Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival: I SPY with UniverCity

Comments 28 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival is coming up on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Deer Lake Park with top acts such as Blue Rodeo and Charles Bradley (the Screaming Eagle of Soul).

Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival

A soulful mix of quality tunes, a green backdrop at the lake, the ability to bring your own blankets, low-back beach chairs and coolers, all make this one sweet summer festival in the heart of the city. Tickets are currently on sale for $70 (taxes/fees may apply) or $200 for a party park of 4. Single tickets are available at the door as well for $75. Children 12 years and younger are free at the gates with an accompanying adult.

Other performers include Shakura S’Aida, ZZ Ward, Ndidi Onukwulu, David Gogo, Jon and Roy, The Sojourners, John Lee Sanders, Vince Vaccaro, Brickhouse, and Shaun Verreault. Follow the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival on Facebook for more event information.

UniverCity’s I SPY Contest

UniverCity is an impressive new development atop Burnaby Mountain at SFU. I admit I haven’t spent much time at SFU recently and I couldn’t believe the changes throughout the last decade. Condominiums, plazas, beautifully-crafted buildings, grocery shopping, dining options, and my new favourite thing — Yeti Yogurt.

In the 1990s, SFU created its Community Trust to build a community that would generate income for the university from development without damaging the environment. That community became UniverCity, a model for practical and affordable sustainability.

SFU had two primary goals in developing a residential community: to create a more “complete community” on the mountain, with a diverse range of housing choices, shops, services, and amenities; and to establish an Endowment Fund to support teaching and research at SFU. Although the land remains under SFU ownership, fully serviced and subdivided parcels are available to developers through 99-year lease agreements. [Source: UniverCity]

This residential community is at one of the highest points in Burnaby and celebrates all the city has to offer including the showpiece of summer, the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival.

UniverCity is currently hosting I SPY, a contest to win tickets to the festival. To participate, search for UniverCity stickers hidden within the community each week. Once you have found the sticker, claim your tickets at the Trust office (#150-8960 University High Street) during office hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm).

Visit the Trust office or follow along on Facebook and Twitter (SFU Community Trust) for clues on the ticket whereabouts. A total of 8 (4 pairs) tickets are up for grabs. Participants are eligible to win a maximum of one pair (2) tickets. The I SPY contest runs until August 9th, 2013.

My Contest

To promote the I SPY contest, UniverCity has offered up a pair of tickets to one lucky Miss604 reader as well. Here’s how you can enter to win your way into the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival on August 10th:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @BurnabyBlues from @UniverCity_SFU + @Miss604 http://bit.ly/bbyblues604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. The winner’s tickets will be available for pick-up at the UniverCity Trust office. Update The winner is: Judy Cupskey!

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28 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. MichelleThursday, August 1st, 2013 — 3:25pm PDT

    I’ll be blue if I don’t win these tickets. 🙂

  2. eileen hThursday, August 1st, 2013 — 9:09pm PDT

    Sat outside the Folk Fest. Will sit outside the Blues Fest if I don’t win. All good!

  3. SharylinThursday, August 1st, 2013 — 10:22pm PDT

    What a great line up this year!

  4. JasonThursday, August 1st, 2013 — 10:22pm PDT

    The real winners are the staff and volunteers that work hard to put a great blues show . My hats off to ya’ll!

  5. W. LeungThursday, August 1st, 2013 — 10:32pm PDT

    I’m ready to sing, dance and party!

  6. RachelThursday, August 1st, 2013 — 10:47pm PDT

    Blue Rodeo will be there! Amazing!

  7. KathleenThursday, August 1st, 2013 — 11:43pm PDT

    would love to win!

  8. Janet KongThursday, August 1st, 2013 — 11:55pm PDT

    Blue Rodeo would be cool to see in person!

  9. BradFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 1:16am PDT

    Great music. Great venue. Great times!

  10. janFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 9:00am PDT

    I’ll have to check out UniverCity

  11. KSFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 1:19pm PDT

    I’ve never gone, but would love to go! 🙂

  12. SanazFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 1:20pm PDT

    Would love to check this out!

  13. DanikaFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 2:29pm PDT

    My mom would love this!

  14. LindaFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 3:45pm PDT

    I love the Burnaby Blues and Roots Fest

  15. DenBFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 3:46pm PDT

    Listening to blues in the park is a great way to spend the weekend

  16. VinceFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 4:10pm PDT

    Sounds good to me!

  17. Jeff NaiduFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 6:21pm PDT

    My and my girlfriend would love to go!

  18. RJFriday, August 2nd, 2013 — 11:07pm PDT

    Sounds like the best concert lineup of the year!

  19. TracySaturday, August 3rd, 2013 — 7:36am PDT

    Never been to this before – would love to win and check it out 🙂

  20. GregSaturday, August 3rd, 2013 — 11:53pm PDT

    luv Blue rodeo

  21. MonicaSunday, August 4th, 2013 — 11:28pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to check out this event! Would love to win 🙂

  22. GrayMonday, August 5th, 2013 — 9:24am PDT

    If i dont win i’ll hold my breath till im blues in the face

  23. LaurenMonday, August 5th, 2013 — 9:26am PDT

    My partner and I would love to go to the Burnaby Blues Festival! Please help us get there, Miss 604!

  24. renee lauerMonday, August 5th, 2013 — 12:38pm PDT

    This would be so much fun. I love blue rodeo.

  25. Judy CupskeyMonday, August 5th, 2013 — 7:25pm PDT

    Burnaby Blues rocks every year…help get us there for 2013, Miss 604! THANKS!

  26. TracyMonday, August 5th, 2013 — 8:33pm PDT

    Sounds like a good time!!

  27. DuncanTuesday, August 6th, 2013 — 9:29am PDT

    I think it will be a terrific show, and it sure is a wonderful prize

  28. Clint MillerWednesday, August 7th, 2013 — 7:48pm PDT

    Want to win :-))

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