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By: Mary In Vancity  09-12-2011
Keywords: Restaurant

Posted: September 30, 2011 | |

I love Dockside.

Aside from having one of the best patios in Vancouver, Dockside offers some of the best views of False Creek. Conveniently located on Granville Island, this restaurant is date-night heaven. Or girl’s-night-out-heaven. Or get-out-of-the-doghouse heaven. You get the idea.

The food is great, the service is attentive and they have some of the best brews in the city. With a brewery crafting fresh beer on site, Dockside is guaranteed to please the palate of the beer connoisseur in your party.

So many reasons to try them out – and here’s one more:

The fine folks at Dockside are giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky reader! This is what you got to do to enter:

3) Comment on this post

Do all three for extra chances.

I will announce the winner on Thursday October 6th at 5:00pm.

Good luck!

Posted: September 6, 2011 | |

The Five Sails restaurant is located in the Pan Pacific Hotel in Canada place.

It boasts the finest quality of seasonal, West Coast ingredients including the best local suppliers, as well as a large selection of wines. With gorgeous waterfront views and delicious West Coast cuisine, this is a must have culinary experience.

Which is what, my dearest readers is what I’m offering :)

I am giving away a $100 gift certificate to Five Sails to one lucky winner. There are three ways to enter. Do all three for extra entries.

1) simply RT the following on your twitter feed:

3) Leave a comment on this post

Contest will close Sunday, September 11, 2011 at noon. Good luck!

Posted: December 10, 2010 | |

The application uses GPS technology, to make sure that each walking tour offers accurate and easy directions to sights, monuments, attractions, as well as out-of-the-way local points of interest; it is as if you had your own local guide. The best part is that you can explore all the best attractions at your own pace; on your own time, and at a cost that is only a fraction of what you would pay for a guided tour.

I had a chance to check out their Vancouver app and I liked it! its pretty easy to use and has lots of tours available! you can choose from Main Street antique shops, to the hottest clubs or my favorite, Chinatown. There is really something for everyone. This is a great app if you have relatives visiting for the holidays, or if you just want to get lost in the city for a while.

If you want to check out the Vancouver app for yourself, the folks at have given me some promo codes to give away! Simply comment on this post for a chance to win one of them. Please note that you need an American ITunes account to access the code. If you don’t have one, I will send you instructions on how to set one up. For you Tweeps out there, you know what to do…

Good luck!

Posted: December 10, 2010 | |

For those of you who are still doing your Christmas shopping, this Sunday December 12, Sears at Metropolis at Metrotown is having a customer appreciation event from 6pm to 9pm. Customers will receive employee pricing when they use their Sears card or Sears Mastercard on top of sales that are already happening. There will also be prizes & refreshments.
So what are you waiting for? Come by Sears at Metropolis this Sunday and get your shopping done all in one place! Who knows, with all the money you save, you might be able to buy a gift for yourself!
Speaking of gifts, Sears is giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky Mary in Vancity reader. Simply comment on this post for a chance to win. Or, for your tweeps out there, copy and paste this message to your feed:
“I entered to win a Sears gift card from @MaryinVancity   RT to enter”

Good luck!

Posted: December 3, 2010 | |

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love Twitter.

Twitter is not a social media platform, it’s THE social media platform. And some savvy folks know that nothing engages your customer/followers better than a contest.

From trips to cars, to cheese, here are my favorite twitter contests right now:

VancityBuzz has two amazing contests going on right now:

 - VancityBuzz has partnered with to give away a brand new Scion.  The draw will take place on December 13th.  They are also giving away weekly prizes of $50 gift cards to Terracota Modern Chinese restaurant.  It’s easy to enter, Simply copy this onto your Twitter feed:

Photo credits: Jake Sheridan

Good luck tweeps!

Posted: November 17, 2010 | |

I love musicals, I love tragic love stories – its kindda my thing.

Based on the book by Kathy Leung, Red Letters is set in 1920′s Vancouver. It’s the story of Shen, an immigrant from China, who leaves behind his wife and family to come to Canada in order to make a better life for them. Shen’s dreams of bringing his family over are shattered with the enactment of the $500 head tax and the Exclusion Act in 1923. He works tireless to raise enough money to bring his wife to Canada, but in the end, both are separated forever.

Getting misty-eyed yet? the worst part of it, it’s that its true, The government made over $23 million dollars from the head tax – which was almost impossible to raise. A lot of families were left to fend for themselves back at home, and life was intolerably lonely for the immigrants here.

8pm nightly with select matinée performances


The fine people of VACT have given me 2 tickets for the Saturday, November 27 8pm show! Simply leave a comment on my blog and I will pick a winner on Wednesday 24 at 6pm! for your tweeps out there, simply copy and paste this to your feed:

Do both for extra chances. Good luck!

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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