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  • Get Your Name on the Van!

  • Help an Aspiring Olympian

  • Help Build the Interior!

  • Get an Awesome T-shirt!

What is Vanstarter?

This video shows what I have done with vanstarter donations so far! Thank you so much for your amazing support!

Choose a Donation Amount

Pledge $25.00

Limit of 200 — 125 remaining

Join Team Hayward and help me fill the maple leaf on the side of my van all the way to the top! With every donation of $25 or more, I will hand paint your name with wood stain into the side of the van.

Pledge $50.00

Limit of 200 — 75 remaining

Buy a T-Shirt! I have teamed up with Whiteout Workshop, based out of my hometown in Edmonton, Alberta. The company is run by Natasha Paterson who silk screens everything by hand. We have collaborated on a great design that is screened on very high quality, comfortable shirts that we hope will be something you will want to wear every day. In addition to joining Team Hayward you will get an awesome T-shirt in your size.

Pledge $100.00

Limit of 100 — 59 remaining

Buy a Tank of Fuel! This donation is roughly the same price as a tank of fuel in Europe which will be hugely helpful towards my travel to races and training venues. The added weight and size has made the van quite thirsty on these cross European journeys. Your support in this area would be hugely beneficial. As a give back you will get everything in the $50 option as well as a hand made cookbook with 20 of the recipes I have picked up through my travels.

Pledge $100.00

Limit of 100 — 66 remaining

Buy a House Warming Gift! This donation will help with all of the general outfitting to turn this van into a home. From pots and pans to tables and chairs along with regular vehicle maintenance like tires and wires, this is a figure I will be regularly shelling out as I start to move in. As a give back you will get everything in the $50 option as well as a hand made cookbook with 20 of the recipes I have picked up through my travels.

Pledge $300.00

Limit of 10 — 7 remaining

Buy a Ferry Trip! I regularly need to cross back and fourth across the English Channel to get to my races and training locations. These ferry trips can get very expensive depending on the time of year I need to go. For this amount you will get everything in the $100 option as well as a coached paddling session with me for you or your children.

Pledge $1,000.00

Limit of 3 — 2 remaining

Buy a Solar Panel or a Wind Turbine! Help keep me off the grid with one of two solar panels I would like to install. Or help buy a wind turbine to put up when it isn’t sunny outside. This will keep my batteries fully charged on rainy days and will keep the van well powered. This donation will include the cost of installation of appropriate power inverters and wiring.

Pledge $2,500.00

Limit of 1 — 1 remaining

Promotional Sponsor. With this donation or equal market value in product, you or your company will receive advertising opportunities valued at $2500. Product use will be visible in my video blogs and one full year of advertising space will be made available on the van. I will also actively promote your product or brand on social media.

Pledge $5,000.00

Limit of 1 — 1 remaining

Title Sponsor. With this donation or equal market value in product, you or your company will receive premium advertising opportunities valued at $5000. A city bus ad in a major city costs somewhere around $1000/month. You will be given two years of equivalent ad placement on the van which people are far more inclined to look at compared to a bus or billboard. You will also be given prominent space on my racing equipment. Brand names as well as product use will be visible in my video blogs, website, and will also be visible during media appearances and international competitions which are broadcast worldwide. You will also be entitled to one public speaking engagement.

Team Hayward

These great people are already helping the cause.

  • Christopher Barr

    Donated $25.00

  • Douglas Woelkers

    Donated $50.00

  • Tom Anderson

    Donated $25.00

  • thomas hanrahan

    Donated $50.00

  • K Endres

    Donated $50.00

  • Denise Cherne

    Donated $25.00

  • Kiersten Walls

    Donated $50.00

  • Joan Weir

    Donated $50.00

  • Suzanne Sewell

    Donated $100.00

  • warren copeland

    Donated $50.00

  • Eilish MacDonald

    Donated $300.00

  • Frederico Caldeira

    Donated $50.00

  • Victor Rowley

    Donated $100.00

  • Dieter Poenn

    Donated $300.00

  • Diane Arsenault

    Donated $100.00

  • Andrea Cardin

    Donated $50.00

  • Drew Abbott

    Donated $100.00

  • Jennifer Ross

    Donated $50.00

  • Alain Scalabrini

    Donated $25.00

  • Lynda Giambattisto

    Donated $50.00

  • Michelle Brunato

    Donated $50.00

  • Brenda Lukasik

    Donated $300.00

  • Joyce Lee

    Donated $50.00

  • Mario Carlucci

    Donated $50.00

  • Todd Mazzei

    Donated $100.00

  • Cindy Holt

    Donated $100.00

  • Nicolas Creighton

    Donated $100.00

  • Gerry Sugiyama

    Donated $100.00

  • yolanda bayer

    Donated $100.00

  • Marnie McCormack

    Donated $100.00

  • Eric Peladeau

    Donated $25.00

  • Allen Chan

    Donated $25.00

  • Ccerlii Chow

    Donated $25.00

  • Aubry Riddle

    Donated $25.00

  • Jason Taylor

    Donated $50.00

  • beth giles

    Donated $300.00

  • Joanne Cole

    Donated $50.00

  • Chris Duggan

    Donated $100.00

  • WILLIAM Hearn

    Donated $50.00

  • Noah Latchem

    Donated $50.00

  • Ian Brinton

    Donated $100.00

  • Julie Ramrattan

    Donated $50.00

  • Julie Ramrattan

    Donated $100.00

  • Julie Ramrattan

    Donated $50.00

  • Kerry Belliveau

    Donated $25.00

  • ashley nee

    Donated $100.00

  • Terry J Wong

    Donated $500.00

  • Terry J Wong

    Donated $100.00

  • Terry J Wong

    Donated $100.00

  • Jennifer Adams

    Donated $50.00

  • Marina Vasvary

    Donated $50.00

  • Jessica Chin

    Donated $50.00

  • Nathan Davis

    Donated $25.00

  • Alyson Taylor

    Donated $50.00

  • Allyson Moore

    Donated $50.00

  • Alyson Taylor

    Donated $100.00

  • Motoi Matsukura

    Donated $25.00

  • Sara Gloeckler

    Donated $25.00

  • Carla Gust

    Donated $25.00

  • Reid Farquharson

    Donated $50.00

  • June Etches

    Donated $100.00

  • carolyn pullen

    Donated $100.00

  • jim hiscock

    Donated $50.00

  • Hayley Daniels

    Donated $50.00

  • Jamie Cutts

    Donated $50.00

  • Brett Embleton

    Donated $50.00

  • Richard van Geilswyk

    Donated $100.00

  • Tyler Duggan

    Donated $50.00

  • Sylvie Boudreau

    Donated $50.00

  • Amy Thomas

    Donated $25.00

  • Marilynn McAra

    Donated $25.00

  • Andrea Pellerin

    Donated $50.00

  • Gautam Karnik

    Donated $300.00

  • Christie Lynn Siddle

    Donated $50.00

  • Christie Lynn Siddle

    Donated $50.00

  • Christie Lynn Siddle

    Donated $50.00

  • Amos Patrick

    Donated $100.00

  • Jake Murray

    Donated $50.00

  • Shylo Hendrickson

    Donated $50.00

  • rob Kerestes

    Donated $50.00

  • Adrian Cole

    Donated $50.00

  • Adelene Tan

    Donated $50.00

  • Christian Chenard-Lemire

    Donated $50.00

  • Elizabeth Hayward

    Donated $50.00

  • Peter Kelly

    Donated $100.00

  • James Cartwright

    Donated $50.00

  • Toby Roessingh

    Donated $50.00

  • Madawaska Kanu

    Donated $500.00

  • Peter M

    Donated $100.00

  • Lucie Zima

    Donated $25.00

  • Audrey Caron

    Donated $100.00

  • Renata Hamburg

    Donated $100.00

  • Renata Hamburg

    Donated $100.00

  • David Pearson

    Donated $300.00

  • Heather Sample Gosse

    Donated $300.00

  • Janette McFadden

    Donated $50.00

  • Sandra Leah

    Donated $50.00

  • Brad M Cameron

    Donated $50.00

  • Brad M Cameron

    Donated $25.00

  • Elizabeth Allemang

    Donated $25.00

  • Elizabeth Allemang

    Donated $25.00

  • Elizabeth Allemang

    Donated $50.00

  • Elizabeth Orton

    Donated $25.00

  • Tracy Reaume

    Donated $300.00

  • Elizabeth Orton

    Donated $25.00

  • Gabrielle Lalonde

    Donated $50.00

  • Sam Smallwood

    Donated $25.00

  • Dorothee Utz

    Donated $25.00

  • Jessica Groeneveld

    Donated $50.00

  • Christopher Lake

    Donated $300.00

  • Terry J Wong

    Donated $100.00

  • Diane Padlesky Therrien

    Donated $50.00

  • Devin McEwan

    Donated $100.00

  • Tim Stuempel

    Donated $25.00

  • Samara Hipkin

    Donated $50.00

  • Greg Hunter

    Donated $100.00

  • Michele Deis

    Donated $50.00

  • Anonymous

    Donated $50.00

  • Pamela McMahon

    Donated $25.00

  • Fielding Nielsen

    Donated $50.00

  • Robert Hayward

    Donated $500.00

  • Leanne Daneyko

    Donated $100.00

  • Geoff Holroyd

    Donated $100.00

  • Kristina O'Brien

    Donated $100.00

  • Shaun Kerr

    Donated $100.00

  • Anonymous

    Donated $500.00

  • Ladislav Kmet

    Donated $25.00

  • Anthony Labonte

    Donated $100.00

  • Frances L Snider

    Donated $50.00

  • Terry J Wong

    Donated $25.00

  • Gordon Murrie

    Donated $300.00

  • Smedley Canoe

    Donated $100.00

  • Tom/Alison

    Donated $50.00

  • Zoe Corkery

    Donated $25.00

  • Michael Lawson

    Donated $100.00

  • Kimberly Hayward

    Donated $50.00

  • John Zahab

    Donated $50.00

  • Jeannine Arbour

    Donated $50.00

  • Denyse Hayward

    Donated $25.00

  • Stephan DuVal

    Donated $50.00

  • Roberta Garner

    Donated $100.00

  • Marilyn Wiens

    Donated $100.00

  • Lisa Allyn

    Donated $50.00

  • jennifer north

    Donated $100.00

  • Daryl Hunt

    Donated $100.00

  • Cari Sware

    Donated $50.00

  • Jeremy Loveday

    Donated $50.00

  • Emma Taylor

    Donated $100.00

  • Quinn Phillips

    Donated $50.00

  • Matthew Oreto

    Donated $25.00

  • Jonathan Pike

    Donated $50.00

  • Lori Assheton-Smith

    Donated $100.00

  • marin millar

    Donated $100.00

  • Judy Nation

    Donated $300.00

  • Pierre Levesque

    Donated $25.00

  • Christie Lynn Siddle

    Donated $100.00

  • Nigel Graham

    Donated $25.00

  • Linda Phillips

    Donated $500.00

  • June Etches

    Donated $300.00

  • Paul Swanson

    Donated $25.00

  • Barb Taylor

    Donated $25.00

  • Catherine O'Brien

    Donated $50.00

  • Roger Lukasik

    Donated $500.00

  • brenda lukasik

    Donated $300.00

  • Jennifer Kryworuchko

    Donated $300.00

  • Jean Szeles

    Donated $100.00

  • Rick Stolz

    Donated $1,000.00

  • Marielle Hawkes

    Donated $50.00

  • Janet Lievers

    Donated $100.00

  • Sharon Zirk

    Donated $100.00

  • Ken Daugherty

    Donated $1,500.00

  • darcy wilkins

    Donated $100.00

  • Katelyn Mann

    Donated $50.00

  • Denyse Hayward

    Donated $25.00

Project Updates

T-Shirts are Here!!

I have spent my free time in between World Cups working on this design and it’s finally ready.  I was trying to create a design that embodied Canadian paddling in a style that I really like. This drawing is modelled after the resident beaver at out national training centre in Ottawa, “Justin Beaver.”  I drew it with […]

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Global Interview

Here is the interview put together by Quinn Phillips at Global News.  If the clip is not working for your browser, the link is below.     Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video.. http://globalnews.ca/video/1442459/local-canoe-slalom-star  

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    1. steve kneepkens on Reply

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      Ben – My name is Steve Kneepkens and I am with Calbee North America. We make better for you snacks. We have a brand called Harvest Snaps – they are rich in plant protein (they are made from peas or Lentils, or black beans). And they taste pretty darn good. I would like to speak to you about an opportunity with us. Your story is fun, engaging and inspiring. Similar to our new and growing brand. If I don’t hear from you good luck with kayaking and I will look for you in Rio.

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