal Gazette, and the Edmonton Journal all picked it up to post on their websites as well. (woo!)

In light of this recognition, I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’ve got some serious writing to catch up on, a whole bunch of travelling left to do, and so much more Canada to see.



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9 Responses to “Award Recognition has Newspapers & Radio Talking”

  1. Barry the Bedwetting Blogger
    September 18, 2010 at 12:11 am #

    Well Done Sir!

    I am proud to be breathing the same blogosphere as you.

    And, I speak Saskatchewanian.

    Have a grand day Corbin.
    .-= Barry the Bedwetting Blogger´s last blog ..The Emotional Grid – What Is Up With The Number Three =-.

  2. Candice
    September 18, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    Holy crap, Corbin! You’re a celeb! Can I have an autograph?
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..Doing the Maritimes- A Month of Firsts =-.

    • Corbin
      September 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

      @Candice – Haha, gettin’ there. Next time ur in Hali i’ll be sure to sign something for you.

  3. Melissa
    September 22, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

    Great job! Keep up the good work. I love reading your blog
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Cruise Line Out of Business =-.

  4. Dave and Deb
    September 25, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    That is awesome! Congrats Corbin enjoy all the new found fame, you deserve it!

  5. Lily
    August 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Hi Corbin,

    Congratulations on your award and your fame on all those newspapers. You have an awesome blog, so awesome that it even makes a city girl like me go explore the outdoors. When I get back to Canada, and when the weather gets warm, I’m nominating you to take me on a road/camping trip ;)

    Congratulations Corbin!
    - Lily

    • Corbin Fraser
      August 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

      Thanks so much Lily, means a lot coming from you!

      Absolutely though, when you get back to Canada we should definitely meet up for some outdoor adventure camping trip! That’d be a blast!

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