Portable Charcoal Grill Giveaway

Comments 188 by Rebecca Bollwitt

One scent that really means “summer” to me is that of a charcoal grill. On simmering August evenings my brother would be on our back patio sizzling perfectly marked steaks as my sister and I finished up our play time with the sprinkler on the lawn. We would spot puffs of smoke from other backyard grills rise above the hedge lines as the charcoal aroma filled the neighbourhood. Paper plates, corn on the cob, lawn chairs, grass between the toes, and BBQ sauce on our lips.

These days I have no back yard and my building doesn’t allow for grilling on balconies. However when we’re out at Cultus Lake or Belcarra, picnickers revive those memories for me through their afternoon charcoal cookouts.

The reason behind this nostalgia (that is frankly making me quite hungry at the moment) is that Canadian Tire has approached me to do a giveaway.

Bond Portable Charcoal GrillHere’s what they have included in the prize pack:

  • 1 Ted Reader Cedar Grilling Plank
  • 1 jar of Ted Reader’s Fig’N Delicious Honey Garlic Grilling Sauce
  • 1 jar of Ted Reader’s Crazy Canuck Sticky Chicken and Rib Sauce
  • 1 shaker of Ted Reader’s Orgasmic Onion Burger Seasoning Mix
  • 1 shaker of Ted Reader’s Bone Dust BBQ Seasoning
  • … and 1 Bond portable charcoal grill
  • Here’s how you can enter to win this prize pack:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your favourite place for a picnic (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win a portable charcoal grill from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/2iwaZ

    Approximate value of the prize pack is $60. I will draw a winner August 11th at 9:00am.

    Update Just a quick note: As of July 31st you cannot smoke or have a charcoal BBQ or fire of any kind in Vancouver parks or on the beaches. Please wait for the ban to be lifted before taking your grill out and about.

    Update The winner of the prize pack is Kate (comment July 29th) — have fun grilling!

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    188 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Craig PThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:33pm PDT

      I have wanted a Charcoal Grill forever. I hope I win!!!

    2. TriciaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:34pm PDT

      Spanish banks!

      That grill looks so cute! Think I’ll pick one up even if I don’t win! 😀

    3. LarissaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:34pm PDT

      oooh. i’ve been eyeing one of those grills for ages. and that green might be the best colour EVER.

    4. CarlosThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:35pm PDT

      Favorite place: Spanish Banks, low tide, sunny weekend. Oh look, it’s almost here…. !

    5. KathyThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:35pm PDT

      My favorite place for a picnic is probably at Vanier Park. A close second is Burnaby Mountain. Locations for my favorite BBQ place are Spanish Banks and Golden Ears Park.

    6. TracyThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:35pm PDT

      my favourite picnic place would have to be Stanley Park!

    7. RoshenaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:36pm PDT

      The backyard – only ten steps away from modern plumbing!

    8. StashThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:38pm PDT

      Crescent beach in Whiterock is incredible but sometimes it’s great to hit up a small local park and bask in the hustle and bustle of everything.

    9. TylerThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:39pm PDT

      Woo more BBQ action this Summer is needed!!

    10. TylerThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:40pm PDT

      Whoops forgot to mention where I like to BBQ – Fav place is Willows Beach in Victoria, next would be our Balcony

    11. AdamThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:42pm PDT

      Wreck Beach is an amazing place to do some summer grilling!

    12. CathyThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

      This is so cute. My favorite place for a picnic is on our small boat in a bay off Anvil Island.

    13. KatieThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

      I really enjoy a picnic down on one of the grassy areas along the seawall

    14. KatieThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:47pm PDT

      Favourite place to B.B.Q. : I would have to say my dads house. Especially when we get my family all together! Always a great time! Since I have a balcony, this B.B.Q. would be perfect for my condo! I hope I’m lucky enough to win it!

    15. Ron K.Thursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:47pm PDT

      Crab Park! Beautiful north shore skyline, Canada Place and a stones throw from Gastown.

    16. GraemeThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:49pm PDT

      My favourite picnic place is at Cultus Lake.

    17. VanessaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 1:58pm PDT

      Favourite place to picnic is Crescent Beach. Spanish Banks is a close second, only because I now live in South Surrey, and Crescent Beach is much closer than Spanish Banks.

    18. hansolocujoThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:01pm PDT

      Stanley park/2nd beach

    19. DaveThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:03pm PDT

      I love a good picnic at Spanish Banks, one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

    20. JasonThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:04pm PDT

      Kits beach is a pleasant walking distance from many bus stops, and there is lots of affordable take-out or dine-in places right by the beach, so there is the option of either bringing or buying food.

    21. ChrisThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:05pm PDT

      The best place by far must be in Stanley Park near the running oval. You get a beautiful view of downtown and the north shore. Can’t beat it.

    22. JanieThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:06pm PDT

      My favorite place for a picnic is actually my backyard! Plenty of sunlight, soft grass and privacy.

    23. LynnThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:08pm PDT

      My favorite place is Sasamat lake

    24. stephanieThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:12pm PDT

      Anywhere with grass and a lake or big body of water. White Rock/Crescent Beach…

    25. JeffThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:14pm PDT

      Would love to win this. Right now all I have is a $20 stand-up charcoal grill that keeps falling over.

    26. SharonThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:26pm PDT

      Fintry Provincial Park Public Day Beach is beautiful and has picnic tables.

    27. BrendaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:39pm PDT

      This would be amazing for the beach!

    28. MichelleThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:41pm PDT

      Jericho Beach facing Burrard Inlet

    29. SarahThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:43pm PDT

      Far far away from the busy city! Best place for a picnic!

    30. RachelThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:44pm PDT

      Favorite place for a picnic is Burnaby Mountain – amazing view and scenery!

    31. AlThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:48pm PDT

      By the duck pond in Queen Elizabeth park

    32. JenThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 2:54pm PDT

      We love Rocky Point in Port Moody!

    33. ChrisThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 3:04pm PDT

      BBQ yum yum at the beach.

    34. WayneThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 3:04pm PDT

      Best place for a picnic is taking food and setting up at Spanish Banks. Its just great for families, walking along the beach, taking a dip, playing v-ball, frisbee, football and every now and then there’s a car show to tour!

    35. Grant DimockThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 3:14pm PDT

      My favourite picnic site was at the public beach at Christina Lake. Wonderful summer days.

    36. Tuija SeipellThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 3:26pm PDT

      Somewhere near the Lower Brockton cricket field in Stanley Park. Fun to watch the game, great views of Coal Harbour, North Shore AND totem poles, plus a washroom and snack bar nearby.

    37. ivyThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 3:28pm PDT

      Favourite place will be hands down at any park nearby a friend’s local park or by the beach on a sunny day. It’s more of who you’re with and what we’re having at the picnic 🙂

    38. Julie NichollsThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 3:41pm PDT

      That is one nice grill!

    39. BonnieThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 3:46pm PDT

      Beauty of a grill!!
      I like to take my family to Cultus Lake for picnics.

    40. scribecalledsteffThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 3:47pm PDT

      Favourite place to barbecue? Anywhere but here. And here.

    41. BrendaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 4:51pm PDT

      Ah nostalgia, I grew up with bbq cooked over charcoal.

    42. CliffThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 4:53pm PDT

      Mm, smokey meat.

    43. BrendaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 4:55pm PDT

      Spanish Banks is a great place to have a bbq.

    44. DonnaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 4:57pm PDT

      Fave place for a picnic would be the top of a mountain where there’s a fab lookout point

    45. CliffThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 4:58pm PDT

      I love grilling at my parent’s house.

    46. CarolinaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 5:09pm PDT

      I would love to take that portable charcoal grill on my motorbike to the beautiful beaches of Spanish Banks!

    47. ChristineThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 5:20pm PDT

      Defintely Cultus lake 🙂

    48. MargaretThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 5:47pm PDT

      Love Rocky Point Park for a picnic.

    49. DomThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 6:23pm PDT

      Great prize! My favourite spot is Bunzten Lake.

    50. PatrickckThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 6:52pm PDT

      The little garden at the mansion at Davie St. and Cardero.

    51. JeanieThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 7:37pm PDT

      Any clean patch of grass

    52. bekkiThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 8:07pm PDT

      Belcarra picnic area

    53. hayleyThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 8:12pm PDT

      Anywhere quiet and away from lifes daily stresses!

    54. NicoleThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 8:34pm PDT

      I love picnic by the beach, probably by Jericho is my favorite.

    55. WinnieThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 8:35pm PDT

      Bunzten lake with my family

    56. CharlesThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 8:36pm PDT

      Steveston Garry Points. Nice grassy area with picnic tables.

    57. LindaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 9:13pm PDT

      I have yet to picnic this year. Any place with green grass, sunshine and shade, under the big blue sky with a bag full of picnic food and good company.

    58. DaianneThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 9:16pm PDT

      so cute and will be very usefull.. i would love to learn how make some canadian burguers…

    59. SherryThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 10:05pm PDT

      2nd beach or Spanish banks – it is a toss up

      Hope I win cause my ex took our portable BBQ

    60. JeremyThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 10:51pm PDT

      This would be great, I love BBQs 🙂

    61. JenThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 10:51pm PDT

      I would love to win the BBQ and all the goodies with it!

    62. Michael KwanThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 11:06pm PDT

      I think my favorite bbq spot is Spanish Banks, though I had a lot of fun at some random spot near Banff this summer too.

    63. KateThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 11:11pm PDT

      I love Spanish Banks too, it’s tops. Second favourite is Whytecliffe Park.

    64. VitFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 12:23am PDT

      Whytecliff Park, West Van!

    65. Curtis PennerFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 12:27am PDT

      Whytecliff Park

    66. RachelFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 12:37am PDT

      jericho beach is my favorite place to picnic!!

    67. EdFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 12:46am PDT

      I picnic close by at central park

    68. TracyFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 12:52am PDT

      Burnaby Mountain is great for picnics!

    69. Patrick M.Friday, July 30th, 2010 — 1:13am PDT

      I would absolutely love this package!

    70. Camila F.Friday, July 30th, 2010 — 5:43am PDT

      That’s the cutest grill ever! My favorite place for picnics is my backyard! 🙂

    71. ParkerFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 8:47am PDT

      I’ve had a few fabulous BBQs at varying ferry terminals. Its not always bad when you just miss the ferry and have to wait!!

    72. JeremyFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 9:19am PDT

      nice grill and again another sweet contest

    73. JeremyFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 9:19am PDT

      nice grill and again another sweet contest, i love bbqing in the backyars with friends and fam

    74. amfriesenFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 9:39am PDT

      we prefer propane as it’s more environmentally friendly but we did have a charcoal bbq for backyard fires since it’s more contained and is great for smores; we got it too hot one night on one end and it melted through tho

      this would be a great addition to backyard garden, patio, etc.

    75. KarenFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 9:40am PDT

      Christopher Hitchens once declared: “that the four most overrated things in life were champagne, lobsters, anal sex, and picnics.”

      I still like the picnics, preferably at Ambleside beach.

    76. RobFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 9:55am PDT

      Kits beach for BBQ’ing. How can you go wrong?

    77. RobFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 9:57am PDT

      Brohm Lake up the Sea to Sky, on a hot summer’s day!

    78. HollyFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 9:59am PDT

      Spanish Banks! I am always very jealous of those lucky folks that are grilling….maybe I can join the club!

    79. SeanFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 10:05am PDT

      The beach.

    80. sylviaFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 10:24am PDT

      Deep Cove Park!

    81. ChristineFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 10:55am PDT

      My favorite picnic spot is the beach. It’s the perfect backdrop to any meal!

    82. DilaraFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 11:50am PDT

      My favorite picnic spot is Burnaby Mountain!

    83. Brenda W.Friday, July 30th, 2010 — 2:39pm PDT

      Centennial Beach @ Boundary Bay

    84. VeronicaFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 5:02pm PDT

      Dundarave Beach, by the Beach House in West Van.
      You really don’t know it’s there, as it’s such a small place… but it’s great for the kids!

    85. Gunwoo Kyle DoFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 5:16pm PDT

      Cultus lake.
      Water,swimming,and BBQ.
      Whatelse do I need for this summer?

    86. Gunwoo Kyle DoFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 5:18pm PDT

      Cultus lake.

    87. WezleeFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 6:26pm PDT

      My backyard with friends is the best place to bbq!

    88. BonnieFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 8:57pm PDT

      down at the beach! perfect backdrop for a barb!

    89. RubyFriday, July 30th, 2010 — 10:19pm PDT

      Alouette Lake .. beautiful water and trees!

    90. RyanSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 12:27am PDT

      My patio!

    91. HelenaSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 8:38am PDT

      It has to be Spanish Banks – nothing better than watching the kids doing hand stands on the beach whilst we BBQ!

    92. StaceySaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 11:01am PDT

      The best place, by far, to have a bbq is the dog beach at Spanish Banks. Thanks for this opportunity. 🙂

    93. AgaselSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 3:58pm PDT

      Fave picnic place: the beach! (Just don’t get caught by the Parks Board)

    94. ClaireSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 8:45pm PDT

      Our favourite place for a picnic is dinner on the grass overlooking English Bay. What an amazing view in the evening.

    95. lizSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 9:25pm PDT

      I love to picnic at jericho or vanier park.Jericho is the quieter place these days.

    96. John CruzSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 7:57am PDT

      Buntzen Lake! Great view, fresh air, and bbq…. That’s a perfect picnic.

    97. mike wSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 9:24am PDT

      Finally bought my own (tiny) apartment, with balcony, and it’s crying out for a bbq for my house-warming party.

    98. VolaciousRSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 11:11am PDT

      It’s a tough choice as Vancouver has so many lovely parks and beaches, but my top choice right now would have to be Tower Beach because it’s beautiful and more isolated; sometimes you just want to enjoy the view with a little more peace and quiet, even if you can’t get out to one of the islands of the coast. =)

    99. TeresaSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 11:47am PDT

      Jericho Beach

    100. TazimSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 12:38pm PDT

      My favourite place for a picnic is Portside Park/CRAB beach.

    101. TazimSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 12:38pm PDT


    102. VeronicaSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 4:05pm PDT

      My backyard!

    103. MonaSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 6:47pm PDT

      Looks great!

    104. MonaSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 6:48pm PDT

      Sorry, my favorite place for a picnic is those little water outposts near Kits Beach, quiet and beautiful view, right at sundown

    105. JYSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 11:57pm PDT

      I love bbqing in the summertime!

    106. ElaanMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 12:02am PDT

      Rocky Point Park in Port Moody! 🙂

    107. DebMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 10:05am PDT

      My favorite place would have to be Queen Elizabeth Park.

    108. mingMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 10:53am PDT

      nothing says summer like barbecuing.

    109. cindy quachMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 11:03am PDT


    110. PINGMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 11:35am PDT

      Best place is white rock beach, near point roberts!!!

    111. IreneMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 12:07pm PDT

      My boss cooks all year round on a charcoal burner. He can give me lots of hints on how to make a great meal.

    112. mikeMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 2:50pm PDT

      favorite place for a picnic? buntzen lake for sure!

    113. Sierra GemmaTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 10:34am PDT

      Green is my favourite colour!

    114. K8ieTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 10:44am PDT

      My fav place to picnic is Spanish Banks

    115. KristaTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 2:03pm PDT

      Its a tie between Robson park and my back patio

    116. Alex CameronTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 2:51pm PDT

      I would say Kits beach right now as it’s so close to my apartment but I was at this really awesome little lake just before Squamish in Murrin Park. When I can manage a picnic there, it will likely be a favourite spot too.

    117. SanazTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 3:09pm PDT

      Favourite place to BBQ would be Locarno Beach, beautiful and peaceful!

    118. JeanetteTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 3:21pm PDT

      Definitely the best place for a picnic is Deep Cove in North Vancouver. I love being by the water, but at the same time its still quite… an escape from the city! I heart picnics, with friends and family: Best way to enjoy the summer, eat well, and soak up some sun!

    119. BillieTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 3:35pm PDT

      Spanish Banks is great – or someones back yard.

    120. tkTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 4:13pm PDT

      by the beach

    121. Tracey FlattesTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 6:56pm PDT

      Harbour Green Park – kid can play in the spray park, we can relax and watch the seaplanes!

    122. BerniceTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 7:51pm PDT

      Would love to use this grill in Spanish Banks =)

    123. kelseyTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 11:52pm PDT

      queen e park

    124. willTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 11:52pm PDT

      barnet beach

    125. kathWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 9:52am PDT

      love the green!
      My fave picnic ‘destination’ is pretty much anywhere that I can hit all of the following: water, grass AND sand, good friends, good food, lots of wine and plenty of sunshine and hot men 🙂

    126. RennWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 11:48am PDT

      my backyard 🙂

    127. Monica DuguidWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 12:51pm PDT

      I like to picnic at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. It has such a pretty view of the city and you can watch the Seabus come and go.

    128. LeahWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 4:47pm PDT

      On the lake side on Weaver lake. Or on third beach in Stanley park, well anywhere in stanley park really!

    129. LeannaWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 4:47pm PDT

      I like going up to Hicks Lake by Harrison. The lake is great for swimming and the beach area is lovely for picnics followed by bocce or croquet.

    130. KatWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 10:19pm PDT

      Tribune Bay on Hornby Island…our “Little Hawaii”!

    131. WenditaWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 11:39pm PDT

      please please please?

    132. AretaThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 7:10am PDT

      I love to picnic at Cultus Lake.

    133. Xedric ClaveriaThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 9:55am PDT

      If I win, I’m going to get a green cooking apron to match.

    134. Scented LeafThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 12:57pm PDT

      My favorite picnic spot is Stanley Park, near second beach.

    135. PATRICKThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 4:44pm PDT

      i love doing bbq then eat watermelon

    136. Ian YeungThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 9:47pm PDT

      oooooo perfect for my fam! we need a bbq right now!!!

    137. Ian YeungThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 9:48pm PDT

      i retweeted!!


    138. CandiceFriday, August 6th, 2010 — 11:41am PDT

      Favorite place for a BBQ. Third Beach. Just before sunset.

    139. KristiFriday, August 6th, 2010 — 2:39pm PDT

      I love that color!
      BBQing on my patio is my favorite. If I win I will invite friends over and make my original recipe hamburgers. Mmmm!

    140. CamFriday, August 6th, 2010 — 2:42pm PDT

      I think my favorite place is sunset beach… of course, to watch the sunset.

    141. SharonFriday, August 6th, 2010 — 3:01pm PDT

      I love a picnic on the beach, White Pine works!

    142. MarisaFriday, August 6th, 2010 — 3:09pm PDT

      Spanish Banks.. alllll the way at the end, GREAT spot

    143. MatthewFriday, August 6th, 2010 — 7:40pm PDT

      SW Marine Dr. and Crown street has a nice secluded area for a picnic. Hurts to publicize this 🙁

    144. JanetteFriday, August 6th, 2010 — 10:15pm PDT

      East Beach in Whiterock… Rustic, Ocean, Peaceful

    145. Paul B.Saturday, August 7th, 2010 — 7:31pm PDT

      Favourite place for a picnic on the beach at any bay on Quadra Island

    146. SUKESunday, August 8th, 2010 — 8:07am PDT

      I’m going to grill at home!

    147. RobSunday, August 8th, 2010 — 11:13am PDT

      Kits beach… steps away from my house so I don’t have to carry things too far 😉

    148. LoriSunday, August 8th, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

      Trout Lake

    149. DonnaSunday, August 8th, 2010 — 2:24pm PDT

      West Spanish Banks is great when the tide is out! Walk out in the shallow waters of what seems like kms of beach, chill with friends, throw a disc and consume copius amounts of food!

    150. HayfaSunday, August 8th, 2010 — 2:36pm PDT

      Best place, without a doubt, is wreck beach!!

    151. DaniellaSunday, August 8th, 2010 — 8:27pm PDT

      I love having picnics at spanish banks it’s so gorgeous and really roomy!


    152. VictoriaMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 11:01am PDT

      Third Beach!

    153. Darko SikmanMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:07pm PDT

      Moving to a new place this month and looking forward to my first BBQ on the balcony!

    154. TonyMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:08pm PDT

      It would have to be Crescent Beach.

    155. Stewart RogersMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:09pm PDT

      Favourite picnic spot… backyard? Our last one was Spanish Bank Beach!

    156. MichelleMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:14pm PDT

      Great contest! I love to picnic anywhere, as long as my husband and two girls are with me! We love discovering all the different beaches our city and surrounding areas have to offer!

    157. KristinaMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:16pm PDT

      Love Kits Beach and White Pine for BBQ’s!

    158. Kye GraceMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:20pm PDT

      My favorite spot? Tunkwa Lake where I spend most of the summer…was contemplating getting a charcoal BBBQ for the lake as there is nothing but time to do things right, as you mentioned charcoal is the time tested way to do BBQ right!

    159. Shannon RichardsonMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:30pm PDT

      Favorite place for a picnic would be Spanish Banks with friends and family!

    160. ShelleyMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:32pm PDT

      Campbell Valley Park, Crescent beach or Stanley Park. Great local places for picnics

    161. Carolyn BarnettMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:34pm PDT

      My back yard here in Tennessee USA! Is the contest good in the USA?

    162. YvonneMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:36pm PDT

      Favorite place for a picnic=Spanish Banks

    163. JordanMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:39pm PDT

      Can’t beat the logs at spanish banks after a round of vball while watching the sunset.

    164. MagsMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 6:58pm PDT

      Definitely at Jericho! I also like to picnic at a place in North Van, by Lynn Valley, but it takes a bit of a hike so I wouldn’t bring a BBQ!

    165. DuncanMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 7:06pm PDT

      Here’s hoping – this would be great!

    166. SamanthaMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 7:46pm PDT

      Cultus lake!

    167. barbara mMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 9:22pm PDT

      Would like to win for Bosco,

    168. HebaMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 11:37pm PDT

      By a lake… Buntzen Lake!

    169. JodiTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 10:41am PDT

      Garry Point in Steveston. Phenomenal!

    170. Lumen PhotoTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 2:46pm PDT

      The absolute best place to Barbecue is Locarno Beach. Not only do you have sun till the end of the day but you can eat drink and dip your self into the water at anytime. Great place for beach sports as well!

    171. SionedTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 3:25pm PDT

      My favourite place to picnic would have to be Jericho Beach! Love it!

    172. TrevTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 3:37pm PDT

      Back yard with the whole family sitting around and laughing!

    173. KathrynTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 7:16pm PDT

      favourite Vancouver places to picnic – Dundarave/Whytecliffe Park

    174. JayTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 7:17pm PDT

      At the beach

    175. KristyTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 8:24pm PDT

      So many great places to picnic in this fine city! Vanier park, Corey Rock overlooking deep cove & Jericho come to mind immediately… & soon my new backyard! Hope there is lots more BBQ’ing weather to be had this summer.

    176. FaTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 8:26pm PDT

      Favourite place for a picnic is Lighthouse park!

    177. JustinneTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 9:29pm PDT

      My favourite place for a picnic is Trout lake!

    178. CherylTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 9:44pm PDT

      I’d have to say Spanish Banks. It was pretty sweet the last few times there!

    179. TracyTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 10:59pm PDT

      Kits Beach !
      Favorite places to picnic there :]

    180. GregTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 11:47pm PDT

      I love barbecue like nobody’s business. And I’ve been dying to try my hand at a charcoal grill. And come to think of it, this would be perfect for camping. Sign me up. And keep these rad contests coming!

    181. ValerieTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 11:48pm PDT

      Woohoo! Grilling season!
      My favourite place is Bergs Landing…up Indian Arm…..only accessible by boat so not too many people coming by…very peaceful!!

    182. GregTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 11:50pm PDT

      PS: Favourite place to grill would be my parent’s backyard in Salmon Arm. A great place to throw a grilling party and then wind down with a game of bocce with friends.

    183. MilaWednesday, August 11th, 2010 — 12:34am PDT

      Kits Beach! I need this bad. I’m a BBQ’ing queen and my grill is getting old 🙁

    184. KatherineWednesday, August 11th, 2010 — 1:38am PDT

      There’s been lots of votes for this already, but definitely Spanish Banks! 🙂

    185. JocelyneWednesday, August 11th, 2010 — 7:14am PDT

      Our family can spend an entire day at Belcarra Regional Park–they’ve got 2 huge shelters & a large common BBQ pit, so we can BBQ rain or shine (would be nice to finally have our own portable BBQ though!) 🙂

    186. AllisonWednesday, August 11th, 2010 — 9:09am PDT

      definitely the beach!! I live in the kelowna – so I’ve got quite a few to choose from 😉

    187. BlayneWednesday, August 11th, 2010 — 9:46am PDT

      I love to grill in Kentucky! Camping weekends with plenty of meat and beer!

    188. GraceMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 9:54pm PDT

      Hey there, I love free things. I also love camping so if I get this giveaway, it will be a perfect gift for me for my birthday. This grill looks good and looks durable, I hope to get it 🙂

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