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Work Hard, Play Hard, Coronavirus Edition – how do you spend your downtime?

Work Hard, Play Hard, Coronavirus Edition – how do you spend your downtime?

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Work Hard, Play Hard, Coronavirus Edition – how do you spend your downtime?

Over the years, we’ve asked readers to share the stories of what they like to do when they put down their tools. In July/August 2013 and again in August/September 2017 we compiled those stories under the headline, “Work Hard, Play Hard.”

The tales in those two issues ranged from a family of contractors surviving a harrowing plane crash in the remote B.C. backcountry, who jury rigged the plane’s damage propeller and flew themselves back out, and epic motorcycle tours, to a reader who spends time at a local community centre to help new Canadians practice their English.

We’d planned to revisit the topic this year, then Coronavirus arrived and, for the time being, shut down both work and play. But we’re cautiously optimistic that restrictions on outings will start to ease and, once again, we’ll be able to partake in our favourite activities – albeit, likely in modified forms.

So, for the 2020 Work Hard, Play Hard – Coronavirus Edition, please tell us about your favourite pastimes and activities, and how they have or will be impacted by trying to maintain social distance and protect the health of the most vulnerable.

Whether its epic tales of survival, pushing your body to its limits in extreme sporting events, or maybe just using the downtime to finally tackle those projects around the house that got neglected because you were too busy working on other people’s homes, we’d love to hear from you.

Plus, we’ll work with our sponsors to put together prizes for the best entries.

Email your stories to managing editor Allan Britnell.


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Tell us your story

We’ve just wrapped up our April/May issue, which includes a buyer’s guide for jobsite generators, a look at some of the latest pneumatic tools, a beginner’s guide to building fences, and a lot more. That should arrive in your mailbox in the next couple of weeks.


I also wanted to remind you about a feature we’re working on for our June/July issue: a new version of the “Work Hard, Play Hard package that ran in July/August 2013 issue. We want you to tell us what you like to do in your downtime. Whether you are a community volunteer, an extreme athlete, a dedicated hobbyist, or have a unique pastime, we’d like to hear about it. Plus, not only do you get to share your story with your colleagues across the country, we’ll have some great prizes from DeWalt, Dricore, Napoleon, and more. So if your story makes it into the magazine you’ll not only have jobsite bragging rights, you’ll walk away with some great new gear or tools from one of our sponsors. Send your stories to our Managing Editor Allan Britnell: allan@renocontractor.ca.  The deadline for entries is May 1, 2017.

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You Work Hard, We Hope you Play Hard

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You Work Hard, We Hope you Play Hard

While we’re busy working away on our annual “Great Outdoors” issue for April/May, which includes a look at some great new exterior products, an outdoors-themed Recall Roundup package with some of the worst items to make it into stores, and a review of the portable power options available with today’s jobsite generators, we’re already thinking ahead to our summer issue.
Long-time readers will likely recall our Work Hard, Play Hard package that ran in June/July 2013. I got to show off two of my favourite two-wheeled toys, and readers told us what they liked to do when they weren’t at work.


Well, we’re going to do it again in this year’s June/July issue. So tell us what you like to do in your downtime. Whether you are a community volunteer or an extreme athlete, we’d like to hear about it. Plus, not only do you get to share your story with your colleagues across the country, we’ll have some great prizes to give to the best of the bunch.
Our sales team is still working on lining up the prizes, but if your story makes it into the magazine you’ll not only have jobsite bragging rights, you’ll walk away with some great new gear or tools from one of our sponsors. Send your stories to our Managing Editor Allan Britnell: allan@renocontractor.ca.

Sincerely,
Jim Caruk

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