May 18, 2023 – Two beloved and iconic Canadian brands are teaming up in a delicious partnership this summer for the chance for one lucky Canadian to win big for their home and community.  Both companies hope to inspire Canadians to get creative and share special family moments making the ultimate ice cream sandwich or another interesting summer dessert.

Six Maple Crunch Ice cream sandwiches on a grey table with three stacked on each other in the back ground there is packaging from Chapman's and Bear Paws.

Canada’s favourite children’s cookie, Bear Paws (made by Dare Foods Ltd.) and the award-winning Chapman’s are inviting Canadians to participate in a nationwide contest. The contest prize includes a summer-long supply of cookies and ice cream, $1000 grocery gift card and $2000 donation to a local charity (food bank or shelter) of the winner’s choice. The contest will run through the months of May and June and can be joined on Participants are invited to share their creations on social media with the hashtag #MadeToShareCanada. website will also offer creative recipes using both brands.

“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.

Brown Bear holding a bowl with a Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich in one hand and a Chocolate chip Ice Cream Sandwich in the other handNot only does Bear Paws and Chapman’s Made to Share contest taste good, but it also 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, Director of Marketing at Dare Foods Ltd. “With Dare Foods and Chapman’s aligned core values, we’re excited to see the impact we can make.”

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:

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 our media team.