Celebrate Tourism in Burlington with a coupons & a chance to WIN
Every day the staff at Tourism Burlington are busy working to promote our great city to visitors and residents. Once a year both Ontario & Canada take a week to celebrate tourism and we couldn’t be more excited! From Monday June 3rd to Sunday June 16th we are going to be celebrating tourism and all the great things to see and do in Burlington!
At tourism we love to have fun and what is more fun than a contest with a chance to win great prizes? We’ll tell you – it’s a contest, discounts and a twitter party!
We have put together some great offers valid from Jun 3-16, 2013. Pick up your Tourism “passport”, then visit participating attractions including Andrews Scenic Acres, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington Farmers’ Market (Wed., Fri., Sat.), City of Burlington Events (Mon.-Fri), Museums of Burlington, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sound of Music Festival (June 7, June 13-16 at the Spencer Smith Park welcome centre) and The Waterfront Hotel at Downtown Burlington to get your passport stamped then enter to WIN a Tourism Prize pack valued at over $200! (entry information and rules & regs below)
Inside the passport you will also find coupons for savings at Andrews Scenic Acres, Burlington Art Centre, Conservation Halton, Holiday Inn, Museums of Burlington, Royal Botanical Gardens, Tyandaga Golf Course & Waterfront Hotel.
Visit us on-site and watch for our tweets #VisitBurlON!
Saturday May 25th we will be heading mid-town to the Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market. We’ll start our day outdoors at the Burlington Farmers’ Market (open 8am-2pm). You will find everything from apples to zucchini at the market and I know we will be loading up on delicious local food while we are here. Will you find us munching on Shriner’s Creek Kettle Popcorn, buying some spring annuals from Hutchinson Farm or noshing on some yummy produce from one of the many vendors here at the market…you’ll have to wait and see. Then we’ll he street to the Art Gallery of Burlington. For those that haven’t been, we can tell you that it’s home to seven guilds and the world’s largest collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics. But what you want to know is where to find us. We could be viewing one of the many exhibits on display including FUSION Fireworks, an exhibition examining the direction of ceramic art in Ontario; Marotta and Suarez: Form and Surface presenting recent works by Laura Marotta and Ixchel Suarez. Both artists have distinctive practices, operating within the discipline of contemporary textiles or the Grapevine: Weavers Guild Annual Exhibition by the The Burlington Handweavers’ guild. However, we do enjoy shopping as you have probably guessed by now so we might be found in the Art Etc. Gallery Shop wandering the aisles trying to decide which one of a kind piece we’d like to add to our collection.On our last stop of the day we take on the great outdoors with a visit to Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Conservation Halton has six amazing parks and Crawford Lake is one of our favourites. The 15th century Iroquoian Village would make a perfect hide-out with its rustic longhouses. Did you know that Crawford Lake is a rare meromictic lake? Perhaps we’ll spend our time cruising the surrounding boardwalk or find a spot along the 19km of trails (which connect to the Bruce Trail!). Plan to spend the day at this location, there is so much to see and do!
Sunday May 26th we tee up at Tyandaga Golf Course in the heart of the city. This course offers guests the convenience of an urban golf course coupled with the atmosphere of a rural setting. Since golfing is not one of our skill sets, you might find us chatting with the club pro, practicing on the putting green or hanging out at our favourite place – the 19th hole! From there we go to Joseph Brant Museum, Burlington’s community museum is a replica of the original homestead of Joseph Brant ‘Thayendanegea’ (1742-1807). In 1798, the Mohawk and British captain was granted 3,450 acres at the ‘head-of-the-lake’ (Burlington Bay) by King George III, awarded for his services to the Crown during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution. Be sure to drop by and visit this piece of Burlington’s history.
Saturday June 1st we head to one of our favourite locations – Springridge Farm. While we would like to just sit in the bakery all day and enjoy their delicious baked goods we might be a bit too obvious. However, there are lots of nooks and crannies within the gift shop and bakery/café or maybe we’ll head outside and spend our time in the family fun yard or a top the escarpment lookout. If you haven’t been to Springridge lately be sure to check out the singing chicken show, it’s awesome! One thing is for sure, we never leave the farm empty handed and neither will you.
Sunday June 2nd will be a busy day with a stop at the City of Burlington Kite Festival to start the day. If you don’t have your own kite (guilty) then you can build one for free (while supplies last) and check out the professional kite flying demonstations for some ideas. But it’s not all about the kites, there is lots of other family fun to be had including Bubbleology Show, Mad Science presenting UP, UP, and Away and Mountsberg Birds of Prey. The event runs rain or shine so plan to head to Brant Hills Community Centre no matter what the weather. Our last stop is Bronte Creek Provincial Park, at Bronte Creek you might be challenged to find us in the park that includes over 10km of trails, an 1800’s farmhouse, a children’s play barn and a campground, so be sure to follow our tweets. This park is great for everyone including your four legged friends that will enjoy the leash free area of the park.
Last but not least we want to remind everyone that there are lots of ways to celebrate Burlington and be a tourism ambassador. Send an e-card, enjoy our local sites and attractions with a stay-cation, and encourage your friends and family to come and visit (don’t worry we have the perfect guest suite for them).
Happy Tourism Weeks from all of us at Tourism Burlington!
Tourism Passport Entry info and Rules & Regulations
“No Purchase Necessary”.
Contest is open to Canadian residents
Contest closes June 16, 2013
Winner will be chosen by random draw August 6, 2013
Winner must accept prize as awarded, no cash substitutions/equivalents
The chances of winning depend on the number of entries received
Entries can be dropped off at participating locations or mailed to Tourism Burlington, 414 Locust St. Burlington, ON, L7S 1T7
Mark your calendar and be sure to join us on Monday June 3rd as we celebrate Tourism Weeks with our first ever Twitter Party from 8-9pm EST (#VisitBurlON).
- One hour – 5 questions – tweet using #VisitBurlON
- Win great prizes, no RSVP required.
- Follow any of the moderators or the #VisitBurlON hashtag the night of the party & join in the fun!
- Moderated by @wedding_crasher, @burlingtontour & @burlevents
- One Matted Print Ireland House at Oakridge Farm ($20 value) donated by Museums of BurlingtonConservation Halton Family Pass ($25 value) donated by Conservation Halton
- Maple Syrup and Ontario Parks Gift Certificate ($35 total value) donated by Bronte Creek Provincial Park
- RBG Family pass ($30 value) donated by Royal Botanical Gardens
- $50 gift certificate from Red Canoe Bistro donated by Taste of Burlington
- $50 gift pack donated by Tourism Burlington
- Season Pass for 4 to the Fun Farm Yard at Springridge Farm ($80 value) donated by Springridge Farm
- 2 Iris Dorton pottery goblets. (Retail value $96) donated by The Burlington Art Centre
- Limited Edition Historical Atlas of Halton County ($99 value) donated by Halton Region Museum
- $100 Gift Card for IKEA donated by IKEA Burlington
- Sound of Music Festival Sweet Seats for 2 at the festival (value $200) donated by Sound of Music Festival
Rules and regulations below
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
1. CONTEST PERIOD: The #VisitBUrlON Twitter Party Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Monday June 3, 2013 and ends at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)on Monday June 3, 2013 (the “Contest Period”).
2. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of Canada excluding Quebec who are at least 18 years or older in their province/territory of residence on the date of entry.
3. TO PLAY: You must be a registered user on Twitter (a third party Web site). If you do not have a Twitter account, follow the onscreen instructions to register for a free Twitter account at www.twitter.com. You will be asked to provide your first and last name and email address and to set up a user name and password. You may also be asked to answer optional questions; however, they need not be answered in order to be eligible for the Game. YOU MUST REGISTER BY THE ABOVE REGISTRATION METHOD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST.
During the Contest Period, the Contest Moderators will tweet questions relating to visiting Burlington, Ontario and travel in general that invite participants to answer with the hashtag #VisitBurlON and share with the community (a “Response”).
Contest moderators are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, unintelligible or lost Responses.
4. HOW TO WIN: random draws for all prizes will be completed at the end of the Contest period.
Entrants eligible to win will be contacted by Twitter Direct Message to obtain mailing address, and will be required to successfully answer a mathematical skill-testing question in order to be declared a winner.
Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during each Draw Period. Limit one (1) prize per person, per Twitter account, and per household. Winner must accept the prize as stated. Prize cannot be substituted, transferred or exchanged or surrendered for cash, except at the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors, who reserve the right, at their sole and absolute discretion and for any reason, to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value, including without limitation, a cash award. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prize.
5. GENERAL: Entrants eligible to win may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and, where legal, Publicity Release, within fourteen (14) days of attempted notification and delivery of documents. Failure to comply with this condition, correctly answer the mathematical skill-testing question, comply with the Contest Rules, or return of prize documents as undeliverable will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize, without compensation. By participating, entrants who win a Prize consent to the use of their Twitter account name, first and last name, and likeness for advertising, promotion, and publicity purposes related to the Contest without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Contest or any related electronic system. In the event of an identity dispute, the entry will be considered made by the individual who can respond to a Direct Message on Twitter. By participating in the Contest, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Contest Sponsors, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates or related companies, directors, employees, officers and agents, including without limitation, their advertising/promotion agencies from any and all liability, injury, loss, or damage of any kind, including but not limited to personal injury or death, arising from or in connection with participation in the Contest, or the awarding, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or with respect to participation in any prize-related activity. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules, and decisions of the Contest Sponsors, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Contest. The Contest Sponsors and their agencies are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications-line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access of the Web site; or downloading materials from or use of the Web site. If, in the Contest Sponsors’ opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify suspected entrants and/or modify or terminate the Contest in a manner deemed reasonable by the Contest Sponsors, in their sole discretion. Standard text messaging rates apply if you opt-in to receive Tweets via a cellular phone.