We compiled the list of nominations and narrowed it down to our Top 5 in each category. Now it’s time to make your favourite businesses smile!
Vote for your #BCPFamilyFavourites here!
It’s hard to believe that the first Family Favourites nomination period is almost over. There are just 3 days left to nominate! There have been over 3000 nominations for over 400 companies in the 5 weeks we’ve been running! BC Parent has discovered some new businesses thanks to all your nominations and we’re excited to share them with you.
So what happens next? The top 5 nominees in each category will move onto the Voting round, announced on December 9th! Will your Family Favourites make the cut? If you want to be sure, take a few moments to nominate them again. You could nominate them once every day until Saturday, December 7th at 11pm. The best part is you will also be entered to win a Dyson Cordless Vacuum – these really are a game-changer for house cleaning!
Time is ticking and there are only 11 days left to show your #FamilyFavourite businesses how much you love them by helping them get chosen as a BC Parent #FamilyFavourite.
Nominate them here and be entered to win a Dyson Absolute Cordless Vacuum!
Located in a lush forest setting, Vallea Lumina takes place just 10 minutes from Whistler Village at Cougar Mountain. Guests reach the night walk via complimentary shuttle and are immediately immersed into charming storytelling in a breathtaking environment. Throughout the approximately 60 minute adventure, visitors follow in the footsteps of two long-ago hikers, Leonard and Gloria, who are seeking a mystical hidden valley where stardust falls from the sky; as guests move through the experience, opportunities abound to touch, play and engage with the ever-changing environment. The new winter trail will offer smooth, easy to walk surfaces with minimal elevation gain or loss; and additional lighting effects will serve to heighten and enhance the excursion. As with Vallea Lumina‘s summer experience, guests can enjoy cozy non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks at base camp prior to entering the show. Be prepared to enjoy a magical, mesmerizing experience from the creators Moment Factory and powered by The Adventure Group.
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around!
Vacations with the kids can produce some of a family’s most treasured memories, but have you ever considered letting your pint-sized travelers help plan the trip? Involving your children at the start of the planning process can help your family create a better experience; one that everyone can enjoy and no one will ever forget. That’s what Kidcations is all about; letting Canada’s youngest vacationers road test Sunwing’s most popular family resorts. From savouring the ice cream selection to whizzing down water slides, a Kidcationer’s ‘job’ is never dull!
This summer, Sunwing and YTV are once again searching nationwide to find the next Sunwing Kidcation Tester. Open to travel-savvy youth under the age of 14, the contest runs from now until July 16 and puts kids’ reviewing skills to the test as they pose as video journalists telling everyone why they deserve to be the next Sunwing Kidcationer.
“We know kids play a crucial role in the decision-making process for a family vacation,” says Jacqueline Grossman, Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, for Sunwing Travel Group. “Our Kidcationers show parents why their opinion is key, sharing firsthand travel experiences of what’s important to kids when planning a family vacation. Sunwing believes that to find the best Kidcation resorts you need to call in the experts, but before bedtime of course.”
Last year, 9-year old Tamer Al-Asadi from Ottawa was the lucky winner and took off to the Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa in Punta Cana with his family for a week of sun and fun. “It was a blast and I got to try out surfing on the FlowRider® surf simulator, check out the lazy river, explore the kids club and much more,” says Tamer when asked about his stay. “I love traveling, I wanted to stay for longer.”
This year’s winner will get to vacation like a Star™ at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, whose interactive Star kids club lets kids make their own movies, become scientists or artists for the day and much more. For even more tropical fun, kids splash pad, extensive pool complex, and complimentary water sports at the beach will make sure everyone is having the vacation of a lifetime. They will also get the chance to spend some time on location with YTV BIG FUN MOVIES host, Duhin Nanda.
Sunwing Kidcation Contest entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The winner will be announced live on YTV’s BIG FUN MOVIES between 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. If your kid loves traveling, adventure and smiling for the camera, then this contest is for them. From trying out family-friendly excursions and giving Facebook followers hotel room tours, to experiencing the latest water sports and getting wet at the splash park a Kidcation Tester’s job is never done but always fun.
For more information on how to enter or to check out past Kidcation Testers travel photos and videos, visit promos.ytv.com/sunwing