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Business Class Travel The Way It Should Be    

Two round-trip tickets from Vancouver to New York (JFK) in Harmonyone business class on board Harmony Airways. Arrive rested and ready to take on the business world; or soak up your vacation destination. Fly Harmonyone - definitively westcoast comfort, style and taste with unparalleled service and attention with leather seats, west coast inspired cuisine designed by Chef Rob Feenie, personalized amenity kits with products from Escents and personal on-demand entertainment system.

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Restrictions: Expires July 31, 2007. Not valid Dec 15, 2006 - Jan 5, 2007 and Mar 16 - 30, 2007

Donated by: Harmony Airways  www.harmonyairways.com

Value: $3996


Seven Day Holland America Line Cruise for Two    

Holland America Line believes in the adage, "It's not just the destinations, but the journey that counts." The worldwide cruise destinations are amazing. The shore excursions are unique and memorable. And your journey is made complete by a style of cruising that has consistently made Holland America Line one of the world's highest-rated cruise lines. Step onboard one of the ships of our five-star fleet and into a world of elegant staterooms and gourmet cuisine. Experience the comforting spa treatments and glittering nightlife that is part of the Holland America Line experience. You may choose from any cruise of up to seven days that Holland America Line sails (choose from Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, or Canada and New England). Your journey will include extraordinary food and surroundings, with new discoveries and all manners of delights. Restrictions: Excludes Alaska CruiseTours, Grand Voyages, Holiday Voyages, World Cruises, and chartered cruises; mutually agreeable date; minimum outside stateroom; airfare to and from departure and arrival ports not included; does not include non-discountable amounts, taxes or on board charges; certificate exprire one year from date of event at which it was purchased, as printed on certificate.

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Donated by: Manning Elliott Chartered Accountants  www.manningelliott.com

Value: $2,500


West Meets East    

After ten years in business, WestJet employs over 5,500 people and has carried over 9.4 million guests to its 23 Canadian destinations. In Canada's Most Turbulent Industry Westjet has proven to be the "little airline that could". Imagine the travelling opportuniites with this gift certificate from Westjet to fly 2 people return to any scheduled Westjet destination in Canada.

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Restrictions: Prize cannot be sold. Valid until October 7, 07. Both travelers must be booked on the same flights both ways. Winners are responsible for Taxes and Surcharges. Flights cannot be booked more than 14 days prior to departure. Peak dates are not available.

Donated by: Westjet  www.westjet.com

Value: $2,260


Opus Opulence    

Spend two restful nights in a Deluxe King room at the renowned Opus Hotel in Yaletown and revel in its sensuous sanctuary of contemporary design. With parking and a late check-out time included, you will have lots of time to fully appreciate the spectacular breakfasts that are part of your two day stay.

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Restrictions: Expires April 30, 2007; Black Out Dates may apply.

Donated by: Opus Hotel  www.opushotel.com

Value: $1200


Suites That Make You Feel At Home....Service That Reminds You, You're Not    

Whether you're seeking a romantic interlude, a family adventure, or just some quiet time, the Delta Whistler Village Suites promises an unforgettable experience. You'll enjoy 2 nights in a one bedroom suite, surrounded by Whistler's trendiest shopping, best restaurants and fun-filled activities in this premiere, all suite, pet friendly hotel that provides luxurious surroundings and all the comforts of home. Treat yourself and your significant other to a 60 minute extreme muscle relief treatment at Solarice Wellness Spa. This outstanding muscle relief treatment will ease you back into equilibrium. A wonderful alternative to a full body massage, this treatment includes aromatherapy, focused back/shoulder massage, a detoxification Moor mud pack and a relaxing foot massage.

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Restrictions: Expires Dec 15, 2007. Not valid Christmas and Easter

Donated by: Delta Whistler Village Suites  www.deltahotels.com

Value: $1240


San Francisco bound    

Prepare to leave your heart behind! Head south to the city on the bay - beautiful San Francisco, with two return tickets by air.

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Restrictions: Must be booked by Nov 30, 2006, for travel up to the end of 2007. Subject to Air Miles restrictions. Booking must be made with Dr. Michael Botnick (details on certificate).

Donated by: Michael Botnick 

Value: $1200


America's Desert Star    

Two round-trip economy class tickets from Vancouver to Palm Springs onboard Harmony Airways featuring more leg room, complimentary full meal service, and much more. Have a nice flight!

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Restrictions: Valid Nov 2, 2006 to Apr 29, 2007. Not valid Dec 15, 2006 - Jan 5, 2007 and Mar 16 - 30, 2007.

Donated by: Harmony Airways  www.harmonyairways.com

Value: $1180


Whistler Delight    

Elegance - thy name is Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Opulent and elegant surroundings will encompass you with your 2 night stay at this award winning destination hotel. To set the mood, treat yourself to a day at the Vida Wellness Spa, located within the hotel.

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Donated by: VanCity Visa 

Value: $1000


The Quality of Wine    

Savour a VIP private tour & tasting, for 4 people, in the exclusive Estate Room Salon at the Mission Hill Estate Winery in Westbank together with the Chef's 4-course tasting dinner menu (including one bottle of Reserve tier wine) at the Terrace Restaurant.

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Restrictions: Valid June 1 - Sep 28, 2007; some blackout periods may apply.

Donated by: Mission Hill Winery  www.missionhillwinery.com

Value: $415


Sunquest Opportunity    

Can't wait to feel the sand between your toes? Congratulations!! HB Vacations & Mike Lane look forward to applying the $500 value of this future travel voucher towards any Sunquest Vacations sun destination your little heart desires. The certificate may be applied to the purchase of a Sunquest or ALBATours vacation.

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Restrictions: Expires Sep 20th, 2007. May be applied against air only. GC cannot be applied against the deposit. Contact HB Travel at mike@hbtravel.com to redeem for trip.

Donated by: Sunquest Vacations & HB Vacations 

Value: $500


Halfmoon Heaven    

A 2 day get-away for 4 people in a luxury 1300 sq. ft. log cabin in Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast. This luxury skylit cabin is fully equipped with 2 bedrooms, huge living room and dining area with stone fireplace, a full appliance kitchen and a magnificent deck with a picture postcard bay view. It also includes your own private beachside cabana accessed via a spectacular magical garden complete with folly, waterfall, pond and statuary.

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Restrictions: Expires April 30, 2007

Donated by: Halfmoon Bay Cabin  www.halfmoonbaycabin.com

Value: $530


Emerald City Jewel    

Standing as a beacon in the thriving heart of Seattle, W Seattle is a premier destination for the savvy traveler. Enjoy a complimentary guest room sanctuary for two, for a one night stay on a Friday or Saturday and find a spectacular refuge in Seattle's burgeoning downtown. Check out the famous Space needle. Savor a cup of coffee or catch fish at the Pike Place Market. Lose yourself in a sublime performance at the new Benaroya Symphony Hall. Do a little shopping. Or, simply do nothing at all. It's up to you.

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Restrictions: Expires Oct 31, 2007. Not valid New Year's Eve or Special Events.

Donated by: W Seattle  www.whotels.com

Value: $400 US


The Best of Victoria At Our Doorstep    

Executive House Hotel offers you the comfort and ambience of a European boutique style hotel, world class hospitality and full service facilities. Located in the heart of Victoria with the Victoria Conference Centre, business, shopping, and the magnificent Inner Harbour at its doorstep. Enjoy a two night stay in a deluxe one bedroom suite.

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Restrictions: Expires Oct 2007. Not valid holidays, July, Aug or Sept

Donated by: Executive House Hotel  www.executivehouse.com

Value: $430


Home to the Stars    

Experience the exceptional service of a one night Deluxe stay, for two, in a Sutton Guestroom at the Sutton Place, one of Vancouver's most beautiful, AAA Five Diamond boutique hotels, situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Included, is a Sunday Jazz brunch for two at the award winning Fleuri Restaurant.

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Restrictions: Expires Oct 31, 2007; Blackout dates Feb 10 thru 15, Dec 24 thru 31

Donated by: Sutton Place Hotel  www.suttonplace.com

Value: $420


Tranquil Wine Nest    

Nestled in the hillside of a former gold mining creek, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards sits unrivalled on top of the "Golden Mile" in Oliver, "the Wine Capital of Canada", and offers spectacular panoramic views coupled with a truly unique wine experience. Your two night's stay is in the magnificent Tinhorn Cottages, surrounded by vineyards & adjacent to the winery where this truly tranquil place is the perfect place for the perfect get-away for wine lovers and romantics.

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Restrictions: Reservations required

Donated by: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Ltd.  www.tinhorn.com

Value: $400


Fun, Hip & Refreshing Hospitality    

Enjoy a one night stay in a South Beach Suite for two at the Pacific Palisades. Located on trendy Robson Street, in downtown Vancouver. The hotel's "South Beach" inspired décor reflects a fun, hip, refreshing attitude towards hospitality.

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Restrictions: Valid Oct 16, 2006 to Apr 30, 2007; Excludes Dec 31, Feb 17-18

Donated by: Pacific Palisades Hotel  www.pacificpalisadeshotel.com

Value: $395


A Capital Idea    

Whether you seek a romantic interlude, a family adventure, or just some quiet time, you and a guest will revel in a Deluxe Room at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa. This four-diamond resort & spa is ideally located in the heart of the city, overlooking Victoria's breathtaking Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings and the lights of downtown Victoria. Voted One of the World's Best Places to Stay, Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler (2006) you will enjoy a "Capital Experience" to remember for a lifetime.

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Restrictions: Expires Aug 31, 2007 (excluding special occasions)

Donated by: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa  www.deltahotels.com

Value: $395


Sunset Magic    

Nestled in the trees, overlooking your own private cove on Saturna Island is sure to delight. Your two night stay for two people will not seem enough time to capture all that is your Sunset Beach Estate escape. Enjoy the sun that sets before you as you relax on your private deck. Nature's offerings are in abundance here for you to enjoy.

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Donated by: Sunset Beach Estates & Cottage Rentals 

Value: $350


Are You Game?    

Welcome to Atlantic Canada! There is something about the sea that inspires awe in the hearts of people everywhere. To really appreciate this majestic sight, one must be nestled on shore. Enjoy your two nights accommodation for two in the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, the only hotel in the exciting city of "Halifax" that has this feature. It is connected by the downtown link to over 130 boutiques, shops, restaurants, fabulous nightlife and excellent entertainment. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, then head into the fabulous casino to test your luck.

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Restrictions: Expires July 18, 2007

Donated by: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront  www.marriott.com

Value: $350


Winery on Saltspring    

Your two night island stay for two in the Winery Loft at the Garry Oaks Vineyard includes not only a welcome basket but also a private tour with the winemaker Elaine Kozak. Garry Oaks Winery is located on a terraced ten-acre vineyard carved out of the south-facing gravel slopes at the base of Mount Maxwell overlooking the Burgoyne Valley on Salt Spring Island.

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Restrictions: Expires Aug 31, 2007; Non Smoking, Not wheelchair accessible.

Donated by: Garry Oaks Winery  www.garryoakswine.com

Value: $300


Quality Where It Counts    

Welcome to the very best of BC hospitality. Family owned and operated, Accent Inns makes all their guests feel right at home. Enjoy a weekend for 2, double accommodation, at any of the following Accent Inns locations: Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops or Victoria.

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Restrictions: Expires June 30, 2007

Donated by: Accent Inns  www.accentinns.com

Value: $300


National Touring    

National Car Rental is one of the nation's largest rental car companies serving the most popular domestic and international travel destinations by providing quality vehicles and service to business, and leisure customers. Use this gift certificate for a one week Full Size Vehicle rental.

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Restrictions: Expires Sept 23, 2007. Excludes optional coverage, gasoline, applicable taxes, fees and any additional options at the time of rental. Standard credit and driver qualifications are required. Driver must be 25 or older.

Donated by: National Car Rental  www.nationalcar.com

Value: $300


Bring Me a Dream    

Mr. Sandman ... bring me a dream! Revel for one night for two in the comfort and convenience of a One Bedroom Queen Suite with a City View in The Sandman Suites on Davie, Vancouver's newest all suite property overlooking English Bay and the North Shore Mountains.

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Restrictions: Expires April 30, 2007. Not valid holidays.

Donated by: Sandman Suites on Davie  www.sandmansuites.com

Value: $250


Four Strong Winds...    

You'll delight in the cozy comforts that two nights at the Four Winds B&B on Saturna Island has to offer. Unparalleled views lay at the tip of your toes as you luxuriate in your sumptuous bed overlooking the vast ocean panorama. Privacy and nature unfold before your very eyes. Awaken to the aroma of fresh baked goodies awaiting at your door.

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Restrictions: Expires Nov 2007

Donated by: Four Winds Bed & Breakfast  www.fourwindsb-b.com

Value: $250


Oh-So Romantic    

Romance is yours with the Deluxe Romance Package at the beautiful Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites at Stanley Park, located in Vancouver's trendy West End. Spend your evening relaxing in the two person Jacuzzi with a bottle of bubbly, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a spectacular view of Vancouver. Next morning enjoy full canadian Breakfast for two in your or in the Brasserie Bistro. Also included is complimentary use of the extensive facilities at the Denman Fitness Club, as well as the opportunity to feed and enjoy the antics of the resident squirrels, all lovingly referred to as "Stanley". The urban resort setting, exceptional service, and all the conforts of Coast will ensure you take home some wonderful memories.

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Donated by: Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, Vancouver  www.coasthotels.com

Value: $250


A Seaplane Experience    

Return airfare for two between Victoria/Vancovuer or Richmond in one of Harbour Air's fleet of Turbine Single Otters. Your choice for reliable, convenient and affordable daily scheduled service flights to Victoria!

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Restrictions: Expires May 19, 2007

Donated by: Harbour Air Seaplanes  www.harbour-air.com

Value: $225


Saturna's Sandy Retreat    

Relax and retreat for a two night stay for two at the romantic Sandy Bay Bed & Breakfast. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast, then let the Island paradise take it from there.

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Donated by: Sandy Bay Bed & Breakfast  www.sandybaysaturna.com

Value: $220


A Million Miles Away from Everyday    

Stepping into the warm comforts of your one night queen suite (including continental breakfast), you’ll discover the special touches that bring history to life. The original antique furnishings, claw-foot tubs, large fluffy towels and beautiful duvets will add to your pampered experience. Every suite opens onto a spacious old fashioned balcony.

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Restrictions: Valid Low (10/16/06 - 04/28/07) or Shoulder Midweek (04/29/07 - 06/29/07); Not valid during wine festivals; expires June 29, 2007

Donated by: Naramata Heritage Inn  www.naramatainn.com

Value: $209


Romantic Galiano Retreat    

Enjoy a sublime romantic one night for two retreat in the Bellhouse Inn B&B on Galiano Island. This delightful overnight tryst in this waterfront, turn of the century, farmhouse, also includes a delicious breakfast overlooking the ocean.

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Restrictions: Expires Oct 2008.

Donated by: Bellhouse Inn  www.bellhouseinn.com

Value: $175


A B&B retreat in the city.    

Take a mini break at this gorgeous city hideaway! This heritage award winning Arts and Crafts style house is a hidden gem of Vancouver. Enjoy one night in this lovely property which has been featured in Frommers Irreverent Guide to Vancouver and Western Living Magazine. The owners offer a personal touch and attention to detail that will leave you feeling truly pampered.

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Restrictions: Expires April 7, 2007 - available to guest 19 years and older

Donated by: Ten Fifteen West 16th Avenue B&B  www.tenfifteen.ca

Value: $170


Welcome to Beautiful British Columbia    

Whether you are seeking adventure, a special get-away, time to relax this one night accommodation in a Deluxe Room at ANY Prestige Hotels & Resorts is guarenteed to fit the bill! Prestige Hotels and Resorts are elegant, full-service 4 1/2 star Canada Select hotels & resorts located in Kelowna, Vernon, Golden, Nelson, Cranbrook, Radium Hot Springs, and Salmon Arm. The newest addition is The Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland, located only minutes away from Red Resort.

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Restrictions: Expires Dec 30, 2007. Not valid between July 1st to Aug 31st, long weekends, or special events. Reservations accepted no sooner than 7 days prior to arrival.

Donated by: Prestige Inns Hotels & Resorts  www.PrestigeHotelsandResorts.com

Value: $150


Retreat In The Heart of the City    

The Granville Island Hotel welcomes you and a guest to enjoy a one-night stay in one of their stylish double occupancy suites, and discover Vancouver's best kept secret! The Granville Island Hotel is an Island retreat in the heart of the action, but not overwhelmed by it. Easy to get to, but hard to leave, The Granville Island Hotel is ideally located for business travelers, vacationing families and couples on a romantic getaway.

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Restrictions: Expires April 30, 2007

Donated by: Granville Island Hotel  www.granvilleislandhotel.com

Value: $150


Okanagan Paradise    

The facilities of a first class hotel await you! Located on the beautiful shores of BC's Okanagan Lake, the Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre & Casino is a destination all on its own. The expansive lobby is filled with deep rich colours and textures reminiscent of ancient Tuscany. Enjoy a one night stay in a deluxe suite at this elegant setting with the diverse activities the resort has to offer.

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Restrictions: Valid Oct 15 to Dec 20, 2006; Jan 2 to Apr 30, 2007

Donated by: RPB Hotels & Resorts Penticton Lakeside Resort  www.rpbhotels.com

Value: $150


Life On The Coast    

Escape from the Mainland to Vancouver Island with this complimentary return travel pass for car, driver and passenger. Choose from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay; Tsawwassen to Duke Point or Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay.

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Restrictions: Expires Sep 8, 2007

Donated by: BC Ferries  www.bcferries.ca

Value: $110


Old-world Charm    

The Fairmont Empress, in Victoria, is pleased to offer you a night of historical indulgence in an old world charm Fairmont room. With 50 distinctive world-class hotels throughout ten countries, the Fairmont Hotels promises travelers rich experiences and lasting memories in unparalleled settings. Committed to growing its portfolio of world-class hotels, Fairmont will soon re-flag four hotels in Kenya and anticipates the 2007 re-opening of New York's famed Plaza Hotel. Fairmont Raffles Holdings International owns and operates over 120 hotels worldwide under the Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel and Delta brands. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

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Restrictions: TBA

Donated by: Fairmont Empress Hotel  www.fairmont.com

Value: TBA


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