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Vancouver Police Museum Bootleggers’ Ball

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 10:38am PDT
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The Vancouver Police Museum is hosting a creative fundraiser with a saucy twist that will take party-goers back to a time of prohibition (and rum-running) in Vancouver for the Bootleggers’ Ball.

Vancouver Police Museum
Photo credit: kpwerker on Flickr

Where Biltmore Cabaret (396 Kingsway, Vancouver)
When Friday April 8, 2011 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm

In celebration of the museum’s 25th anniversary, the Bootleggers’ Ball was inspired by their popular “Sins of the City” tour. Attendees are encouraged to come in period attire (flapper dresses, pinstripes) and will enjoy burlesque and Vaudeville performances throughout the night by The Creaking Planks, The Vaudevillians, Lola Frost, Darla DeVine and Lacey L’Amour.

Silent auction prizes will be available for bids and although the event has a prohibition-era theme, drinks will be flowing. Tickets are available individually or in groups for $40 a piece.

A a media sponsor of the event, I have two tickets to give away as well. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • I entered to win tickets to the @policemuseum #BootleggersBall from @miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries on March 30th at 12:00pm. You must be 19+ to enter this contest as the venue is not all-ages. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home.

    Update The winner is Eileen! Have a fantastic time at the event!
    Update Unfortunately Eileen can’t make it so the runner up is Patrick Davidson!

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    1. Sarah says:

      Now this looks like a good time, and in support of a great place! Hope I win these tickets so I can bid on some of the silent auction items.

    2. Sanaz says:

      This is a great event!

    3. Blayne says:

      Would love to win!

    4. Kristen says:

      Would love to win tickets so I can drink some bathtub gin with Chris and support the Police Museum!

    5. Christine says:

      Would love this ๐Ÿ™‚

    6. Karen says:

      Sounds like a fun event!

    7. Lauren says:

      Love the Police Museum, would love to win!

    8. Vanessa says:

      This sounds like fun!

    9. Emma says:

      This will be so much fun!

    10. adam knight says:

      OMG i want to take my gf to this….she is a total 1920’s 1930’s girl. we love dressing up for these events.

    11. Don Foran says:

      Yowza & 23-Skidoo..!

    12. Kitty says:

      This is so awesome that they’re doing it in peroid attire! It totally aligns with the AMC’s Boardwalk Empire and looks like so much fun! Guess museums aren’t boring after all ๐Ÿ˜‰

    13. Teresa says:

      Ooh! Sounds great. I love parties like this.

    14. Erin says:

      Looks great! I’d love to go dancin’!!

    15. Karen says:

      Looks like a fun time!

    16. Erica says:

      I’ve never been to anything like this! I would love to go!

    17. Hilary says:

      Would love to go…but what to wear?

    18. Nicole Elise says:

      Sounds like a lot of fun! I went on the “Sins of the City” tour back in 2009. HIGHLY recommended!! The tour guide was awesome and you learn a lot about Vancouver’s history.

    19. Phil says:

      You’ll never catch me coppers!

    20. nocal says:

      Fun Event.

    21. Michaela says:

      this sounds great! themed balls are brilliant!

    22. Kevin says:

      I’ve never been to the Biltmore.

    23. Sean says:

      I love doing a little bootlegging!

    24. Laura says:

      Looks like fun!

    25. Zoe says:

      Oh my gosh – this would be fantastic! I was at Hard Times Hit Parade a few weeks ago, which is another 30s themed event so I definitely have the vintage outfit for it! What a great idea.

    26. Lyndsey says:

      Yay!! I hearthere is going to be a gin bath of sorts and who doesn’t want to dress up in the times of flapper and zootsuits. Sounds like an awesome time, I’m so in!!!

    27. Sara says:

      Sounds fun!

    28. Lola says:

      Sounds fabulous; can’t wait to go *fingers crossed*

    29. Jodi says:

      Looking forward to this one – will distract me from the federal election. =)

    30. Jeremy says:

      A friend of. Mine is playing, some free tickets would make checking out the show that much sweeter ๐Ÿ™‚

    31. Jas says:

      Who says Vancouver is no-fun city? ๐Ÿ™‚

    32. Danielle Scott says:

      This sounds great!

    33. Nick says:

      is it a open bar?

    34. Rebecca says:

      Sounds like a great night out!

    35. Mae says:

      Sounds like fun and good reason to celebrate. Count me in!

    36. chrissy says:

      sounds like fun!!

    37. Lyndsey says:


    38. Eileen says:

      What a great event. Now I need to plan an outfit

    39. Daien says:

      Ah bootlegging, I mean ‘fundraising’, all for a worthy cause! Why not.

    40. Sandra says:

      This sounds like so much fun! Thanks!

    41. DeeAnn says:

      So awesome! I never would have heard of this if not for you!!

    42. Jodi says:

      Sounds fun!

    43. lori says:

      What a fun event!

    44. So much fun! I went to the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret the other week and it was set in this era as well! Sounds like a fun time.

    45. Josh H. says:

      I really hope I win these. My gf asked me to go to this with her and we havent got tickets yet, so this would be so sweet.

    46. Hayley says:

      I love that you love history!

    47. Ben says:

      I love it. Take me to the local Speakeasy please..

    48. Diana says:

      Just took a tour of the inner museum workings and I know how much they need these funds. I urge everyone to try to attend even if they don’t win the tickets ๐Ÿ˜‰

    49. Alicia says:

      Sounds like fun!! Crossing my fingers..

    50. Stv says:

      sounds fun to me!

    51. kylie C says:

      Would love to win it. Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    52. Phy says:

      I’ve always wanted to go to a party wearing a fringed dress and feathers in my hair.

    53. Leanne says:

      What a neat theme, makes me think of Boardwalk Empire!
      Will definitely be checking out the event.

    54. Anne says:

      Bootleggers. Vaudeville. The Biltmore. So very awesome.

    55. Christina C says:

      I’ve heard good things about Sins of the City, & know for fact that The Planks and miz Lola Frost are amazing! A great fundraising cause too. It would be awesome to win tickets!

    56. Nico1e says:

      Love this idea! Such a fan of theme parties ๐Ÿ™‚

    57. Michelle Williamson says:

      Sounds like so much fun! It’ll be a chance for me to see my boyfriend’s dancing skills!

    58. Beni says:

      I would love to go to this!

    59. Erin says:

      History and drinks. Sounds AMAZING

    60. Erin says:

      bootlegger and ball in one sentence, how can you go wrong?

    61. Robyn H says:

      This would be amazing to go to… and the Creaking Planks have to be one of the city’s best vaudeville acts.

    62. Dana Stasyk says:

      We were just talking about this today at the office I intern at! We’re thinking of going since it sounds like a hoot!

    63. Samantha Jung says:

      Sounds so great! I’d love to go!

    64. Sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the contest.

    65. Oliver says:

      I had our daughters birthday at the museum and we all had a great time. This sounds like a blast as well.

    66. Vivian says:

      Would love to attend!

    67. Leslie says:

      sounds fun! i’d love to go

    68. Summer says:

      I’d love to go!

    69. Tara says:

      This sounds like a good time! I’d love to go!

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