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CBC Open House & Food Bank Day Incentive Prizes

Check out some of the fabulous incentives we have for B.C. Food Bank donations on Friday Dec. 1.

Join us Friday, Dec. 1 for our annual Open house and Food Bank Day in B.C.

Check out some of the fabulous incentives we have for B.C. Food Bank donations on Friday, Dec. 1.

David Suzuki Autographed Book Package

David Suzuki will be at our Vancouver studio to meet his biggest fans from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 1. (Roshini Nair/CBC)

David Suzuki is partaking in this year's Food Bank Day and Open House! He'll be at our Vancouver studio to meet his biggest fans from 8:30 to 9:30 Friday morning.

Plus, he'll be giving away a package of his books, all signed and personalized. Those include: Letters to My Grandchildren, Salmon Forest and the children's book There's a Barnyard in My Bedroom.

Learn more about the David Suzuki Foundation.

  • Donation value: $300
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition at 8:10 a.m. on Dec. 1.

Romance at Rosedale

Get carried away with two nights in the Premier Suite at Rosedale on Robson in downtown Vancouver. (Rosedale on Robson)

Get carried away with a sweetheart at the Rosedale on Robson. Not one night, but two at the downtown Vancouver hotel, in the Premier Suite.

This package comes with a VIP welcome. To make you feel very important, that's a fruit, chocolate and charcuterie offering upon your arrival, and of course a bottle of prosecco.

Plus, on either night of your stay, a VIP dinner at Lupo Italian Restaurant. Your three-course dinner comes with wine, but staff will get you started with a welcome appetizer and a champagne sampling.

For more photos, click here and here.

  • Donation value: $1,100
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition at 6:26 a.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Prize valid until Dec. 31, 2018

Vancouver Christmas Market Mistletoe Package

The Vancouver Christmas Market Mistletoe combo includes a couple of mugs, beverages, a photo session and a carousel ride. (Vancouver Christmas Market)

The Magic at the Market package includes your perfect day at the Vancouver Christmas Market during the day and a one-night accommodation at the Loden Hotel at night. And in between, a dinner for two at Tableau Bar Bistro.

While at the market, you'll receive the Mistletoe combo which includes a couple of mugs, beverages, a photo session, and of course a carousel ride. How better to get into the holiday spirit!

Learn more about this year's market.

  • Donation value: $830
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition at 6:10 a.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Prize valid until Dec. 24, 2017.

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

The prize includes accommodation in beautiful private timber-frame chalets at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. (Tweedsmuir Park Lodge)

This explorer package gets outdoors lovers all that Bella Coola has to offer with a three-night stay that includes dinner upon arrival, breakfast on the day of departure and everything in between. 

Guided activities on every full day of your stay include; nature walks, scenic river drifts, valley tours led by experienced and passionate guides.

Accommodation in beautiful private timber-frame chalets at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge (based on double occupancy). All meals: hot and continental breakfast, lunch in the lodge or you can opt for a packed lunch to take out in the field, a three-course dinner, plus afternoon snacks and unlimited soda, coffee and tea!

Use of all sporting equipment, including mountain bikes that you may use to do some exploring on your own! And finally, the winners of the Bella Coola Explorer prize package at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge will enjoy a very special "forest feast" — a gourmet, torchlit fireside cookout which will be served on the edge of the woods — with before-dinner drinks served by one of the founders of Bella Coola Heli Sports, ski legend Pete "the Swede" Mattsson.

This package is valued at $5,000, but the kinds folks at Tweedsmuir are giving it to you, for a $4,000 donation to B.C. food banks. 

Learn more about the lodge.

  • Donation value: $4,000.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition at 7:50 a.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Prize valid from June 15 to Aug. 22, 2018.
  • Note: transportation to Bella Coola is not included in this prize.

2017 Player-Signed Canucks Jersey

Up for grabs: a home jersey signed by every Canuck on this year’s squad. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

The Boesser-Sedins one-two punch is working for the Canucks in 2017! If you're a hockey fan and you happen to also be a collector, you can score every 2017 Canuck signature in one shot. They have donated a home jersey signed by every Canuck on this year's squad.

  • Donation value: $1,500
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition at 8:25 a.m. on Dec. 1.

Fancy some Fluevog?

Win any pair of shoes in the Gastown Fluevog location, valued at up to $600. (Fluevog)

Join the ranks of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Madonna, Jack White and Alice Cooper, by rocking a pair of Fluevog kicks!

Win this package, and you will win any pair of shoes in the Gastown Fluevog location, up to $600 value. Staff will help you with style and size. Plus, Fluevog is throwing in a tour of the design studio for you and five friends, led by Fluevog's chief marketing officer. Tours are not usually available to the public.

Then stroll around your city with the bold confidence of the fashionista that you always knew you were.

Check out some of the latest styles and learn more about John's story.

  • Donation value: $700.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, The Early Edition at 7:35 a.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Prize valid until Dec. 1, 2018.

Xoxolat Private Chocolate Tasting for 18 people (x2)

Gourmet chocolate, high-quality cheese, a shot of fine whisky and the company of up to 17 friends are all part of the prize. (Hodie Rondeau/Xoxolat)

Two chances to win this prize! Gourmet chocolate, high-quality cheese, a shot of fine whisky and the company of up to 17 friends.

Indulge yourself in an evening of divine pairing in a private tasting event at Xoxolat Chocolate Boutique in downtown Vancouver.

Although the combination may initially sound questionable, you'll be treated to a surprise for the palate when you sample some of the world's finest chocolates under the guidance of a chocolate expert, and discover the surprisingly delightful pairings of chocolate, whisky and fromage. This tasting will last approximately two hours.

  • Donation value: $1,000 x 2.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac at 1:49 p.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Prize valid until Dec. 31, 2018.

Powder Dreams: Whistler Getaway for 2

Canada’s top skiing destination is your home for three days and two nights of luxury and adventure. (Whistler Fairmont Chateau )

Canada's top skiing destination is your home for three days and two nights of luxury and adventure. This package includes three-day Edge Cards for two people, and a two-night retreat at Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Enjoy premier skiing or snowboarding on Whistler Blackcomb's legendary peaks. Relax for two luxurious nights in the Chateau's deluxe accommodations at Whistler's landmark ski-in, ski-out hotel, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.

When you decide to hit the slopes, the Edge Card comes preloaded with three days of skiing or riding, valid any day all season, with no blackout dates. Unfortunately, it can only be redeemed by Canadians, or residents of Washington State and Oregon State.

  • Donation value: $1,500 
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac at 2:48 p.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Prize valid until May 1, 2018.

Larrivee Guitar

Larrivée has donated the Canada 150th commemorative L-series guitar. This photo shows the D-series. (Larrivée Guitars)

According to Jean Larrivée, it's all about quality wood. He should know. He's been building guitars by hand for half a century.

And this year, for Canada's birthday, he's created a limited edition Canada 150th commemorative guitar. This has mahogany on the neck, back and sides, sitka spruce on top, and ebony for the headplate, fingerboard and bridge.

If you're able to drop by our Vancouver studio, or tune into CBC Radio One, on Dec. 1st, a certain B.C. Almanac alumni all-star may or may not be showing off this Larrivée guitar between 12 and 3 p.m.

Look through more guitars designed by Jean Larrivée.

  • Donation value: $2,500 
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac at 12:32 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Deep Cove Discovery Package

Discover the waters of Deep Cove on a guided three-hour kayaking tour for four with this prize. (Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre)

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!

Afterward, you will lunch at Deep Water Eatery ($100 certificate), wander Deep Cove and shop at Lala's ($100 certificate), stop over at Paper Label Lounge ($100 certificate) and then enjoy dinner at Arm's Reach Bistro ($100 certificate) with a special bottle of wine thrown in. That wraps day one.

The next day, head back to Deep Cove for breakfast and shopping at Bluhouse Market and Cafe ($100 certificate) followed by your next paddling adventure — two hours of Stand Up Paddleboarding for four — and then lunch at The Raven Pub ($100 certificate). Finally, enjoy a meal at The Village Table restaurant ($100 certificate).

And if paddling has you hooked, you've for a shopping spree at Deep Cove Outdoors ($200 certificate). If you haven't kept up with the math on this gift, it equals a whole lot of fun, adventure, and great food for you and three friends in Deep Cove!

  • Donation value: $1,200.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac at 12:25 p.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Prize valid until Dec. 1, 2018.

Morgan Guitar

In addition to our Larrivée commemorative guitar, David Iannone, Jean Larrivée's last apprentice, has donated an orchestral model from his North Vancouver guitar shop.

It's 25-year-old East Indian rosewood of the highest quality back and sides, with aged and seasoned British Columbia Sitka spruce on top,a  one-piece mahogany neck, and  with an old seasoned ebony fingerboard and bridge. It's a relatively small-bodied guitar with a powerful and versatile voice, creating a clean articulate treble, mid-range complemented by a rich bass.

For more on the orchestral series from Morgan Guitars, click here.

  • Donation value: $3,500 
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac at 3:40, 4:35 or 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Pan-Pacific Experience

Finally, make your way to the end of Canada Place pier and experience FlyOver Canada, a flight ride experience, complete with wind, scents and mist. (Pan-Pacific)

The Take-Flight Experience for two with Pan Pacific Vancouver!

Your adventure starts when you and a guest check in to your Panoramic Harbourview room on the Pan Pacific Vancouver's Pacific Club Floor with panoramic views from Mount Seymour and the majestic Mount Baker in Washington round to Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge and Coal Harbour. You will enjoy our West Coast breakfast buffet in exclusive 23rd-floor Pacific Club Lounge, along with evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

You'll also experience dinner for two in Oceans 999 restaurant. Then take to the air with Harbour Air's Classic Panorama flightseeing tour. This 20-minute seaplane flight for two includes a complete aerial view of the city and surrounding parks and beaches. Finally, make your way to the end of Canada Place pier and experience FlyOver Canada, a flight ride experience, complete with wind, scents and mist. You will soar with your feet dangling from East to West over some of Canada's most spectacular scenery.  A complimentary photo is included with this package along with a souvenir booklet. And… the FlyOver Mascot Howie the bear!

Learn more about Pan Pacific VancouverHarbour Air Seaplanes and FlyOver Canada.

  • Donation value: $1,000.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, BC Almanac at 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Prize valid from Jan. 1 to May 30 and Nov. 1- Dec. 30, 2018.

Stay and Play at Parq Vancouver

The Stay and Play package includes a two-night stay at the brand-new Douglas Hotel and Canucks tickets. (Parq Vancouver )

Check out Vancouver's newest luxury hotels and restaurants at Parq. The Stay and Play package includes a two-night stay at the brand-new Douglas Hotel and dinner for two at B.C. Kitchen. If you're driving, the hotel offers complimentary valet parking. If you like breakfast, there is complimentary breakfast in bed. And if you like athletic Swedish twins, the package includes two tickets to see the Canucks.

  • Prize valid until December 31, 2018.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On the Coast time TBD.

Sparkling Hill Spa Getaway

A fully-immersive relaxation package for two in Vernon, B.C. (Sparkling Hill Resort)

Treatments are included at Sparkling Hill Resort's Two-Night Introductory Health and Wellness Package. In case you were wondering, here's what is included in your stay: One activity class per person (such as yoga, aqua fit, or a guided hike). Twenty per cent off KurSpa treatments (excluding physician services). Daily European-inspired buffet breakfast for two in PeakFine Restaurant and complimentary valet parking.

In your downtime, stop by KurSpa and enjoy: seven uniquely themed steams and saunas; four nature-themed experience showers; the heated outdoor infinity pool and/or the indoor salt water pool; Kneipp Hydrotherapy; Keiser-equipped fitness studio; tea and serenity relaxation rooms.

  • Prize valid until December 15, 2018.
  • This prize will be announced on CBC Radio, On the Coast at 3:40 on Dec. 1.

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