Time To Win and Help the BC Hospitality Foundation Lottery – BC: Our Beautiful Backyard

BCHF Lottery BannerImagine working in the service industry where you are meeting with the public and at a higher risk to come into contact with someone with COVID.  What if you have a pre-existing condition that makes COVID outcomes worse?  That is a very real possibility and if you are sick, you could lose your income for an extended period of time.  

Aside from COVID, you could be a hospitality worker that gets sick, from cancer, or maybe in a traffic accident that leaves you in the hospital and then a long rehab recover.  These things happen, and hopefully you and I can help support these workers financially through the BC Hospitality Foundation Lottery which starts on Oct 13, 2020 and closes Nov 1, 2020.  Here is a brief note about the lottery by the BCHF:

The BC Hospitality Foundation is proud to announce our primary fundraiser for 2020, an online lottery, with a focus on supporting local hotels, wineries, breweries, restaurants, tourist attractions, and of course, their staff – the heart and soul of our hospitality industry. Featuring prizes from some of BC’s most remarkable destinations, we aim to fill your 2021 with safe and local explorations of our own, beautiful BC backyard.

Our beloved industry has worked hard to adapt to these trying times, with safety at the forefront of every experience, and this lottery supports the hospitality industry by endorsing a strong start to 2021!

Like many charities, the BCHF’s fundraising model, which relies almost entirely on events and social engagements, has been turned completely upside down. It is an unforgiving reality that will likely last well into 2021, and so we strategically revised our entire course of action for 2020. This online lottery will help us continue working to support hospitality workers in a financial crisis due to a health condition. Thank you to everyone for purchasing your BCHF lottery tickets and helping us finish off 2020 with determination and grace!  Good Luck !!

There are 15 prizes to be won and they all look fabulous.  Here is the link to purchase your tickets.

Let me tell you about the excellent prizes:

Grand Prize – Okanagan Wine Getaway – $1,375.00

Prize # 1

This luxury prize package includes dinner for two, 2 nights’ accommodation at the Naramata Inn, PLUS TWO VIP tours and lunch at Okanagan Crush Pad and Time Winery and Kitchen. We have also thrown in a $100 gas certificate to make the travel easy. All you have to do is pack your overnight bag! – Value $1,375 – Hotel valid from November 2 to December 20, 2020, April 1 to June 30, 2021 and October 1 to December 20, 2021 – subject to availability

2nd Prize – Victoria in Style – $1,300.00

Prize #2

Enjoy a taste of the good life with 2 nights for two in a penthouse at the Chateau Victoria. Includes $100 gift certificate to each of the following:10 Acres Bistro and Nautical Nellies Steak and Seafood House. Value $1,300 – Hotel valid to August 31, 2021 – subject to availability

3rd Prize – “Rich and Famous” in Downtown Vancouver – $1,100.00

Prize # 3

Enjoy a leisurely dinner for two at renowned Hapa Isakaya. Your West Coast Suite at the Fairmont Waterfront will be waiting for you, complete with a bottle of bubbly and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Prize also includes breakfast at ARC restaurant the following morning. Hotel valid to November 30, 2021 – subject to availability. Value $1,100.

4th Prize – Penticton Beer Retreat – $1,125.00

Prize # 4

This beer lover’s dream includes 2 night for two in a West Wing Lakeview Guestroom at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, as well as a Penticton Brewery Ale gift pack including beers from: Bad Tatoo, Barley Mill, Cannery, Highway 97, Neighbourhood, Slackwater, Tin Whistle ($250) and exceptional cuisine at the Barley Mill Brew Pub & Bistro ($75) and The Black Antler ($100). Value $1,125 – Hotel valid January 1 to December 31, 2021 – subject to availability

5th Prize – Sea to Sky Adventure – $950.00

Prize # 5

Your Whistler getaway includes 2 nights’ stay at the Listel, dinner for two at the acclaimed Red Door Bistro, and $100 gift certificates to: culinary hotspot 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar as well as the Sea to Sky Gondola. Get out into nature, wander around the shops and galleries, or just savour the great food and drink: the choice is yours! Value $950 – Hotel valid from October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2021 EXCLUDING December 24, 2020 to January 3, 2021 – subject to availability

6th Prize – Fraser Valley Getaway – $1,300.00

Prize # 6

Your 2-night stay in a deluxe room at Surrey’s Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel includes club lounge access (breakfast/evening hors d’oeuvres), dinner for two at the MIXT Lobby Lounge, and free parking. You’ll also receive $100 gift certificates to each of: Coquitlam’s Pasta Polo, Rail & River Bistro and Zythos Greek Mediterranean Grill in Langley. Value $1,300 – Hotel valid from January 1 to December 31, 2021 – subject to availability

7th Prize – Seaside Stay in Sooke – $650.00

Prize # 7

You’ll love your two-night stay in in an Oceanfront Balcony suite at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort on Vancouver Island. Spend time walking on the beach, join a whale-watching tour, hike, do some sport fishing, or bring a book and just curl up for some restorative quiet time in luxurious surroundings! Value $650 – Hotel valid January 1 to December 31, 2021 – NOT valid on long weekends and subject to availability

8th Prize – Downtown Vancouver – $600.00

Prize # 8

Includes dinner for two at critically acclaimed Lift Bar / Grill / View ($100) and a one night stay in a deluxe suite at Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites. Value $600 – Hotel valid November 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 – NOT valid on New Year’s Eve, blackout dates or projected sell out dates and subject to availability

9th Prize – Victoria Area Pub Pack – $500.00

Prize # 9

Featuring the character and charm of some of the best watering holes in Victoria! Includes a $100 gift certificate to each of the following pubs: 328 Taphouse + Grill, Brentwood Bay Brewsky Taphouse, Canoe Brew Pub, The Loghouse Pub, and The Stone House Pub. Value $500

10th Prize – Lower Mainland Pub Pack – $500.00

Prize # 10

Explore the food, drink, and atmosphere of some of Vancouver’s favourite pubs with a $100 gift certificate to each of the following:Central City Brew Pub (Surrey), Fox & Fiddle (Surrey), The Fort Pub & Grill (Langley), Milltown Bar & Grill (Richmond), and Sundowner Neighbourhood Pub (Delta). Value $500

11th Prize – Stay at the Quay – New West – $350.00

Prize # 11

Close to home, but a little break from the routine…relax and enjoy 2 nights accommodation for 2 at Inn at the Quay and $100 toward dinner at the elegant Boathouse Restaurant. Value $350 – Hotel valid January 01 – December 30, 2021 – subject to availability

12th Prize – Best Friends Forever! – $500.00

Prize # 12

Enjoy the pleasures of “dining out” in the comfort of your own home! The Ephemere Supper Club will provide a chef who will prepare a 4-course tasting menu for 4 guests, with the option of a cooking lesson for 1 of the selected dishes. The only hard part will be narrowing down your invitation list! Value $500 – Redeeming the certificate for dinner is based on availability (We will try our best to get the dates clients like) – 4 Guest with 4 courses (may increase for additional cost) – Travel Cost and Gratuity not included – Event Cancellation less than 72 hours before the event will be used towards 40% of the certificate value – Optional Wine Service/Pairing available (Additional Cost)

13th Prize – Best Buy Gift Cards – $500.00

Prize # 13

Indulge in the ultimate “staycation” by upgrading your home entertainment system, purchasing music and movies, an espresso machine…the sky’s the limit! Value $500

14th Prize – Times Square Suites Hotel & Hook Seabar – $325.00

Prize # 14

Enjoy a seafood dinner for 2 at acclaimed Hook Seabar ($100), followed by a 1-night at the West End’s trendy Time Square Suites Hotel. Value $325 – Hotel valid from October 1 to December 19, 2022 and January 7 to April 30, 2021 – subject to availability

15th Prize – Times Square Suites – Revolving Restaurant – $325.00

Prize # 15

It’ll be a challenge to determine which is more captivating when you dine at the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant ($100): the view or the world-class cuisine on your plate! An easy walk from your accommodation at the Time Square Suites Hotel, where you’ll enjoy a 1-night stay. Value $325 – Hotel valid from October 1 to December 19, 2020 and January 7 to April 30, 2021 – subject to availability

Here is the link to purchase your tickets.

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