• By: OLM Staff

Light Up Your Ottawa Life Contest Begins NOW!

decal1Welcome to Day 1 of our
25 Day Ottawa Life
Christmas Calendar

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:

Get your cameras ready! How's what you got to do to enter:

  1. Send a SINGLE photo of your holiday display (house lights, tree, Christmas village) to: olmlightup@gmail.com
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 wine!

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 wine. 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!

love-localWho 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 bookThe Other Side of Reason by David B. Gibson and
Ottawa Food: A Hungry Capitalby 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'Sbrews?

ALL three prize packs will continue a jar of tasty Nutella!

1) Contest commences 12 a.m. EST on Thursday December 1, 2016 and ends at noon,Friday December 16, 2016.
2) No purchase necessary.
3) The are three prize packages available to be won with only one pack per person. Prize must be accepted as awarded, without substitution and are not convertible to cash. Prize packs are subject to change.
4) The contest is open only to residents of the National Capital Region that over 18 years of age. Employees of Ottawa Life Magazine, or any of their affiliates, or any of their respective advertising and promotional agencies or contest organizations, or persons with whom any of such employees are domiciled is not eligible to enter. Decisions of the contest organizers and their representatives are final. The odds of being selected depend upon the total number of entries received.
4a) The winner will be contacted via email or number provided on December 16th. By entering the contest the winner agrees that they are in compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded. By entering this contest entrants release Ottawa Life Magazine, contest organizers, their affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from all claims, demands, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to the administration of the contest and use of the prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage, loss, accident or misfortune relating to all aspects of the contest, including without limitation, the administration thereof and the use of the prize.
5) Ottawa Life staff will vote on entrants on December 16th and three will be chosen. The first place chosen will get to select which package they would like first, the second would choose from the remaining two and the third would be given the package that is left.  To win, the selected entrant must comply with these contest rules.
6) The contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and is void where prohibited.
7) The participants, by entering the contest and the winner, by accepting the prize, consent to the use of their name and/or photograph or other likeness in any publicity carried out by the contest organizers without compensation.
8) Ottawa Life Magazine Inc. or their designated representative will make a maximum of two (2) attempts to contact selected entrant by email or phone (using the information provided at the time of entry) within 24 hours of contest end date. Should we not be able to reach them another entrant will be selected.
9) Ottawa Life Magazine Inc. reserves the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or time frames stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Entry with these Rules, or as a result of technical problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of Ottawa Life Magazine Inc., in their sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules.