Grand Villa Casino Night Away with Dueling Pianosby
If you’ve driven Eastbound on Highway 1 from Vancouver you would have surely passed the Grand Villa Casino & the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre.
It’s quickly become a hot spot for Burnaby nightlife, casino play, and dining at EBO Restaurant & Lounge, Centro, Apetito, and Grand Dynasty. Every Thursday night in the Scala Lounge they also present Dueling Pianos.
The high-energy dueling pianos show is described as “sing-a-long and comedic entertainment all night”. The pianists, Mick Dalla-Vee and Tom Arntzen, are both legendary in Canadian music.
The Grand Villa Casino approached me to do a giveaway and have offered up two prize packages so two lucky readers can have a mini ‘staycation’ or at least a night away in the hotel with food and entertainment.
The prize packages each include: Two $50 gift cards that can be used for chips or slot play in the casino, one night’s accommodation in the hotel, a $40 food and beverage gift certificate for the Scala Lounge so the winner and their guest can enjoy Dueling Pianos.
I write so often about our region and rarely see it through the eyes of visitors. I realized that I’ve never actually spent the night in a Vancouver hotel even though I recommend so many to those who seek my advice. I think this is a fantastic opportunity to discover that what’s there for tourists is also available for locals to enjoy.
Here’s how you can enter to win this Night Away/Dueling Pianos contest:
- Leave a comment this post (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw two winners, who will each get a prize package, at random from all entries at 10:00am on Thursday, October 27, 2011. You must be 19 years of age or older to enter, win, and play at the casino. Please enjoy responsibly and know your limit, play within it. The prize packages are redeemable for bookings on a Thursday night as they are bundled with the Dueling Pianos performance. The $40 for Scala Lounge cannot be used on alcohol or gratuity.
Update The winner is Lisa! (comment from October 21) AND @DarrylAMiller.
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Looks like fun! I’ve been meaning to try Ebo restaurant.
Cool I have never been in this building. I used to work across the street when it was empty
I saw a dueling pianos show in a Vegas lounge and it was so entertaining! The funnest part was seeing how they translated modern songs into piano music, all without sheet music. Amazing!
I loved duelling pianos in Vegas, and would love to see it here!
I love dueling pianos!
Sounds like it would be an amazing time!
wow! this sounds so amazing!! i’ll keep tweeting too!
I always like Joy to the World.. but I just saw the YouTube video of 2cellos playing Welcome to the Jungle and think it would be fun to see the dueling pianos take that on.
This looks amazing! I would love to see a duelling pianos show here.
I would love to see the dueling pianos!
I’ve been meaning to stop there and check it out.
love this casino! would love to win this 🙂 *fingers crossed*
A perfect getaway! Would love to check it out:)
This would be a fantastic date night 🙂
I’ve been wanting to see the dueling pianos for a long time. Fantastic in vegas!
That would ba great night away.
what a night out!
Pass this place all the time, I’ve never had the chance to go though! Would be a nice break from midterms;)
I’ve heard great reviews of the dueling pianos.
I would love to take my hard working husband for a night out, he deserves it!
My anniversary is coming up. Looks like a fun way to spend it!
We had planned to go tonight but aren’t able to now 🙁 Winning this mini staycation would be a great date night! I have seen these two awesome musicians and they rock the pianos!
Sounds like a great show!
i’d like to be a tourist in my own city!
I would love to go. Ebo is also delicious!
Great, here’s my entry!
this would be awesome.
As mentioned in previous posts, I’ve seen a similar show in Vegas a few weeks ago, and it’s amazing! Those dueling pianists are amazing. I don’t understand how they can know that many songs…
Loved it. I recommend it to anyone!
This would be so much fun!
I have never seen this kind of show – but it would be a fun night out!
I have been meaning to visit the grand villa! What a great chance to do it now!
I have never seen this kind of show – but it would be a fun night out!
(made a mistake with my email address in prior comment!)
Fun prize! I would love to win!
I’ve never seen duelling pianos but it sounds like lots of fun!
This sounds like a lot of fun without the hassle of crossing borders.I love it!
Nice – not too far from home.
I wanted to see this is Vegas but missed it! I’ll will have to check it out in Burnaby. I’m so glad that we have this locally.
I would love to win this for a night out!
This contest is awesome. Would love to see.
Sounds like a great night out.
Saw a sneak peek @Dueling Pianos last spring … Engaging entertainers!!
gosh! this is only 10 minutes from where i live. quick getaway 😉
Fun! I’ve never been to a casino. I need to get with it!
I’ve always passed by that casino when I am on the skytrain to school. Never really took a transfer bus to see what this wonderful place has to offer! This would be an awesome win for a night out with my friend who’s visiting me from seattle!!
Great prize pack. I have never been there and this is a great way to try it.
would love to take my wife out
I’ve been meaning to try out the duelling pianos for ages. I loved it in NYC.
Sounds awesome, would love to win this one, thank you!
Fun times ahead!
Been meaning to try out Grand Villa, great sounding prize!
Would love a night kid-free!!
My friends go there ALL the time (convenient location)… I have YET to make it there!!! PS: I OWE HER ONE!!! xx/oo
Ebo sounds like fun. A bit of gambling doesn’t hurt as well. 🙂
Sign me up!
My old ‘hood. Would be great to re-visit.
Would love to have a night out here as I’ve never been. Thanks!
Sounds like fun!
Have never been here so would love to!
Great contest, great prizes! I hear the slots calling my name!
gambling with prize money would be much better to lose than my own money! consider me entered!
Would love a stay-cation what a beautiful hotel!
This would be a good chance to visit the casino – I haven’t been there before.
Pick me! I love dueling pianos!
It would be a wonderful experience! 🙂
Sounds like fun!
What a good stay-cation!
I want to win
I love playing the piano.
I just went there the other night and it’s so different than the old casino that was there a few years ago. Too bad there are no poker tables.
I’ve never seen dueling pianos before. I would loooooooove to win!
Looks like fun! Would love to check it out.
Sounds like fun!
a night away in the city listening to dueling pianos. cool.
I could really use this!
sounds like fun!
I have just discovered the Grand Villa and love it. I was just telling a girlfriend it would be the perfect place to spend an fun evening and spend the night.
I drive by it every day but have yet to go inside.
I’ll share my winnings with you if I win 😉
Love the show and how they involve the crowd to increase the good experience.
I am a big fan of the “stay-cation” and this would be a great fall treat!
Out to van city in November … Would be great to win!
sweet i wanna win this!
Sounds like a great night out!
What an exciting staycation this would be 🙂
Would be nice I miss Vegas
Sounds like a super fun night out.
I play the piano and would love to attend this!
I checked out the dueling pianos once before, but would definitely like to do it again!
This could be fun!
I would love to see the dueling pianos.
The last time I was in that hotel, I was giving a speech to the Roatary club that was sending me on exchange. That was years ago. I imagine it’s really been tranformed! I had no idea there was a casino there!
I’ve never been to this casino so this would be great!
Sounds like the makings of one good night 🙂
Have never been here and would love to! Thanks!
Sounds amazing. I would love to go!
I love piano music and would love to go to the Grand Villa
My husband and I really need a night away, this would be perfect. We both love the piano.
Oooh, I need a staycation and I love Delta chains – I’ve stayed at the Delta in Edmonton, Kelowna and 2 different Deltas in Ottawa! The last trip I took to Vegas a few weeks ago was so hectic I feel like I need a vacation from that vacation 😛 I would love to check out the dueling pianos too!
Looks like fantastic opportunity an a real sweet time!
Tweeted it @toothfairycyber too ☺
I would love to win this and see the Dueling Pianos!
Great idea!! tourist in your own city!!
Being survivors of Breast Cancer / Liver Transplant
we sure would enjoy this mini staycation.In fact you
can BET ON IT that we could! Sing us a son, you’re
the piano man….. 🙂
Sounds awesome, would love to win this prize.
fantastic! desperately need a time out!
That would be a really nice present to share for my birthday tomorrow!
I would love to go!!! Thanks!
What a great contest – such a fun prize.
Wow, this looks like a great time!
Looks like a fun evening out!
Mick and Tom are better than anything I’ve ever seen in Vegas!
I’ve never had the pleasure of watching the dueling pianos, but would love to.
Can I bring my banjo?
This would be a long needed staycation – would enjoy this so so much!
Just what the doctor ordered for both the hubby and I.
This sounds fun!
Sounds like a fun date night idea : )
I do always think about this place when I drive by. Sounds fun!
I would really love to bring one of my special friends here! haha XD
This is an absolutely amazing staycation. 😀
Great contest, definitely giving this to my parents if i win!
Would love to win this! Haven’t stayed since the remodel
sounds like a great night out!! love to win this!
Gambling and pianos!
I’m SOOO intrigued by this Dueling Pianos!! I’d love to make it a mother & daughter event for sure!
Count me in!
I want to go to there. throw those giftcards on red and then go for a drink.
Dueling piano performance? I hope i get this! 🙂
Dueling pianos?! That sounds really cool!
I would love to win this! Pick me please!!!
This would be a great bday present for me!!
this would be a fab thursday night out !
I would love to see duelling pianos! I’m intrigued…
I’ve always wanted to check out this glamorous looking venue.
Sounds like fun!
I would love to see dueling pianos
I would love this night away! dueling pianos sounds great!
Would love to see this awesome hotel.
i would really enjoy this.
This would be a great gals night out!
Girls night out….just what the dr ordered…
I have driven by and wondered what was inside that building. As you say we often don’t know our city’s own delights – I’d love to take in dueling pianos and try my luck at the casino.
would love a visit
Sounds like a great night I have never visited their restaraunt but have heard great things
I’ve been to Vegas but never gambled in Vancouver, need to try my luck out here!
Staycations are a great way to experience our city in an extra exciting way!
Never been there. Would love to go and see duelling pianos!
what a great prize! Everybody… Slot slots slots with some shots shots shots!
I stayed at the Delta Burnaby last year and loved my time there! Also watched Dueling Pianos and thought they were fantastic. Would love a chance to stay again.
I love going to the Grand Villa Casino but have never eaten in EBO and haven’t yet seen the Dueling Piano’s. Good luck everyone.
Dueling pianos – how awesome is that?
Had no idea about the entertainment… sounds like an evening out to me 🙂
Would love to win this package, haven’t taken a time out for me and really need a nice getaway for me and my significant other. A perfect way to celebrate a honeymoon without having to leave the city! Love this casino! Keeping my fingers crossed.
Sounds like fun
This sounds great! I would love to take my boyfriend 🙂
Would love to win this!
Looks like fun
This would be a great gift for my girlfriend.
makes a fun little getaway.
Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!
I’ve only ever been through the casino here once. Wish I stayed to play a few hands of blackjack though…
Sounds like fun – YES PLEASE!
Just moved. non-stop work for a week and a half. need a break……
I love grand villa. If I could I’d be there every weekend
This sounds like a fun prize package! Thanx!
Love your blog & love this casino! 🙂
It’s sounds like a great night in town! I’m sure my wife would love this! Thank you
My girlfriend would love this! Me too 🙂
Miss 604 is cool
Sounds like a great night!!
What a great contest!
I’ve been to this Casino and to Ebo Restaurant. I’ve heard so much about the Dueling Pianos!
I have always wanted to check out this hotel!
We sometimes hit up this casino for lunch. Would love to try it out at night.
Pick me pick me!
This would be so awesome, would love to win!
This was my mum’s favorite casino!!
I’d love a mini “stay-cation” and dueling pianos would be a gas! (fingers are crossed…)
Sounds like a fun night.
I could use this.
Sounds like a fun night out!
I would love to win this & get a night away with my husband!
I always go by this on the Hwy 1 with my boyfriend and we always talk about stopping there. This would be a great opportunity to do so!
Would be a nice getaway
I would love to win! Pick me!
I would love to check out the dueling pianos. Saw the dueling pianos show @ New York hotel in Las Vegas and it was awesome. Great to see our Canadian version 🙂
This would be awesome!
i forgot all about this casino!!
My parents would love this!
My boyfriend is a pianist and it’s his birthday this week. Would love to take him to this!
o my haven’t been to a casino in a while. this would be perfect!
Yes, I looove to see the dueling pianos!
would love to visit