-tickets to the Pacific Cinémathèque (some great international films showing and I had my first date with my husband here, aww.)
Feb. 4th (all online)
-Win A 9-night Trip For 2 To Santiago, Chile! (Wine is involved, too! I enjoy alcohol and exotic locations)
-Win A $5,000 Getaway To Cancun, Mexico! (I really need to get away.)
-Win A $500 Jewellery Gift Card! (I love shiny things!)
-Pet Habitat $60 gift certificate (I want to buy my fish a castle J) (in store)
-trip to China (I really want to fly away.) (at the Tinseltown Chinatown celebration)
-Win 3 sterling-silver Pandora Rings Valued At $305! (I think we’ve established that I like jewellery.) (online)
-Two tickets for Valentine’s at the Waldorf (The place where this blog was born. Ah, memories!) (both entered on Facebook)
-Four tickets for Valentine’s at the Waldorf (I didn’t win, but had a great Valentine’s Day, nonetheless.)
-Win A 3-night Stay In Kamloops, Valued At $900! (They had me at spa package.)
-Win A Eureka FilterAir Vacuum Prize Package Valued At $500! (I am doing it for the free maid service!)
-Win A 14k White Diamond Ring Valued At $1,299! (Diamonds are a girl’s best friend)
-Win A 3-night Stay At The Summerland Resort Hotel In Summerland, BC! (This sounds like an amazing relaxation package.)
-Win A 4-night Trip For 2 To Berlin, Germany Valued At $5,000! (You get to watch a high fashion show. I would really love that!)
-Win 1 Of 59 Prizes Of A Trip For 2, Up To A $2,000 Value! (I would go to Hawaii!!)
-shopping spree at Nestor’s market (an in-store draw that promises many delectable returns!)
-Win A Selection Of Hair And Beauty Products From Ecrinal Valued At $85! (Again, I will always enter for girly prizes.)
-Win A 3-night Trip For 2 To Toronto Valued At $10,000! (Yes, I could use a wardrobe makeover and money to shop at Holt Renfrew.)
-Win A 2-night Trip For 2 To Victoria, BC! (Rogers Chocolate is also involved, yummy!)
Win An $82 Tide Laundry Prize Package! (I like cleanliness.)
Win A 1-week Trip For 2 Adults To Barbados! (trips to anywhere are good)
Having now tasted victory, I am eager for more! Here are my latest entries:
January 26th (online)
Yesterday, I worked for nine and a half hours without a break and on about five hours sleep. When I emerged from the light of the office into the darkness of the night, I felt motivated to do only one thing: collapse. However, I knew I had the opening at the Talking Stick Festival to attend. So, I mustered up enough energy to make my hair presentable and entered The Roundhouse.
I was greeted by ladies with trays of appetizers which included venison sausage on bread and buffalo sliders. As I munched happily away, I looked at the beautiful photography on the wall. The stress of the day started to melt away and by the time I entered the cabaret room and sat at my table I was ready to enjoy and learn from the performances I was about to witness.
I entered to win tickets to the Talking Stick Festival opening because I always enjoy the arts and like to support local talent. However, I also entered because I really wanted to become more knowledgeable about aboriginal culture. The evening’s performances of dance, music, and spoken word were beautiful, enlightening, and powerful. The positive energy in the room and the delight and pride in aboriginal achievement was palpable. The Honourable Steven L. Point and his wife were also in attendance. The lieutenant governor’s words were inspiring and moving as he explained he was there not so much as the Queen’s representative, but as a member of the aboriginal community.
This evening’s tickets were truly a wonderful prize. I won a lot more than tickets to dinner and a show. I won the opportunity to watch and interact with amazing people with incredible talents. As I left and received a cedar paddle on a cord chain, I knew I would always remember what a great evening this had been.
As I said in my entry, I hope to one day drive across Canada to Newfoundland, then back across North America through the US, then up the Dempster Highway to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. Certainly that will be when I retire as I have no time now, but I can start planning now with the RV show. (Check out the snazzy models.)
My winnings come to $16 so far, below R’s $64.50. Yet I think my luck is finally showing its face. Like a hedgehog that’s finally removed the toilet paper roll off its head. The RV show is just the start.
Thank you very much to the Fraser Valley Pulse!
And I hope my worthy opponent had a lovely evening with her prize of tickets to the Talking Stick Festival opening!