Donate to Win Tickets to the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Robert Scales of recently approached me to see if I could help run a contest to give away his tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. Wanting to do more than simply hold a draw, Robert had the fantastic idea to also raise funds for the BC Wheelchair Sports Association.

We only have about 10 hours to run this contest in order to get the tickets to the winner on time so here’s how it will work:

  • Please visit the online donation page and contribute a minimum of $10 to the BC Wheelchair Sports Association.
  • The page will generate a list of all donors for us and from that list, a winner will be drawn at random.
  • It’s pretty much a win-win situation. A cause is supported, you learn more about the upcoming Paralympics coverage on, (& and someone gets to attend the Opening Ceremony with a friend — for $10.

    The ceremony will not be televised live as CTV will be taping it and airing it on Saturday March 13th.

    The contest will close at 12:00am March 12th (that’s midnight tonight) and I will notify the winner by the email they supply on the donation page. 100% of the donations will go directly to the BC Wheelchair Sports Association as they are registered with CanadaHelps.

    Thank you and I hope everyone really enjoys the excitement and amazing athletic performances of the Paralympic Games.

    Update: Due to an error with the CanadaHelps site last night we have extended the contest until 8:00am Friday March 12.

    All donations of at least $10 are contest entries and must be received through the online donation page. The winner will need to arrange to collect their tickets from Robert tomorrow, Friday March 12th, 2010. Two tickets will be awarded, valued at $370 for the pair.

    5 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. MaseyThursday, March 11th, 2010 — 1:48pm PST

      For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to get tix, do you know if the opening ceremony is being televised Rebecca?

      It’ll be a pretty sad state of affairs if it isn’t…

    2. Miss604Thursday, March 11th, 2010 — 1:52pm PST

      Just found out that they’re taping it and airing it on Saturday:

      “Although the International Paralympic Movement asks organizers to try and have the opening ceremonies broadcast live, the CTV-Rogers broadcast consortium will air it on tape delay on Saturday.”

    3. CamilliaFriday, March 12th, 2010 — 12:01am PST

      CTV News just aired that you can watch the Opening Ceremony live Friday night. It will also repeat on Saturday at 2pm.

    4. scalesFriday, March 12th, 2010 — 12:15am PST

      >>>>>>>>>>>> UPDATE AT 12:00 AM <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
      Due to server issues at CanadaHelps, we are pushing the deadline until 8AM…
      In the case that the servers are still being down by then we will assign tickets alternatively.
      Just in case, feel free to leave comments with your intent to make a $10 donation to the BC Wheelchair Sports Association when the system goes back up… (We’ll use the good old honor system, since this is for a good cause..)
      Make sure to email CanadaHelps with your best polite complaints…

    5. Miss604Friday, March 12th, 2010 — 7:32am PST

      @Camillia Everywhere online says it’s being taped but not aired until Saturday:

      CTV March 12, 2010:
      “The opening ceremonies will not be broadcast live. Instead, they’ll be tape-delayed by CTV until Saturday, and packaged with Canada’s first sledge-hockey match. Mr. Roberge says he initially questioned the decision, but when the broadcaster said it was trying to take advantage of the potential audience for the popular sport, he welcomed it.”

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