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On Dec. 3, donate big, win big!

The following fabulous prizes are offered as incentive prizes for the CBC 2010 Food Bank Day on Friday, December 3 between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pledge phones open on Friday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

In the Lower Mainland: 604-662-6470
Toll-free in B.C.: 1-866-226-4642

These very generous donors have created unique packages that you can WIN by being the first person to offer the posted dollar amount and only when each prize is announced on CBC Radio. These prizes make amazing gifts!

Donate big and you could WIN big!
Click on each prize for full details.

West Coast Wilderness Escape!
West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Escape from the stresses of everyday life and experience the magnificent Pacific West Coast from the comfort and luxury of West Coast Wilderness Lodge on the Sunshine Coast! Voted the "Best Wilderness Resort" in the 2010 Georgia Straight Reader's Choice Awards, this lodge combines first-class adventure with great dining and accommodations.

You and your guest will take a kayaking tour and explore the sheltered waters around the Lodge, and the Lodge's experienced guides will take you to Seal Rock for a visit with a colony of friendly seals basking in the sun. A wilderness interpretive guide will also take you on a leisurely hike through a coastal rainforest filled with cedars and firs, sword ferns and salal, and a tiny lake with resident Loons. The trail leads to lookout points where you can watch the Skookumchuck Rapids, the fastest saltwater rapids in North America. Plus, you will go on a cruise of beautiful Jervis Inlet past towering, 7000 feet-high cliffs, dozens of waterfalls and historical petroglyphs (ancient rock paintings of Coast Salish First Nations origin). The tour will take you through Malibu Rapids to enter Princess Louisa Inlet, an incredible fjord renowned for its beauty and protected waters.

This awesome prize includes:

  • Three nights accommodation for two in a beautiful suite
  • Three romantic dinners at Inlets Restaurant
  • Breakfast daily
  • Three-hour guided kayaking tour
  • Two-and-a-half hour guided hiking tour
  • A boat cruise of Princess Louisa Inlet
  • Complimentary mountain bike rentals
  • Unlimited access to their private Archery Range
West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Donation Value: $2000 Restrictions & Conditions: This prize is available from May 1 to October 31, 2011, excluding August 1 –15, 2011.

Taxes and gratuities are not included in this prize. Taxes will be approximately $250.

Accommodation dates are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.

Transportation to and from West Coast Wilderness Lodge is not included.
Stunning Painting by Tiko Kerr!
Tiko Kerr

Tiko Kerr's paintings are a stunning testimonial to our city, our buildings, our landmarks, our landscape, our heritage and our people. His paintings evoke the rhythm and spirit of our neighbourhoods in brilliant, vibrant colour.

Tiko is also incredibly generous, compassionate, and devoted to the many causes he supports, including the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Once again, he has donated the most stunning painting to CBC Food Bank Day!

Tiko's artist statement for the painting The House of Beauty (Maxine's) and why he chose this one to donate for the Food Bank:

The title describes my frustration being a long-time West End resident who is witnessing the disposable treatment of one of the last remaining poetic, historical buildings that speaks of our Spanish heritage.

Maxine's was dedicated to the notion of Beauty, and has lingered for over a century until sadly she finds herself a victim of spot-rezoning.

Maxine's legacy garners little respect in this graceless age. And it is Grace that allows us to come together as we are now, to tend the hungry in our neighbourhoods.

Vancouver's Food Bank and the image of Maxine's House of Beauty speaks of community and the many forms that nourishment takes.

The House of Beauty (Maxine's)
16 inches x 12 inches, acrylic on canvas

Tiko Kerry painting

Background on the painting The House of Beauty (Maxine's):

The painting depicts one of the last 'Hollywood Style' Mission Revival buildings in Vancouver, located at 1215 Bidwell Street. Built in 1906, it became a beauty school under Maxine McGillvary and later developed a colourful career as a series of nightclubs, speakeasies, bordellos and restaurants. There are tunnels running beneath Maxine's to what once was Simpson's Boathouse on English Bay and to the Roger's Mansion 'Gabriola', for the purpose of rum-running. There have been many testimonials of people witnessing ghosts. Actor Errol Flynn died in the arms of his underage paramour there in 1959.

This is part of a series of paintings I'm undertaking to describe West End sites, some 8 to 10 so far, that are being threatened for demolition or 'facadism' (whereby a developer is allowed to preserve only the facade of the building) in the city's quest to develop incongruous 20 to 30 storey condominium towers through spot-rezoning, throwing away all previous development plans and guidelines.

I've been a vocal opponent, with my neighbours, calling ourselves WestEndNeighbours.ca and most recently I've been appointed to sit on a committee of 12 residents to assist in developing a comprehensive community plan that acknowledges community priorities and the impact that potentially another 6,000 residents would have upon West End services, amenities and moreover to the quality of life. The committee is called the West End Mayor's Advisory Committee and shall be running for the next year or so.

Donation Value: $3200
Glam Girls Getaway in Vancouver!
Glam Girls Getaway in Vancouver

You and a guest will enjoy two nights in a sumptuous suite at the Georgian Court Hotel in downtown Vancouver, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Stay on the ladies only Orchid Floor, with a host of special amenities selected especially for women, and indulge in complimentary breakfast for two each morning. On the Saturday of your stay enjoy an exclusive Fashionista Champagne Brunch at the renowned JC Studio home of the Jacqueline Conoir Collection, including a mini fashion show of the latest trends, wardrobe consultations, a light brunch with mimosas, and a $100 gift certificate. During your visit you and your guest will also enjoy manicures at Cranberries Spa on bustling Robson Street. Finally, you'll be spoiled with a hair colour and cut with renowned Vancouver hair stylist, Trent Lyle, at Trent Studio, and keep your locks looking lustrous with a generous gift basket filled with the latest hair styling products.

This awesome prize includes:

  • Two nights, for two women, in a suite at the Georgian Court Hotel on the ladies only Orchid Floor
  • Breakfast for two each morning at the Georgian Court Hotel
  • Fashionista Champagne Brunch for two at JC Studio, plus a $100 gift certificate
  • Manicures for two at Cranberries Spa
  • Hair colour and cut for one at Trent Studio, plus a basket of hair styling products
Georgian Court HotelJC StudioTrent DesignCranberries Spa
Donation Value: $1000 Restrictions & Conditions: Hotel accommodation, Cranberries Spa and JC Studio Fashionista brunch are based on availability and must be booked together as one weekend. Trent Studio hair colour and cut may be redeemed on a separate date.

2011 JC studio brunch dates are February 05, 12, 19, 26; March 05, 12, 19, 26; April 02, 9, 16, 30; May 07, 14, 28; September 10, 17, 24; October 01, 15, 22, 29; November 05, 12, 19, 26; December 03, 10

All elements of this prize are valid until December 31, 2011.
Luxury at the Met!
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

Luxuriate in the finery of the world renowned Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver in the heart of the city, steps away from the best shopping and entertainment downtown. You and a guest will revel in a Luxury King Room, with complimentary valet parking included. After a day on the town, enjoy complimentary cocktails for two in the Diva at the Met Lounge.

Plus, invite four more friends to savour a five-course dinner for six, sitting up at the "pass" by the open kitchen in Diva at the Met. Chef Quang Dang - a top rising star in this city of culinary superstars, will create the tasting menu, and each course will be paired with a matchless wine. Chef will also join you for dessert if you so wish!

This awesome prize includes:

  • One night accommodation for two in a Luxury King Room at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
  • 24 hours valet parking
  • Cocktails for two in the Diva at the Met Lounge
  • Five-course dinner for six, each course with wine, at Diva at the Met
  • Dessert with Chef Quang Dang
Metropolitan Hotel VancouverDiva at the Met Lounge
Donation Value: $1000 Restrictions & Conditions: Hotel accommodation portion of the prize and the dinner for six portion of the prize may be redeemed together OR on separate dates.

Hotel accommodation and the Diva at the Met dinner are both subject to availability and must be booked in advance.

Both portions of this prize are valid through to November 30, 2011
Treat Yourself to a Season of Theatre in Victoria!
Theatre in Victoria

ONLY offered up during CBC Radio On The Island
(5:30 to 8:37 a.m., out of Victoria)

Not only will you receive two Blue Passes (Season Tickets) to Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre's exciting 2011 lineup, but you'll also be the lucky recipient of five pairs of single tickets to the December 2010 performance of the holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life".

For the second year in a row, a Blue Bridge show has been named the "theatre event of the season". Now entering it's third year of world-class productions, Blue Bridge presents the People's Choice Season - where all three productions (a comedy, a drama and a musical) have been chosen by the public. The Blue Pass offers you the best seat selection for all three shows and lets you select your desired seats and dates. The pass also offers ticket exchange privileges so you can see the same play another night when you can't attend your chosen performance. All shows are performed at the beautifully restored McPherson Playhouse, located a short distance from the bridge after which it's named. First opened in 1914 as the Pantages Theatre, the playhouse was re-named after Thomas Shanks McPherson bequeathed the theatre and funding for its reconstruction to the people of Victoria. Considered by audiences, critics, and theatre artists to be one of most beautiful and acoustically friendly theatres in Canada, the "Mac" offers audiences a level of intimacy enjoyed only in the best historic theatres in the West End of London and Broadway.

This fantastic prize includes:

  • Two Blue Passes for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre's 2011 season
  • Five pairs of single tickets to the holiday classic, "It's A Wonderful Life", which runs from Dec. 15th to 19th, 2010
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre
Donation Value: $600 Restrictions & Conditions: Seats for all performances are based on first come, first served availability. To select your seats and dates for the year, take your vouchers to the McPherson Box Office at #3 Centennial Square. This must be done in person.

Performances and dates are:

It's A Wonderful Life - the radio play: December 15, 17 & 18, 2010 at 8 p.m.; December 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. (matinee)

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward: June 7 to 19, 2011

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee: July 5 to 17, 2011 (subject to change pending approval of rights)

Fire by Paul Ledoux and David Young: August 2 to 14, 2011
Victoria Foodie's Dream Dinner and Festival Tix for Eight!
Camille's Restaurant

ONLY offered up during CBC Radio On The Island
(5:30 to 8:37 a.m., out of Victoria)

You and your seven lucky guests will enjoy a six-course dinner, cooked and served in the privacy of your own home by David Mincey, chef and owner of award-winning Camille's Restaurant. Now in its 21st year, Camille's is one of Vancouver Island's finest dining destinations and is noted for its extensive wine cellar and international cuisine using exclusively regional ingredients. David -- a leader in the Island's local food scene -- will plan the entire menu around local, organic and sustainable foods and accompany each course with a wine pairing selected from his own cellar.

David is also the past-president and co-founder of the Island Chef's Collaborative (ICC), a non-profit group comprised of progressive chefs dedicated to promoting locally grown, high quality ingredients. In 2010, David was honoured with a lifetime acheivement award from the readers of EAT Magazine for his pioneering work in linking chefs and farmers and his advocacy on behalf of the Island's farm community. As if your pampered private meal wasn't enough, you'll also receive eight tickets to the 4th Annual ICC Local Food Festival in June, 2011. This celebration aims to engage and inspire your palate with the finest flavours from the Island. You'll meet the chefs, farmers and community groups working towards a more sustainable food system in a fun, family-friendly event. Funds raised from the event support new local farms.

This amazing prize includes:

  • A six-course dinner for eight people, cooked in the home of the winning donor
  • Wine pairing for each course, selected from the chef's own cellar
  • Eight tickets to the 4th Annual ICC Local Food Festival (held on June 12, 2011)
Camille's RestaurantIsland Chef's Collaborative
Donation Value: $1200 Restrictions & Conditions: The private dinner for eight may be arranged for a Sunday night, based on the chef's availability, and is valid until December 31, 2011.

Tickets for the ICC Local Food Festival are valid on June 12, 2011.
Luxurious Surf Getaway in Tofino!

ONLY offered up during CBC Radio On The Island
(5:30 to 8:37 a.m., out of Victoria)

You and a guest will fly from Victoria to Tofino, aboard one of Orca Airways' seven seat aircrafts. Once in Tofino, the airline will shuttle you to the incomparable Pacific Sands Beach Resort, where you'll indulge for two nights in an amazing Lighthouse Suite with spectacular ocean view - complete with a gas fireplace, fully-equipt kitchen with dining area, and an outdoor patio or deck to enjoy your unobstructed view. During your stay, you and your guest will learn to ride the waves under Surf Sister's qualified instruction; the only accredited surf school in Canada. From beginner to advanced, Surf Sister will provide two lessons, complete with equipment, and safe, exhilarating fun. Finally, you'll be shuttled back to Tofino airport from your hotel and whisked back to Victoria aboard your return flight from Tofino, courtesy of Orca Airways.

This magnificent prize includes:

  • Return airfare for two from Victoria to Tofino
  • Shuttle service from Tofino airport to Pacific Sands Resort
  • Shuttle service from Pacific Sands Resort to Tofino airport
  • Two nights, for two people, in an ocean-view Lighthouse Suite at Pacific Sands Beach Resort
  • Two lessons and equipment rental with Surf Sister; lessons are three hours and are held mornings and afternoons
Orca AirwaysPacific Sands Beach ResortSurf Sister Surf School
Donation Value: $1400 Restrictions & Conditions: Flights, hotel accommodation and surf lessons are based on availability and must be booked together as one vacation.

Flights may be booked between Monday and Thursday. NOTE: Flights between Victoria and Tofino arrive via Vancouver, so expect a delay during transit. Hotel may be booked between December 2010 and May 2011, excluding Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day, Spring Break and Easter.

All elements of this prize are valid until May 31, 2011. All taxes are included.
Sleek Aluminum Sculpture and Exclusive Foil Gift Wrap!
Hoselton Eagle Sculptures in Aluminum

ONLY offered up during CBC Radio Daybreak North
(5:55 to 8:37 a.m., out of Prince George & Prince Rupert)

With this prize, you'll be the proud new owner of a large Hoselton Aluminum Sculpture, shaped like an eagle's head - courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan. Each unique Hoselton is created by a Canadian artisan in the rolling hills of Ontario's Northumberland County. After the original image is carved, a mould is made using sandcasting, then a molten aluminum alloy (at a temperature of 1200 degrees Fahrenheit) is poured into the mould and cooled. An extensive polishing process, including at least three different hand-polishing steps, gives the sculpture it's soft, lustrous finish, with an appearance of liquid mercury. No two pieces are exactly alike, so you'll have a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art.

In addition, you'll also enjoy 24 exclusive rolls of heavy aluminum foil gift wrap, courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan. This multi-coloured foil wrapping paper is highly sought after - and is not available for consumer purchase. Each roll contains eight sheets of (100 x 66 cm) gift wrap - a total of 192 large sheets of beautiful and distinctive gift wrap. Perfect for holidays and special occasions!

This unique prize includes:

  • a Hoselton Aluminum Sculpture, in the shape of an eagle's head
  • a box of 24 rolls of exclusive Rio Tinto Alcan heavy foil gift wrap (a total of 192 sheets, each measuring 100 x 66 cm)
Rio Tinto Alcan
Donation Value: $500
Rail Adventure Getaway in Northern B.C.!
Northern B.C.

ONLY offered up during CBC Radio Daybreak North
(5:55 to 8:37 a.m., out of Prince George & Prince Rupert)

You and a guest will enjoy a prize package put together by Northern BC Tourism Association, including panoramic views of mountains, lakes, forests and settlements on your round-trip journey between Prince George and Prince Rupert (or vice versa), aboard VIA Rail's passenger train, the Skeena. Choose the view from the large picture windows of Economy Class (available all year) or an exclusive dome car with 360-degree views - and complimentary cold meals - in Touring Class (available early June to mid-September). In Prince George, you and your guest will stay for two nights in a Superior Room at the Coast Inn of the North. You'll also be spoiled with an exclusive Couples Package from the luxurious Nu Spa, including side-by-side facials, massages and pedicures. In Prince Rupert, you'll indulge in two nights in a Premium Guest Room at the Coast Prince Rupert Hotel. While in Prince Rupert, you'll take in the magnificent architecture of a Northwest Coast longhouse and a multitude of unique artifacts and art treasures at the Museum of Northern British Columbia. Finally, to round out your stay in Prince Rupert, you can be wowed by a Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour or Whale Watching Tour for two with Prince Rupert Adventure Tours.

This amazing prize includes:

  • Round-trip travel for two aboard VIA Rail's Skeena from Prince George to Prince Rupert (or vice versa)
  • Two nights, for two people, in a Superior Room at the Coast Inn of the North in Prince George
  • Couples Package from Nu Spa in Prince George, including side-by-side facials, massages and pedicures
  • Two nights, for two people, in a Premium Guest Room at the Coast Prince Rupert Hotel
  • Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour OR Whale Watching Tour for two with Prince Rupert Adventure Tours (during season)
  • Two passes to the Museum of Northern British Columbia, in Prince Rupert
Via RailNu Spa at Treasure CovePrince Rupert Adventure Tours Inside PassageCoast Hotels & ResortsNorthern British Columbia Region Tourism
Donation Value: $1500 Restrictions & Conditions: VIA Rail round-trip travel, hotel accommodations, Nu Spa package, Prince Rupert Adventure Tour and Museum of Northern British Columbia passes are based on availability and must be booked together as one vacation.

Round-trip VIA Rail travel may be booked to begin from Prince George or Prince Rupert. VIA Rail travel may be booked in Touring Class (only available from early June to mid-September) or Economy Class (available all year). VIA Rail's Touring Class includes complimentary cold meals; Economy Class does not include meals.

Grizzly Bear viewing runs from mid-May to the end of July; whale watching runs from the end of July to early October.

Hotel stay at the Coast Inn of the North in Prince George is not valid on New Years Eve or Valentine's Day.

All elements of this prize are valid until September 30, 2011.
Escape to the Magnificent Bella Coola Valley!
Bella Coola

ONLY offered up during CBC Radio Daybreak North
(5:55 to 8:37 a.m., out of Prince George & Prince Rupert)

You and a guest will begin your adventure with a flight from Williams Lake to the Bella Coola Valley, courtesy of Pacific Coastal Airlines. Enjoy the breathtaking view as the plane follows the contours of the valley, gliding down between glacier-clad peaks. In the Bella Coola Valley, you'll be picked up from the airport and taken to your wilderness retreat: Eagle Lodge, where you'll enjoy a two night's stay, including a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. Watch the sun rise, the eagles soar - and maybe even spot a bear or deer... Or cozy up with a good book in front of the lodge's cozy stone fireplace. Head out during the days and explore the many activities of the Bella Coola Valley, from behind the wheel of your rental vehicle - then stop for a picnic with your sack lunch from Eagle Lodge. Finally, you and your guest will drag yourselves back to the airport to enjoy a final peek at the rainforest from above aboard your Pacific Coastal return flight from the Bella Coola Valley to Williams Lake.

This excellent prize includes:

  • Return airfare for two from Williams Lake to the Bella Coola Valley (via Vancouver), aboard Pacific Coastal Airlines
  • Pick-up/drop-off service between Eagle Lodge and Bella Coola Airport
  • Two nights, for two people, in a room at Eagle Lodge in the Bella Coola Valley
  • Breakfast for two each morning at Eagle Lodge
  • Sack lunch for two days, for two people, from Eagle Lodge
  • Vehicle rental for two days, from Eagle Lodge
Pacific Coastal AirlinesBella Coola Eagle Lodge
Donation Value: $1400 Restrictions & Conditions: Flights, accommodation and vehicle rental are based on availability and must be booked together as one vacation.

Accommodations at Eagle Lodge are not valid from December 20, 2010 to January 6, 2011.

Flights from Bella Coola to Williams Lake include a same-day connection via Vancouver, so expect a delay during transit. Flights from Williams Lake to Bella Coola require an overnight stop in Vancouver. Accommodations in Vancouver are not included. NOTE: Flight schedules are subject to change and future seasonal schedules may include same-day connections in both directions - or overnight stopovers in both directions.

All elements of this prize are valid until December 20, 2011. All taxes are included.
Gastown Spirits & Culinary Crawl!

You and a guest will enjoy an evening sampling food and drink in three of Gastown's most celebrated restaurants and pubs! Your evening will begin at Salt Tasting Room, the award-winning wine tasting room from Sean Heather and Scott Hawthorn. Salt is a recipient of this past year's Platinum Wine Award by Vancouver Magazine, one of only three restaurants in the city to gain this distinction. Here you will each enjoy a wine flight of three wines carefully chosen by our team of sommeliers and paired to plates of charcuterie, artisan cheeses and locally sourced condiments.

From Salt you will be walked to Judas Goat Taberna, the newest venture from Sean and Scott. This 28-seat restaurant has the flavours and aromas you would expect to find from a Spanish tapas bar. An intimate room, with a wine list created by the team at Salt where you will enjoy favourites such as beef brisket meatballs, roasted manilla clams and cold smoke salmon along with a pair of cold, crisp Spanish beers.

To finish your evening we will walk you to the Irish Heather, a Gastown original from Sean Heather and home to the Shebeen Whisk(e)y House. The Shebeen houses B.C.'s largest selection of whiskeys with over 175 labels. Here you will finish your evening in style, with a dessert made fresh from our own bakery while you each enjoy a whiskey flight prepared and talked through by our resident whiskey expert.

Salt Tasting RoomIrish HeatherShebeen
Donation Value: $200 Restrictions & Conditions: This entire prize must be redeemed in one evening, as one prize.

You must book this prize at least two weeks in advance.

This prize is valid during the normal operating hours of the three businesses.

Exemption dates for this prize are Dec. 31, 2010 and from Jan. 24 to Feb. 6, 2011, and Mar. 17, 2011.

Gratuities are not included.

There is no cash or voucher value for this event.

This prize is valid until August 31, 2011.
CBC Super Fan Prize!

Are you one of those CBC fans who know all our stars and all our shows? Do you quote what you've seen, heard and read on CBC Television, Radio and Web to your family, friends and complete strangers when the opportunity arises? Then this prize is for you our friend!

This awesome (if we do say so ourselves) prize includes:

  • Chef's table lunch in the kitchen of Vancouver's Convention Centre for four guests with The Early Edition's Rick Cluff and Shiral Tobin. Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen and his team have served Henry Kissinger, President Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, the late Princess Diana, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, the Sultan of Brunei, and more! His team proudly operates a "scratch" kitchen using only the finest and freshest ingredients from fresh-caught seafood to produce from nearby farms to honey from the bees on the Convention Centre's living roof.
  • $300 worth of shopping certificates redeemable at the CBC Shop located right here in the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street.
      The shop is stocked full of all things CBC including:
    • Hockey Night in Canada clothing, freezer mugs, Ian Hanomansing's new hockey card game, pucks, hockey bags, even rugs!
    • Coronation Street DVDs & stuff
    • Stuart McLean's books & CDs
    • The Tudors, Heartland & Being Erica DVDs
    • CDs from all the radio shows like The Debators, Quirks & Quarks and more
    • CBC Kids clothing, DVDs & stuff
    • CBC clothing, retro t-shirts, hats, messenger bags, PJ's
    • AND MORE!
  • Exclusive CBC swag from a huge variety of CBC shows – the stuff you can't buy and usually have to work hard to win! Plus items that are no longer available and are now considered collector's items. The swag includes:
    • Radio 3 scarf, hat & t-shirts
    • The Current's travel mug & pen
    • The Evolution of Charles Darwin" – 4-part IDEAS tribute series on CD
    • The Trail of 1858" written by BC Almanac's Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson
    • CBC CDs including the Grammy award-winning James Ehnes with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; Stuart McLean's History of Canada with the CBC Radio Orchestra; the CBC Radio 3 Sessions; and CBC Vancouver's Dances & Dreams children's CD
    • The 2010 Massey Lecture book "Player One: What is to Become of Us" by Douglas Coupland
    • AND MORE!
CBC ShopVancouver Convention Centre
Donation Value: $700 Restrictions & Conditions: Chef's table lunch at the Vancouver Convention Centre is based on availability and must be booked at least 30 days in advance, and in conjunction with the availability of Rick Cluff. It is not valid on weekends or statutory holidays. Taxes and gratuities are included in the prize, but alcoholic beverages are not. The lunch certificate is valid until December 1, 2011.

The CBC Shop certificates are redeemable in person only at the CBC Shop located in the CBC Broadcast Centre, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver. The certificates cannot be exchanged for cash.
Exclusive Mission Hill Celebration and Long Weekend Escape!
Mission Hill Family Estates

ONLY offered up during CBC Radio The Early Edition
(5:30 to 8:37 a.m., out of Vancouver

You and a guest will be part of a special celebration long weekend in Okanagan Valley wine country as Mission Hill Family Estate commemorates its 10th anniversary. This weekend extravaganza begins with a culinary workshop on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Mission Hill's Terrace Restaurant chef, Riley Bennett, will take you and your guest on an international journey for the tastebuds in the winery's state-of-the-art Kitchen Theatre: From India to China and from Japan to Southeast Asia, you'll explore a world of traditional Christmas meals. That evening, you'll relax in Mission Hill's private residence: Pelican House

Your weekend adventure continues on Friday, December 10, when you join Mission Hill's Director of Wine Education Ingo Grady on a Private Legacy Wine and Vineyard tour and tasting, where you'll learn, first-hand, how Mission Hill's award-winning wines are made. To top off the tour, you'll take home your own bottle of Reserve Riesling Icewine - signed by head winemaker, John Simes. That evening, you and your guest will enjoy your first night's stay at the amazing Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel and Villas in Kelowna and indulge in a luxurious in-room couples' massage, courtesy of Aura Beauty.

Your weekend finale - on Saturday, December 11 - debuts as VIP guests for the Decade of Bells winery celebration, an afternoon of festivities celebrating 10 years of Mission Hill's landmark bell tower. Your afternoon includes a winery tour and tasting and your evening concludes with a second night at the Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel and Villas, including complimentary breakfast.

This awesome prize includes:

  • Culinary workshop for two with Mission Hill's Terrace Restaurant chef, Riley Bennett (Dec. 9, 2010)
  • One night's stay, for two people, at Mission Hill's private residence, Pelican House (Dec. 9, 2010)
  • Private Legacy Wine and Vineyard tour and tasting for two with Director of Wine Education Ingo Grady (Dec. 10, 2010)
  • Bottle of Reserve Riesling Icewine, signed by head winemaker, John Simes
  • Two nights, for two people, at Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel and Villas (Dec. 10 & 11, 2010)
  • In-room couples massage for two at the Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel, courtesy of Aura Beauty (Dec. 10, 2010)
  • VIP tickets for two to Mission Hill's Decade of Bells winery celebration (Dec. 11, 2010)
  • Winery tour and tasting for two (Dec. 11, 2010)
  • Breakfast for two at Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel and Villas (Dec. 12, 2010)
Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel and VillasMission Hill Family EstateAura Beauty
Donation Value: $1200 Restrictions & Conditions: Entire prize package is valid for Mission Hill 10th Anniversary weekend: December 9 - 12, 2010. All taxes are included.

Wine tasting participation is open only to those who have reached legal drinking age of 19+
A Larrivee D-40 Acoustic Guitar (limited run)
Larivee acoustic guitar

Donated generously by John Larrivee Jr. of Jean Larrivee Guitars Ltd., Vancouver, be the proud owner of a limited run Larrivee D-40 (Dreadnought) Traditional Series acoustic guitar featuring a Rosewood body, Sitka Spruce top with herringbone rosette, and Mahogany neck, and hard shell case.

And Larrivee will put in a pickup if you like (included), and will deck it out with lots of Larrivee extras.

Larrivee Guitars
Donation Value: $2000 Restrictions & Conditions: This beautiful guitar is offered with or without an installed pickup, at your choice. No guitar or value substitutions are possible.
North By Northwest Kitchen Party at your house!
CBC North By Northwest host Sheryl Mackay

Invite your friends to an early morning kitchen party at your place, hosted by Sheryl MacKay of CBC Radio's North by Northwest!

You and your friends will have a behind the scenes peek and a front row seat as the show goes to air live from your living room. You'll all have the opportunity to make an appearance on the show and you'll get to enjoy live music and conversations as the show is broadcast to the rest of the province from the privacy of your own home.

The show that morning will feature creative people from your part of the province, perhaps even guests you suggest!

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to have strangers wake you up at 5 a.m. to broadcast a CBC radio show live from your home!

Donation Value: $1500 Restrictions & Conditions: The broadcast home for this prize must take place in one of the following British Columbia locations:
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley
  • Vancouver Island
  • The Gulf Islands
  • Sunshine Coast
OR within 100 kms of these B.C. cities:
  • Kelowna
  • Kamloops
  • Williams Lake
  • Cranbrook
  • Castlegar
  • Prince George
  • Terrace
  • Fort St John
The broadcast home must have RELIABLE high speed internet. This is imperative…it's how the show is broadcast from a remote location.

The broadcast home must have nearby rental accommodation for Sheryl and crew (unless the location is in Metro Vancouver). CBC will cover all of the show's travel and accommodation expenses.

This prize must be redeemed by November 28, 2011. The broadcast date is flexible and subject to the availability of both Sheryl MacKay and the prize winner. The broadcast date will be either a Saturday or a Sunday. CBC will work with the winner to come up with a mutually agreeable date.

Other requirements the winner must agree to: Sheryl and the crew will need to come to your house the afternoon before the broadcast to set up their equipment (takes about the space of a kitchen table) and check the internet connection. On the morning of the show, Sheryl and the crew will need to come into your house at 5 a.m. to get things ready. Feel free to invite lots of friends and family just make sure to leave room for a musician, Sheryl, a guest or two, and the recording engineer!

When each prize is announced live, you can call 1-866-226-4642 or 604-662-6470, or you can go to the Food Bank donation stations at CBC/Radio-Canada Broadcast Centre in Vancouver. The first person to offer the posted amount will "win" the prize, after their credit card is validated. If you "win" a prize, you will NOT receive a tax receipt for your donation because you are receiving the prize instead. There will be a CBC producer in the phone room and a CBC producer on site and they will determine who the first bidder is if we have more than one offer at the same time.

All the money raised by the incentive prizes goes directly to B.C.Food Banks. If you wish your donation to go to a specific Food Bank in British Columbia, just let us know and your donation for the incentive prize will be forwarded there.

Friday, December 3 is the 24th annual CBC British Columbia Food Bank Day

Again this year we are inviting everyone to come to our newly renovated CBC broadcast centre in downtown Vancouver to see how we make radio, television and digital programming and to help raise money for food banks throughout British Columbia. The doors are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for tours. And from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. you can call our phone lines, or come downtown and make a donation in person to the food bank of your choice in B.C. All our local and regional shows are broadcasting special programs to help inspire your generosity. Give a little bit, if you can, to help needy families.

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Food Bank Day CBC Radio Programming on Fri. Dec. 3

5:30 - 8:37 a.m.

Live broadcast of CBC Radio One The Early Edition and special guests from Studio 700 at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver. (also will broadcast to CBC Daybreak South)

He may be regular with CBC's Vinyl Cafe, but singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson will be The Early Edition's musical house guest on Food Bank Day. Chor Leoni will also be by with a few festive songs for the holiday season.

Special guests include Christopher Gaze, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu, and Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride.

On The Island with host Gregor Craigie presents a special Food Bank day edition from CBC radio studios in Victoria.

Daybreak North with hosts Wil Fundal and Robert Doane present a special Food Bank Day edition from their studios in Prince George and Prince Rupert.

Noon to 3:00 p.m.

A province wide special edition of B.C. Almanac with Mark Forsythe

T.Nile and Adrienne Pierce bring their soulful brand of folk-pop to B.C. Almanac.

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

On The Coast and All Points West's Jo-Ann Roberts combine forces and audiences for three hours of province-wide programming to wind up the 24th annual CBC British Columbia Food Bank Day/Open House.

Prog-pop rockers The Zolas will have you humming along to their catchy tunes in the afternoon.

Food Bank Facts

Almost every British Columbian has been affected by the economic turmoil of the past few years but none so much as the poor and working poor. Many have had to join the ranks of the thousands of fellow citizens who rely on food banks to help feed themselves and their families.

  • British Columbia has the worst child poverty rate in Canada. 20% of our children live below the poverty line.
  • There are now eighty-nine food banks in British Columbia collectively serving seventy thousand people each month.
  • The Greater Vancouver Food Bank offers food to 25,000 clients each week.
  • 37% of food bank clients in British Columbia are children.
  • The Greater Vancouver Food Bank moves eight to ten million pounds of food through its warehouse each year.
  • Since December 2008 the number of people using food banks in BC has increased 15-20%
  • Every $1 raised can buy $3 in food.
  • The average food bank in BC provides a client 3-5 days worth of food, once per month

CBC Radio One Food Bank Day: A Brief History

In December 1986 The Afternoon Show host Patrick Munro hosted the first CBC Radio Food Bank Day. Vancouver was basking in the afterglow of the highly successful Expo '86 yet the lineups at the newly established Vancouver food bank were growing.

Anne Penman was the producer of that program and has coordinated the annual event ever since. That first show was two hours long and raised about four hundred dollars as well as two or three boxes of canned goods.

In 1987 the morning show The Early Edition and B.C. Almanac joined in and did special food bank related programs all on the same day in early December.

In the early nineties all three shows moved to the Pacific Center Mall to broadcast Food Bank Day in front of a live audience. The CBC Radio bureaus in Victoria, Prince Rupert, Prince George and Kelowna also joined in with special editions of their morning shows on Food Bank day.

The addition of toll free pledge phones, all manned by CBC employees volunteering their time, caused the dollar amount of donations to climb remarkably.

In 2009 CBC listeners donated $569,557.00 to food banks throughout British Columbia.

This year is the 24th annual CBC British Columbia Food Bank Day. We are broadcasting live beginning at 5:30 a.m. from the newly renovated CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre. And again this year we are combining Food Bank Day with an open house at our beautiful and newly renovated CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre. Our doors open to the public at 8 a.m. and to 7 p.m. to tour our new facility, watch great live radio and TV all to help raise money for food banks throughout British Columbia.