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BCAA Booster Challenge 2012: Win Canucks Tickets

Thursday, February 9th, 2012 — 11:36am PDT
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The BCAA Booster Challenge is back for 2012 as they look for the most energetic, positive, and crowd-rallying individuals to lead a whole cheering section at Rogers Arena.

From changing flat tires to giving jump-starts, BCAA is known for doing nice things for people who need help. So it’s in that spirit that we introduce our next Canucks ticket challenge: Do something nice for a Leafs fan.

BCAA Booster Challenge - Canucks vs. Leafs
Photo courtesy of the BCAA Booster Challenge

You read that right… do something nice for a Leafs fan, snap a photo, and upload it for your chance to win. Hold their door, shovel their walk, give them a foot rub, or simply hold a sign with words of encouragement for our rivals to the East. The person with the winning photo will get two tickets to the Canucks/Leafs game on February 18, 2012 and perform the duties of the BCAA Booster guy or gal.

Just for entering, you’re also eligible for their secondary prize of two tickets to the March 1st game against St. Louis. Entries are due by 12:00pm next Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The BCAA Booster winner for the Leafs game will be announced on Friday, February 17th.

That’s not all. For promoting the “Do Something Nice for a Leafs Fan” contest BCAA has offered up two lower bowl tickets for the Canucks/Jets game on March 8th and I’m passing those along to one lucky reader. Help us spread the word about the BCAA Booster Challenge and you could win my tickets to the game. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Post a comment naming the last random act of kindness you saw or performed (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win #Canucks tickets from @BCAABooster & @Miss604

Get your photos in for the “Do Something Nice for a Leafs Fan” contest by February 14th. I’ll draw a winner for my pair of Canucks/Jets tickets at 10:00am on February 16, 2012.

Update The winner is Aaron B.!

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  1. Laura E. says:

    I helped an elderly lady get her groceries to her car yesterday.

  2. Natalie says:

    I drove a friend who doesn’t have a car to go pick up some items from Coquitlam

  3. Bons says:

    I offered my seat to an elderly lady carrying groceries on the bus.

  4. TIm Ansley says:

    I pay it forward in the drive through once a pay cheque

  5. Brandon says:

    I helped push a guys car that was stuck in the snow

  6. Vania says:

    I checked the map app on my phone to help a stranger with directions on the street.

  7. Christine says:

    I was in a drive through getting my coffee and pre-paid for the coffee of the guy behind me

  8. Jenn says:

    Once in a blue moon, I will pay for the person in the drive thru behind me. Always makes me feel good! It happened once to me and I loved it!

  9. Megan says:

    I helped an out-of-towner find his way on the Skytrain

  10. Stephanie says:

    I bought a homeless guys meal+drinks at a bar.

  11. Ro says:

    Someone in line at the coffee shop paid for the stranger behind them.

  12. Scott G. says:

    Devised strategic marketing plan pro bono for DTES non-profit over the last few months.

  13. Carmen Weld says:

    I carried a elderly women’s cart down the stairs into the Subway in Toronto, after she was obviously struggling and not one person stopped to help before me. A vancouverite helping a Torontonian in Toronto!

  14. Jaegen says:

    A bus driver saw me panic as he drove by while I was still a block away from my stop, so he stopped and let me on right there.

  15. A.J. says:

    I go out of my way to help lost looking tourist find their way around Vancouver. I just did it yesterday in Chinatown.

    Makes everyone feel good and helps upkeep Vancouver’s friendly reputation!

  16. Eran says:

    I helped a guy catch his elusive dog in the park. Used my dog as a decoy to lure the other dog.

  17. samatwitch says:

    A friend drove me to and from a medical procedure on Monday and stayed while I had it done.

  18. Veronica says:

    I drove my sick friend to her doctor’s office and to the pharmacy to buy prescription.

  19. Chelle says:

    We were using some soon-to-expire gift certificates at a restaurant, but didn’t need all of them so we gave the extra to the family sitting next to us. Turns out they were on vacation from Seattle and exclaimed about how nice Vancouverites are!

  20. Adam says:

    A colleague was having a rough day after a friend of hers moved away, so I picked up some of her favourite Subway cookies to brighten the day. She was still a little down the next day, and a second round of cookies helped make that day a bit easier too.

  21. Sherri Robson says:

    My son (4) lent a kid in his skate class his spare pair of hockey gloves so he could participate – his mom had forgotten his at home!

  22. nina says:

    Individual, who was quite a ways in front of me, waited till I made my way to the door before continuing on his way because he noticed my hands were full.

  23. Greg Shackelton says:

    I wrote some words of incouragement on a leaf fans FB wall.

  24. Robyn says:

    Taking the time to be nice to customer service workers…their jobs are stressful enough as it is!

  25. Darwin says:

    I bought coffee for the person behind me this morning

  26. Lloyd says:

    I tracked down the owner/dog of lost dog collar. Let somebody with only 1 item ahead of me at the check out.

  27. Felicia says:

    A group was handing out carnations to riders on the skytrain.

  28. Geoff Heith says:

    My wife is a TA at a school in Abbotsford and their is a crossing guard who is there everyday rain or shine. Talking to him, he’s a retiree that does it just because he wants the kids to be safe, doesn’t get paid or anything. Love it!

  29. liz says:

    I had a customer where I work return a $50 dollar bill he found on the floor.He left his number and we called him later to say no one came in to collect so it’s yours now.I still can’t believe this guy was so honest.

  30. I went & saw Beauty & the Beast last night at the Queen E and thought that “Lumiere” the candlestick did such an amazine job. I took the time to track down a way to contact him to let him know what an amazing job he did & told him that he stole the show!

  31. Matt says:

    I helped my neighbour carry in their heavy Costco groceries.

  32. fiona says:

    I saw an old lady going through garbage cans in a parking lot for empty cans and bottles, I gave her all my empty cans and bottles in my car and also gave her $5.

  33. Linda says:

    I always try to give away free movie tickets to those who want to spend a special night with someone and can’t afford to πŸ™‚

  34. LEAFS FAN says:

    WE ARE NOT YOUR RIVALS. We have enough of them already. Detroit, Montreal, Buffalo, NY, Boston, Ottawa…you’re not even on our radar. I like what you’re doing here, maybe I’ll stop getting booed when I wear my Leafs hat outside now. Probably not, Vancouverites will still think there’s a rivalry with The Leafs. We’re not even a threat to you!! Go bug some Albertans.

  35. Kody says:

    I bought a new coffee machine for our office.

  36. Puck says:

    I offered to help a lady at the UBC hospital with her crutches as she was getting into her car!

  37. Gary says:

    When a friend of mine was hurt skiing, I pushed him (and his wheelchair) around the next day.

  38. Sylvia says:

    I made chicken soup from scratch for a sick friend and brought it to her.

  39. Philip says:

    A young teen gave up his seat on the bus for a pregnant lady.

  40. Christine says:

    I took care of my grandma for a week after she got out of the hospital from a heart attack.

  41. Katie says:

    I like to hold the elevator when I can. Sometimes you rush and just want to get up, but it’s nice to hold the elevator until everyone can get on.

  42. wil says:

    Helped save baby from a burning car… not really but I would have.

  43. Jas says:

    Bought lunch for the homeless man who’s usually on Robson Street (by Homer) with his cat.

  44. Angela says:

    My bus driver took the extra moment to help a blind person across the street. I wish I, or someone else, had applauded him at the time because it was truly a nice thing to do.

  45. Tina says:

    I gave directions to a stranger.

  46. harjit says:

    A lady was short $1 to pay for a blouse at RW and I gave her the change so she didn’t have to go home without it.

  47. Tony says:

    I had 2 extra tickets for the RV Show last weekend so I gave them to an elderly gentleman who was in the line up to pay. He was very appreciative.

  48. Jennifer says:

    Holding open a door for someone

  49. Linda says:

    I saw one of my neighbours hold the door open for an elderly woman this morning.

  50. Michael says:

    I picked up my sick daughter from university instead of her having to bus home πŸ™‚

  51. Adam says:

    Bought a stranger a coffee today.

  52. Sumi says:

    A stranger holding the door open while standing in the rain

  53. Sue says:

    I do my part for the downtown eastside!

  54. Tiffany says:

    I helped an elderly woman get a seat on the skytrain after fending off a seat from 14 year olds.

  55. Jeff says:

    Helped some tourists who were lost find their way.

  56. Grace Mok says:

    I helped a visually disabled person to the proper bus today!

  57. Steven says:

    I graded my students easier today due to the warm weather πŸ™‚ hahaha

  58. Ian Y says:

    Helped a stranger to the correct building at UBC

  59. Jen says:

    I gave a sandwich to a homeless person.

  60. Sandra n says:

    I brought back surprise timbits for a co-worker! If people around me feel good, I feel good.

  61. Tintin says:

    I gave some of my loose change to someone living on the streets in Downtown.

  62. bjh says:

    Working with patients and families in a children’s hospital. A great perspective check.

  63. steph says:

    My daughter dropped her itouch beside our car when we got out to go see a movie. The people parked next to us picked it up and left a note on our car with a phone number where we could reach them. My daughter was so thrilled to get it back.

  64. Alex says:

    I always hold the door open for people when most don’t

  65. David D. says:

    Bought the person’s coffee in the drive-thru line behind me at Tim’s this morning, as I do every Friday! πŸ™‚

  66. vincent says:

    I gave a homeless person $10

  67. Vanessa says:

    I gave up my seat on the bus for an elder

  68. Samantha says:

    My neighbour is always caring for our other neighbour who’s quite elderly. He helps her with anything she needs – cleaning, cooking, bringing her food, and checking in to make sure she’s well. I always see him holding doors/umbrellas for everyone, bringing home coffees and always has a smile on – literally always. He deserves the tickets on this one!

  69. tania says:

    Gave directions to a lost driver!

  70. Sita says:

    Go Leafs Go!! πŸ™‚
    I give up seats on skytrain/bus and hold elevators open for the last minute run in!!

  71. rino says:

    I help out the local school.

  72. Ruby says:

    Brought coffee for few employees at work.

  73. Sylvia F says:

    Once my husband stopped his car along 12th near Cambie St in Vancouver, when he saw a man in an electric wheelchair stuck in the mud. He got out, dislodged the guy, then we were off! It was so quick but I know it meant so much to that man.

  74. Lyn Stewart says:

    BCAA has an excellent reputation. The auto
    staff are helpful and knowledgeable.
    BCAA has quick response to needy calls.

  75. Adam Vint says:

    I swept the side walk for my neighbours.

  76. I helped an older lady with a walker down a small flight of stairs.

  77. Michael Kwan says:

    I helped a lost couple with driving directions.

  78. db says:

    I paid the bus fare for an older woman who didn’t have a ticket

  79. Elizabeth B says:

    My best friend sent my Mom (who’s in treatment for the big C) a beautiful flower arrangement today for an early Valentines surprise. So sweet! <3

  80. Sharylin says:

    A friend of mine has a dear friend of hers is visiting from the East Coast and they joined us for dinner a couple of weeks ago, she loved my banana bread. Last week the three of us were getting together for an outing and I’d baked another banana bread so I could give it to her. The expression on her face and the twinkle in her eye when I gave it to her was worth it!

  81. Carmelle says:

    Gave away extra copies of games I had through random draws.

  82. Amanda says:

    I held the door open for a big group of people at a restaurant.

  83. Iain says:

    Another parent rushed to assist my child when he fell on the playground.

  84. kelsey says:

    i kept the door open for someone

  85. Aimee says:

    I gave CPR to a man at the zoo who collapsed and stopped breathing.

  86. Mike Gismondi says:

    I picked up a glove that someone unknowingly dropped and gave it back to them.

  87. Angela Griffin says:

    I gave away some items for a charity silent auction.

  88. Eileen says:

    I collected and delivered blankets from friends to the recent blanket drive.

  89. Angela M says:

    My neighbor came and dropped some baked goods off on my doorstep.

  90. Alex says:

    I helped a stranger to give him direction to a local mall.

  91. Albert C says:

    Always holding the door and elevator

  92. Henry says:

    I saw a person offer their seat on the Skytrain to an older person.

  93. Linda C says:

    I met a elderly and handicapped homeless person downtown early one morning when I was heading to work early during the weekend. He was begging for money for food. He did look hungry so I went to Timmys and got him a full breakfast meal.

    I went looking for him during my lunch to give him takeout from a nearby restaurant.

  94. Stephanies S says:

    I made breakfast in bed for my boyfriend!

  95. Ruby B says:

    I flagged down a sales clerk in a store for a child that was wandering around crying for his mother.

  96. Randy B says:

    I surprised my fiance with a home cooked meal after she had been working late all week

  97. Andrew says:

    Gave up my seat on the Canada Line to an older lady.

  98. Nancy says:

    Guy leaving his street parking spot plugged the meter just before he left… said, “Merry Christmas” to me as he drove away. Nice!!

  99. Marshall says:

    Bought a ticket for a student to attend a school Valentine’s dance that he couldn’t afford.

  100. Rebecca says:

    I participated in a charity trivia event on Thursday to help build a library in Uganda.

  101. Steph :) says:

    A man dropped money (it was a bill) on the skytrain and right away 2 different people on either side of him told him before he walked away.

  102. Jenny says:

    gave my seat to an older lady on the skytrain.

  103. Teresa K says:

    I helped an elderly woman take out her groceries.

  104. Aaron B. says:

    I cleaned my fiancee’s parents’ place top to bottom!

  105. J says:

    I paid for the coffee of the car behind me in the Starbucks drive thru the other day

  106. Richard Lalonde says:

    I got my friend a job through connections of mine.

  107. Vanessa says:

    One of the guys at my work saw this lady run off the road. He pulled over, towed her car out of the ditch, got it towed, and then drove the woman to her daughter’s house. Best act of kindness so far this year πŸ™‚

  108. Kevin Walton says:

    I gave directions to a stranger.

  109. kevin baggs says:

    We’re taking out daughter and son in law from Toronto up to Whistler next Thurs. Coming back just in time to win the tickets and see the game.

  110. maria says:

    I helped a paralyzed lady at my work who didn’t have a caregiver with her.

  111. Nicole says:

    Recently I anonymously donated a check to the Knights of Columbus so they could either give it away to a charity of their liking or use it for their necessities.

  112. Buddha Girl says:

    Gave the homeless guy at Kingsway & Joyce Liquor Store couple blankets.

  113. I saw a Canucks fan give a kid a brand new Green Men Jersey after his first Canucks Game1 Truly the heart of a Canuck.

  114. Samuel Ma says:

    Played doorman yesterday to a group of 12 strangers

  115. Dchoi says:

    I smiled at a stranger.

  116. lukas bell says:

    i gave my friend money for lunch

  117. mj says:

    I volunteered to MC a gathering in place of another friend whose husband was ill and had to stay at the hospital all night. I did not have to do this, but I know she needed to rest and take care of her husband πŸ™‚

  118. Marianne says:

    Picked up litter trash around my local neighborhood.

  119. Gigi says:

    Just something small – a man in a wheelchair was having trouble reaching for a bag of lifesavers by the checkout, so I grabbed it for him. πŸ™‚

  120. vaughan says:

    Let the children and elderly on the bus first.

  121. Randy says:

    I made breakfast in bed for my wife on Sunday and brought her flowers last night. She has been out working and spinning her wheels not getting the results as fast as she would like.

  122. Vince says:

    Brought lunch for a homeless woman and her dog

  123. ashlee says:

    my friend paid for the people’s drinks behind her at starbucks!

  124. Gary T says:

    I held the door open for mom and her little one, even though they were over 20 metres away

  125. Cyndi says:

    I always say “good morning” to people I pass by – may not seem like much, but I notice not many others do it – and it always seems to put a smile on the faces of the people I say it to. I like to think that maybe they return home in a better mood than when they left.

  126. Vince says:

    I brought a homeless woman and her dog lunch.

  127. Ei-Leen says:

    I dropped my scarf while shopping & a lady picked it up & ran (in her heels) after me to return it.

  128. Jason T says:

    I gave up my restaurent reservation to an elderly couple

  129. Gina says:

    bought one of my co-workers lunch

  130. John says:

    helped drive a friend to work

  131. Shawn Painchaud says:

    I researched and printed out a list of neurologists for pediatrics for a couple who didn’t know what they should do for their 2 year old daughter who was having seizures every hour. The list was of all the pediatric neurologists who attend BC Children Hospital.

  132. gail whitworth says:

    I’m taking care of my terminal cancer ridden husband , both in and out of the hospital. please pray for him

  133. Jeanne says:

    I helped my elderly mom go out for a walk today. She was just discharged from hospital on weekend.

  134. Allison says:

    I bought a meal for someone pan handling outside tim hortons. he was incredibly appreciative, best feeling ever.

  135. Mimi says:

    A stranger stopped for my friend on the side of the road (her tire had popped & she didn’t have a spare). He helped her take off the tire, drove to the nearest gas station, had the tire fixed, and drove back to help her put it on again.

  136. Bernadette says:

    a lady was sitting at the bus stop last week and crying, she wasn’t an ordinary lady but she was less fortunate and was considered to be a “bag lady” everyone else wouldn’t even look twice at her nor even go near her. I saw that she was crying, I went up to her, put my hand on her shoulder and asked her what was wrong.,..her daughter’s bday was today and she no longer had custody of her daughter for the last 3 years and haven’t seen her in over a year. I asked her would she mind if we went out for a coffee to celebrate her daughters day so that she can celebrate it even in spirits and we did we sat down with a chocolate covered cupcake and coffee and celebrated, cried and prayed. It was one of the best days of my life…smiles.

  137. Kandes says:

    I helped a man to his car with his groceries, he had two children with him and was really struggling, not much trouble to me and it meant a lot to him you could tell!

  138. Julia E. says:

    I helped an elderly woman about 2 weeks ago. I was with my family at Save-on Foods, near the book section. They were looking around and I happened to look down one of the aisles and I saw a little white-haired elderly woman struggling to put a box of cat-litter into her walker. She was starting to look very frustrated. Without a word, I left my family for a moment and offered my assistance. After adjusting the tray on the elderly woman’s walker, I managed to hoist the cat litter and secure it onto her seat. She was very grateful for the help. My family didn’t see what happened and I just kept it to myself and felt good about myself for a deed well done.

  139. Annie says:

    Offered my seat to an elders on the bus

  140. Grace says:

    It was difficult for a car to make a left turn, so I pressed the pedestrian button for her.

  141. C Wilson says:

    I texted all the single women I know yesterday and wished them Happy Valentines day and told them they were loved…..

  142. richard w says:

    I offered my seat to a sweet lady on the bus the other day

  143. Stotes says:

    I gave movie tickets to Kids Up Front (

  144. Colin says:

    It’s a shame that common courtesy is starting to be misconstrued as an act of kindness. Holding the door open or giving up your seat for an old lady should be the norm.
    /end rant

    I went through the drive thru last week, and the fellow in the car in front of me had paid for my meal. What a great gift! So I followed the trend and paid for the car behind me. Maybe they did the same. I don’t know when the chain started, or when it ended, but I was happy to be a link in the middle.

  145. Gladys Tsang says:

    I always make sure to hold the door open or give up a seat on public transit. A smile also always goes a long way.
    In particular, last week, a man tried to withdraw $2000 from an ATM but could not get it to work. He took his bank card and went into the bank branch. When I then approached the ATM, a huge stack of $20s came out. I brought the stack into the branch so that they could sort it out.

  146. Janna says:

    I gave a friend a hat I’d ordered online because she’d said her daughter would love it and by the time it arrived her daughter was quite sick. Apparently it really made her day.

  147. Jennifer says:

    My husband got a flat on the back left, on the Barnet Hwy. He was sort of struggling when a guy and his son pulled over to get the spare on faster and get my husband on his way. I thought that was pretty much the coolest thing I’ve heard in awhile and am grateful to those strangers who didn’t have to, but reached out to help. One in a million.

  148. Brenda says:

    Yesterday coming out of the bathroom stall, I didn’t realize the back of my skirt was tucked into my tights and a nice woman told me that it was! How embarrassing that could’ve been!

  149. brittany says:

    bought the lady in front of me her coffee when she realized she left her wallet in the car!

  150. I helped pay it forward at the grocery store handing a mom some coupons to save her some money on a product I saw she was buying. She was really thankful!

  151. Sharelle Dayco says:

    I helped a young “potential teacher” on her application to the program that I succcesffuly got into a couple of years ago. I don’t really know her (friend of a friend) but someone helped me when I applied, so I figured I would help her out in return.

  152. Amy says:

    Holding the door for someone when they had a handful of groceries!

  153. chrissy says:

    I lent a stranger my cell phone πŸ™‚

  154. mandy sandhu says:

    This am, I gave the rest of my paid parking ticket to someone who had just entered the parkade so they didnt have to pay.

  155. Von says:

    Keep an eye out for a pair of visually disabled people who were crossing at a major intersection.

  156. Mary says:

    Today on my walk to work to Saint Paul’s Hospital from the Burrard Station, I witnessed a woman approach a street person sitting on the sidewalk in the rain and give her own jacket and wrapped it around them!

  157. janet says:

    i gave someone bus fare the other day so he could get to work

  158. Jen says:

    I baked some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for an elderly lady who used to be my neighbour. I brought her the cookies and we had a wonderful visit πŸ™‚

  159. Jeremy says:

    I helped a friend move across the province, in the snow….everyone else who said they would help ended up not showing up!

  160. Tim says:

    I recently got tested to see if I was a match for stem cell transplant to help a terminally ill stranger. I am still hoping I am a match for someone in need so I can help! I urge everyone else to do the same! Also donate blood regularly!

  161. Mike S says:

    I saw an elderly lady drop her glove and I picked it up a have it to her as she wasn’t aware she dropped it.

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