For Immediate Release

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Dana Harris
Executive Director, BCHF
BC Hospitality Foundation Online Lottery
Features 15 x 2021 Local Getaway Prizes

For Immediate Release
September 22, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) – The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is pleased to announce that tickets for its online lottery will go on sale Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Prizes for the “Our Beautiful Backyard” Lottery include first-class food, drink, and accommodations in Whistler, Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan.

Tickets will be available for less than 3 weeks, as sales close at midnight on Sunday, November 1st. The roster of 15 prizes features a selection of mini vacations, a personal chef at your home, and gift cards and pub packs in Vancouver and Victoria. All trips are redeemable in 2021.

  • Okanagan Wine Getaway - Dinner for 2, 2 nights’ accommodation at the Naramata Inn, 2 VIP tours and lunch at Okanagan Crush Pad and TIME Winery and Kitchen, and more! Value $1,375 

  • Victoria in Style - 2 nights for 2 in a Chateau Victoria penthouse, with culinary gift certificates to 10 Acres Bistro and Nautical Nellies Steak and Seafood House. Value $1,300

  • Rich and Famous in Downtown Vancouver - Dinner for 2 at Hapa Izakaya a Fairmont Waterfront suite complete with bubbly and chocolate-dipped strawberries, and breakfast the next day. Value $1,100

  • Penticton Beer Retreat - 2 nights for 2 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, a Penticton Ale Trail gift pack, and gift certificates for cuisine at the Barley Mill Brew Pub & Bistro and The Black Antler. Value $1,125

  • Sea to Sky Adventure - 2 nights’ stay at the Listel, dinner for 2 at the Red Door Bistro, and gift certificates to 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Value $950

  • Fraser Valley Getaway - 2 nights at Surrey’s Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, dinner for 2 at the MIXT Lobby Lounge, and gift certificates to Coquitlam’s Pasta Polo, Rail & River Bistro and Zythos Greek Mediterranean Grill in Langley. Value $1,300

  • Seaside Stay in Sooke - 2 nights at Vancouver Island’s Prestige Oceanfront Resort. Value $650

  • Downtown Vancouver - Dinner for 2 at Lift Bar | Grill | View and 1 night at Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites. Value $600

  • Victoria Area Pub Pack - Includes gift certificates to 328 Taphouse + Grill, Brentwood Bay Brewsky Taphouse, Canoe Brew Pub, The Loghouse Pub, and The Stone House Pub. Value $500

  • Lower Mainland Pub Pack - Includes gift certificates to each of the following: Central City Brew Pub (Surrey), Fox & Fiddle (Surrey), The Fort Pub & Grill (Langley), Milltown Bar & Grill (Richmond), and Sundowner Neighbourhood Pub (Delta). Value $500

  • Stay at the Quay - 2 nights for 2 at New West’s Inn at the Quay and a gift certificate for the Boathouse Restaurant. Value $350

  • Dine Out at Home! - The Ephemere Supper Club will provide a chef who will prepare a 4-course tasting menu for 4 guests in your own home. Value $500

  • Best Buy Gift Cards - Indulge in the ultimate “staycation” by upgrading your home entertainment system, purchasing music and movies, an espresso machine…the sky’s the limit! Value $500

  • Times Square Suites Hotel and Hook Seabar - Dinner for 2 at Hook Seabar and 1 night at the West End’s Times Square Suites Hotel. Value $325

  • Times Square Suites Hotel and Revolving Restaurant - Dinner for 2 at the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant and 1 night at the Times Square Suites Hotel. Value $325

October 13 - November 1, 2020

Tickets are available in the following packages:

  • 1 for $5
  • 3 for $10
  • 8 for $20
  • 25 for $50

The BC Hospitality Foundation's "Our Beautiful Backyard" Lottery starts October 13 and runs through to midnight November 1st, 2020. The final prize draw will take place at noon on November 2nd. The event’s gaming license number is 126737. Please visit for prize details and watch for the direct link to purchase tickets on the BCHF webpage.
The BCHF thanks all the businesses that generously donated the amazing prizes for the venture. Proceeds from the lottery will support the BCHF’s charitable work, which includes providing financial assistance to hospitality workers in financial crisis due to extraordinary health conditions, as well as administering a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality industry workers and leaders.

Thanks for your support, and good luck!

Suggested tweet: #Lottery showcasing #BritishColumbia #hospitality & #tourism live on Oct 13 benefits @BCHospitalityFoundation

About the BC Hospitality Foundation
The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a medical issue. Each year hundreds of hospitality workers across BC face financial challenges and have nowhere else to turn. The BCHF helps them when all other options have been exhausted. In addition, the BCHF offers a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality workers and industry leaders.