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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Thanks to everyone for entering the contest for the Westbeach Outerwear… we ended up having 142 entries!

Last night Allan and I drew a random winner from the contest on video… watch the video to find out if you won! Please excuse our silliness… it was late at night :)

VancityAllie Vimeo Draw for Westbeach Outerwear

Congratulations to the winner! This $420 value of Westbeach Lady Racer Jacket and Rendezvous Pants will be mailed to you. Please e-mail me at to claim your prize. If the prize is not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be drawn.


In other news, every year we organize a group ski and snowboard trip through Canadian Outback Adventures… this year we are going to Big White. Leave Friday night on January 29th and come back Sunday night on January 31st so you don’t miss any work.You get 2 nights accommodations in luxury condos with full kitchens, vaulted ceilings, and private hot tubs on the deck… also included is round trip bus transportation from Vancouver, 2 days of lift tickets to Big White, and an apres ski party with free appies.

Group @ Big White

Last year we sold out our trip, and this year promises to as well. There are a few popular Vancouver bloggers going, not to mention tons of rad people in the Vancouver video game industry, tech industry, and cool guys and girls from all over the world who are flying in for this.

If you are interested, please e-mail and I’ll send you details.

Our huge bus trip to Big White! Big White 2008 Snowboard Gap Jump Friends at Big White


I’ve got a few posts to catch up on… coming up on the blog… some photos from our dinner party on the weekend with the parents meeting the parents (Eeek!), a Christmas party with our friends, and an outerwear round-up post with some reviews and recommendations for snowboard gear this winter. Not to mention our upcoming trip this weekend to Kicking Horse in Golden, BC and Sunshine Village in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta!


Monday, December 8th, 2008

Oh Bokeh Tree Oh Bokeh Tree...!

Amy’s “Erection” Christmas Party (referring to the tree being erected) was a lot of fun on Saturday. The Christmas season is truly upon us! I’ve got those pictures lined up for another post, but in the meantime here’s a little Christmas spirit.

Christmas socks!

How can you resist Christmas socks at a Christmas party? Mine were the red ones. I have to say I really liked the Christmas bears though ;)

Fixed Snowboard

In other fantastic news, Anthony at the Board Room in Vancouver did an amazing repair on my board. The rail is replaced and he even filled it in with some epoxy and PTex and wrote my name underneath. Not too shabby! It looks to be in good shape and hopefully it won’t ride any different. I’ll have to make sure I build my confidence in my board with a few more days before doing anything too intense. Now, if only it would snow… freaking snow!

2009 Trip Calendar

Speaking of snow, this season is lining up to be quite busy. It’s only the first week of December and already trips have been booked and paid for, or scheduled. 9 major trips in 3 months, and that’s not counting all the little ones here and there.

I thought I’d invite everyone who reads this who likes to ski or snowboard on a discounted group trip we’re doing to Big White with some friends and coworkers. It’s already grown to about 30 people and it’s getting bigger! If you’re in the BC area or nearby (Alberta, Washington etc)… I highly recommend you come along!

For those who don’t know, Big White in Kelowna has some of the best snow and terrain of the BC resorts.

We’re staying in sweet condos, ski-in ski-out with private hot tubs on the deck. The trip is pretty much all inclusive… it includes 2 nights accommodations in the lodge, 2 days of lift tickets, round trip group bus transportation and an apres-ski party with appies etc. Dates are evening of Friday, February 27th to the evening of Sunday, March 1st. (no vacation days required) Total is $400+GST, and Canadian Outback requires a $100 deposit by December 16th towards the total. Bring your friends!

If you’re interested please e-mail me at It’s going to be a blast. And as a bonus you get to be in the HD snowboard movie I’m filming. ;)

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