Welcome to Day 1 of our
25 Day Ottawa Life
We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to check under the
OLM Tree to see what’s there each day.
Now we know these things usually end with a big surprise but we
thought why not start there with a huge prize pack giveaway!
We’ve been teasing it for weeks but can now officially ask you:
how will you LIGHT UP YOUR OTTAWA LIFE?
Get your cameras ready! How’s what you got to do to enter:
- Send a SINGLE photo of your holiday display (house lights, tree, Christmas village) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: You MUST be a resident of the National Capital Region and those who submit
more than one image will not be considered. Images must be submitted between December 1st and (noon) December 16th.
- Ensure that your NAME is included as well as a NUMBER and EMAIL where we can contact you. Those with no valid email or contact number are ineligible.
- Wait to see if you win!
Pretty simple huh?
Ottawa Life staff will vote on winning entrants on DECEMBER 16 and we will be in contact with the winners. Winners WILL BE VERIFIED (as we hope to drop off the package to you and get a photo of your winnings with your display) so please ensure the image you send is yours and from this year. (Be honest Santas and not Google Grinches).
Please see FULL CONTEST RULES below.
We have three fabulous prize packs you can choose from (Our top pick gets first choice, second gets second and, well, you get the idea!). Okay, now to the good stuff.
Start your escape with 2 nights accommodations for two at the beautiful
Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid! Enjoy a Celtic holiday treat for the ears
with 2 tickets to Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas
at the National Arts Centre then treat your hair with $200 worth of hair care
products and a $25 gift certificate from Deluca Hair. Take a musical journey
through Germany and Italy with CDs from Claudio Ottaviano Trio and
Di Meschugeles and a trip to the Arctic with Norman Hallendy’s book
An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons.
More reading travel can be done with Will Ferguson’s hilarious Canadian Pie.
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten you campers out there. We’re throwing
in an MSR Portable Stove Kit! Finally, toast your beautiful escape
with a bottle of Amazing Wine from Savvy!
Actually, this could be a few nights on the town! First, enjoy some quality
jazz with tickets to the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival. You’ll also have your
choice of a show by The Assad Brothers (Feb. 11) or Les Boréades
de Montréal (Apr. 10) courtesy of the Ottawa International Chamber
Music Festival. Get ready for you night on the town with manicure
and pedicure kits from Amope! You can listen to the fantastic new album
House of Many Rooms by Laila Biali while you try out your
new Dafni Hair Straightening Brush. Toast your night out with a
bottle of Amazing Wine from Savvy. There’s no better way to end your
night out than with a morning in. We’re giving you a new
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
to start the day off right!
Who doesn’t love local? We sure do and we’ve put together some of
the best of what Ottawa has to offer. We’ll start you off with a slew of CDs
(and one vinyl) from lots of fantastic local musicians including: Moonfruits,
The Peptides, Monday I Retire, John Allaire, Lynne Hanson,
Harea Band and so much more! Also, love local early this holiday season
with two tickets to Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 18) performed by local choir
Seventeen Voyces and Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Ottawa’s
top local movie house The Mayfair has two movie tickets for you and
why not visit the House of Targ across the street for a pierogi dinner.
Stay for some pinball! Take in either the Aviation Museum
or Agriculture Museum with a 2 for 1 pass. We’ve also got some SENS
merch and CHIN Radio swag to give you and wear your local love
with a tee from LIVE! on Elgin. Local authors have added to the mix
with the new book The Other Side of Reason by David B. Gibson and
Ottawa Food: A Hungry Capital by Don Chow and Jennifer Lim. We’ve got
some issues of Ottawa Life to add to that reading list. Oh yeah, did we
mentioned we’re throwing in a gift pack
of our favorite local BEAU’S brews?
ALL three prize packs will continue a jar of tasty Nutella!