One Week Movie Pass Contest

Comments 42 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I won’t be writing anything this weekend since organizing 3 events in 3 months for over 600 people (raising a combined $6,000) has left me a little tired and needing some Bollwitt time with John. However, I would still like to spread some love and appreciation by presenting this contest to go see a preview of the film One Week starring Vancouver’s own Joshua Jackson.

If that doesn’t make you want to go on an epic road trip across our amazing country, I don’t know what will.

Please leave a comment below stating what you would do in Canada if you only had one week; from visiting roadside attractions (ie. the giant pysanka egg in Vegreville to the world’s largest hockey stick in Duncan) to experiencing natural wonders (ie. from hoodoos to the Bay of Fundy) or visiting your aunt in Winnipeg. You’ll then be entered to win a chance to preview One Week and I’ll draw a winner Monday morning.

Update February 16th, 2009: I have drawn a winner (Laura) — you can view the video here.

Update February 18th, 2009: I need more winners! I’m going to leave this open until 6:00pm tonight and will draw FOUR more winners. I have double passes for screenings this Thursday, Feb 19th as well as the 26th as March 5th. Since I have two passes for tomorrow’s screening, if you’re able to make it please mention so in your comment below – thanks!

Update February 18th, 2009: The winners of the extended contest passes are tofufighting and adam.

42 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Monica HamburgSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 9:14am PST

    I just wanted to comment to say that 1) You did such a great job with Vancouver’s Twestival! 2) I don’t know how you have the energy 3) Enjoy the rest and have some cute Bollwitt time!

    While I’m at it, I might as well enter the contest. OK, so I’m a total city girl, so I have to say I’d have dinners out and party in all the Canadian cities (especially Toronto, which I have oddly enough not visited yet). And I’d probably let my boyfriend pick the nature-y places to see (cause he likes that stuff & it’s good for me 😉

  2. WillSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 9:24am PST

    I’ve done the TransCanada from Toronto-BC and back. I’ve been East through Quebec and out to New Brunswick. Still have PEI, Nova Scotia, and NFLD/Labrador to hit. Also the North. I haven’t been up through the Queen Charlottes, Yukon, or NWT, nevermind the vast northern halves of many provinces.


    Wait. Solved. If it was to happen today I’d ferry it up the inside passage then either on a bike or a car (prefer bike but it’s pretty cold right now) plot my way up through the Yukon and the famous Dempster Highway to Inuvik (which is the furthest North you can go by road in Canada).

    Unless my one week happened September 12th to 19th in which case I’d rally something at the Targa Newfoundland (preferably a 1957 Mercedes Benz 300sl)

  3. DarrenSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 10:43am PST

    Wow, Gordon Downey and the Stanley Cup? That is the most Canadian movie ever. I have to hand it to Joshua Jackson–he’s really manufactured a decent career for himself after “Dawson’s Creek”. Not super-stardom, but as a solid actor with plenty of work.

  4. DarrenSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 10:44am PST

    Oh, and I meant to add that Liane Balaban is terrific (and lovely) as well. If you haven’t seen “New Waterford Girl”, go and rent it.

  5. TheQuackSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 12:01pm PST

    I just saw the trailer for this movie yesterday and welled up right in the theatre! Can’t wait to see this film! As a National Capital girl, it warms my heart to see something like this that all Canadians can get behind.

    If I truly only had one week left, I would cast fear aside and hitch hike from the West Coast to the East Coast. Imagine the people you would meet and the sights you would see! Normally I wouldn’t advocate the unsafe practice of hitchhiking, but if I only had one week left, what would I have to lose except my fear?

    PS – You’ve more than earned some downtime!

  6. JennySaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 12:04pm PST

    I think I would first go up North as I have never been to any of the Territories and then I would head over and explore the Maritimes as they are the only provinces I haven’t been to yet (and I always loved Anne of Green Gables so I’d love to visit PEI). I wouldn’t do it alone however, I would have our 5 kids and my love with me.

    I know I can’t win but that is what I’d do.

  7. LyndseySaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 12:10pm PST

    With one week, I would hit every major city in Canada, since I have family in friends scattered in most of these places.. A road trip would be essential given how large and diverse our country is. I would like to go into the deep woods in the west, at the bottom of the mountains and camp. I want to lay on a beach on one of our shores and drink beer and eat fresh oysters and shellfish straight from the ocean. I want to visit old towns like Quebec City and immerse myself in the culture that surrounds. I want to cruise through the Okanagan and then in the wine countries near Niagra where I can sample all the best wine our country has to offer. I want to hit our largest farmer’s markets, taste what all the locals have to offer, and take that bounty home to share with friends and family…!!!

    Too much to do in not a long time, but would do it with al the special peole in my life!

  8. MichelleSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 12:40pm PST

    I’d love to travel across Canada, I’ve only been to 2 different provinces and it’d be something really wonderful to just travel and see everything. I’ve never been very far East of the Rockies, so that’d definitely be something that I’d want to do. Go see the polar bears in Churchill and just experience everything. 🙂

  9. MehnazSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 1:13pm PST

    I would do 3 things:

    I would visit greasy spoons in every province
    I would give Saskatchewan a chance
    I would visit Cape Breton, because nobody I know has ever been there.

  10. KirbySaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 1:59pm PST

    Long time listener; first time caller. This question is fairly acute for me, as my wife is receiving treatments for an aggressive breast cancer right now, and we’ve been working through this question — what if — over the past few months. I hadnt heard of this movie before, but am now looking forward to seeing it sometime. Interestingly, I think I’d visit the West Coast of BC — Vancouver Island, then onto the Sunshine Coast, up to through the Queen Charlottes. Have never been, and have always wanted to do the West Coast Trail and see the other Pacific Ocean wonders further north. Second choice would be to visit small town Saskatchewan, to take in the environment in which my father grew up. Nothing too profound in my choices; just sites I’d like to see.

  11. VanguySaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 2:33pm PST

    One week? Probably the West coast of Vancouver Island, specifically surfing near Tofino, but also points north and south. Of course, I’d have to get to pick which month that week was in, too (August for purely weather; September after Labour Day for good weather with slight drop in crowds).

  12. LauraSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 2:44pm PST

    1 week? I’d like time to do the West Coast Trail along the coast line… I’d take photos, camp, and take in the unbeatable views! Watching the stars at night and birds during the day.

    BC is just simply Beautiful!!!!! 😀

  13. Paul KamonSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 2:57pm PST

    That looks like a really good Canadian film. Nice to see Gord Downie too.

  14. CandiceSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 2:59pm PST

    I would definitely go see the Maritimes. Especially, The Bay of Fundy.

    I heard about the crazy tides out there and I want to see that in this lifetime!

  15. CarolSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 3:33pm PST

    I have a product line that I sell to customers all across Canada. Through conversations with various native, if I only had a week I would definitely do Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Haven’t been there, and the people seem so friendly and personable. I think it would be a heckuva party!

  16. TofufightingSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 4:19pm PST

    I really wanted to see this film at the Whistler Film Festival, but couldn’t make it. I’m excited it’s already hitting theatres so soon.

    To date, the best day of my life was spent at Huntington Beach with my kid. She fell in love with the big waves. So for my “one week,” I would take her across Canada ocean to ocean to ocean exploring all the places (and yes, starting in Tofino – which we still have yet to hit) where we could experience big waves, culminating in a visit to Niagara Falls and a mini-tour of Toronto to show her the area (Casa Loma, Honest Ed’s) where her great-grandfather grew up and the site of all of his awesome adventures and stories (was he really known as the terror of Bathurst Street??)!!!

  17. AdamSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 4:25pm PST

    I’d ride my motorbike up Vancouver Island to Cape Scott and enjoy nature at her finest: fishing, hiking, and canoeing. Probably beers, too.

    Great work on Twestival!

  18. vancouver limousineSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 4:30pm PST

    for me it would start with dinner in old Montreal, down to TO for the hockey hall of fame then a drive west all the way to Thunder Bay….hitting old Winterpeg with a stop to watch the riders in Regina.

  19. J.J.Saturday, February 14th, 2009 — 4:46pm PST

    I saw the preview to this movie on Monday night – it looks good.

    Anyway… In one week, I’d watch a hockey game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, go to Niagra Falls, and visit PEI and Newfoundland. I’d love to do a cross-Canada trip and stop at every Tim Horton’s along the way but one week just won’t be long enough. (Is that cheesy or is that cheesy?)

  20. AidanSaturday, February 14th, 2009 — 8:20pm PST

    That looks like such a great movie!

    If I had only one week to travel in Canada, there so so many choices choices to choose from.

    1. Road trip it up Vancouver Island, and then ferry it over to the mainland and travel northern B.C. (small towns and all)

    2. ViaRail across Canada (Heading West to East to Labrador)

    3. Spend it boating and relaxing in the Gulf Islands, perhaps a sailing trip.

    4. Road Trip across Canada, just driving. If I had two weeks I would hit up every province and territory.

    Canada is such a beautiful country. I plan to do all those things at least once in my life.

  21. Kevin WuSunday, February 15th, 2009 — 1:22am PST

    Traveling all over Canada is on my bucket list.

    1. Surf in Tofino.
    2. Rent a car, take as long as I need to drive and visit every major city in Canada.
    3. Fundy Bay.
    4. There’s more but I just can’t think of any of them..

    Just wanted to comment to say I saw you today @ Qoola!

  22. EricSunday, February 15th, 2009 — 8:12am PST

    I would fly to St John’s and drive back, covering each province as I go. I don’t know if I could do it in a week, but I’ll definitely try!

    If that doesn’t work, I’d just stay in the east and finish in Montreal.

  23. NicoleSunday, February 15th, 2009 — 2:15pm PST

    I would write letters to the Minister of Education, The Prime Minister of Canada and the Minister of Health and hand-deliver them. Then I would spend at least one day lying on a hammock at my favorite place in B.C. listening to the water, and then I would love to take a horseback trip through the Chilcotins.

  24. LauraSunday, February 15th, 2009 — 3:11pm PST

    With only one week to see anywhere in Canada, I would fly to Toronto on day one and visit my ex, my college boyfriend, who is not right for me but who I still love. I would want to spend one day with him in Toronto – we’d walk around downtown, maybe go to a car show (he loves cars), go up the CN Tower, find somewhere fancy to go for dinner, and see a live theatre show in the evening. The next day I would rent a car and drive east. I’ve already driven between Vancouver and Toronto, so I would like to see everything east of that. I’d drive to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (want to see Halifax really badly, and just see what the Maritimes are like), do the Anne of Green Gables thing in PEI, and see Newfoundland. If I had an extra day left at the end I would want to fly to Yellowknife or Whitehorse and see what a city is like so far up north. Hopefully I would catch the northern lights.

  25. DaveSunday, February 15th, 2009 — 5:23pm PST

    With my one week, I would follow the trail of one of Canada’s loveable German Shepherds; London, the Littlest Hobo. From town to town, I will help those in need and solve mysteries that came my way, and then, I would be on the road again.

  26. CanuckFlashSunday, February 15th, 2009 — 7:04pm PST

    Been across Canada from Victoria to Halifax. But, if only one week, I would go to Nova Scotia and drive the Cabot trail.

  27. KaterSunday, February 15th, 2009 — 7:19pm PST

    I would visit the maritimes – the only provinces I haven’t yet been to. I would surprise my friend in Halifax who is slogging away at a PhD, I would try to beat the tides at the Bay of Fundy, I would drop into New Brunswick on my way to the Confederation Bridge and Anne of Green Gables land. It would be the most fun road trip ever!

  28. TofufightingSunday, February 15th, 2009 — 8:25pm PST

    I vote for Dave. Best thing I’ve read this weekend!

    Maybe tomorrow, I’ll wanna settle down,
    Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep moving on.

  29. RachelMonday, February 16th, 2009 — 7:45am PST

    With only a week, I would see the one part of Canada I haven’t yet explored – the north. Fly to Whitehorse to explore, then make my way to Yellowknife and finally Nunavut, by whatever transport possible!

  30. KevinMonday, February 16th, 2009 — 7:46am PST

    I just wanted to make a quick comment about the movie One Week.

    I had a chance to see this at the end of January and I have to say that I was more than impressed with it. It is funny and serious at the same time and does a great job of documenting a place that many of us may have been at one time in our life.

    It is definitely worth checking out.

    Other movies that I will be checking out in the coming months include the following.

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  32. Vancouver AttractionsWednesday, February 18th, 2009 — 10:10am PST

    I lived in Vancouver for one year then moved to the Prairies… and I miss Vancouver soooooooooooo much! I believe Vancouver is the most beautiful place in the world and it will take me at least a week to enjoy it. I’ve never been on the East Coast and maybe one day I will go, but right now I’m in love with Vancouver and can’t wait for my next trip to Grouse Mountain, Vancouver Aquarium or the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

  33. marbieWednesday, February 18th, 2009 — 12:12pm PST

    With one week, I’d fly back to the east and do a re-peat of the embarassing roadtrip around P.E.I. that I did with my mom, aunt and brother when I was a kid. Only this time, I think my bro and I could out-embarrass them ;).

  34. LyndseyWednesday, February 18th, 2009 — 12:17pm PST

    I know this is my second entry, but I am available for either screening- assuming it is not showing between 7:30am- and 3:30pm… 😉 Thank you.

  35. JemmenWednesday, February 18th, 2009 — 12:18pm PST

    Oooh yes please! I’d love to go!

    With one week, I’d fly to England and hang out with my brother and his young family (~1 year old son and 4 year old daughter). I rarely get to see them, and they’re always on my mind 🙂

  36. LyndseyWednesday, February 18th, 2009 — 12:20pm PST

    @marbie: Come with me when I go, ;0) I grew up on the island and of course know the insides on the best it has to offer. Beaches where the locals go, the best restaurants and have some personal friends that sell the best lobsters, oysters and other seafood right off their boats;)

    I’m also a descendant of Lucy Maud Montgomery, so if Ann blows your hair back, I could be your personal tour guide on the Lake of Shining Waters and show you where Lucy was born..blah blah blah…

    I hope you like to drink beer and wine and have BBQ’s and camp fires, because we do a lot of that there;)

  37. PatrickWednesday, February 18th, 2009 — 12:22pm PST

    If I only had one week left I’d fly to the east coast and spend 75% of the week in montreal since i’ve heard it’s an amazing city, then the last 25% i’d fly to Cape Parry in the North West Territories and spend the last of my time watching the sun set from a boat in the arctic sea

  38. tofufightingWednesday, February 18th, 2009 — 1:47pm PST

    … available for either screening and will add to my previous post to say that the West Edmonton Mall wave pool is my kid’s choice as to what she would do if she was in charge of said week… With a stay in the Fantasyland Hotel of course… in the igloo room!

  39. AidanWednesday, February 18th, 2009 — 1:57pm PST

    I would love to win! I can easily make it tomorrow! Please please please

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  41. CharlesThursday, February 26th, 2009 — 10:25pm PST

    Any one know if this movie is being released in the US?

  42. Ron KellenbenzFriday, March 13th, 2009 — 8:42am PDT

    Being an avid motorcyclist from Texas, I would absolutely love to make a ride to Banff.

    The movie is not in the US, but just the trailer was enough to get me stirred up!


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