Hendrick's Gin hot air balloon Vancouver

Hendrick’s Gin is set to make history as the first-ever hot air balloon to soar above the Honda Celebration of Light’s inaugural downtown festivities on August 2nd and 3rd.

Golden Ticket guests will have a chance to fly at an elevation of “44 ¼ cucumbers” above the city. The 65-foot hot air balloon, A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R., stands for the Amazing, Whimsical, Enchanting, Voyaging, Astounding, Nocturnal, Ascending, Interstellar, Roamer.

Hendrick's Gin hot air balloon Vancouver

The whimsical experience will begin at the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge on the steps of the grand gallery and will curiously carry guests into the Portal of Peculiarity where they shall imbibe in libations that include the world’s smallest Hendrick’s teacup gin and tonics, garnished ever so delicately with the world’s most curiously odd cucumbers.

“Hendrick’s is a gin that cultivates the unusual,” comments Jessica Mieczkowska, Canadian Brand Manager, Hendrick’s Gin. “Debuting A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. at the inaugural Honda Celebration of Light Downtown, allows the over 1.3 million attendees of the festival, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to delight in the whimsical world of Hendrick’s Gin.”

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To add to the fun, renowned Intuitive Specialist Terri-Lynn Decker will travel “from the coasts of the East” to give Golden Ticket guests the opportunity to glimpse into their past, present and future.

By now you might be asking, just how do I get my hands on one of these Golden Tickets? They’ll be made available to the public via a series of contests, including ballot entry at participating bars, online entry and onsite at the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge on August 2nd and 3rd. 

Hendrick's Gin hot air balloon Vancouver

As guests delight in the spectacular sight of a wall adorned with one of the most delectable Hendrick’s Gin botanicals, the rose, sonnets of sound will enchant them as Theadora Feu Follet plays the Theremin, a most mysterious musical mechanism that produces sound without the touch of even a finger.

The Hendrick’s A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. will be tethered at the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery during the 2019 Honda Celebration of Light on the two dates mentioned above.

Hendrick's Gin hot air balloon Vancouver

The world’s only C.O.R.G.A.N. (Cucumber Organ of Remarkably Glorious Auditory Nirvana), a one-of-a-kind musical instrument which consists of 49 real, whole cucumber keys that create a cucumberous musical tone when touched, will also be part of the experience.

Flights will take place on both evenings from 5 to 10 pm (based on wind patterns) and all guests bearing a Golden Ticket will have the opportunity to ride. 

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Rules and Regulations

Entrants must be residents of British Columbia and of legal drinking age to win and ride. No purchase is necessary.

For more information regarding the Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. or Hendrick’s Gin in Canada, visit Hendrick’s Gin online.

Photos courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin.

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