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Adult Pirate Paks are back on August 17 & Giving Back! ENTER TO WIN!

15 Aug

Last year, White Spot launched the special edition “Adult Pak” to give guests of all ages a chance to indulge in a childhood favourite to raise money for a good cause, and they’ve decided to do it again this year.

For each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold on August 17, White Spot will make a $2 donation to longtime B.C. charity Zajac Ranch for Children, an organization dedicated to giving children with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable summer camp experience. With more than $105,000 raised over the past three years, White Spot has sent a total of 50 kids to camp since 2008.

All adult pirate packs include creamy coleslaw and ‘endless’ fries plus a soft drink, White Spot’s famous chocolate coin and a scoop of their new premium rich ice cream.

In celebration of the Adult Pirate Pak day on August 17th, White Spot has graciously donated 3 gift $10 Gift Certificates! I am going to do things a little differently, you have TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1) I am going to give 2 to the person who posts a comment on this post telling me why they love the adult Pirate Pak at White Spot below (worth 1 entry towards 2 $10 White Spot GCs)

2) Retweet the following on twitter: “I entered to win an Adult Pirate Pak from @White_Spot & @VancityAmy to celebrate Pirate Pak Day Aug. 17th http://ow.ly/633aW RT to enter” (worth 1 entry towards one $10 White Spot GC)

Learn more about Pirate Pak Day on August 17th and be sure to stop in to help show your support for the Zajac Ranch Children’s Charity

NOTE: I will be doing the draw on August 15th at 6pm, all winners must be able to be reached by August 16th at 8am or a new winner will be selected.


Secret Locals Illuminated By “Green Lantern” Symbol

11 Jun

In celebration of the June 17th theatrical release and big-screen debut of “Green Lantern,” Warner Bros. Pictures will electrify 11 North American cities including Vancouver on Monday, June 13, encouraging people to Join the (Green Lantern) Corps.

To Join the Corps, fans will be invited to decipher local clues leading them to a secret location where the “Green Lantern” symbol will be projected from dusk until midnight. Those attending the events, sponsored by Kodak, will have the chance to win fantastic prizes, including an opportunity to be among the first to see the film at local preview screenings, limited edition T-shirts, light-up “Green Lantern” rings, “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” Blu-ray combo packs and more. And some people who are photographed with the projected symbol behind them will have their photos posted on the movie Facebook page

Watch closely as the clues will be revealed by the following media people/companies/stores etc.:

The Beat 94.5 FM (thebeat.com), CityTV, Fairchild Radio, Thick Magazine, Miss 604, Chapters Indigo on Robson Street, New Balance and Subway. Local comic book stores include: Book and Comic Emporium, Golden Age, Four Aces Comics, Imperial Hobbies, Gray Haven Hobbies, Tazmanian Comic Connection, Lucky’s Cards Music Comics, Rx Comics, The Comicshop, Metropolis Comics & Toys, Central City Comix Co, Hourglass Comics, Big Pete’s Sportscards,

Each will disclose one clue each day (for the week of Monday, June 6 until Friday, June 13) to help fans identify the “Green Lantern” symbol’s secret location. The first 17 fans to uncover the secret location and get their photo taken with the symbol at the location will receive passes to the advance screening, two days before the film’s nationwide theatrical release, plus other fantastic prizes.

“Green Lantern” opens in theaters nationwide in 3D and 2D on Friday, June 17, 2011

Check out the Trailer

Projecting Change Film Festival WIN TICKETS!

8 May

Projecting Change Film Festival (PCFF), Western Canada’s only environmental and social issue film festival is taking place May 26th-29th. The festival is heading into its fourth year at SFU Woodwards and unites individuals who are passionate about exploring some of today’s most pressing global issues through thought provoking films and engaging discussions with speakers from around the world.

A film-festival-meets-TED-talk-type of event, PCFF kicks off with an Opening Night Gala, co-presented
by Eco Fashion Week, on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm which will include a fashion show featuring a retrospective of Jeff Garner’s Prophetik as well as a 30 minute documentary about his eco-fashion line.

In addition to film screenings and speaker series, PCFF includes Youth Day on Friday May 27th. Youth Day empowers and educates students from elementary and secondary schools across the lower mainland about issues relevant to their communities. This year, Youth Day is pleased to feature What’s On Your Plate?, a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics. Youth Day will also include The Clean Bin Project, a documentary by Vancouver filmmakers and partners Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin who challenge each other to a year long contest to see who can produce the least amount of waste.

Projecting Change Film Festival takes place at SFU Woodwards, 149 W. Hastings Street in Vancouver from Thursday, May 26–Sunday, May 29. For more information and a full list of films please visit: www.projectingchange.ca.

If you would like to win 2 tickets to the event RT the following message:
“I want to win 2 tickets to Projecting Change Film Festival 2011 May 26-29 from @VancityAmy RT to enter! http://ow.ly/4POwT”

Winner will be announced Friday May 20th!

Peak Performance Project 2010 FINALE

8 Nov

The top 3 in the Peak Performance Project were announced earlier in the week. They are (in no particular order) Kyprios, Said the Whale and Vince Vaccaro!


For those of you who do not know, The PPP is the largest contest of its kind in the country. Over a 5 year span, the project (put on by the Peak and Music BC) will be giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars to supporting and nurturing BC musicians. Each year 20 artists will have the chance to attend the P3 Bootcamp, take part in several challenges, and have the opportunity to win $100,500!

Last year We are the City took the lead. This year Kyprios, Said the Whale and Vince Vaccaro are all vying for the top prize, however they all walk away with some prize money to put toward their career. The 1st place artist will receive $100,500, 2nd is $75,000, 3rd is $50,000.

Said the Whale

They will be doing their final showcase at the Commodore Ballroom on November 18th where they will announce the winner! Tickets are just $18.85 and available ONLINE

Vince Vacarro


Adaline Scavenger Hunt

4 Oct

This past Saturday October 2nd, was the street team event for Adaline! It was an amazing scavenger hunt which started out at the Peak’s office and went all day through downtown. There were about 7 teams in total, and all the teams had to solve clues given at certain check points and also complete other challenges along the way. Some of these challenges included, giving flowers to strangers, taking an embarrassing photo with “Adaline” (cardboard cutouts of her head!), chalk VOTE ADALINE all over the city, and other things of this nature. Luckily we were blessed with a gorgeous day and tons of great people which made the long day seem much shorter! Here are a few photos of the amazing event. Also check out @adalinefans on twitter to view ALL the photos from the day (there were hundreds!) or search hashtag #peakpp

Adaline Embarrassed

Hooka smoking Adaline

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Kyprios Challenge #1 in the Peak Performance Project

10 Sep

Kyprios has been around for awhile and has been a huge influence to many people in the Canadian music and specifically hip hop scene. In addition to being a solo artist he is also a member of Sweatshop Union (awesome!). He is currently living and creating in Vancouver, BC and is a top 20 contestant in the Peak Performance Project. The top 20 recently finished up their “PPP Bootcamp” and for those of you that don’t know, they have MANY huge tasks that they need to complete such as a viral video, giving back to the community etc. etc. and the list goes on and on! It is not an easy task.
Kyprios has started off the competition as a fierce competitor enlisting some celebrity assistance.

Check out this video of Kevin Durand (of my fav show LOST!) giving Kyprios a challenge.

“This is My Hit” by Kyprios (my fav of his!)

Check out more from Kyprios HERE

To learn more about the other top 20 in the PPP go HERE

Follow Kyprios on TWITTER @kyprios12

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