As September approaches, our city starts to gear up for new theatre seasons and festivals. The Vancouver Fringe Festival is nearly here, with over 600 performances by 89 artists over an 11-day period. Featuring site-specific theatre as well as traditional venue shows, this year the Fringe will take place from September 5 to 15. Pick up or download a Program Guide, mark your shows, and for the 29th year running, get set to Fringe!
I’ve partnered with both the Vancouver Fringe Festival and Edible Canada to offer a lucky reader and their guest a chance at a great prize pack valued at nearly $200! Our winner will get the following:
Granville Island Market Tour for Two
Edible Canada’s signature tour provides the opportunity for both locals and visitors to learn about and experience BC’s most visited and best-known public market. Put yourself in the experienced and knowledgeable hands of Edible Canada’s culinary professionals and learn the secrets and the best places to shop.
The centerpiece of the island experience is the Granville Island Public Market, with a diverse array of vendors, irresistible green grocers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese specialists, sweets stands, and casual eateries. Just outside the market are many local artisans as well as a wine shop, a micro roaster of organic coffee, the Netloft and Canada’s only artisan sake distillery. The tour for two people is valued at $89.00, is valid seven days a week, and winner will need to book 24 hours in advance (tour will go on with two or more registered guests).
[Edible Canada cocktails]
Experience Edible Canada’s Fringe Appy Hour for Two
Winners will receive two complimentary canapés and two specialty cocktails! As part of Vancouver Fringe Festival, Edible Canada will again feature the Edible Fringe Appy Hour from 3 pm to closing during the Festival. Specially priced canapés and cocktails will be on offer from September 5 to 15. The prize is valid after 3 pm, Monday through Friday during the Fringe Festival and winner must call to reserve in advance at 604.682.6681.
[Little Miss Hiccup, 7x1 Samurai after interviewing them at the 2010 Vancouver Fringe Festival]
4-pack of Fringe Exchange Vouchers
Exchange vouchers may be redeemed for any Fringe performance (excluding special events) and will cover your Festival Membership (a one-time $5 cost) for those shows. Trade them in at the Fringe Box Office for tickets ahead of time, or use them at the venue starting 45 minutes before show time. Vouchers must be picked up at the Fringe Box Office, located in the parking lot next to 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island between noon and 8 pm from August 29 to September 15.
Want a chance to win? There’s many ways to enter:
1) Follow @VancouverFringe @EdibleCanada and @Vancouverscape on Twitter
2) Leave a comment below on your favourite Granville Island Market or Fringe Festival experience
3) Share this post on Facebook
4) Become a fan of Vancouverscape on Facebook
5) Retweet the following: I’ve entered to win a Vancouver Fringe Fest prize pack from @VancouverFringe @EdibleCanada & @Vancouverscape http://ow.ly/nJfZm
I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday, August 28 at 5 pm. Good luck to all entrants!
Congrats to @toothfairycyber, whose name we drew at random this afternoon. Enjoy your Fringe Fest and Edible Canada experience!