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2019 Canadian Dad Bloggers Awards

Us Dad bloggers don’t often get the same footing as the Mums out there, especially when it comes to the topic of parenting.

Nowadays, the share of raising our little ones is 50-50 and we’re loving every minute. Generally speaking, although it’d be cool if there were a few less of those really early mornings.

Of course our female counterparts have their own awards, and rightly so. The mom-blogging community are doing great things and it’s wonderful to have an online peer-to-peer conversation about everything from education, special needs, and things to occupy our kids until (and after) bedtime.

However, there doesn’t seem to be one for the fathers out there, and that’s no good. So here it is, the annual (first ever) Canadian Dad Bloggers Award.

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***The nominations are closed***

Prizes!

Oh sure, participation is great, but winning is the point of most things. The SocialDad team (me) is working on the prizes but can announce that the first cool thing the winner will get is a BioLite Sunlight from Altitude Sports.

Also, because I’m running this whole thing, the winner also gets a sweet SocialDad.ca hat!

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So fresh, it’s still in its bag!

The Nominees

Casey Palmer: Blog, Instagram

“Casey’s blog is fun and informative for new parents. But he also uses his space to talk about issues that matter to him and his community — in short, he uses his space for good.” – Karen Leiva

Dale Allen Berg: Blog, Instagram

Through everything, his blog is heartfelt, supportive, open and a real window into his family life. What a guy! – James, SocialDad.ca

Michael Kwan: Blog, Instagram

Michael somehow manages to balance dad-hood with humor, a certain level of nerdiness and having met his little one, he’s killing it with raising the best little human he can. He’s a big part of our local community in North Burnaby! – Tara

James Smith (me!): Blog, Instagram

James is a great blogger. He gives real, honest thoughts on dad life that I can relate too. – Matt McQueen

Tyler Ingram: Blog, Instagram

Excellent photography, writing and content! – Athenas

*drumroll please*

The Winner!

Congratulations to Dale Allen Berg of Parenting101.ca. You received the most nominations of those nominated.

Here are some of the things people had to say about you:

Dale has done a lot of amazing work as a stay at home dad and pushed past a numerous number of obstacles to get here. – Sunny

It’s lighthearted and real. Very well written!! – A. Durant

Through everything, his blog is heartfelt, supportive, open and a real window into his family life. What a guy! – James, SocialDad.ca

He puts so much effort into being real, raw, and relatable to other dads. He has a niche in the market/blogging world that no other dads have that I have read so far, and has a really great style of writing that is easy to read and digest. His passion leaps off the computer screen and touches your heart in a meaningful way. He also isn’t afraid of tackling tough subjects that not many people will tackle. I enjoy his perspective as an entrepreneur turned stay at home dad–and I’m a mom πŸ™‚ – Liz

Dale juggles so many things – his three kids within three years of each other just to name a few. And does it all with honesty, authenticity and a sincere love of his family and community. It’s an inspiring thing to be able to witness and he works towards his passions while being an incredible role model to his kids and being there for every minute of their challenges and successes. Can’t think of anyone more deserving. – Rebecca

Oh, and since I didn’t win, I get to proudly display my own badge of honour:

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