Having read many "About Us" pages, we quickly discovered the countless
well-written, promotionally-inspired company summaries, neatly
packaged and polished. We thought that ContestHound.ca should
stand on equal ground and personify an air of professionalism
that demonstrates our business savvy. Then we realized we don't
have any business savvy. What we do have is a web site. A contest
and sweepstakes directory to be more specific.
ContestHound.ca began in mid-1999, as Bob and Kathleen Gunther
were expecting their first child, a daughter they named Neva Claire.
Realizing that it was simply not financially feasible for either
one to become a full-time stay-at-home parent, Bob and Kathleen
twisted all reasonable logic and concluded that both of them should
And knowing that the Internet can produce enormous success over-night,
Bob and Kathleen hadn't slept for well over 3 1/2 years though
some say this is actually the consequence of their having a second
child in the summer of 2002, a boy named Milo Alexander.
Seeing that Milo's home birth was such a success, the arrival
in our dining room of Willa Kathleen, another girl in 2004, signaled
the end of our reproductive growth. In the meantime, ContestHound.ca
continued to grow expanding to having dedicated contest directories
for Canada, the US, the UK and Australia.
With determination born of ignorance and a profound sense of desperation,
ContestHound.ca has become a highly ranked and well-respected
Sweepstakes directory. A loyal newsletter subscriber base has
enjoyed original stories published in each issue. Often one step
away from paranoia, Bob and Kathleen explore the experiences of
being parents while running a home-based business. Together they
chronicle their thoughts and interpretations of the everyday,
of the ordinary that oftentimes mask the extraordinary.
ContestHound.ca has been featured in:
February 15, 2007
Canadian Living Magazine
The Entrepreneurial Parent
by Paul Edwards, et al
Publisher: J. P. Tarcher; 1st edition (June 6, 2002)
Beating the Sweepstakes' Odds
December. 10, 2002