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Whistler Olympic Plaza Grand Opening

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 — 1:00pm PDT
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Many know it as a frosty, snowy, wintertime getaway but Whistler is one happening place in the summertime as it comes alive with mountainbikers, shoppers, hikers, and adventure-seekers. This summer they’ve hosted the Whistler Presents Concert series featuring free shows by some of North America’s top bands and artists.

K'NAAN performing at Celebration Plaza
Photo credit: Mike Crane, Tourism Whistler on Flickr

On Saturday, August 27th, they’ll be continuing the entertainment and excitement with the official grand opening of the Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza
When: Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 7:00pm
Featuring: A free public concert with Sam Roberts Band and Kathleen Edwards. Hosted by Juno winner Jully Black.

The plaza accommodates 5,000 spectators and is now a permanent venue for recreation and the arts. It features a lawn, accessible playground, performance space, and public art that pays tribute to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Concert image photo credit: Mike Crane, Tourism Whistler

If you would like to attend this grand opening celebration I have a prize package available that includes a 1-night stay at the Aava Whistler Hotel and a VIP meet-and-greet with Sam Roberts, Kathleen Edwards, and host Jully Black before the evening concert begins.

Here’s how you can enter to win the prize package for this weekend:

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  • I entered to win a VIP Whistler Olympic Plaza Grand Opening prize pack from @GoWhistler @AavaWhistler & @Miss604

    Since the prize is for this weekend, and the night at Aava Whistler is for Saturday, I will draw one winner at 12:00pm tomorrow, Friday, August 25, 2011. It’s a quick contest turnaround but definitely worth entering if you’re a fan of live music, any of the artists, or sunshine and good times in Whistler.

    Follow Tourism Whistler on Facebook & Twitter, and find the Aava Whistler Hotel on Facebook & Twitter as well. The free concert series continues through to September when Whistler will also host Jazz on the Mountain.

    Update The winner is @aran_seaman!

    Current contests on


    1. Steve says:

      Im a HUGE Sam Roberts fan..would love to see them again!

    2. Wallace says:

      definitely interested in this prize package!

    3. Dying to get to Whistler this year, and I’d love to hear this concert.

    4. Selena says:

      Mr Sammy Roberts in concert, whistler, what could be better!

    5. Mark says:

      would love to hit Whistler this weekend!

    6. Jian Ghomeshi is my hero! Plus, I was just pricing hotels in Whistler this morning, thinking about a getaway, but they were too expensive. ๐Ÿ™
      Hope I win! Thx, R! You have all the best contests!

    7. SUSAN WEISS says:

      WOW! This will be fantastic! I’d love to hear this concert!

    8. marisa says:

      This is an amazing prize! How do you do it?

    9. Ruth Hartnup says:

      Just to let you know, Jian Ghomeshi has had to cancel in order to attend the funeral of Jack Layton. He’s written a lovely apology (see @jianghomeshi on Twitter). Please don’t enter me for the prize, I can’t make it :-/

    10. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

      Thank Ruth. The new host is Jully Black.

    11. Jason Kawaguchi says:

      Gonna be sunny and hot this weekend. Barenaked Ladies were great last week. Set it off!

    12. janet says:

      Pick me!! Loving the Whistler Concert Series!

    13. Parker says:

      oh wow, Sam Roberts and Whistler?! What a great weekend!!

    14. Rochele says:

      Yes! This would be amazing!

    15. Kendra says:

      This sounds like an amazing prize; a perfect weekend getaway.

    16. SManky says:

      Would love to head to Whistler for the beautiful weekend ahead!

    17. Rob says:

      Jian or no Jian this sounds amazing, would love to go .

    18. Jon Suk says:

      Sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic evening at Whistler this weekend!

    19. Mary says:

      would love to win this great getaway

    20. Jenn says:

      Nothing beats Whistler in the summer. Well, maybe Whistler in the winter, it being a mountain town and all…I’d love to dance my pants off up there and rest up at the lovely Aava

    21. Daphne says:

      What an amazing prize-would love to win this!

    22. Sarah N says:

      Perfect venue, perfect entertainment, perfect night! I’ll take it!

    23. Darren says:

      Put me down as “Interested”!

    24. Melissa says:

      Sounds like a great kick off to an awesome new venue! Never enough opportunities to see live music!

    25. Natalie says:

      I would love to see sam roberts at such a wonderful venue !!

    26. Michelle W. says:

      What a great show! Can’t wait!

    27. Sanaz says:

      Would love to win the prize pack

    28. This would make a great birthday present for my husband! His birthday is Aug 27th, please let me win so I can surprise him!

    29. Frank says:

      Sam Roberts!

    30. Tracy says:

      that’s a pretty awesome prize..would love to go!

    31. Oh man, this looks awesome. I’m already camping near Squamish for the weekend so, maybe sneak up to Whistler for the evening to check out the concert? Sounds good! Win a stay in a hotel? Perfect!

    32. Amy says:

      It’s shaping up to be beautiful weekend for a concert.

    33. Lindsay says:

      I love me some Sammy Bobby!

    34. au says:

      music is the language of the soul. .reduces stress, too.

    35. Rebecca says:

      I would love to head back to Whistler for this!

    36. Vanessa says:

      Sweet prize!

    37. Katie says:

      This would be amazing!!

    38. Trevor the Wolfman says:

      Sounds amazing!

    39. Teresa says:

      Will go to the concert either way!

    40. Brian says:

      yeah Sam Roberts!

    41. Brenda says:

      Great getaway for the weekend!

    42. Meoooooow! Ain’ no place in the world like whistler-nompassport required!!!

    43. Albert C says:

      Whistler is wonderful in the summer!

    44. Aran says:

      I’m a HUGE Sam Roberts Fan! Last time I saw him was during the Olympics – AMAZING show!!! Would be ecstatic to see him again ๐Ÿ˜€

    45. Sabrina says:

      I wanna take my foreign cousin to see Sam! He’s never heard/seen our Canadian boy…what a way to top off the summer.

    46. Nicole says:

      Going on the Peak 2 Peak today and Sam Roberts tomorrow, great weekend!

    47. Julie says:

      I love Whistler and Sam Roberts. Pick me please! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    48. Sharon says:

      This would be awesome!

    49. Erin says:

      This would be awesome!

    50. Bree says:

      I would love to win this great prize!

    51. wono99 says:

      yes please, I need a weekend in Whistler!

    52. Amber says:

      I’ve been a huge Sam Roberts Band fan since the first album, living in The Netherlands makes it difficult to see them live. I planned my holiday to Vancouver for August. The day I arrived I heard Sam Roberts Band were playing in Whistler. This was just a dream come true! I will be there tomorrow, meeting them would make it even more perfect.

    53. Melody says:

      Whistler & Sam Roberts!
      What a perfect combination. Wow.

    54. Sandra says:

      This would be an awesome way to end the summer!

    55. Ava says:

      Great way to end summer by heading up to Whistler. Ava staying at the Aava Whistler Hotel?? Even better!!

    56. Sharon says:

      I was a volunteer at the Olympic medals plaza and would love to see the opening of the new park! Such great memories, what a wonderful experience it was.

    57. Iain says:

      Was just up there. The plaza looks great!

    58. Julia says:

      LOVE Sam Roberts Band & absolutely LOVE Whistler – great prize package!!

    59. Andrew says:

      I love Whistler in the summer. Please send me on this fantastic get away!

    60. vaNESSA says:

      I have never been to whistler and want to go so bad

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