Experience Burnaby Heights Contest

February 27th, 2012 @ 11:51am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last summer I sponsored Burnaby HeightsHats Off Day which, as I quickly found out, is an annual summer highlight for tens of thousands. Since that time, I have worked with Burnaby Heights Merchant Association a little more and have now partnered with them for a fantastic contest where you can enter to win $250 gift cards every day, all day this week.

Hats Off Day 2011
2011 Hats Off Day – Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Experience Burnaby Heights
Every day this week they will post a new prize theme. You can enter the contest 3 different ways daily by visiting the new Burnaby Height website, Liking them on Facebook, or following @BurnabyHeights on Twitter and re-tweeting the daily contest code. I will also update this post with their daily prize information:

1. Monday’s prize theme is Beauty and Fashion. You can enter to win $100 to spend at Chickadee Boutique and $150 to spend at Athena Day Spa.

2. Tuesday’s prize theme is Dine the Heights from morning till night. You can enter to win $250 to spend between Chez Meme Baguette Bistro, Anton’s Pasta Bar, and The Pear Tree Restaurant.

3. Wednesday’s prize theme is Get fit and have fun on the Heights. You can enter to win $250 to spend between Dance Addicts Studio and Moksha Yoga & Heart.

3. Thursday’s prize theme is Gourmet shopping made easy. Enter to win $250 to spend between Cioffi’s Meat Market & Gourmet Kitchen, Valley Bakery, Regent Fish Market, and Rocky’s Meats.

They will draw a winner daily at 12:00pm then open up the next stage of the contest, which will be another shopping prize valued at $250, until Friday afternoon.

Hats Off Day 2011

Experience Burnaby Heights with Miss604
They have also offered up $100 to spend on the Heights exclusively to one Miss604 reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post with the name of a Burnaby Heights merchant. There are over 350 businesses located along East Hastings from Boundary to Gamma to choose from. Drug stores, coffee shops, bakeries, beauty, fitness, services, and more.

I will draw one winner at random from all of my entries at 12:00pm on Friday, March 2, 2012. Update My winner is Angie!

Current contests on Miss604.com

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  • Enter here to win registration for 2 in the Spartan Race this summer in Vancouver (until February 15)
  • Enter here to win tickets to the BC Home + Garden Show and a painting from a local artist (until February 16)
  • View a complete list of contests »


  1. Sandra W. says:

    The Gilmore Restaurant has a great breakfsst!

  2. Veronica says:

    Cioffi’s – one of my favorite places. :)

  3. Paula H says:

    Valley Bakery! Love their sweets!

  4. Jeremy says:

    Anton’s Pasta, amazing food :)

  5. Sheryl McGraw says:

    Burgers, etc. is a great place to eat!

  6. Jen says:

    Valley Bakery, best breads and cakes ever!!!

  7. Siobhan Smeets says:

    Cioffi’s is great!

  8. Rachel says:

    Anton’s Pasta!

  9. Laura says:


  10. Beth says:

    The best place for kids EVER! 4Cats Art Studio!!!!

  11. Cioffi’s … now with an expanded butcher shop!

  12. Angie says:

    I drive through Burnaby Heights on a daily basis and my son and I always drive a little slower and look to see if the cat is in the window of Companion Book :)

  13. Jen says:

    Anton’s! Yum…

  14. mary griffin says:

    anton’s is delicious!

  15. Oksana says:


  16. margaret says:

    I love Burnaby Heights! So many great places to buy groceries. My favourite restaurant there is Chez Meme Baguette Bistro. Excellent soup and sandwiches.

  17. tania says:

    Cioffi’s meats!!

  18. rino says:


  19. Carmela says:

    Dairy Queen

  20. J says:

    Anton’s Pasta! Yum!

  21. Justine says:

    Cioffi’s Meat Market & Gourmet Kitchen

  22. Charlene Barringham says:

    Valley Bakery – growing up in North Burnaby our family birthday cakes were always purchased from Valley Bakery.

  23. Chelle says:

    I barely know how to pick…I think I’d have to go with Cioffi’s, but Companion Book is great and Burgers Etc is delicious!

    And a note: it’s just “Hastings Street” once it crosses over Boundary into Burnaby. “East Hastings” is in Vancouver between Main and Boundary.

  24. Elysia S says:

    Valley Bakery!

    Oh and the Thai restaurant next to Shoppers is amazing, everyone should go there.

  25. Shawn says:

    Love love love Cioffi’s!

  26. Jill K says:

    Athena Day Spa

  27. Jane says:

    The Pear Tree Restaurant

  28. Sunshine G says:

    Athena Day Spa.

  29. Sanaz says:

    Cioffi’s, the best lamb meat in the city

  30. Andre says:

    Baci Ristorante

  31. tracy says:

    akira sushi!

  32. Vinnie says:

    Anton’s! And the Peartree is amazing too.

  33. liz says:

    Valley Bakery for sure

  34. Roberta says:

    Peartree Restaurant is fantastic. Valley Bakery is yummy :)

  35. Elisabetta says:

    I love the Heights, but most of all….my children love 4Cats. I am looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful art they produce. Such a lovely lady who runs it, too. I know that each of my children’s parties will be held there. It is such a unique idea for a party that kids enjoy and parents know their children are being positively stimulated.

  36. Cliff says:

    I love to shop at Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli

  37. Brenda says:

    Pear Tree restaurant is supposed to be excellent

  38. gord says:

    Anton’s! :)

  39. lisa says:

    athena day spa

  40. Donna L says:

    Caffe Artigiano!

  41. Brandon says:

    Akira Sushi!

  42. HarjitCh says:

    I haven’t had the opportunity to try any! Sign me up please :)

  43. Maggie says:

    The Pear Tree Restaurant – such a gem of a dining experience tucked away in the most unassuming neighbourhood.

  44. Shelley says:

    The Heights is my old stomping grounds. Still go there often. When I do, I stop in at Rocky’s Meats. It’s been located in the same place since 1961. My Grandma use to shop there in 1960’s. I have such fond memories of the Heights, and my Grandma!

  45. Lumen photo says:

    looking forward to checking out this event now that I know about it…..
    thanx for the post

  46. maria says:

    Csfe Artegianno

  47. Debbie F says:

    Anton’s Pasta!

  48. Linda says:

    Home Hardware :)

  49. Laine says:


  50. Michael P. says:

    I have a top 3 (in no particular order).
    – Thai Cafe
    – Chez Meme Baguette Bistro
    – Sushi Bar Kilala

    Check out my reviews for them here!

  51. Linda says:

    Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli!

  52. Cindy KS says:

    Anton’s pasta…used to spend a lot of time standing in the huge line-up to get in during my pre kids days!!

  53. TY says:

    valley bakery

  54. SP says:

    Anton’s pasta

  55. Tina says:

    Anton’s Pasta

  56. Natalie says:

    Anton’s !!!!

  57. Alysha Rohla says:

    Cioffis, valley bakey, Safeway, café artigiano, starbucks, akiri sushi, cristos, bombay bhel, Anton’s, polished, admiral pub, xsite grill, chevron, burgers etc., pear tree, BPL… So many to name! The heights has such rich culture/community & hats off day has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember :) (not to mention 2 immediate family member work there!)

  58. Cecilia says:

    VALLEY BAKERY! Adoreee their cookies!!

  59. Maria Pia says:

    El Mariachi!

  60. Christine says:


  61. Mary says:

    Yum! I could eat my way up and down the street. Then head over to Heart Centre Yoga 8)

  62. Bons says:

    Chickadee Boutique

  63. Bonnie says:

    Romana Pizza & Steak House. Great food.

  64. Jenn says:

    We LOVE Heights Meat and Deli!!

  65. Nav says:

    Love Chickadee Boutique!

  66. Natalie says:

    Antons! One of my favourite past places.

  67. Elizabeth B says:

    Anton’s Pasta…never been…would love to go!

  68. Kris says:

    Cioffi’s! Their takeout is amazing, and so are the steaks and sandwich meats/cheeses.

  69. Michael says:

    Anton’s Pasta. I would like to see what people are always lining up for!

  70. Sylvia F says:

    Cioffi’s has great Italian food, lots of stuff imported from italy,that you will not find in many stores and a great deli bar. There are 2 locations within walking distance of eachother.

  71. Raju says:

    Moksha Yoga

  72. Soo Sen says:

    Pinocchio art school for children. Awesome teachers, knowledgeable and understanding.

  73. Mike Gismondi says:

    Anton’s Pasta!

  74. Angela Griffin says:

    Anton’s Pasta!

  75. Marsalie says:

    Sfinakis is one of our favorite restaurants!

  76. Samantha says:

    Cioffi’s !

  77. Carol says:


  78. Tom says:

    North Burnaby Massage Therapy Clinic :-)

  79. Vanessa says:

    Anton’s Pasta

  80. Julia says:

    Cioffi’s Meat Market and Deli!

  81. Alex says:

    Anton’s Pasta

  82. Jennifer M. says:

    Red Apple Market!

  83. Jan says:

    Yes. There is Heights Liquor Barn! Good enough for me.

  84. Brenda says:

    Making Memories with Scrapbooking!

  85. Shannon Mac says:

    Mountain Gems! They have stones and supplies for jewellery making and interesting gifts. If you are not looking you’ll walk right past it.

  86. Brenda says:


  87. Cliff says:

    Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli

  88. Vince says:

    Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli – fantastic!

  89. DB says:

    I love Cioffi’s Deli as well – have shopped there for years.

  90. Sara Stewart says:

    Love Anton’s!!! Makes for a great Friday lunch for all the crew!

  91. fiona says:

    anton’s pasta. my favourite

  92. Katie P says:

    Anton’s Pasta is loved by my husband and myself.

  93. janice says:

    Anton’s! I haven’t been there in ages. My friend challenged me in a eat off there!

  94. Jonathan says:

    Love going to Anton’s and having enough left over for another meal the next day!

  95. steph says:


  96. Donna says:

    I have to visit Valley Bakery everytime I’m at Hats Off Day! It’s just one of those things ;o)

  97. Christine says:

    Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. Rory says:

    Love the smell you’re greeted with when walking into Valley Bakery.

  99. Angry says:

    Number 5 Orange – although technically not in Burnaby Heights it is on the way, and i would love to see a second location in Burnaby Heights.

  100. Janice says:

    Thai Cafe: A hidden gem in Burnaby Heights.

  101. Robyn says:

    I just discovered Cioffi’s this year – I can’t believe how I’ve been missing out for all this time!

  102. Arielle says:

    Excite Grill!!!! Tons of food, great food and CHEAP!!

  103. Nicole Shum says:

    I love Anton’s!:)

  104. Nicole Shum says:


  105. liz says:

    Anton’s Pasta Bar

  106. Sheila says:

    The Pear Tree

  107. Michelle Sproule says:

    Anton’s Pasta Bar

  108. Christel says:

    Anton’s pasta is excellent and filling!!!

  109. Kathy says:

    love Meme Baguette, Osaka Sushi, and Rocky’s Meats…the Heights is a great place to be.. :)

  110. Paula says:

    Janes! Part of my kids little lives, been going for breakfast and lunch for 10 years. They treat us like family!

  111. Emma says:

    Pear Tree Restaurant. I’ve been dying to try it!

  112. chrissy says:

    Moksha Yoga

  113. Terri says:

    Antons!!! :)

  114. hilary says:

    The Admiral Pub is a great place to grab a beer and people watch.

  115. Katie says:


  116. carolbrowne says:

    Red Apple Market is the best shop for fresh produce. Cheap and cheerful and they help you take your bags of groceries to your car. Love it!

  117. Lil says:

    Romana Pizza – worked there in my teens – oldest family owned restaurant in the Heights

  118. Nabila says:


  119. Chris C says:

    Romana’s Pizza: not just pizza, great greek food too!

  120. Tasha says:

    Pillars Salon and Fortuna.

  121. Chantel I. says:

    Valley Bakery makes the best desserts!

  122. Yvonne says:

    My mom always buys produce from Red Apple and I take the bus across from the Valley Bakery every day :) It’s nice to live in the Heights!

  123. Winnie T. says:

    Chad Thai is wonderful!

  124. Jodelene says:

    Take Sushi – Jason sure knows how to make great sushi!

  125. Manuela says:

    I always buy my fish from Regent Fish Market — it’s run by such a nice family. The fairly recently opened Osaka Sushi (by Cioffi’s) is also really good — wild sockeye, brown rice option, fantastic lunch deal… I also like Fortuna Bakery because of my Portuguese roots! Finally, I love Plush (florist) — gorgeous arrangements and bouquets, and such a lovely owner!!

  126. Haziel says:

    Bombay Beat – best butter chicken in town.

  127. Dennis K. says:

    Take Sushi — yum yum

  128. richard w says:

    Anton’s Pasta!!!! YUM!!!!

  129. Jean K. says:

    Pharmasave – customer service is great.

  130. Adam B says:

    Always loved the great lunch deals at X-Site Grill and Bistro

  131. Joyce says:

    Big Dog Little Dog Bakery!!!!!!!!

  132. Jenn S says:

    Valley Bakery

  133. Pauline Flowers says:

    Romanas makes the best pizza and you feel like part of the family!

  134. Judi M says:

    United Optical, Heidi and Ray are the best!

  135. Stotes says:

    The Pear Tree Restaurant

  136. Manuel says:

    Cristo’s Greek Taverna

  137. Shauna says:

    Love all the little shops and stores, but I frequent Shoppers Drug Mart the most!

  138. Melissa says:

    Chickadee Boutique

  139. Denise N says:

    Antons pasta

  140. Chris says:

    Regent Fish Market.

  141. Lisa says:

    Romana Pizza all the way!!! :)

  142. kahhlee says:

    Anton’s Pasta Bar

  143. Nadia says:

    Mmmmmmm, cioffis is great! And burgers etc is divine!

  144. Robyn says:

    Anton’s Pasta Bar – yummmmm!

  145. Mary says:

    Anton’s Pasta! so tasty :)

  146. Danny N says:


  147. Antonio says:

    Red apple market for fresh fruits and veggies!!

  148. Antonio says:

    Red apple market for fresh fruits and veggies

  149. Shauna says:

    Anton’s pasta bar

  150. Lloyd says:

    Baci Ristorante

  151. RUSS FONG says:


  152. kamilah says:

    Anton’s! The best pasta and great for a student budget too!

  153. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    Sfinaki Greek Taverna

  154. Tooth Fairy says:

    Best Choice Health Food for healthy choices.

  155. isha says:

    Anton’s the line up gives it away

  156. Al says:

    TD Bank

  157. Gina G. says:

    Anton’s Pasta! Exciting contest!!!

  158. Vaughan says:

    Pizza Hut

  159. Lisa H says:

    BC Liquor Store #217! 😀

  160. Grace Cheung says:

    My fav bank – TD!

  161. Jenn says:


  162. Belinda says:

    Meat time @ Rocky’s Meats

  163. Emily says:

    Cioffis! I could literally live in there.

  164. Katherine says:

    We love to visit Cioffi’s on the weekend for our Sunday dinner ingredients.

  165. Mia says:

    Definitelly Anton’s

  166. Stephanie S says:

    Chez Meme Bistro – My fave lunch spot for French Onion Soup!

  167. Ro says:

    Valley Bakery

  168. Antonio says:

    Thai cafe

  169. Jackie says:

    I personally love Lotus Café – best shrimp and avocado sandwiches in the city. Grew up with it and the owner still makes her sandwiches with much love today.

  170. Jessica says:

    Mmm Cioffi!

  171. Gary T says:

    Anton’s Pasta

  172. Cyndi says:


  173. Hayley says:

    ANTONS!!! I seriously miss that place after being done at SFU!

  174. Khai Lam says:

    Anton’s pasta – you’ll always leave with a happy tummy

  175. Bob Halifax says:

    The Heights just keeps getting better and better. Love that The Pear Tree was just named Top Vancouver Restaurant for food in Vancouver.

  176. Gigi says:


  177. Beverly says:

    Anton’s! Always a crowd favourite…and my sweet tooth says Valley Bakery too, hmmmm….

  178. Lisa says:

    Cioffi’s =)

  179. Von says:

    Domino’s Pizza

  180. Denise says:

    United Optical.

  181. Tablew says:

    Cookies from Valley Bakery!

  182. teresa says:

    Sunway all the way!

  183. teresa says:

    oops typo Subway that is lol

  184. Ben says:


  185. Courtney says:

    Chickadee Boutique has gorgeous stuff!!

  186. Bryan says:

    Valley Bakery

  187. sharon says:

    Anton’s :)

  188. Eileen says:

    Valley Bakery

  189. Anna says:

    Cioffi’s. Great deli.

  190. Dilara says:

    Valley Bakery is definitely one of my favorites!

  191. Cathy K says:


  192. Donna says:

    I love the super yummy pear tree!

  193. shannon says:

    Romanas!!!! my fav!!!!

  194. Wayne Carrigan says:

    Burgers, etc.
    Great pulled pork sandwiches

  195. Evan says:

    Anton’s Pasta Bar.

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