Vancouver Police Museum Bootleggers’ Ball

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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. SarahWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

      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. SanazWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

      This is a great event!

    3. BlayneWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

      Would love to win!

    4. KristenWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 10:47am PDT

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

    5. ChristineWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      Would love this 🙂

    6. KarenWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

      Sounds like a fun event!

    7. LaurenWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:27am PDT

      Love the Police Museum, would love to win!

    8. VanessaWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:28am PDT

      This sounds like fun!

    9. EmmaWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

      This will be so much fun!

    10. adam knightWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

      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 ForanWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

      Yowza & 23-Skidoo..!

    12. KittyWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:56am PDT

      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 😉

    13. TeresaWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 12:01pm PDT

      Ooh! Sounds great. I love parties like this.

    14. ErinWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 12:11pm PDT

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

    15. KarenWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

      Looks like a fun time!

    16. EricaWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 12:44pm PDT

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

    17. HilaryWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 1:54pm PDT

      Would love to go…but what to wear?

    18. Nicole EliseWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

      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. PhilWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 2:00pm PDT

      You’ll never catch me coppers!

    20. nocalWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 2:29pm PDT

      Fun Event.

    21. MichaelaWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 2:42pm PDT

      this sounds great! themed balls are brilliant!

    22. KevinWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 2:49pm PDT

      I’ve never been to the Biltmore.

    23. SeanWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 3:11pm PDT

      I love doing a little bootlegging!

    24. LauraWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

      Looks like fun!

    25. ZoeWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 3:58pm PDT

      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. LyndseyWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 6:09pm PDT

      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. SaraWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 6:17pm PDT

      Sounds fun!

    28. LolaWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 6:20pm PDT

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

    29. JodiWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 7:58pm PDT

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

    30. JeremyWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 8:49pm PDT

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

    31. JasWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 8:51pm PDT

      Who says Vancouver is no-fun city? 🙂

    32. Danielle ScottWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:05pm PDT

      This sounds great!

    33. NickWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:24pm PDT

      is it a open bar?

    34. RebeccaWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:26pm PDT

      Sounds like a great night out!

    35. MaeWednesday, March 23rd, 2011 — 11:39pm PDT

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

    36. chrissyThursday, March 24th, 2011 — 9:17am PDT

      sounds like fun!!

    37. LyndseyThursday, March 24th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT


    38. EileenThursday, March 24th, 2011 — 10:40am PDT

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

    39. DaienThursday, March 24th, 2011 — 11:48am PDT

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

    40. SandraThursday, March 24th, 2011 — 9:10pm PDT

      This sounds like so much fun! Thanks!

    41. DeeAnnThursday, March 24th, 2011 — 10:18pm PDT

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

    42. JodiFriday, March 25th, 2011 — 3:41pm PDT

      Sounds fun!

    43. loriSaturday, March 26th, 2011 — 9:45am PDT

      What a fun event!

    44. Patrick DavidsonSaturday, March 26th, 2011 — 4:00pm PDT

      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.Sunday, March 27th, 2011 — 10:17am PDT

      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. HayleySunday, March 27th, 2011 — 1:48pm PDT

      I love that you love history!

    47. BenSunday, March 27th, 2011 — 2:28pm PDT

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

    48. DianaMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 3:09am PDT

      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 😉

    49. AliciaMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 9:20am PDT

      Sounds like fun!! Crossing my fingers..

    50. StvMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 11:18am PDT

      sounds fun to me!

    51. kylie CMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 1:25pm PDT

      Would love to win it. Thanks. 🙂

    52. PhyMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 2:39pm PDT

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

    53. LeanneMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 3:12pm PDT

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

    54. AnneMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 8:13pm PDT

      Bootleggers. Vaudeville. The Biltmore. So very awesome.

    55. Christina CMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 8:32pm PDT

      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. Nico1eMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 9:37pm PDT

      Love this idea! Such a fan of theme parties 🙂

    57. Michelle WilliamsonMonday, March 28th, 2011 — 11:09pm PDT

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

    58. BeniTuesday, March 29th, 2011 — 9:38am PDT

      I would love to go to this!

    59. ErinTuesday, March 29th, 2011 — 4:34pm PDT

      History and drinks. Sounds AMAZING

    60. ErinTuesday, March 29th, 2011 — 5:51pm PDT

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

    61. Robyn HWednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 10:11am PDT

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

    62. Dana StasykWednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

      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 JungWednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 11:11am PDT

      Sounds so great! I’d love to go!

    64. Monica (aka monnibo)Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

      Sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the contest.

    65. OliverWednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

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

    66. VivianWednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

      Would love to attend!

    67. LeslieWednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 12:48pm PDT

      sounds fun! i’d love to go

    68. SummerThursday, March 31st, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

      I’d love to go!

    69. TaraFriday, April 1st, 2011 — 11:12pm PDT

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

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