Bear Paws Cookies and Chapman’s Ice Cream: Canada’s Newest Dream Team

May 25, 2023

A Canadian Partnership Made to Share!

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (May 18th, 2023): Two beloved and iconic Canadian brands are teaming up in a delicious partnership this summer to share a winning combination. The Made to Share contest is now live and one lucky participant will win big for themselves and their community.  Both companies hope to inspire Canadians to get creative and share special family moments making the ultimate ice cream sandwich or their own creative summer dessert.

The award-winner Chapman’s ice cream and Canada’s favourite kids’ cookie, Bear Paws, are inviting Canadians to participate in a nationwide contest. The contest prize includes a summer-long supply of cookies and ice cream, $1,000 grocery gift card and a $2,000 donation to a local charity (food bank or shelter) of the winner’s choice. Contest is live May 1st to June 30th, 2023 and can be entered by visiting (no purchase necessary). Participants are also encouraged to share their own creations combining cookies and ice cream with the hashtag #MadeToShareCanada for a chance to be featured on Bear Paws social.

“Ice cream and cookies are a natural fit, but when you add creativity and imagination to the experience, it brings the enjoyment to another dimension! We can’t wait to see all the wonderful creations inspired by this program and look forward to sharing moments of joy among those in the winner’s home community,” says Chapman’s CEO, Ashley Chapman.

Not only does Bear Paws and Chapman’s Made to Share contest taste good, it feels good too. Bear Paws is a snack that both parents and kids agree on. Parents love the quality ingredients and natural flavours and colours, kids love the taste! Chapman’s nut free Markdale Creamery ice cream is ranked as the most trusted ice cream brand for parents, and those with allergies. Chewy cookies, and decadent ice cream…it’s a perfect fit!

“We are happy to bring these two well-recognized Canadian brands together for such a great partnership. This contest not only rewards our fans but offers an opportunity to support a charity of the winners’ choice. We also look forward to seeing participants’ own creations using #MadeToShareCanada.” says Deborah Attwood, Marketing Director at Dare Foods Ltd. “With Dare Foods and Chapman’s aligned core values, we’re excited to see the impact we can make.”

For more recipe inspiration, to enter the contest or see full rules and regulations be sure to visit: or follow along on social media:Instagram and Facebook. For more information on Bear Paws cookies visit:

About Chapman’s Ice Cream

Chapman’s Ice Cream is Canada’s largest independent ice cream maker, based out of Markdale, Ontario. Established in 1973, Chapman’s is marking its 50th year in business in 2023. With delivery of over 180 of its products to all provinces and territories across Canada, Chapman’s is a staple in freezers and homes nationwide. For more information about Chapman’s, please visit For more information, please contact media team.

About Dare Foods Ltd.

Dare Foods has a rich history as a privately-owned, Canadian family business. With eight manufacturing plants, over 1,300 employees and after more than 130 years in operation, Dare Foods has become part of the fabric of Canada. Dare Foods remains dedicated to producing innovative, high-quality food. Manufactured in Canada and the U.S., its range of cookies, crackers, fine breads and candy is available throughout North America and in more than 50 other countries around the world. Learn more at:

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