Happy Birthday Alexander Keith


Friday, October 1st, 2010 — 12:12pm PDT
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Next week the beer-drinking nation in Canada will be celebrating the 215th birthday of Alexander Keith. The original Keith’s brewery was established in 1820 and is still producing beer from lovely Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Alexander Keith's prize packTo mark the occasion, there is a celebration tour around Vancouver October 5th that will start at 5:00pm at the Atlantic Trap & Gill. Participants are asked to come decked out in traditional Celtic gear and they’ll be joined by the Keith’s Girls, bag pipers, and plenty of samples.

The tour will move on to Ceili’s as well as the Lamplighter in Gastown and at each location there is a chance to win a trip for two to Halifax for Alexander Keith’s Birthday in 2011. Registration for the tour is on-site on October 5th starting at 5:00pm so you’ll want to arrive early to take part.

I have a quick giveaway that includes four t-shirts, custom Keith’s mugs, an ice bucket, foam antler and a kilt to help you pay tribute to Alexander Keith. My winner will also get two tickets for the celebration tour.

If you would like to enter to win this prize pack, please leave a comment on this post answering any one of the following questions:

  • In what year was Alexander Keith Born?
  • How many different kinds of Alexander Keith’s Beer are there currently?
  • Who is Alexander Keith’s current Brew Master Emeritus?
  • What is the meaning of Veritas Vincit, the motto of the Keith Clan of Scotland?
  • In what year did Alexander Keith take ownership of the Nova Scotia Brewery?
  • You must be 19 years of age or older to enter and I will draw one winner at 12:00pm Monday October 4th.

    Update The winner is Tina — have fun on the tour!
    Transportation for the tour is provided. Please plan a safe ride home from the event and enjoy responsibly.

    Beautiful Videos of Surrey


    Friday, October 1st, 2010 — 9:48am PDT
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    The other day Justin Carlson (who was kind enough to film a few of my events over the last year or so) tweeted about a time lapse video that he was working on. Shot in South Surrey, the finished product is below:

    a good morning from Carlson Media on Vimeo.

    Of course after viewing this video I peeked around Carlson Media a bit more and found another video of Surrey and the Fraser Valley. I’ve probably featured at least two dozen Vancouver tribute or time lapse videos before and it was just so nice to find these gems from East of the Fraser.

    Crescent Beach from Carlson Media on Vimeo.

    One quick check on Vimeo and YouTube and I discovered a few more clips by others from my hometown.

    Twilight Time ~暮れなずむひと時~ from Shohei Katsuki on Vimeo.

    With or without music or a time lapse, should you have a video of a community in the Fraser Valley, please feel free to leave a link in the comments.

    BCAA Booster Search & Win Opening Night Canucks Tickets


    Thursday, September 30th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT
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    BCAA is conducting a search for the ultimate Canucks fan who can lead crowds in roaring chants and waves even at the darkest of hours. You can apply to be the official BCAA Booster guy or gal as the winner of this title, you will get a free ticket to every Canucks home game starting Nov 20, 2010, appearances on the score clock and “semi-fame”.

    To apply for the BCAA Booster Search:
    1. Create a 60 second video
    2. Upload it to YouTube
    3. Email the link to your video to Booster@BCAA.com

    You have until October 27th to get your video in and the top six finalists (as decided by a panel of judges from BCAA) will be announced November 1st. You may view the official BCAA Booster Search terms and conditions online. Fans who also “LIKE” the Facebook page will be entered to win 2 lower bowl tickets to a Canucks game with a new winner drawn for every home game.

    To promote this ultimate Booster Search, BCAA has offered up a pair of lower bowl tickets to the Canucks home opener (and first game of their 40th season) to give away on my site. Here’s how you can enter to win tickets to the game October 9th versus the LA Kings:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win opening night #Canucks tickets from @BCAABooster & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/2Mtrk

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Thursday, October 7th at 12:00pm. Then, be sure to get your Booster Search video in before October 27th in order to qualify to be the official BCAA Booster Guy or Gal and attend home games for the rest of the season.

    Update The winner is Richard W – congratulations! If you’re too shy to be Booster Guy/Gal you can enter to win single game tix simply by “LIKING” the BCAA fan page. They will have a new winner drawn each game.

    Fine print: Tickets to the home opener October 9th will be in the lower bowl, and in the family zone at Rogers Arena.

    Canucks Day in Vancouver


    Thursday, September 30th, 2010 — 10:35am PDT
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    Just ahead of the launch of their 40th season, Mayor Gregor Robertson will proclaim October 4th “Canucks Day in Vancouver”.

    Canucks 40th - Rogers Arena

    Head over to City Hall on Monday October 4th at 12:00pm to join the Mayor, Council, Canucks Sports & Entertainment owner Francesco Aquilini, President and General Manager Mike Gillis and Chief Operating Officer Victor de Bonis as well as Canucks mascot Fin. The Mayor will make the proclamation as the Canucks flag is raised.

    The last “Canucks Day in Vancouver” was celebrated April 27th, 2010 after the Canucks made it to the second round of the NHL playoffs last season.

    Thrill The World Vancouver 2010


    Thursday, September 30th, 2010 — 8:45am PDT
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    The annual Thrill The World Thriller dance recreation by local zombies is taking play October 23rd. The Vancouver event (that is timed to coincide with other dances around the world) will take place at 4:00pm that day. Vancouverites can practice their Thriller moves this Saturday, October 2nd at the Roundhouse.

    Thrill The World Vancouver 2009

    Other rehearsal dates are October 9th at Sunset Community Centre, October 14th at Cambrian Hall, and at 1:30pm on the day of Thrill the World, October 23rd. Last year there were over 240 participants at the Roundhouse so it would be helpful to know your moves and secure your spot.

    Thrill the World is not only a world record-setting event; it’s a tribute to Michael Jackson and a fundraiser so donations will be accepted on the 23rd. Last year they raised $4,500 for the Greater Vancouver FoodBank through the dance.

    If you would like to participate add yourself to the mailing list or Facebook group and try to get out to one of the rehearsals this month.

    Vancouver Haunted Trolley Tour 2010


    Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 — 11:43am PDT
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    The Vancouver Trolley Company is ramping up for its Halloween season and their annual Haunted Trolley Tour.

    Along with the Vancouver Police Museum they will host a tour of the city with murderous tales and spooky stories of Vancouver’s most infamous hauntings from October 8th until the 31st.

    Vancouver Trolley - Haunted Trolley Tour HostHosts guide each tour to various locations around the city including Mountain View Cemetery and the autopsy room of the Vancouver Police Museum where over 15,000 autopsies were been performed over the years.

    The two-hour tours depart nightly from Canada Place at 5:30pm and 8:00pm and tickets are $35.00. You’ll want to reserve your spot in advance as these tours sell out every year.

    The Vancouver Trolley Company has offered up a special deal for Miss604.com readers. When you call to book your tour (604-801-5515 ext 100) mention “Miss604” and get $5 off your ticket right on the spot. This offer is valid for individual bookings between October 8th and 15th.

    Update October 26, 2010: Hopefully everyone had the chance to use the Miss604 deal for the Haunted Trolley however if you missed out, I have a pair of tickets up for grabs for the tour on Thursday, October 28th at 8:00pm.

    To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post today, October 26th, and I will draw one winner by 5:00pm tonight.

    Update The winner is Emma, have fun on the tour!