Prizes

Priceless is the only word to describe this Larrivee guitar prize

One of the world's premiere guitar makers, Vancouver based Larrivee Guitars, made a special guitar for Chris Hadfield to take into orbit on the International Space Station.

  • Donation value: $4000
  • There are only 150 of these guitars in the world. Chris Hadfield has one, and you can have one too.
  • For a $4000 donation to the food bank of your choice in British Columbia you will get a signed ISS guitar AND Canada's favorite astronaut Chris Hadfield will call you to thank you and have a conversation. Priceless..
  • Prize will be announced on BC Almanac between noon and 1 p.m.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Artwork by Robert Davidson

Own a hand-pulled serigraph by one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. Robert Davidson’s Haida artwork, sculptures, carvings, paintings, prints and jewellery can be found in museums and galleries around the world. His work has been a necessary part of all major exhibitions and publications of contemporary Northwest Coast art and is part of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection. In 1966 he met Bill Reid, who coached Robert on sculpture and design for 18 months. “I am You and You are Me” is a signed and framed limited edition serigraph and is considered one of multiple originals (rather than a reproduction). The artwork is number 124 of 131, dated 2008. Dimensions of the piece measure 15” x 28”.

  • Donation value: $1200
  • Learn more about Robert Davidson at www.robertdavidson.ca
  • Signed and framed limited edition serigraph: “I am You and You are Me”, 15” x 28”, edition 124/131, 2008.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac between 12 and 3pm on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Private Gourmet Feast for Six

Impress your friends with a dinner party cooked by a gourmet chef in your very own home! Chef David Robertson of The Dirty Apron Cooking School and former sous-chef of Chambar Restaurant will provide ingredients and prepare a six-course meal for you and five friends. Trained in classical French fine dining and with a passion for new flavours and foods from his global culinary travels, David will work with you on a personalized menu for an exclusive dining experience in your home – anywhere in Vancouver or North Vancouver.

  • Donation Value: $1200
  • Learn more about The Dirty Apron Cooking School at www.dirtyapron.com
  • Six-course dinner for six people, cooked right in your own home, anywhere in North Vancouver or Vancouver – including West Vancouver, UBC and Kits.
  • The prize is valid until December 1, 2014 and is subject to the availability of David Robertson.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition between 5:30 and 8:30am on Dec. 6th
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Once-in-lifetime Experience with Vancouver Opera

Forget sitting on the sidelines… This prize puts you on the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with the second-largest opera company in Canada. You’ll take a supporting role in Vancouver Opera’s upcoming production of “Don Carlo”. This totally unique opportunity will get you a role as a townsperson, a guard, a priest – whatever is required. The experience includes 10 to 14 rehearsals and 4 performances, including one matinee. “Don Carlo” runs from May 3-11, 2014.

  • Donation value: $1600
  • Learn more about Vancouver Opera at www.vancouveropera.ca<
  • Prize winner must commit to at least 11, possibly 14 evening rehearsals and 4 performances – including one matinee. You should be comfortable on stage, physically fit and willing to take direction.
  • The prize is valid for Vancouver Opera’s production of “Don Carlo”, May 3-11, 2014.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition between 5:30 and 8:30am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Canucks Jersey Signed by the Team

Why settle for one signature when you can have signatures from the whole team?! Show your love for the Vancouver Canucks with this priceless jersey signed by the current members of our NHL hockey team. You cannot buy this in stores.

  • Donation Value: $900
  • Learn more about the Vancouver Canucks at www.canucks.nhl.com
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition between 5:30 and 8:30am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Bobsleigh Experience and Chateau Whistler Retreat for Two

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime! This is your chance to ride a bobsled at the Whistler Sliding Centre and run down the same track as the Olympians at the 2010 Winter Games. Your two-hour journey includes an orientation, mock run and safety checks before accelerating down the track – at speeds up to approximately 125 km/hr. After that, wander through the Sliding Centre and stand atop an Olympic podium. Finally, wind down from the excitement in a luxurious Deluxe King room for two nights at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, where you can snuggle into a thick bathrobe, cozy up under a down-filled duvet and enjoy stunning views of Whistler Valley or Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. You’ll also be treated to a daily breakfast at the hotel’s Wildflower Restaurant, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle and access to the pool, health club and sauna.

  • Donation Value: $1500
  • Learn more about the Fairmont Chateau Whistler at www.fairmont.com/Whistler
  • Find out more about the Whistler Sliding Centre at www.whistlerslidingcentre.com
  • The bobsleigh experience is open to 16-75 year olds (participants 16-18 must have guardian present to sign waiver) who weigh less than 240lbs in full winter clothing. Participants must also be between 4’6” and 6’6” tall and have the physical strength and dexterity to lift yourself in and out of the sled and strongly grip the sled’s safety handles.
  • The prize is valid during regular public sliding hours of operation (December 2013-March 30, 2014 & November 18-December 31, 2014) and accommodation is subject to availability so please reserve at least one week or more in advance. Gratuity is not included.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac between 12 and 3pm on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Personal Food Truck Party for 20 at the Location of Your Choice

Imagine the Blue Smoke BBQ food truck pulling up to your home, office or hockey practice to serve a private party for you and 19 friends! The Blue Smoke BBQ food truck will travel to the location of your choice – anywhere in Vancouver or North Vancouver. The party menu (for up to 20 people) includes an appetizer of smoked root vegetable chips; sides of Blue Smoke coleslaw and Mac and Cheese; the main event: seasoned Heritage Angus Brisket that is smoked for more than 16 hours in a mixture of pecan, sweet cherry hardwood and pellets of BC hops and served with a demi-glace sauce and carmelized onions on a brioche bun. Drinks and dessert (Okanagan Peach Crisp) are also included. All you have to do is bring your appetite.

  • Donation Value: $800
  • Learn more about Blue Smoke BBQ at www.bluesmokebbq.ca/
  • Learn more about food truck catering at www.roaminghunger.com/
  • Food truck will travel to location of your choice anywhere in Vancouver or North Vancouver.
  • The prize is valid until December 30, 2014 and is subject to the availability of the Blue Smoke BBQ food truck.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On The Coast between 3 and 6pm on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Craft Brewery Tour and Hotel Package for Two

Experience Vancouver’s Craft Beer revolution with a fully escorted tour of three Vancouver craft breweries and two nights at the charming St. Regis boutique hotel – complete with a craft beer surprise. Let Vancouver Brewery Tours take you and a friend behind the scenes to three of the city’s favourite craft breweries. The experience includes transportation to and from the breweries, craft beer samples, an introduction to the brewing process and a souvenir pint glass. Then head back to your luxurious Executive King guestroom for two nights at the St. Regis Hotel where you’ll be welcomed to your room with a selection of craft beers. You’ll also be pampered during your stay with complimentary full breakfast for two and access to the VIP Steve Nash Sports Club.

  • Donation Value: $550
  • Find out more about St. Regis Hotel at www.stregishotel.com/
  • Learn more about Vancouver Brewery Tours at www.vancouverbrewerytours.com/
  • Tour includes pick up and drop off at Waterfront Station and transportation to and from all three breweries. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours. Must be 19 years or older to win this prize. Please drink responsibly.
  • The prize is valid until December 30, 2014 – excluding June 15 – September 15, 2104 – and is subject to the availability of Vancouver Brewery Tours and St. Regis Hotel.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On The Coast between 3 and 6pm on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Deep Cove Getaway and Kayaking Adventure for Four

Discover the waters of Deep Cove on a guided three-hour kayaking tour for four with the Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre. Learn about the local history, drink in the natural beauty and maybe even glimpse some aquatic life! After you’re back on shore, dine at Arm’s Reach Bistro with a $100 gift certificate and a bottle of wine. Then stay overnight in the charming Beachview Bed & Breakfast with accommodations for four. The next day, wake up to a gourmet breakfast with a beautiful view out over Indian Arm. Then take in a hour-long personal training session for four at BodyCo Fitness Deep Cove. Finally, relax again with a meal at The Village Table restaurant with your $100 gift certificate. And if kayaking has you hooked, invest in your next adventure with a $200 gift certificate to Deep Cove Outdoors.

  • Donation Value: $1500
  • Learn more about Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak at www.deepcovekayak.com
  • Find out more about Beachview Retreat at www.beachviewretreat.com
  • One night accommodation at the Beachview B&B for four people in your choice of suites is based on double occupancy.
  • The prize is valid until December 1, 2014 and accommodation is subject to availability so please reserve at least one week in advance. Taxes and Gratuities are not included.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac between 12 and 3pm on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


“Opera Experience” for Two with Pan Pacific Vancouver

Indulge yourself with a Vancouver getaway that includes an opera twist. A special “opera themed” welcome surprise awaits you upon check-in for your one night’s accommodation in a Panoramic Harbourview room at the Pan Pacific hotel located atop Canada Place in Vancouver’s downtown waterfront. Enjoy dinner for two at the Italian Opera Buffet at the hotel’s Café Pacifica, including a special recognition by the opera singers performing at the Opera Buffet. Then top that off with two Swedish massages at Spa Utopia and brunch for two at Café Pacifica.

  • Donation Value: $1000
  • Learn more about Pan Pacific Vancouver at www.panpacificvancouver.com
  • The prize is valid until December 1, 2014 and accommodation is subject to availability so please reserve at least one week in advance. Gratuities are not included.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On The Coast between 3 and 6pm on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Exclusive Distillation Lesson and Picnic at Victoria Spirits

Master Distiller Peter Hunt will take you and five friends on a private tour of the family business. Set on an organic farm in Saanich, you’ll get the unique opportunity to experience a full distillation lesson where you’ll learn the secrets of the gin-making process. You’ll also be treated to a special homemade picnic lunch for six, courtesy of Charelli and Co. Then you’ll get to sample several fine spirits, including Victoria Gin and Left Coast Hemp Vodka, in the tasting room. And you’ll take home a selection of Victoria Spirits’ premium products. The distillation lesson runs about 3-4 hours.

  • Donation Value: $500
  • Learn more about Victoria Spirits at www.victoriaspirits.com
  • Learn more about Charelli’s at www.charellis.com
  • The prize is valid until December 31, 2014 and is subject to the availability of Peter Hunt and Victoria Spirits. Please ensure you get home responsibly.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On The Island on Dec. 6th between 5:30 and 8:30am
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Rare private gallery tour with Robert Bateman

Join internationally-celebrated wildlife artist Robert Bateman for an exclusive private tour of The Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria. Opened in May 2013, the gallery is home to the largest exhibit of Bateman original works. The 9,000-square-foot gallery includes everything from giant paintings of bears and dolphins to portraits of Robert Bateman’s wife and early artwork from his childhood. This is a very rare opportunity to visit the gallery with the artist himself. The prize also includes a signed Bateman print, framed courtesy of Victoria’s Artworld.

  • Donation Value: $650
  • Learn more about The Robert Bateman Centre at www.batemancentre.org
  • Prize includes signed and framed print, “Ocean Rhapsody”, 16” x 32”
  • The prize is valid until December 31, 2014 and is subject to the availability of Robert Bateman and The Robert Bateman Centre.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On The Island on Dec. 6th between 5:30 and 8:30am
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Deluxe Night Out for Two in Victoria

Escape to the seaside with an overnight stay in the luxurious Oak Bay Beach Hotel. The evening begins when a Rolls Royce picks you up and drops you off at the hotel. Then sit back and enjoy a three-course meal and live dinner theatre performance at the hotel’s David Foster Foundation Theatre. After a restful stay in your King or Double Queen guest room with marina view, sit down to a full breakfast for two. And the cherry on top: access to the seaside hot mineral pools, steam sauna and fitness studio throughout your stay.

  • Donation Value: $550
  • Learn more about the Oak Bay Beach Hotel at www.oakbaybeachhotel.com
  • Rolls Royce will pick you up (and drop you back off) from anywhere in Victoria.
  • Choose from three Dinner Theatre performances: “It’s Christmas” (November 1-December 24, 2013), “Timebenders” (January 17-March 1, 2014) or “A Tribute to Nashville” (March-April, 2014).
  • The prize is valid until May 31, 2014 and accommodation is subject to availability so please reserve at least one week in advance. Gratuity is not included.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, All Points West on Dec. 6th between 3 and 6pm.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Private Sushi Lesson for Two with Blue Fin Sushi

Let the chef of Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers guide you and a guest through a personal sushi-making lesson. After you learn the tricks of this trade, you’ll get a chance to sit down and devour your masterpiece. Plus, you can return again for some more mouth-watering menu items with a $100 gift certificate. The lesson will last approximately 2 hours.

  • Donation Value: $250
  • Learn more about the Blue Fin Sushi Bar at www.bluefinsushibar.ca
  • The prize is valid from March 1-December 23, 2014 – excluding August and September – and is subject to the availability of the chef at Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers. Gratuity is not included.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, Daybreak North between 6 and 9am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Two Kinds of Treats from PRIVATO Vineyard and Winery and Woodward Christmas Trees

For the wine connoisseur, two bottles of Privato’s finest: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. PRIVATO Vineyard and Winery is a family-run, 80-acre farm in Kamloops. And for the whole family: find the perfect Christmas tree, enjoy a hay wagon ride and indulge in hot chocolate around the bon fire. Woodward Christmas Trees, owned by the same family that runs PRIVATO Vineyard and Winery, will provide not just a tree – but a whole Christmas Tree Experience. Hay rides take you to the trees and bring you and your tree back again. And new this year: the PRIVATO Vineyard and Winery tasting room is open through the Christmas season for Christmas tree customers.

  • Donation Value: $125
  • Learn more about PRIVATO Vineyard and Winery at www.privato.ca/
  • Learn more about Woodward Christmas Trees at www.facebook.com/pages/Woodward-Christmas-Trees/163131328939
  • Prize includes two bottles of wine: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and one Christmas tree – of any available species (Fir, Pine or Spruce) and size.
  • The Christmas tree portion of the prize is valid while Woodward Christmas Trees is open for the season: until December 22, 2013. Hay rides and concession on weekends only.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, Daybreak Kamloops between 5:30 and 8:30am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions. Please drink responsibly.


Harper’s Trail Wine Package

Enjoy a gift basket from Harper’s Trail – the first wines made from vineyards in Kamloops. The prize includes two bottles of wine, two Riedel wine glasses with the Harper’s Trail logo, crackers and cheese and a cocktail knife/fork set.

  • Donation Value: $125
  • Learn more about Harper’s Trail at www.harperstrail.com/
  • Prize includes two bottles of wine: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and one Christmas tree – of any available species (Fir, Pine or Spruce) and size.
  • The Christmas tree portion of the prize is valid while Woodward Christmas Trees is open for the season: until December 22, 2013. Hay rides and concession on weekends only.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, Daybreak Kamloops between 5:30 and 8:30am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions. Please drink responsibly.


Custom Trail Rides for Two with Kelowna Stables

Take in spectacular views of Kelowna and Okanagan Lake while riding horseback along the trails of Myra Bellevue Provincial Park. Kelowna Stables will provide you and a friend with a custom trail ride, tailored to the riding experience of each guest. Kelowna Stables at Myra Canyon Ranch is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Kelowna. This horseback riding experience lasts approximately 2 hours, including a short warm-up in the riding arena.

  • Donation Value: $300
  • Learn more about Kelowna Stables at www.kelownastables.com/
  • The prize is valid Monday through Friday, May 1 to October 31, 2014 -- subject to the availability of Kelowna Stables.
  • Reservations (by email or phone) must be made in advance to book a spot. No-shows will invalidate the prize.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, Daybreak South between 5:30 and 8:30am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Private Farm-to-Table Cooking Lesson for Two

Join Mark Filatow, Executive Chef of the Okanagan’s award-winning Waterfront Restaurant, on a foodie experience that celebrates fresh local ingredients. It all begins with a personal tour of the Kelowna Farmer’s Market during the height of the growing season where Mark will help you and a friend choose the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable lunch. After a visit to Codfathers for some fresh local seafood, it’s back to Waterfront Wines Restaurant for a private cooking lesson followed by a chance to sit back and enjoy your amazing meal. Chef Mark Filatow has worked at some of BC’s top restaurants – including the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Bishops and Diva at the Met in Vancouver. His culinary talents have been richly recognized, with his latest achievement being the Gold Medal at Vancouver’s Gold Medal Plates in 2012. This cooking experience will last approximately 3-4 hours.

  • Donation Value: $500
  • Learn more about Waterfront Wines Restaurant at www.waterfrontrestaurant.ca/
  • The prize is valid any Wednesday or Saturday between July 1 and August 31, 2014 (which is when the Farmer's Market is open), subject to the availability of the Chef Mark Filatow and Waterfront Wines Restaurant.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, Daybreak South between 5:30 and 8:30am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Gourmet Wine-Tasting Party for 10

Rare wines, fine food and the company of two charming gentlemen… Join All Points West wine columnist Troy Townsin and Food Matters columnist Don Genova for a private wine-tasting party for 10 people, in the comfort of your own home. While Troy will impress you with some of his favourite wines, Don will appeal to your tastebuds with appetizers that include crispy confit of rabbit with sage and garlic crostini and homemade pancetta (cured pork belly) seared and served on wilted escarole dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Troy will bring the wine and Don will bring the delicacies – with culinary ingredients courtesy of The Root Cellar.

  • Donation Value: $600
  • Find out more about columnists Troy Townsin and Don Genova at www.cbc.ca/allpointswest
  • Learn more about The Root Cellar at www.therootcellar.ca/
  • Gourmet wine-tasting party for 10, right in your own home, anywhere in the Greater Victoria area.
  • Prize includes a bottle of bubbly, 2 bottles of red, 2 bottles of white and one dessert wine – including some rare wines – and a selection of gourmet appetizers, prepared personally by Don Genova. Please drink responsibly.
  • This prize is valid from January 2 to December 30, 2014 – and is subject to the availability of Troy Townsin and Don Genova.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, All Points West on Dec. 6th between 3 and 6pm.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Climbing Wall and Outdoor Adventure Experience from OVERhang

From Wilderness Survival to Helicopter Safety, the OVERhang is a Prince George based business specializing in indoor climbing, outdoor safety and wilderness recreation. With this prize, you’ll get a “10 Punch Card” for the new indoor climbing gym, a $200 gift certificate towards any outdoor safety or adventure course and a $100 fitness gift certificate towards any fitness class or drop-ins. It’s the perfect cross-section for the local adventurer.

  • Donation Value: $430
  • Learn more about OVERhang: Outdoor Vertical Education and Recreation at www.overhang.ca
  • Prize includes a 10 Punch Card for the Climbing Gym ($130 value), a $200 gift certificate towards any outdoor safety or adventure course and a $100 fitness gift certificate.
  • This prize is valid until December 1, 2014 – subject to the availability of OVERhang.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, Daybreak North between 6 and 9am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Private Curator Tour at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Join artist and curator Robert Amos on a personal tour for two of his exhibit at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: “Harold Mortimer-Lamb: The Art Lover.” It’s all about a love story and little-known chapter in Canadian art history. Harold Mortimer-Lamb was a photographer, writer, painter, promoter and friend to some of Canada’s most famous artists, including Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson and Jack Shadbolt. Robert’s exclusive tour takes you behind-the-scenes and includes a copy of the accompanying exhibit book. Robert is a full-time professional artist and art writer for the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper.

  • Donation Value: $250
  • Learn more about the exhibit and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at http://aggv.ca/harold-mortimer-lamb
  • Find out more about Robert Amos at www.robertamos.com/
  • Prize includes a personal tour for two with curator Robert Amos, gallery admission for two and one copy of the book, “Harold Mortimer-Lamb: The Art Lover”.
  • This prize is valid until February 23, 2104 – subject to availability of Robert Amos.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, All Points West on Dec. 6th between 3 and 6pm.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Hockey Night in Canada Goodie Bag

For the ultimate CBC hockey fan: a collection of goodies that include a Hockey Night in Canada rug, a Hockey Night in Canada hat, a CBC t-shirt and toque and – the pièce de résistance – a pair of tickets in exclusive Club Seats behind the penalty box for the December 13, 2013 Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers hockey game at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. (Face value of the tickets is $561 for the pair.)

  • Donation Value: $600
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition between 5:30 and 8:30am on Dec. 6th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.