I’ve partnered with the Downtown Vancouver BIA for a fun contest where you not only get out and about in the city to participate, you could win a gift card that will allow you to have event more fun in the city.
Ackery’s Alley is an “interactive, pedestrian-friendly zone with fresh paint, red and gold details that extend the Orpheum’s opulent interiors outdoors, and a public-art installation dreamed up by local artist Alex Beim that encourages visitors to move and explore.” [Georgia Straight]
The installation opened last summer, in the public space named after Ivan Ackery, the legendary Orpheum Theatre manager who brought Ella Fitzgerald, George Burns, Jack Benny, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Monroe, and Louis Armstrong – among many others – to the stage.
The alleyway is also home to FIELD, a light and sound installation that comes to life when it senses motion. Sensors in the lights detect people or objects, changing colours and emitting sounds in reaction to movements made by passersby and visitors.
Now you can check out Ackery’s Alley and win!
- Take a photo in Ackery’s Alley
- Post it on social media using the hashtag #ackerysalley
- Tag @miss604 and @downtownvan (on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram)
Now for the prizes! You could win one of the following…
For Downtown Activity: Cooking Class with Cook Culture – Value $200
For Downtown Drinks & Dining: Donnelly Group Gift Card – Value $150
For Downtown Shopping: Gift card to Hudson’s Bay – Value $150
So make sure you get to Ackery’s Alley, situated beside the Orpheum Theatre, Smithe Street, between Granville and Seymour Street.
Three winners will be drawn at random (one for each prize) from all entries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The winners will be drawn on March 8, 2019, at 12:00pm. Read full contest details here.
I look forward to seeing your pics!
UPDATE: The winners are…