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17TH ANNual TOURISM CHALLENGE

2017 TOURISM CHALLENGE WRAP UP

Congratulations to all partners, associates and winners of the 2017 Tourism Challenge for another successful year.

Thank you to the fantastic team at the Vancouver Convention Centre, our volunteers and the staff from BBW who thoroughly checked id, counted stamps, issued cards and ensured the integrity of the Challenge!  

THE NUMBERS: Another great year was had by all!  4,611 new cards were issued and over 6,664 of us renewed!
 

THE WINNERS:

Grand Prize: Rocky Mountaineer Vacation – Trip for two to Banff  - 
  Stephen Chui  – Vancouver Airport – Greencoats 

30 Something: 

Arts Club Theatre Company  -  Experience a summer of hit theatre at Vancouver’s favourite stages! Win a pair of tickets to the rocking jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet (May 11-July 9 at The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage), the irreverent comedy Hand to God (May 25-June 25 at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre), and the howlingly funny Bittergirl: The Musical (June 15-July 29 at the Granville Island Stage).
Rene Chen - River Rock Resort

Hostelling International –  2 Life HI Memberships and an overnight for you and 3 friends in a shared room at HI-Whistler. www.hihostels.ca/whistler.**

Jessi Pelech – Capilano Group 

Cycle City Tours –  A 5 Hour Bike Rental for 8 people or a Guided Bike tour (Grand or Brewery) for 4 people.**
Nicole Monette – Fairmont Pacific Rim 

Westcoast Sightseeing:The Grand Slam of Tours – 7 lucky winners will enjoy some of Vancouver’s best sightseeing. One Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour for two, two all day Whistler + Shannon Falls for two and four X 48hr Hop-On, Hop-Off tours for two.
 Victoria  - Kaori Yonemitsu – The Listel Hotel – 
B Whistler  - Carol Alcantara – Rosewood Hotel Georgia 
C  Whistler – Leonore Schiller – Rocky Mountaineer 
D Hop on Hop Off  - William Lau – YVR                                                                                                             
E Hop on Hop Off  - Hengameh Montakhab – Fairmont Pacific Rim                                                                 Hop on Hop Off - Nadia Ingrida - Coast Hotels
G Hop on Hop Off  Biljna Vujovic – River Rock 

 Vancouver Aquarium Animal Encounter - Take a walk on the wild side with an interactive animal encounter with the otters, sea lions or penguins*. You’ll be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Aquarium, learn about these amazing aquatic creatures and even get to help our animal care team in a feeding or training session. www.vanaqua.org *Type of animal encounter will be confirmed by the Vancouver Aquarium at time of booking.

Eric Tsoi – Beaty Biodiversity Museum 
 

Bard on the Beach 2 Grand Prizes! Two lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to see each of the BMO Mainstage productions of Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter’s Tale at Bard on the Beach. 2017 season: Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Shylock. Not valid for special events. Must be booked in advance. Subject to availability.**

a. Carolyn Cooke – Fairmont Vancouver Airport 

b. Czarianne Anorico Mandap – The Westin Bayshore 

Rockwood Adventures – The road less travelled. 6 people will enjoy Stanley Park & North Shore Rainforest Adventure including a gourmet lunch.

Nadine Fox – Georgian Court 

Vancouver Opera –
Enjoy a night out at the Opera! The lucky winner will receive two tickets to any weeknight show in Vancouver Opera’s 2017-2018 season.

Nathan Clark – Vancouver Theatre Sports  

Canadian Outback Adventures –
Rafting for 2 on our Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator or Family-Friendly Cheakamus Splash rafting adventure. William Rubulotta – Shangri-La Hotel 

 Canadian Outback River Rafting – Smartphone Scavenger Hunt for 7 Participants - Gather your group, grab your smartphones, and let the fun begin with one of our interactive, mobile-operated team building activities. Teams will need to work together, strategize, and get creative to complete challenges through our easy-to-use app and climb to the top of the leaderboard.

Noah Heyl – Bard on the Beach 


VSO – A series subscription for two people to the VSO’s 2017-2018 Masterworks Diamond six-concert Series. Savita Prhsad – Century Plaza Hotel    
 

Greater Vancouver Zoo –  One “Behind the Scenes Tour” with either the hippos, cats or baboons. This fantastic experience which includes: admission for two people into the Zoo, time with animal and keeper to learn more about them, an enrichment activity or opportunity to assist with feeding for the day and photos taken/provided by USB. 
Rosita Eggua – Sheraton Guildford Vancouver

Via Rail Adventure One trip for two passengers, travelling in Sleeper Plus class (Upper/Lower Berth) between Vancouver and Jasper; valid for travel based on availability between October 10, 2017 and March 30, 2018. Elan Hallander – The Sutton Place Hotel 

Prince of Whales Whale Watching Tour –
A half day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver for two!** Miloja Milosavic – Sutton Place Hotel 

Vancouver Trolley - A Tour for All Seasons – two guests will enjoy a year of specialty tours with Vancouver Trolley the prize package includes the Sunset Evening Combo Tour to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain, plus two very popular seasonal tours, the Haunted Vancouver Tour, where you will tour some of Vancouver’s most haunted sites AND the Karaoke Christmas Tour highlighting Vancouver’s best light displays the City has to offer!**James Hoffele – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 


Landsea Tours & Adventures 2 lucky winners – one will enjoy a Victoria & Butchart Gardens tour for two and the other will travel the Sea to Sky Corridor on the Whistler & Shannon Falls tour for two.
a) Sea to Sky Experience – Kevin Reeves – Vancouver Convention Centre 

b) Victoria Excursion – Eula Herscheid – Hilton Vancouver Airport 

Rogers Arena Prize Package –
Watch live NHL action, with a pair of lower bowl tickets to a Vancouver Canucks home game played at Rogers Arena during the 2017/2018 seasonDebbie Buick  Sheraton Vancouver Airport 

Manning Park Getaway -
A two-night stay in a queen room in the Manning Park Lodge, a great place to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of skiing or hiking outdoors. The Resort facilities include the Pinewoods Restaurant, Bear’s Den Pub and the Loon Lagoon pool and fitness facility – come in the winter enjoy two Alpine or Nordic passes, or in the summer 1 day canoe rental too.** Daniel Hudjelic Rocky Mountaineer 

Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours  An exclusive one-hour private Horse-Drawn Carriage ride around the Eastern side of Stanley Park in our White Vis-à-Vis Style Carriage. Margaret Jonsson – Tourism Vancouver 

River Rock Hotel Package –One night stay in a one bedroom suite, complimentary value, welcome drink in Curve Lounge and $100 free play in the Casino  Amy Lai – Museum of Vancouver 

Discover Your Neighbourhood Prize Package  A collection of products and gift cards from the participating neighborhoods.  Ka Ming Chow – Hyatt Regency 

Tsawwassen Mills – Win a $300 gift card, 180+ Stores | Designer Outlets | Dining | Entertainment. Brownyn McVey – Discover Surrey

WestJet – Return flight for two anywhere that WestJet flies. Valid for travel between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018. Certain blackout dates and other restrictions will apply. Angela van den Byllaart – Holiday Inn Downtown 

20 Something


Harbour Air Tour –Scenic 20 minute Vancouver panoramic tour for 2. Andrea Froese – Westin Bayshore – 

Sea to Sky Diving Centre- Dive in and explore Howe Sound with a Discover Scuba Diving course for you and a friend, plus $100 store credit. Nicole Folino – Fairmont Waterfront 

Vancouver Photowalks – A custom private technical or creative photography
tour for 3 in an area of your choice. Fred Wong – Sheraton Vancouver Airport  

Forbidden Vancouver –A $100 gift certificate to our walking tours. Judy Lin – Flyover Canada 

Coast Hotels Getaway –Enjoy your refreshingly local Coast Hotels experience with a complimentary 2 night stay for 2 in a comfort room, at the hotel of your choice  Kat Kelly Science World 
 
Fairmont Waterfront Dinner –
Dinner for Two at Arc Restaurant - D. Weightman – Rockwood Adventures  

McArthur Glen Gift Cards
  Two $100 gift cards 

a) Angela Gowe – UBC Conferences & Accommodations 
b) Fiona Gabrielle Madrigal – Carillon Customer Care 

 
Tours By Locals -
Based in Vancouver, ToursByLocals connects travellers with local guides in over 150 countries, world-wide. Win a $250 gift certificate good towards any tour listed on the ToursByLocals website.  Steven Close – Delta Burnaby Conference Centre 

 Capilano Group of Companies Swag Bag of Goodies! - Deirdre Dempsey – Vancouver Maritime Museum   

 Vancouver Foodie Tours –
Two tickets to the Gastronomic Gastown Tour, including alcohol pairings and taxes. Aaron Myates – MOA 
 

Pacific Coach Lines - Round trip bus fare Vancouver to Whistler plus one night’s accommodation!Whistler   - Luca Lockhart – Hilton Vancouver Metrotown  

Destination Canada -
Keep Exploring Swag Bag - Harjit Malhi Vancouver Convention Centre

Burnaby Village Museum Backpack of GoodiesKaitlyn Tsang – Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services   

Cantrail Coach Lines –2 round trip tickets from Vancouver to SeattleRose Van – Richmond Oval    
 

Lonsdale Quay Hotel - Breakfast in Bed! Enjoy one night plus room service! Brendan Sangster – Discover Canada Tours

Fort Langley – Stay for one night in an oTENTik tent inside Fort Langley National Historic Site. Bettina Padula – PCL

 Lulu Island Winery – Enjoy a full facility and winery tour for four adults including wine tasting and a signature pairing platter.  Sally Gray Best – Prince of Whales

 Ballet BC – 2 tickets to Ballet BC’s 2017/2018 season opening Program 1. Zhao Li – Vancouver Marriott Downtown 

Maplewood Farm – Annual Membership - James Liang – Port of Vancouver 

BC Ferries  -Round trip ferry vouchers, valid for two passengers and one vehicle on any southern ferry route.  Liina Tamm – Lonsdale Quay Hotel  
 

Port of Vancouver Prize Basket – Gabriela Frugoli – Vancouver Trolley 

 

 

 

 

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