Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony Ticket Giveawayby
Yesterday I launched a contest with BC Hydro Power Smart to win tickets to a men’s ice hockey semi-final game.
Turns out they have much more to give Miss604.com readers as I’ve been offered tickets to tonight’s opening ceremonies. I only have two hours to run this contest so that the winner can pick up tickets in time so here we go.
Leave a comment between 1:20pm and
3:00pm 2:45pm on this post about the Olympics (anything you like). I will draw a winner randomly at 3:15pm 2:50pm. The winner will be notified by email and must be able to confirm within 30 minutes that they can pick up their ticket tonight.
Rules and regulations:
Winner must be able to pick up their ticket for the opening ceremony (tonight at 6:00pm at BC Place) from the BC Hydro Power Smart Village at 333 Dunsmuir Street. The winner will need to bring a copy of the email I will send saying they have won and will need government ID to prove their identity.
That’s it, good luck everyone and Go Canada!
Update: This contest will need to close at 2:45 so that the winner can get their tickets and get into the ceremony on time.
Update: I just drew the winner and it’s Katy, congratulations!
Update: Katy has claimed the prize and is on her way to the Power Smart Village.
250 Comments — Comments Are Closed
In honour of Nodar Kumaritashvili!
My favorite thing about the Winter Olympics is the Skating.I still remember Jane Torvil and Christopher Dean skate to Bolero ..Breathtaking..
Thanks, for the great up to date info…I would LOVE to see the opening ceremonies!!
GO CANADA GO!
As a Kiwi who has been living in Vancouver for over a year, I am so excited for all the amazing events happening here in the next few weeks. Have seen the torch relay last night and today and can’t wait to get amongst it all. The Olympics will probably never come to New Zealand so this is an incredible opportunity for me!
I am ecstatic about the Olympics, which will truly define Vancouver and Canada to the rest of the world. Ann Gibbon
I hope they have a moment of silence for Nodar Kumaritashvili tonight.
Can’t wait for the Games to start! Sooo excited!
IT’S OLYMPICS! TIME TO CELEBRATE!
I just held a torch, getting ready for the games!
To be there would be AWESOME
Olympics are awesome. Lovin your blogging coverage. I’ve heard some rumors that the opening ceremonies will be a sight to behold.
Go Canada Go!
So sad to hear about the luge accident today. Thoughts and prayers for Nodar’s family and friends, and all the athletes who have to race on the same track. May there be no more accidents.
Go Canada Go!
thanks for the great contests!
Lucky comment number one! I hope that, from all of the mixed emotions pulsing through the city right now emerges a fantastic celebration of the best the world has to offer. This is the time to put aside our differences and embrace our guests! Go World! (I’ve adopted Visa’s slogan)
I am so excited to be glued to my TV during all the events! And I can’t wait to head downtown and take part in all the festivities! 🙂 GO FOR GOLD, CANADA!
Count me in, only thing that could beat that prize would be the men’s gold medal hockey game! Great prize!
I wanna win tickets!
Wow I’d live to go along with 50,000 other people.
Great job reporting on the games so far. Keep it up.
Go Canada Go!!!
I’ve been watching the torch online on its way here and can’t believe how excited I am. Would love to be at the opening ceremonies.
Umm…hello! Yes, I’d be ecstatic to go!!
Pumped about the Olympics!! Going to be awesome.
Everyone has an Olympic dream and mine is to drink a beer with Quatchi.
I would love to win the ticket for tonight!!! A once in a lifetime experience!!!
Go Canada Go!
RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili.
Happy Olympics Vancouver!
My favorite thins about the Olympics is MEN’S HOCKEY, duh!
Our family was there in 2003 at GM Place when Vancouver was awarded the Games. Our kids were 3 and 5 then, and we thought it would be soooo long until 2010.
Here we are. Tonight’s the night and it will be spectacular.
I’d like to win these tickets on behalf of my parents-in-law, who were unable to obtain tickets for the Games and sadly lament that fact.
Thanks and cheers.
Ready to Celebrate! Would love to go to the Ceremonies 🙂
pick me pick me!!
Would LOVE eto go to the opening ceremony
GOld Canada GOld!
Pick me please!
I hope that the tragic incident on the luge course isn’t a sign of things to come. The Olympics are supposed to be about happy events and triumphs.
Crossing my fingers for our Canadian figure skaters! Go Patrick Chan 🙂
Watching the torch run by us on Davie and Burrard this morning was an emotional moment. Go Canada!
Go Canada Go!
P.S. I can bring the famed Gaston of http://www.gastonreport.com for some online video coverage!
Yes, Yes, Yes…now is the time to celebrate!!! So all you humbug Vancouverites it’s time to let go of your crusty ways. It’s not about Vancouver anymore…it’s about being on the World stage and showing your Canadian Pride ans Spirit! We live in the best place on earth….Be Proud and show the World why WE as Canadians are so fantastic!!!!
Go Canada Go…
Nodar Kumaritashvili is in my thoughts. Such a tragedy.
I am so proud to support Canada and Germany during the games and have my whole family from Germany here and it would be an honour to take them.
Pick me! Pick me!
I would like to dedicate this particular contest entry to the lovely Ami. Her smile is the best thing about these Olympics so far.
(To my wife, Nadia, you’ll win the title as soon as I see you – don’t worry! :D)
I’m loving that the world gets to see our amazingly diverse and beautiful city! It makes me proud to be a Vancity girl!
It would be such a great last-minute change to anyone’s day!! Thanks for making this available!
It would be a distinct thrill to actually be a part of the Opening Ceremonies:-) Fingers crossed…
So proud to be Canadian right now, and loving some of the lyrics from Classified’s Oh Canada:
From the land of the lost
patriotic and a honor
with a hand on my heart
From the Greatest of Lakes
to the greenest of greens
to the Rockiest mountains
and everything in between
I know where I’m from and I told ya before
North of America hard to ignore
every time I go away i tell em for sure
I’m from Canada o-o-o Canada
watching the torch relay LIVE – so exciting!! would love to go to the opening ceremonies …
Would love to go too.
I would love to see tonight’s ceremony! Good luck to everyone!
I repeat @JeremyLims comment.
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Nodar Kumaritashvili
My thoughts are with the family, fellow competitors and friends of Nodar Kumaritashvili today.
thinks Kumaritashvili’s family should light the torch
Luge tragedy today will require a solemn addition to the opening ceremony
The only thing better than watching the opening ceremony on tv would to be there live! I’d love to win!
I was planning on going to the Ozone tonight for the ceramonies but I’d MUCH RATHER TICKETS TO THIS! 😀
IN FOR THE WIN!
Today is such an emotional day: torch relay, opening ceremonies and the horrible, horrible luge accident – the sense of community pride and togetherness is amazing. I love this city!
Go Canada Go! Wear Red people. 🙂
In honour of Nodar Kumaritashvili!
Isn’t it great that the grey weather doesn’t matter today? The buzz is incredible. Waving my Canadian and UK flags with pride!
The city is energized, my body have permanent shivers! I am so excited and proud of our Country. It’s our time to shine 🙂
GOOD LUCK to all the athletes & I hope these are the best Winter Olympics ever!!
My thoughts & prayers go out to everyone on the Georgian Olympic Team.
The comment was sponsored by Visa…because everything in this city is is!
With a Coke and a smile…
Let the Games Begin!!
It seemed so tragic as to render the Olympics pointless and unredeemable to me. And then I remembered Nodar Kumaritashvili died at what he would probably consider to be the most important and most significant moment of his life doing what he loves to do.
I’ll drop everything to be there!
I love how the tesion and thrill of watching our Canadian athletes compete
I am so so SO proud to be Canadian today and watch the Olympics in our home!
Canadian spirit for these games is fantastic. I am very proud to be a Canadian!
go canada go!
I will cheer the loudest! 🙂 GO CANADA GO
Count me in! Would be so amazing to witness the Opening Cermonies live in our hometown. Thanks — from a proud Vancouverite!
Vancouver 2010 is my second Olympic experience, but first to volunteer!!
DO YOU BELIEVE??
Go Team Canada!
Can’t wait to see the opening ceremonies, hopefully in person!
I was just at the BC Hydro village yesterday with my kids. Awesome spot; the kids had a blast. Would love to see the opening ceremonies. You rock Miss 604!
Dedicate the Games to the memory of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, his team mates, family & friends. Rest In Peace.
Wow – I would love to win the tickets and will absolutely be able to meet and pick up!!!
I living in Vancouver and can’t wait for the games to begin!
omg pick me
Crossing all my fingers and all my toes, but not my arms.
What an awesome idea to have a last minute 2010 Opening Ceremonies tickes draw – an opportunity to share in Canada’s magic moment!
I’m so excited. Being a volunteer these last few days has been awesome!
My condolences to the family of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili.
So excited that the Olympics have started! Going to the opening ceremonies would be a dream!
I enjoy the unity and compassion that builds from the olypmics. Seeing the fire builds inspiration.
Would love any tickets, jsut to enjoy the ambience and community and do what I can to cheer on everyone after this morning’s terrible accident.
My GF was volunteering for the dress rehearsal, so couldn’t make it. She’d love to be able to go to the real one (and she deserves it).
This post goes to the family, friends and loved ones of the fallen luge racer. As an athlete who practises a dangerous sport; I truly believe that he died doing what he loved and proudly representing his country. He was probably so happy and having the greatest experience of his life. RIP
Canada is my gang and Red and White are my colors!
its going to be i n s a n e tonight! i hope i win 🙂
What an exciting time to be in Vancouver, and to be Canadian! I’m so excited to see what they have planned tonight and for the world to see our lovely city. After many years it’s finally here. Let’s enjoy it to the fullest!!
So much fun in our little city. LET’S GO WORLD!
Nice giveaway! You kick ICE Miss604!
Amazing giveaway. 🙂
Would love to be there to see a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Go Canada!
Our hearts go out to the friends and family of Nodar Kumaritashvili.
Heading to Vangroovy from Nanaimo with my Girl and looking forward to letting the wind blow us anywhere, and everywhere… this is going to be fun!
Are we sure it’s not actually Saturday? Who could possibly get any work done with all this Olympic excitement!
Hy heart goes out to the family, friends and teammates of Nodar Kumaritashvili.
party in vancouverr!!
Saw the torch on Davie this morning, looking forward to the rest of February in Vancouver!
This is like a dream, I need to win, I want it so bed.
Eh Oh CANADA Go!
As I have no Olympic event tickets yet this would impress my wife. Not much does anymore…
I am so sad about the luge accident that I need something fun and exciting to look back on! I’d love to see the boys play Canada’s favorite past time. And/or watch our city welcome the athletes at the opening ceremonies!!
Big supporter of the Olympics. I like the pride it brings out in the country.
Oooh – Count me in for this!
Go Canada Go!
Cool!!! I want it.
GO CANADA GO!!!
Great contest! Great day! Great city!
Go Canada Go!!!!
Let the games begin! My heart is with Georgia right now…
I agree, there should be some respects paid to the late Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was killed in a training accident in Whistler today. So sad.
And in the meantime, I plan to cheer both the Olympics sport, fun, and creativity, *and* the protester’s reminders of all that is wrong with the corporate marketing frenzy and the warped priorities that got us here.
Here’s to hoping I win. Thanks in advance 🙂
The Olympics has created an amazing sense of community here! I’m in awe of how we are all drawn to the torch, wanting to touch it, get a glimpse of the spirit and what it represents: Hope, Pride and World Peace! I would be so honoured to experience the opening ceremonies!
Pleassssse let it be me
Me me me!
Could there be a better feeling than being in your hometown watching the Opening Ceremonies with the world watching? Incredible contest Rebecca, Happy Olympics everyone.
Go Canada Go, let’s show the world who’s #1!
Great contest! Go Canada!
My daughter and I are ready to Skytrain in from Surrey! Go athletes go!
I love the excitement that’s building in the city! It would be awesome to see the opening ceremonies in person!
Go Canada Go!
I’m squeezing into a Girls Large yellow HBC Canada sweatshirt for Team Canada.
Pick me so I can cry my eyes out tonight!
Opening ceremony tickets would be amazing!
I’m excited to see some of the events being broadcast….I won’t get to see the opening though, b/c I don’t have cable! In person would blow my mind!
Good luck all!
Omg how amazing would it be to be part of it instead of just watching on a screen…so excited hope you choose me
I’ll be there with Canadian tattoos and stickers all over my face and a huge smile!!!
DREAMING PEACE & CELEBRATION – Standing Together As One
A Defining Moment!
I would looooove to be PRESENT & RECEIVE YOUR GIFT.
*** SPARRKLES of LIGHT ~ Marjiree in White Rock
Go Canada Go!
Saw the Olympic torch go by the office this morning. It is all very exciting! Can’t wait to check out all the free stuff!
Here’s my last chance to get a ticket!!
Livecity Yaletown torch relay celebration was amazing last night!
Wooo…I’ll be there with Canadian tattoos and stickers all over my face and a huge smile!!!
*put wrong email in my last one ooops
Go Team Canada – our hearts go out to the Georgians.
I’m so psych for the Olympics! Go Canada Go!
Watched the torch relay come down from SFU to Hastings Street in Burnaby! What a fabulous moment!!
I have never been more excited for an event in my life — and I’m as apathetic as they come! The tickets would make me the happiest Canadian on the planet. I promise.
Pick me so I can test ustreaming from an official venue…. And see how long it will take them to take it offline
Great contest. Go Canada go.
Can’t wait for the show to start…
It’s time! Have a great Olympics everyone!
Just seeing the torch yesterday was amazing. Seeing the Opening Ceremonies would be unforgettable!
How amazing would it be to be able to bring my daughter to see the opening of such an incredible athletic event! Go Canada Go!
VANCOUVER 2010! time to PARTAYYYY! wooohooooo
Wohoooo! Thanks Miss604 for running this contest! So fantastic.
I hope I win! GO CANADA GO! I am extremely excited to see the Olympics take over our beautiful city. So proud to be Canadian!
Keep up the good work 🙂
It’s Olymptastic fever out there. Have had exciting chills all week!
Go Canada Go!
How amazing would this be? such a great moment, I hope I get to experience it! pick me! *crosses fingers*
Can’t afford all the crazy expensive tickets. Hope I win!
Woohoo! I missed out on the Swiss cheese guy this morning, so this is my last chance for opening ceremony tickets. I gotta feeling…
Need to find something red to wear!
Would be great to see the festivities live & in person!
Go Canada! This city is alive with excitement.
I’m starting to get excited (finally) about the Olympics, but feel sad for the Georgian team and Nodar Kumaritashvili’s family. Hopefully the team decides to stay.. 🙁
To confirm…is it one ticket or a pair of tickets? 🙂
Go Canada! Make us proud!
I’ll be watching live whether I win it or not 🙂
So sad to hear of Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death. Thinking of his family and fellow competitors right now.
I have been wowed by Vancouver hosting the games and so proud to be a Vancouverite at this time. I haven’t any tickets to an event and planned to cheer in my living room. Thanks to BC hydro for this wonderful unexpected opportunity of a lifetime for someone. If I am chosen, I’ll be out my house in 5 mins to collect the tickets and would be ever grateful to have the chance to actually be there in person. I am saddened by the news about the Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. My prayers go out to his family, friends and teammates.
(I sent the last form too early, darn iPhone)
I am soo excited for these olympics. Like Paul Hillsdon said, it’s my generation’s Expo 86 and I’d love a chance to go to the opening ceremonies. Thanks !
I saw the Olympic torch by our office today and would love to see the opening ceremonies tonight!
My Wife would love if we could go to the opening ceremonies, would be the best pre-valantines present ever!
Im getting into olympic fever!
I can’t believe how different the atmosphere is in this town even compared to 3 days ago before the torch entered into GVRD. Everyone is excited and I hope the whole world will see how great this city and the whole country is.
One of the greatest sporting events is at our doorsteps, it’s time for us to make the most of it, go out there and experience all the Olympics has to offer.
Please enter me to win!
My two cents: I absolutely LOVE how everyone is starting to get the Olympic ‘fevah’! Tons of people out there wearing their Canada clothing proudly! I just bought my Red Canada hoodie from Aritzia today. GOOO Canada!!
I really want those tickets 🙂
Seeing the Olympics is on my life list. Almost checked.
I would love to attend the 2010 Opening Ceremony to feel the spirit! Thank you.
GO CANADA GO GO GO!!!
Totally support Canada in the Olympics!!
Awesome contest! Currently creeping around Yaletown and loving all the Olympic spirit.
How amazing would be it to attend the opening cemeremonies?!
Your tweets and posts have totally psyched me up for the Games. Thank you so much for that!
Yes to the Olympic spirit and celebrating our shared humanity! (My heart breaks for the Georgian luger.)
I am the only person in my office who’s excited about the olympics!! I’m so glad it’s finally here and would love to see the opening in person!
I’ve never won anything, ever. Here’s to hoping.
We are looking for a rain protected shelter for tonight !!!
What an exciting contest! *fingers crossed* I’ll be watching the clock now 🙂
Hey Miss 604! I love your blog! Your info and pictures are awsome and better yet is the giveaway! I seen that you were a Finalist, Impact Entrepreneur Group (Women Entrepreneur of the Year) and as I’ma new blogger might invest in your book:-) I am so excited about the Olympics! I hope I win! Fingers Crossed!!!
Wait… a comment about the Olympics… Go Canada!
After watching the torch pass UBC yesterday evening, my Olympic spirit is in high gear!
bc the beautiful !
Condalences to Nodar Kumaritashvili’s family, friends & team mates.
Best Sports Day ever!
Your excitement is contagious.
Just watch out for team GB’s women curlers!
I watched the torch go by at main and hastings today. RBC had a lot of spirit! Would love to win! swagnerm [at] hotmail [dot] com.
I would be so honored to take my son Karson!
Go Canada go!
Can’t afford to take my child to any of the events/venues…this would be a really awesome chance of a lifetime!
Can’t wait for the Games to start,, so sad about Nodar Kumaritashvili.. We wish his family all the best in this tough time
GO CANADA !!!!!
I’m so happy to share this city with the world!
Opening ceremony is going to be fantastic! GO Canada GO!
Glad to see Vancouver getting excited about the games. We’re a a little late to the party, but let’s show the world were not such a “no fun city” after all!
Go Canada go!
Remember! they slept on a bed from sleep country!! …
Go! Canada Go!
Wow, wonder how many entries you would have in a longer contest!
Hello there! After chasing the torch around downtown Vancouver all morning, an opportunity to see the opening ceremony would be well appreciated!
Thank you so much for the chance!
GO CANADA! VANCOUVER2010!!!
I am so thrilled to see the patriotism around the city–from the car flags, to the house flags, to the people in red and white. It’s so nice to see. Go Canada Go!!
It would be great to see the opening ceromonies!
Winter Olympics 2010 are here. GO CANADA GO. I love it. I am so excited. Would love to go to the Opening Ceremonies :)…….
So very proud of our city and country. Welcome world and get ready to party!!
Took part in the Torch Relay ceremonies in Yaletown last night, and at the final stop today. Made me feel very patriotic!
Also, great coverage of the Games so far Miss 604. Keep it up!
My favorite thing is vancouver’s energy downtown.
I’d love to win – what an opportunity.
It’d be awesome to go!
Vancouver is pretty exciting today. Let’s see if I can win some tickets. ^^
I ran along to seawall holding swiss cheese to get my hands on a ticket as part of a House of Switzerland competition, and missed out by 30min…
Maybe this giveaway will make the pain go away 😉
Go Canada GO GO GO!!!
Oh man I am SO excited about the Olympics and would really do almost anything to go see the Opening Ceremonies… I get chills and tears just thinking about it!! Please pick me! I never win anything and this would just mean so so much!!..
I GOT MY PHOTO TAKEN WITH Terry’s Foxes father today! SO AMAZING! I LOVE THE WINTER OLYMPICS 2010!!!!! GO CANADA!
I love seeing the world come together. It’s a beautiful thing.
Olympics – wow, something making a great buzz!
Pick me, pick me! 😛 Thanks!!
Thanks for all the Van2010 updates Miss604! The next two weeks are going to rock!
GO CANADA GO !
I would love to see the real ceremonies as I saw the Monday dress rehearsal and would like to see what changed since then 🙂
I would love to go to this! Go Canada Go!!
Go Canada Go!!!! What an honour it would be to attend the opening ceremonies and see my cousin Trevor White and the rest of Team Canada!!! Here’s trying!!!!!!!!!!
pick me pick me!
I Love Vancouver.
Just caught the torch as it headed up E. 1st this morning… hard not to get caught up in the excitement! I’d love to see the opening ceremonies.
I want to got downtown and party tonight!!!!
Go Canada Go
I’d love to go to the opening ceremonies!
To be apart of the Olympic Opening Ceremony would be a once in a lifetime opportunity!!
So sad about Georgian, but Olympics are great!!
Go Canada Go! W0000000t.
Go Canada! Saw the torch go by. So great.
Go Canada Go
Excited to see the games officially begin!
I’d love to go!
In before it closes
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED – thank you everyone!!
I love the Olympics
Hope I’m not too late. I’d love to go to the opening ceremonies. The olympic vibe is awesome!
WOO go canada goo!
Would’ve been great!!! The buzz in Vancouver is awesome!
Go Canada Go!
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