Prizes

Rest and Relaxation Retreat for Two on Pender Island

Take in the quiet beauty of the Gulf Islands from the windows of your own private cottage at Poets Cove Resort and Spa. Poets Cove is tucked in Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island and surrounded by great views. This prize features a two night getaway for two at one of the resort’s luxury cottages. Dine on fresh local cuisine at the resort’s Aurora Restaurant. Then enjoy a couple’s massage at the spa. And if you’re travelling on foot to Pender Island, Poets Cove will offer complimentary pick-up from the ferry.

  • For more on Poets Cove visit the website www.poetscove.com
  • Donation value: $1200
  • The package is valid until March 21, 2013 and accommodation is subject to availability so please reserve at least one week or more in advance. Not available on New Year’s Eve or from February 9-17 2013. Taxes and Gratuities are not included.
  • The prize will be announced on BC Almanac on Dec. 7th between 12 and 3 p.m.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Sun Peaks “Behind the Scenes” Ski Vacation for Two

Go for a one-of-a-kind mountain tour with this two-day ski vacation at Sun Peaks Resort. Senior mountain managers will provide personal guidance on a two-hour ski around  - they’ll pass on insider knowledge on the best trails for your stay. You’ll also get to hop on a Cat Trax Groomer to experience firsthand how the groomers get the slopes ready for the skiers each day. The prize includes two days of alpine lift tickets for two, a two-day stay at the cosy Coast Sundance Lodge, located slopeside so you’re seconds away from the chairlifts in the heart of the village.

  • This prize package is available until April 7, 2013. No extensions permitted. It is not valid from December 22, 2012 to January 6th, 2013 and January 18-19, 2013. Based on availability. Tours must be pre-booked 72 hours in advance and are weather dependent.
  • For more information go to www.sunpeaksresort.com
  • Donation Value: $800
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On the Coast on December 7th between 3 and 6 p.m.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


Become Pizza Famous: Your Name on the Menu and Pizza Lovers Party

Rocky Mountain Flatbread is known for its organic, handcrafted fresh pizza – and now you can proudly put your name on the restaurant’s menu. The recipient of this prize will consult with the chef, Doug Hawrish, to create a special Pizza of the Week named after you. Plus 10 per cent of the proceeds from the special pizza will be donated to the Food Bank. You’ll also get to host a pizza party for 16 friends at the restaurant. It’s ideal for a sports team or club. Rocky Mountain has earned the thumbs up from many food critics – and it’s been chosen by locals as the Best Pizza in Vancouver.

  • For more information go to www.rockymountainflatbread.ca
  • Donation value: $500
  • The chef consultation would be 1-2 hours
  • The gift certificate is good for one year (Dec 7, 2013), except during Dine Out Vancouver 2013, which takes place January 18 through February 3, 2013.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On the Coast from 3 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 7th.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.


A Kayak Adventure for Four in Deep Cove 

Discover the waters of Deep Cove on a guided three hour kayaking tour 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 $50 gift certificate and a bottle of wine. Then stay overnight in the charming Beachview Bed & Breakfast with accommodations for four. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast with a beautiful view out over Indian Arm. And if kayaking has got you hooked - you can invest in your next adventure with a $200 gift certificate to Deep Cove Outdoors.

  • Donation Value: $1100
  • Not including tax and gratuity.
  • One night accommodation at the Beachview B&B for four people in your choice of suites is based on double occupancy.
  • For more information about Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak go to www.deepcovekayak.com
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio On the Coast, between 3 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 7th.

The Great Grape Getaway for up to four at Tinhorn Creek

Soak up the view and taste the grapes from this award-winning winery during your two-night stay in the Tinhorn Creek Guest Suite near Oliver, BC. On the evening of your arrival, the chefs of Miradoro Restaurant will prepare a gourmet Mediterranean style multi-course dinner while you sip on wines. And you can get a little peek behind-the-scenes with a tour of the winery.

  • Donation Value: $1500
  • Please note the value does not include taxes or gratuity. The accommodations are for up to four people in one guest suite. The package must be used in one visit and is valid from Dec. 10 until Dec. 30 and March 1-31, excluding Dec. 22-Dec. 26 and New Year’s Eve, and is subject to availability of the Guest House and Miradoro Restaurant. (Please note Miradoro is closed in January and February).
  • To learn more about the winery go to www.tinhorn.com
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.
  • This prize will be announced on Vancouver’s The Early Edition, between 5:30 and 8:30 am on December 7th.


A Personal Craft Beer Workshop at St. Augustine’s

Let Canada’s first certified cicerone Chester Carey take you and five friends on a journey through some of the world’s best craft beers. Find out why the craft beer scene in Vancouver is taking off... and learn about the finer points of craft beer with an expert as your guide. Then you’ll get to taste several craft beers at St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen. The workshop runs about 3-4 hours.

  • Learn more about St. Augustine’s at staugustinesvancouver.com
  • Donation Value: $400
  • The workshop would be held on a Sunday and is subject to the availability of Chester Carey and St. Augustine’s. Expires December 1, 2013. Please ensure you get home responsibly.
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.
  • This prize will be announced on BC Almanac between 12 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 7th.  


“East Meets West” Culinary Feast for Six

Join food writer Stephanie Yuen for a six-course cooking class and dinner with influences from east and west at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks. You’ll also get Stephanie’s expertise on a personal Chinatown Market tour with a dimsum lunch for six. The winner will go home with one copy of Stephanie’s book, “East Meets West - Traditional and Contemporary Asian Recipes from Acclaimed Vancouver Restaurants."

  • Donation Value: $1000.00
  • Subject to availability and space at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks. The Chinatown and the cooking class dates (on two separate days) will be determined by Stephanie and the winner. Expires December 1, 2013.
  • Learn more about Stephanie at www.beyondchopsticks.com
  • Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.
  • This prize will be announced on The Early Edition between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 7th. 
  • (This is for the CBC Open House Vancouver site)


While you visit us at 700 Hamilton Street in Vancouver and take in all the live action - you can also make a donation to the Food Banks of BC or the local food bank of your choice. With a minimum donation of $20 you will get a kitchen catcher for your compost. (You will not get a tax receipt.)

The Ecosafe ZeroWaste compost kitchen catcher sits conveniently on your counter or in the cupboard. It’s easy to clean, and seals securely to prevent spills or bugs, ideal for organic waste. While supplies last!

The compost bins will go to the first 60 people who ask at the food bank donation table in the lobby.

 

Indulge in Artisan cheese in Armstrong – Radio West

You will get a personal tour to see how the micro-cheese plant makes artisan farmstead dairy products at the Village Cheese Co. in Armstrong.  Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll receive a basket full of cheese and cheese products and a gift certificate worth $50 to spend at the factory!

Donation Value: $200
Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.

Cooking class for four at Terra Restaurant – Daybreak Kamloops

Terra Restaurant aims to bring you locally-sourced, healthy and delicious food. The Chef, David Tombs, will give a two-hour cooking class for four people. He’ll make 2-3 dishes and the group will get tastings and wine pairings to enjoy with the class at the restaurant.

The date for this prize will be determined between the winner and the chef. Available between January 14th and June 1, 2013. Not including gratuity.

Donation Value: $250

Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.

Dine, stay, relax and explore in Prince Rupert – Daybreak North

You’ll get a one night stay at the Crest Hotel in the family-owner four star accommodations. The Treat Suite includes a king size bed and fireplace. You’ll also get to spend a $100 gift certificate on dinner at the Waterfront restaurant, where you will get a fabulous view of the harbour.

Donation value: $350

No blackout dates but subject to availability, please book at least one week in advance. Gratuity is not included.

Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.
A Culinary Adventure for six in your own home – Daybreak South

Executive Chef Roger Planiden of Culinary Adventure will bring dinner, along with his culinary expertise to you and five friends at a location of your choice. The cooking class includes learning four different dishes and complimentary wines, provided by local Summerland winery Okanagan Crush Pad. The class includes equipment and cooking tools, dishes and utensils.

Donation Value: $600

This prize is valid in the Okanagan Valley from Oliver to Kelowna. Wines from Okanagan Crush Pad. Date of the cooking class must be on a mutually convenient date and time to all parties. Based on availability so please book in advance. Not available on holidays, or on weekends through July and August. Gratuity is not included but taxes inclusive.
Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions.

Long Beach Surf and Stay for Two  - On the Island

Unwind in a deluxe beachfront room at the Long Beach Lodge Resort for one night. Your stay will include a continental buffet breakfast in the morning. Then you can go play in the waves with a personalized consultation with a surf pro and private surf lesson, including rentals for two people. After your lesson you can warm up apres surf with a coffee in the new Surf Club Centre with a hot tub and sauna!

Donation value: $700

The prize is valid until November 1, 2013 and subject to availability, so please book at least one week in advance. Surf lesson is subject to weather conditions. Not valid July, August or holidays. Not including tax, gratuities.

Donation prize offered as described, no exceptions or substitutions

Donate at the Open House and get your own kitchen compost catcher!!

While you visit us at 700 Hamilton Street in Vancouver and take in all the live action - you can also make a donation to the Food Banks of B.C. or the local food bank of your choice. With a minimum donation of $20 you can get a kitchen catcher for your compost. (You will not get a tax receipt.)

The Ecosafe ZeroWaste compost kitchen catcher sits conveniently on your counter or in the cupboard. It’s easy to clean, and seals securely to prevent spills or bugs, ideal for organic waste.

The compost bins will go to the first 60 people who ask at the food bank donation table in the lobby.