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ONE WEEKEND TILL CHRISTMAS (AND A THOMPSON OKANAGAN TRIP GIVEAWAY)

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Can you believe it’s only one more week until Christmas and the holidays? I’m very excited. Just in time for Christmas, I’m giving away an amazing getaway with a trip to the Thompson-Okanagan here in beautiful British Columbia along with some goodies from the region! Scroll down to enter.

Christmas Sweater

This past weekend, we finished putting up the Christmas tree and decorations up and attended a Christmas sweater party. More photos to come! There’s nothing quite like putting up your Christmas tree to get you excited for the holidays!

Christmas at Work

At the office, my good friend and desk-mate Tara and I put up Christmas decorations around our area.

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We have a very festive area now!

Christmas at Work

Since we just launched a game at work and we’ve been so busy, bringing some Christmas cheer into our workspace has definitely helped liven things up.

Have you put up any of your Christmas decorations yet? Have you done your Christmas shopping?

Big White 2008

Looking for that special holiday present for your significant other, girls’ getaway, or maybe something for your parents? How about an amazing wine tasting trip through the Thompson-Okanagan region with a couple of lift tickets to Big White? The Thompson Okanagan region has so many food, wine and activity pairings to experience, from wine-tasting, to fantastic food and accommodations, to skiing and snowboarding!

Thompson Okanagan Basket Giveaway

$800 THOMPSON-OKANAGAN WINE-TASTING AND SKI/SNOWBOARD TRIP GIVEAWAY

What you have to do: Simply leave a comment on this post by this Thursday, December 16th at 10:00 PM PST to be entered. Check back on the 17th to see which random winner I drew! If you win, you must e-mail allie@vancityallie.com to claim the prize by December 20th to give us enough time to ship the package to you by Christmas. If you do not claim the prize in time, I will draw another winner.
Extra Twitter entry: Tweet This: “I want to win a Thompson-Okanagan Trip from @VancityAllie & @totamedia in time for the holidays! http://tinyurl.com/26whtod RT to enter!
Giveaway Contents: A gift basket and trip giveaway with an estimated value of $800 CAD which includes…
- Accent Inns: One night accommodation for two people
- Best Western Kelowna: One night accommodation for two people
- Watermark Beach Resort: One night accommodation for two people in a suite and a  $50 credit at the Wine Bar
- Sandman Group Kelowna & Chop Restaurant: Complementary upgrade to one bedroom executive suite for two people and a $25 Chop Restaurant gift certificate
- Beyond Wrapture Spa: A Red and White vinotherapy spa lotion and 20 “Spa Dollars”
- Two Full-Day Lift Passes to Big White Ski Resort
- Okanagan Wine Cheese Plate made from recycled VQA wine bottles
- Okanagan Wine Festivals Society: One bottle of Okanagan-Similkameen wine
- Summerhill Pyramid Winery: $10 coupon toward a wine purchase at their wine shop and a tasting and tour gift certificate
- Smudge: One body butter cream sample
- Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association 2010 Vacation Guide and Wineries Refined Fall/Winter 2010 Magazine

Thompson Okanagan Basket Giveaway

Thanks for reading and good luck!

A WHISTLER BLACKCOMB WEEKEND GETAWAY

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

A couple weekends ago we managed to get up to Whistler Blackcomb for a mini snowboarding getaway. We were kindly invited up by the amazing Whistler Blackcomb team to experience some of the 40+cm of new snow that had dropped the night before and stay in a gorgeous room at Lodging Ovations Evolution in Creekside.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Lodging Ovations Evolution Creekside is a ski-in ski-out slopeside resort in Creekside that is just a few minutes from the lifts and has some pretty amazing one and two-bedroom suites.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

We managed to snag a sweet 2 bedroom room that had king beds, a full kitchen with brand new appliances, a see-through gas fireplace into one of the bedrooms, and two beautiful bathrooms.

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We are definitely planning on coming back and staying again.

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After some snowboarding we took some time to unwind at the resort, playing some foosball and air hockey in the games room, and then enjoying the outdoor hot tub/pool and eucalyptus steam sauna.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

But of course, when you look outside your window and see fresh snow… there’s only one thing to do…

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Get on the hill!

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

We had a blast. It was so good to get back on the board and ride all the fresh pow.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

It wasn’t too crowded and we were able to enjoy both Whistler and Blackcomb by taking the Peak2Peak gondola.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Our boards were very happy to be used :)

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We took a quick break for lunch at Dusty’s in Creekside.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

A little warm-up with some hot chocolate and Bailey’s!

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We met up with friends after lunch and ended up riding Whistler the rest of the day.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Movember was in full effect.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

A great day for riding and I can’t wait to get back on my board and get the snowboard season going!

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Oh, and no snowboard weekend trip is complete without a Movember-themed KFC Double-Down sandwich face off. Ridiculous.

A blue sky powder day?

Thanks to Whistler Blackcomb and Lodging Ovations for having us. You can follow WB on Twitter here and Lodging Ovations here.

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