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BC Family Day White Spot Giveaway

Monday, February 10th, 2014 — 10:03am PDT
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It’s Family Day in BC and White Spot is known across the province for its legendary burgers, seasonal menus, value packages, and of course those lovable Pirate Paks.

whitespotmemoriesOne of my favourite memories when I was growing up in the Lower Mainland was going for an afternoon drive with my family. We’d pile into our van and my dad would plot a course to park, playground, beach, or historic site — it was always quality time spent playing and learning together.

When it was time to head home, on occasion, we would get a very special treat: a stop at the White Spot Drive-In. If it was after lunch we would forgo the Pirate Paks and order pie and milkshakes, which would wobble precariously on the long car-hop tray sliding across from driver-side to passenger windows. Cheeks rosy red from playing outside, bellies full of blueberries and whipped cream, and nodding off just enough that I would get carried inside the house when we got home. That’s my kind of Family Day.

You can share your own White Spot memories online here.

Right now you can enjoy the Comfort Foods menu with BBQ Glazed Short Ribs, Portobello & Smoked Mozzarella Bigger Burger, Parmesan Chicken with Roasted Mushroom Ravioli, or gluten free items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

To celebrate Family Day, White Spot is offering one of my readers a $100 gift certificate and 4 vouchers for tickets to any remaining regular season Vancouver Giants game this season. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment about how you’re spending Family Day in BC (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a @White_Spot #FamilyDay prize pack from @Miss604

Follow White Spot on Twitter and Facebook to learn about their latest menu offerings. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, February 14, 2014.

Update The winner is @lindymum on Twitter!

Current contests on


  1. Marie says:

    I will be visiting my 5 year old niece. πŸ™‚

  2. Am says:

    Breakfast at Whitespot, followed by a movie and then game family game night

  3. Connie says:

    Spending the afternoon eating dim sum brunch with family. =)

  4. Richard W says:

    Watching the Olympics and loved ones.

  5. Lindsay says:

    At home watching movies cause it’s raining! Takeout?

  6. Valentina says:

    IΒ΄m studying during Family Day. I could use a nice dinner once we are done with our Master’s midterms!

  7. Pepper says:

    Today I’m spending family day with my husband and mom! We will watch a movie and I’ll make something delicious for dinner!

  8. Mary W says:

    at work

  9. Linda C says:

    I’m spending Family Day with my family. Having dim sum, strolling around the mall and just bonding. It’s hard to do simple things like these as children get older.

  10. Sharon D. says:

    Spending Family Day at home watching the Olympics.

  11. HAYLEY MYERS says:

    Our family has such a busy schedule that today we are going to chill and have a board game day! Normally we are running from school to hockey and homework so taking a day to hang at home and play together is just what we need!

    BTW White spot is my boys favorite restaurant! Thanks so much and happy family day everyone!

  12. Denise morris says:

    Just dropped my daughter at the airport. She is flying to visit grandma and her cousins for the week. Too bad I have to work the rest of the week.

  13. Janet says:

    I’m going to the Giants game with my sister!

  14. Kristina J says:

    The husband has to work unfortunately, but our son and I will be making his class Valentines and watching a movie on the sofa!

  15. Nicole says:

    Hanging out with the kids watching a movie.

  16. Allie Davison says:

    Just hanging out with my boyfriend a day dog relaxing.

  17. Tanya Beson says:

    This evening my daughter and I will be cooking
    Dinner together and watching a movie!

  18. Swapnil says:

    Family Day at Robson Square!

  19. HAYLEY MYERS says:

    Family Day is family board game day! Busy most days so chilling with the kids playing monopoly!

  20. Alice H. says:

    Baking some goodies with the family and then off to a public swim where they have Olympic themed activities!

  21. Ainsley MacCallum says:

    I’ll be sampling the Hot Chocolate Festival!

  22. Lori Davis says:

    This Family Day I’m gonna go and spend it with family that I haven’t seen since Xmas. Another nice contest. Good luck every1. #HappyFamily Day

  23. Caroline Quinn says:

    Together watching movies and staying warm in this cold weather.

  24. James says:

    We are watching bits of the Olympics, then I’m making breakfast pancakes, and then I think we’re heading up to Grouse if my sore legs can handle it.

  25. Kim Rees says:

    Baking apple crisp and watching the Olympics and staying warm and cozy at home.

  26. OJ says:

    Spending familly day working πŸ™

  27. Karl says:

    Hockey and a pirate pak, my son would love it!

  28. Luc says:

    Going to the Art Gallery.

  29. Linda Lalonde says:

    Making a home made soup – while simmering going to see a movie with the family! I love my family!

  30. Jake Hamilton says:

    chilly willy out!! but will head to Minoru and Richmond centre for lunch and hopefully the Lego movie if we aren’t to tired!! πŸ™‚

  31. Dennis says:

    Watching the Olympics, cheering on Canada!

  32. debbie f says:

    Catching up on all the Downton Abbey seasons.

  33. Greg says:

    Visiting my brother on the Island

  34. Krissy says:

    playing ukulele

  35. Jennifer says:

    Watching the Olympics!

  36. Coral says:

    Watching the giants play the royals!

  37. Iain says:

    Taking the kids to the Lego Movie

  38. Ruby BB says:

    Nice long walk with our pup and then family time watching the Olympics. GO TEAM CANADA!

  39. Randy B says:

    Been watching all my fave Olympics events all night! Made brekkie for the wifey and more family time watching the Olympics. Go Team Canada!

  40. Harinder B says:

    Enjoying the day off from work. Relaxing me time is so rare that I am just loving it.

  41. Sonya B says:

    Helping my boyfriend move into his new condo.

  42. Tawcan says:

    Spending time with the family and watching the Olympics.

  43. Shelly says:

    Spending my Family Day at Robson Square and eating dim sum

  44. Rebecca says:

    Watching the Olympics

  45. Sandra says:

    Homework then off the to the movies!

  46. Lloyd says:

    French toast for breakfast and then watched Alex B win the gold in freestyle!!!

  47. Emilia says:

    Relaxing and watching the Olympics with my family

  48. Maryanne says:

    Watching the Olympics

  49. Meline says:

    Watching Olympics with my hubby

  50. Anne Taylor says:

    We are taking the grandkids down to Beacon Hill Park here in Victoria!

    Tweeted as @greeeneyedwhwom


  51. Amy says:

    Working πŸ™

  52. Cassia Morais says:

    We are celebrating family day even more because my niece was born this morning!!!!!!!! I love my family!! πŸ™‚

  53. Tina says:

    Staying out of the raining and staying in to watching the Olympics.

  54. Selena Phillips says:

    Today, my family is enjoying a chillaxin’ afternoon together by staying warm & dry in the comfort of our own home. Having fun playing X-Box together before we bundle up & venture out for a walk. πŸ™‚

  55. Pete says:

    I’ll be with my family cuddled on a couch to escape the rain!

  56. KittyPride says:

    We will be watching movies together πŸ˜€

  57. Radhika K says:

    Going to the museum and the Lego movie

  58. Jeremy says:

    Having dinner with family and seeing a movie with them!

  59. Jen says:

    We are going to the community centre pool together.

  60. Stephanie says:

    Baked bread this morning and heading out for work later (no day off for me!)

  61. Ryan says:

    Family skating day and then dinner at grandmas!! #familyday

  62. Barb says:

    Dinner together on a night that nobody has to rush out to be somewhere at 6:00 – doesn’t happen very often with a grown family that volunteers to work with kids

  63. Erin W says:

    We were visiting the Inlaws!

  64. taking kids to chuckie cheese

  65. Bill S says:

    Taking my wife to White Spot Kamloops. For a nice Legendary Burger Platter.

  66. Selena Phillips says:

    Today, my family is enjoying a relaxing afternoon together by staying warm & dry in the comfort of our own home. Having fun playing X-Box together before we bundle up & venture out for a walk. πŸ™‚

  67. Josh Martinson says:

    Going out to check out the Art Gallery dt, and see what fun day we can have!

  68. Jane says:

    I’m working on family day

  69. Mandeep says:

    Family dinner. πŸ™‚

  70. Tooth Fairy says:

    I remember sitting in my old VW beetle bug as a teen, at the White Spot drive in parking lot. Trays hooked on the windows inside the car. It was so much easier in a larger sized car!! LOL ☺
    We still β™₯ White Spot, it spans across the generations including pirate packs. Just lunched with Mom there the other day. Family Day is spent at home sweet home, watching Olympics.

  71. Joseph says:

    We are taking our kids to the Lego Movie!

  72. Taking the kids to the Clova Cinema for a family movie night!

  73. Relaxing. Though Triple O would’ve been nice today.

  74. Jen says:

    Having a family mini-trip to Victoria! We even enjoyed White Spot on the ferry last night!

  75. l says:

    i will be with my husband my bff karen and her fsmily at the Giants game

  76. laurie gordon says:

    I eill be wih my husbsnd n bff at the hockey game

  77. Sarah says:

    I’m studying for my anatomy and physiology midterm tomorrow. And apparently playing online! Oops! Getting off the computer now….

  78. Vincent says:

    At home watching Olympic highlights with the fam, wishing Vancouver would get a few more ‘actual’ snow days this season.

  79. Jenny says:

    We’re postponing our family day for Wednesday since most of us still have work today. We’ll be going shopping and out for a dinner (since it’s raining and not much to do outstide!)

  80. Lael says:

    Unfortunately everyone is sick but we’re spending it together cuddling at home πŸ™‚

  81. Rachel says:

    Went out for brunch with the family

  82. ldyena says:

    Dinner with the (extended) family!

  83. Erica T. says:

    Just spending a pajama day at home.

  84. Colleen says:

    Spending the day puttering around the house, shoveling snow, watching the Olympics, talking to my daughter and grandson on the phone while making a delicious swiss steak with stuffed potatoes and salad for dinner.

  85. Ali says:

    I went to the movies with my nieces.

  86. Karen says:

    We are spending the day with the family first at the Pacific Coliseum watching the Giants play the Victoria Royals, then off to White Spot for Legendary Platters and Pirate Paks!! Love love love the Vancouver Giants, and love White Spot… It’s a family tradition!

  87. Maureen says:

    Home with the family-Olympics and baking

  88. Naomi Z says:

    Watching the Olympics and spending time with the famjam

  89. Jeff says:

    With family!

  90. Matthew Saunders says:

    I’m spending it with my extended family in BC.

  91. Helen C says:

    Seeing the lego movie.

  92. Cindy KS says:

    Rented movies and popcorn in our pjs!

  93. Darren says:

    Took the family to the Align Entertainment production of Shrek the Musical at Michael J. Fox theatre in Burnaby. Sold out show was amazing!

  94. KY says:

    Shopping with my family

  95. bjh says:

    catching up…!

  96. Relaxing, playing cards & having dinner with family and family friends!

  97. Darcy says:

    Spending quality with family; walking, games, dinner!

  98. Belinda says:

    Love going there for the wild salmon dishes!!

  99. Donna L says:

    I spent it catching up with friends with a birthday lunch!

  100. Jeanette says:

    Had to work

  101. jeff says:

    dinner with friends

  102. maria says:

    quiet day at home with the fam..

  103. Lisa R. says:

    We actually just got back from White Spot and I just saw this contest!

  104. Dayna Wilson says:

    We wanted to spend it checking out the fun activities at the New West Quay, but sadly our little guy came down with an ear infection, so we’ve been home administering Advil and cuddles instead πŸ™

  105. Ai says:

    Bob and lolo concert & free family skate at Port Moody!

  106. Leanne M says:

    I spend it at a friends place playing games with the kids

  107. Katie schiebler says:

    Spent the day with my three little monkeys- went to community centre, and came home and made cookies. πŸ™‚

  108. Elizabeth B says:

    went to see the Giants play…with some of the family!

  109. Gary says:

    went to the new LEGO movie!

  110. Gord says:

    spending time with family over lunch and shopping πŸ™‚

  111. nina says:

    My young boys and I played games all day long! Creationary, some quick little games, and a whole lotta Monopoly…

  112. Amy says:

    Eating together!

  113. Hei Moon says:

    Cleaning the house

  114. Cyndi says:

    stayed in and cuddled with my kids!

  115. Kathleen says:

    went skating with my boyfriend and his nieces!

  116. Andrea says:

    Watching Canada participate at Sochi. Go Canada Go!

  117. Stotes says:

    Watching movies.

  118. kim says:

    Went for a hike!

  119. Stephanie says:

    Looked through photos from our fall family trip.

  120. Aimee says:

    Had to sleep all day for a night shift ;(

  121. Hannah says:

    Watching Canada in the Olympics!

  122. Amanda says:

    We spent Family Day playing with LEGO @ Science world. Good times

  123. Alex says:

    I actually spent the morning of my Family Day at White Spot!

  124. Debbie says:

    Family weekend getaway to Pemberton

  125. Albert N says:

    Relaxing and napping here!

  126. lindawwww says:

    I spent Family Day going out for lunch with my son.

  127. Ken McAllister says:

    I, my wife and our five kids spent our Family Day at my parents’ house, along with many of my brothers, sisters-in-law, and a horde of nieces and nephews. It’s busy, but always great fun.

  128. Renfrew says:

    We went to the Giants game, ate White Spot and watched my son dance in the anti-bullying flash mob.

  129. Shirley says:

    Relaxing at home and watching the Olympics

  130. Alex says:

    Watched Olympics and went for lunch with the family.

  131. Sharon says:

    watching the Olympics

  132. monique says:

    stayed at home and watched movies

  133. Alisa says:

    spent the day with close friends grabbing hot chocolate at Bel Cafe for the Hot Chocolate Festival and went for dinner at West with my fiance!

  134. Darcie says:

    Had a quiet day at home baking cookies and watching the olympics!

  135. Yayoi says:

    Watching the Olympics with my family.

  136. Serena Debolt says:

    Cheering on our Canadians at the Olympics

  137. DB says:

    Watching the olympics with my children- eating snacks!

  138. Debra says:

    Watching the Olympics and remembering Vancouver 2010!

  139. Vince says:

    Didn’t get the day off – very sad!

  140. jan says:

    stayed at home on a relaxing day off

  141. Ame says:

    Family walk in the snow. Then popcorn and hot chocolate watching the Olympics!

  142. Jeff S says:

    Watched some Olympics coverage with my family and then went ice skating at Robson Square.

  143. Timmy says:

    Board games with family and friends.

  144. Zachary Bellesen says:

    Going to the Giants game and having some TripleO’s for dinner

  145. Valerie says:

    Quiet day at home with my husband.

  146. Megan says:

    I spent half of it with friends then the other half with family

  147. CK says:

    Had dinner with an aunt I haven’t seen for 5 years- caught her during a stopover at YVR!

  148. liz says:

    We took the 3 kids to the movies and lunch at white spot afterwards.

  149. Laura says:

    we sipped hot chocolate together!

  150. Jenn S says:

    going to spend the day resting. been really hectic at work.

  151. Jennifer says:

    Cooking with the family

  152. I was stood up twice during the weekend to go snowshoeing….so kind of not much, as I don’t have a family! I spent a bit of time at the gym/sauna, with my family of one. πŸ™‚
    ha ha

  153. Ryan says:

    spent it with my gf, running some errands and then jamming with friends

  154. Diane says:

    Spent family day shopping for a Grad Dress with my 2 teen girls

  155. Jen R says:

    I spent the day with family on Vancouver Island.

  156. tracy says:

    spent the day making pastries at home with my family

  157. Bryan says:

    Watching movies with family!

  158. Bons says:

    Watching the Olympics and dining out with family

  159. Jenn says:

    Watched the Olympics and Disney movie in a living room fort with my (adult) siblings

  160. Wally says:

    Cheering for BC and Canadian athletes.

  161. Aaron B. says:

    Dinner, wine, and Sons of Anarchy with my wife.

  162. Jane Mehai says:

    I’m spending family day celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday!

  163. Jennifer says:

    Unfortunately it’s not an holiday for federal employees so I had to work πŸ™

  164. Gary says:

    I spent it with cooking a dinner with my fiancee and then had dinner with her and two cousins.

  165. Shelaine says:

    Spent it with family – hanging out at home.

  166. Maggie says:

    I spent a quiet, restful, peaceful, and warm Family Day at home with my beloved hubby and baby.

  167. Cairine says:

    I will be spending it with my husband just relaxing.

  168. Michelle W says:

    Ice Skating with my family πŸ™‚

  169. Andre says:

    Eating pirate packs

  170. Eugenie says:

    We choose a wall colour fo our new kitchen and put down shelf paper in the cabinets. — fun and exciting

  171. wenxiao says:

    Sawing boards to help out parents shelve their entertainment system.

  172. Jen says:

    I spent it marathoning Veronica Mars & skyping with all of my various family members, who were in their assorted homes doing the same thing. Take that winter cold! Can’t hold us down!

  173. tin says:

    spent family day cleaning home and watching tv

  174. Shelley says:

    Spent the day with hubby listening to records on our old record player.

  175. Ryan E. says:

    Working hard.

  176. Ryan E. says:

    Working hard. (No stat day as a federally regulated employee).

  177. Kam says:

    Spent the day with my wife and little girl!

  178. Chris C says:

    Slept in, walked the dog, went for a swim, then we had Whitespot takeout for dinner.

  179. Harjit says:

    We spent family day cleaning up around the yard and inside as we have many ongoing renos. It was great to have the extra day with everyone. Thanks for the chance to win; we love Whitespot.

  180. Lisa says:

    We spent it at the Vancouver Aquarium:)

  181. Angela Mitchell says:

    We just spent it hanging out at home playing in the snow in the morning and then for a bike ride later in the afternoon when the snow had melted.

  182. Shara says:

    Unfortunately, my boyfriend was working and I spent the day working on my taxes. Yay me!

  183. Stacy says:

    I worked at a rec centre and saw all of the happy families come in to go skating!

  184. yasmin Hall says:

    I spent it with my mom. :-)β™₯

  185. Robin says:

    We skiied – hooray for powder! Finally.

  186. jay says:

    We spent it relaxing! It was nice catching up on sleep

  187. Jeannie says:

    we went to the VAG for their Family Day event. The kids had fun.

  188. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    Wrote an exam for my Travel Agent’s license. Did some ironing and prepared my lunches for the week. Spent some time on my blog site. Went out for a bite. Watched a movie.

  189. Fred Quan says:

    Worked, as I didn’t get Family Day off.

  190. Teresa K says:

    I watched the Olympics.

  191. Peter Khoo says:

    Hung out with wifey!

  192. Spent Family day on Mayne Island at the cabin and went for a jog πŸ™‚

  193. lena says:

    no family here , but thank goodness for friends who will enjoy a night at the white spot.

  194. jill says:

    Had my daughter and 3 grandchildren down from Sunshine Coast for a turkey lunch with all the trimmings! Included were baking powder biscuits like the Whitespot used to make and serve with greengage jam at the Granville and 7oth restaurant which was a very popular place to dine. great day!

  195. jackie says:

    Recovering from a winter full of flus/sickness!!

  196. Sarah says:

    Yumm!! I’m a broke student who would love this treat!

  197. Douglas Chang says:

    I had to work

  198. Samantha says:

    Spent it having Brunch with friends then relaxing at home with the BF watching tv.

  199. Simon says:

    I spent family day getting all of my siblings together for our annual whitespot meal that we have made a tradition on Family Day in BC.

  200. Tony says:

    I spent on the Olympics

  201. Pat Battles says:

    Spent it as usual, but didn’t do a whole lot of shopping as everywhere I went was closed!

  202. Scott Podwinski says:

    Went to the Giants game with my brother!

  203. Shannon says:

    Play date with my kiddies friends and a movie night.

  204. LauraK says:

    We were sick πŸ™

  205. Brenda says:

    Lunch with the parents

  206. Rrej says:

    Dine out with family!

  207. Alex says:

    Spent it relaxing with family.

  208. Gaetanne says:


  209. Sharylin says:

    I spent the day with my Mum creating wonderful memories to cherish


    We spent family day at the pool

  211. Rachel says:

    Family day hanging with the family- we ate chicken wings and nachos and watched frozen!

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