Contest! Win a sweet hat from Nine O’clock Gun Co!

Back in September of 2013 I ordered a hat from a start up in Vancouver called the Nine O’clock Gun Company. The hat was a tribute to the Vancouver Beavers, a baseball team that played in the Northwest League in the early 20th century.

My first bucket
My first bucket

I wore that hat everywhere and everyone wanted to know what it was and where I got it. I took selfies with my hat, I hate selfies.

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I took my hat to sporting events.


I wore it until it was completely trashed. I’ve never had a hat last as long as my beloved Beavers hat. Sadly I had to retire it early this year. Last month the fine folks at Nine O’clock Gun Co. reached out to me to do a give away. They let me pick any hat in their collection to replace my Beavers lid, and I picked the 1911 Vancouver Lacrosse Club hat. I played lacrosse growing up and I still beleive it is the best game on earth.

My new baby
My new baby

Now you can have Nine O’clock Gun Co. hat of your very own! Simply follow @wflbc on Instagram and LIKE THIS PICTURE to enter. A winner will be chosen at random Friday, April 10th and that lucky person can pick their favourite hat from the NOGC line up!

Thanks to the boys at Nine O’clock Gun Co. for the hat, it’s perfect!

Check them out on Twitter @nineoclockgun, on Instagram @nineoclockgun and on the web at You can also find their hats in the wild by searching for the #boomcitybuckets hashtag.



Win Tickets To Meat, Beer, and Cheese Night At The Portside Pub from WFLBC!

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Meat, beer, and cheese. These are three of my favourite things. On February 26th The Portside Pub in Gastown is having an event and you can win your way in with WFLBC!


THE EVENT:​ The Portside Pub Presents… A Meat, Beer & Cheese Night Vol. 2
THE DATE: ​Thursday, February 26th – 8-9pm
THE LOCATION:​ The Portside Pub, 7 Alexander Street
THE EXPERIENCE: ​Hosted by Cheese Mongers & Parallel 49 at the “friendliest bar in
Vancouver”’, your ticket to the Meat, Beer & Cheese Night Vol. 2 includes a flight of 4
sample craft beers paired with a variety of cheeses and meats for your enjoyment.
SOCIAL MEDIA​: For more information, please follow: @ThePortsidePub on Twitter,
@ThePortsidePub on Instagram, The Portside Pub on Facebook and use hashtag
RSVP:​on The Portside Pub’s Facebook Event Page
TICKETS:​$20 each through Ticketzone at $25 at the door
SPONSORS: ​Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, ​Parallel 49 Brewing Company, ​D Original
Sausage Company and Cheese Mongers.


How do you win your way in? Simply tweet the following “I want meat, beer, and cheese @ThePortsidePub with @wflbc! #PortsideMBC” You can also post a picture of meat, beer, and cheese on Instagram. Make sure you tag @wflbc and @theportsidepub and use the hashtag #PortsideMBC so I can find it!

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The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, February 25th and your tickets will be waiting for you at the event. Portside is planning on making this a regular event. I’m going to get gout!



Win 2 tickets to the Steam Whistle Oktoberfest Party at the Vancouver Aplen Club

We love beer and we love giving away free stuff! Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewing is having an Oktoberfest party on September 28th at the Vancouver Alpen Club and WFLBC wants to send you and a friend!


To enter you can tweet “I entered to win 2 tickets to the @SteamWhistle Oktoberfest party from @WFLBC. RT to enter  ” Or you can share this page on Facebook or leave a comment below! Or, do all 3!!

Hope to see you there!


Contest – Win a day at Hastings Racecourse for two from WFLBC!

Recently I had the opportunity to check out Hastings Racecourse with the BCLC and a group of local bloggers. I haven’t been to Hastings in over a decade and I was surprised by how good it looks. We were wined and dined, given access to some pretty cool places. one of which was the starting gate which is an experience I’ll never forget. In return for some tweets and pictures I was given a certificate for a Hastings Racing Experience for 2 and I want to give it to YOU!


The prize consists of admission to Silks Restaurant, reserved seating and a buffet for 2 guests (must be 19+) and an official Hastings program. How do you enter? There’s 3 ways, Tweet “I entered to win a @HastingsRaces experience for 2 from @WFLBC and @BCLC. RT to enter”. Leave a comment on our Facebook page telling us why you want to go or leave a comment at the bottom of this post!


Thanks to Hastings Racecourse and the BC Lottery Corp for having me out, it was a fantastic day. Don’t forget that Hastings also has Craft Beer Cask Nights every friday! The winner will be selected on Friday June 21st, good luck!