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Canada Day Events

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Kelowna

If you want to celebrate Canada Day in Kelowna, you’ll definitely want to head downtown! Starting at 10:00 you can listen to music at the Folkfest Stage at Prospera Place, and the activities continue on from there.

Head into Waterfront Park to taste the food from a variety of different vendors while you listen to music at one of the many stages set up in the area. Make sure you stroll along the waterfront to Stuart Park and Kerry Park, where there are more events taking place, including areas just for kids!

Plan ahead to find a good spot to watch the 10:30 pm fireworks, which are launched from the middle of the lake. They’re best seen if you’re along the water front!

Admission to the festival site is free, but donations are greatly appreciated to help support the cost of the celebrations. For a schedule of all of the events taking place, click HERE

 

Vancouver

Home to Canada’s largest celebration outside of Ottawa, Canada Place is the must-attend Canada Day event in Western Canada. With food trucks, a main stage performance by Jojo Mason, and a citizenship ceremony welcoming 60 new Canadians, you won’t want to miss out on the family fun!
The much anticipated fireworks show starts at 10:30 pm, but make sure you plan your viewing spot! The best locations are Canada Place, Harbour Green Park, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, Crab Park, and West Vancouver Seawall.
To learn more about the events at Canada Place, click HERE.

 

Victoria

Be a part of the largest living flag in the country! They broke a record last year and are hoping to do so again this year. The main stage, which is situated on the Legislature Lawns, will have live music all afternoon from a variety of local acts. Make sure you stick around for the fireworks display in the harbour at 10:20pm.

For more information and to view a full schedule of the days events, click HERE.

 

Edmonton

With events happening all over the city for Canada Day causing road closures, you’ll want to pick your destination ahead of time so you can plan your route.

Start your day with a pancake breakfast at the Alberta Legislature Building. Either stay at the Legislature Building for more Canada Day fun in the afternoon, or visit Mill Woods, The Works Art & Design Festival, Chinatown The Art Gallery, or The Zoo for all of their different activities on Canada’s birthday.  

Edmonton’s fireworks show takes place at 11 pm over Edmonton’s River Valley. Click HERE to learn more about the Edmonton’s Canada Day events and stay up to date with the road closures and alternate routes.

Father’s Day

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Your car is making a weird noise? Call Dad. Can’t figure out how to do your taxes? Call Dad. Want to hear a funny joke? Call Dad.
He’s the man, but have you figured out how you’re going to celebrate your pops this year on Father’s Day? In case you’re still looking for some ideas, we’ve put together a list of things to do and gift suggestions!

Okanagan

  • Take your Dad to brunch at Gallaghers Canyon AND get tickets to watch the Golf BC Championship Mackenzie Tour. Walk the course while the PGA players compete in the final round or watch from the patio! Book your table HERE. 
  • Make sure Dad is looking his best this summer and treat him to a new pair of shades! Get 30% off at WatchIt!  in Orchard Park HERE.
  • When was the last time you did something brand new? Take Dad flyboarding! He’ll feel like Iron Man when he comes out of the water! Check out Hydrofly’s deals HERE.
  • Fuel up after flyboarding with a burger at Train Station! Get $5 off HERE.
  • Does Dad have a not-so-secret sweet tooth? Get him some chocolates! View the GetintheLoop member exclusive offers from Purdy’s HERE.

  • When all else fails… Give Dad what he really wants…beer! Get 10% off 2 or more craft beer packs from Public Liquor HERE.

Vancouver

  • Already planning on going out for brunch on Sunday? Make sure you head to Colony in Kits, where you’ll get 25% off as a GetintheLoop member! Get the deal HERE.
  • Sometimes it’s the little things that leave the biggest impact. Wash Dad’s car for him, he’ll definitely appreciate the thoughtfulness of it! Get a deal at Washworld HERE.
  • Take Dad out for dinner but don’t break the bank…. Buy 1 dinner and get 1 free at Unwind Restaurant downtown! Learn more about this offer HERE.
  • Get a cake for dessert for the whole family from Menchies for 20% off! Choose from Oreo, Cake Batter Sprinkle, or Chocolate Vanilla. Make sure you call ahead to order! Learn more HERE
  • Go big this year and take Dad to Nootka Island Lodge! Spend 3 days and 2 nights at a remote, fly-in resort this fall! He’ll absolutely love it. Price includes flights, meals, your room, and excursions! Learn more HERE.

Vancouver Island

  • Dads like to be pampered too! Treat him to a new haircut from Chatters or an Olive gift set from the Body Shop for 50% off! 
  • Take Dad out for some good ol’ southern comfort food at Shanzee’s Biscuit Cafe! Their new Whistling Dixie burger with pimento cheese, bacon, and house-made mayo pairs perfectly with an ice cold pint and sunshine on the patio! Receive $1 off as a GetintheLoop member HERE.

  • Head over to the Victoria Bug Zoo! On Sunday, Dad’s get in for free! Get your free admission HERE.
  • Take Dad out to the ball game! The Harbour Cats have a 1:00 pm game on Father’s Day! Get your tickets HERE.

Edmonton

  • Take Dad out for a coffee and a baked good from Wild Earth Bakery and Cafe. Sometimes a little quality time is all your old man wants! Get a free coffee when you purchase a baked good HERE.

  • Never been good at golf? This year is your year! Attend an adult camp with Dad at Eagle Rock and perfect your swing! Book your spot HERE. 
  • Grab dinner that the whole family, especially Dad, will love! Head to Boston Pizza or order in! Save $5 on orders over $25 by being a GetintheLoop member HERE.

  • Guarantee your spot as the ‘favourite child’ and Get Dad Edmonton Eskimos seasons tickets AND take him to go see the Grey Cup! Learn more HERE.

2018 Summer Winery Events

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Summer has arrived in the beautiful Okanagan and with that comes the inevitable question: “Any big plans this weekend?”
In case you awkwardly shuffle around the question, or find yourself heading to the same watering hole every Saturday night, we put together a list full of exciting events from our winery partners.
Grab your day planner, pour a glass of rosé, call your friends, and get ready to plan out your summer!

Saturday, June 9th
Anniversary & Rosé Release Party at Play Estate 

Taste some delicious new releases and sample light appetizers while you celebrate Play Estate’s anniversary and the release of their summer Rosé.

Tickets: $30 per person
Get $2 off your tickets through GetintheLoop HERE

Friday, June 15th 
50th Anniversary BBQ Lunch Kickoff at Hester Creek 

Kick off the summer season and Hester Creek’s 50th anniversary celebrations with a family-style barbecue. This casual, wine-paired lunch will take place on their Oak Terrace, overlooking some of the oldest vines in the Okanagan.

Tickets: $95 per person + tax and gratuity
Get your tickets HERE

Friday, June 22nd
Winemaker’s Invitational Dinner by Black Hills Estate Winery at Spirit Ridge Resort

Enjoy a wine-paired, multi course dinner with fellow wine enthusiasts in the Okanagan Valley. Tickets to this intimate affair include a welcome reception, wine, canapes, and dinner.

Tickets: $149 per person + tax and gratuity
Get your tickets HERE

 

Saturday, July 21st
5th Anniversary Party at Maverick Estate Winery

Enjoy complementary tastings of select wines while you celebrate Maverick Estate’s 5th anniversary. Vagabond Kitchen’s food truck will be on site to provide food for those who get hungry.

Get your tickets HERE

Saturday, August 11th
Midsummer Night’s Dream Party at Black Hills Estate Winery 

Don’t miss out on the hottest party of the summer at Black Hills Estate. Relax in a poolside cabana while you sip on some wine and take in the Miami inspired vibe.

Tickets: $179 per person + tax and gratuity

Get your tickets HERE.

Saturday, August 11th
Mile High Wine & Music Festival by Okanagan Wine Festival Society at SilverStar

Taste over 120 BC wines, sample delicious food, and listen to live music in the village of SilverStar Mountain Resort.

Tickets: $58.65 per person if bought before June 12th

Get your tickets HERE.

June – October
Winery Dinner with Backyard Farm at Road 13 Vineyards

Enjoy a delicious 4 course dinner crafted by Backyard Farm’s Chef  Chris Van Hooydonk while you sip on perfectly paired Road 13 artisan wines. Due to limited seating, advanced ticket purchase is required. Ticket price includes a multi-course dinner (set menu), wine pairings, and a shuttle back to Oliver or Osoyoos.

Tickets: $149 per person

Get your tickets HERE

June – September
Summer Concert Series at Tinhorn Creek Winery

Listen to Canadian bands while you enjoy some Road 13 wine and overlook the vineyards. Listen to Band of Rascals (June 23), Daniel Wesley (July 28), Lovecoast (August 25), or attend the Grand Finale Concert featuring Rural Alberta Advantage (September 8).

Tickets: $35 – 75

Get your tickets HERE

 

You can find these events (and others!!) within the Wine Loop on our app! Check out all of our wine offers HERE. 

Winery Spotlight: Intersection Estate

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If you haven’t crossed paths with Intersection Estate Winery yet, you need to map out a new route. Located on the edge of the ‘Golden Mile’ in Oliver BC, Intersection prides themselves on allowing their vineyard to dictate what varietals of wine they produce, which has resulted in a portfolio consisting of 9 high-quality and authentic and wine varietals.

Established in 2009, Intersection has cemented itself as the winery ‘where good friends and good wines meet’. With one quick Google search and a read of some of their most recent reviews, it’s easy to see that on top of their delicious wines, they provide an excellent experience:

“We had such an amazing educational time there with Moss that we went back again the next day to try the Merlot flight. As noted, the whole thing was very educational, and we particularly enjoyed seeing (tasting!) the difference that soils and years make in the different Merlots. Warning – you’ll find it difficult to leave without buying wine and joining the wine club!”

“Staff are wonderfully friendly and extremely knowledgeable and make a tasting not only a fun-filled event but also a fascinating exploration of their beautifully crafted wines.”

In addition to creating wines that are driven by the unique soil of the region, Intersection is passionate about creating awareness and appreciation of BC wines through education. Vinstitute Wine School  is located within Intersection and offers weekly, stand-alone classes. The only public, wine institute in Okanagan, Vinstitute aims to give their students the ability to appreciate wine with confidence. The classes, which are taught by Moss Scheurkogel, who is also the manager of Intersection, are available until the end of October. Get $5.00 of the cost of the class exclusively through GetintheLoop here.

Visit Intersection Estate Winery at 450 Road 8, off the corner of Highway 97. Their tasting room is open everyday 10:00-5:30, and Vinstitute classes are offered on Saturday and Sundays.

Check out all of the offers and experiences exclusive to GetintheLoop HERE.

Your Back to Work Survival Guide

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If there’s something we can all agree on, it’s that heading back to work after a jam-packed long weekend is rough. To help you prepare for the Monday-est Tuesday ever, we’ve created a small (but mighty) checklist to set you up for success.

 

Make your lunch the night before

Chances are you indulged in a few too many burgers and beverages. We’re not judging, we did too. Do yourself and your wallet a favour and make a lunch. A healthy and filling meal will keep you fuelled all day while you tackle that shockingly-full inbox.

Set your alarm 15 minutes before you want to get up

If you know you’re inevitably going to push snooze, set your alarm 15 minutes earlier! You’ll still get the satisfaction of pushing snooze, but you’ll stay on time!

No screen time 30 mins before bed

Set your alarm and then put your phone away. Staring at a cellphone or laptop screen before bed has been proven to make it harder to fall asleep, and will make you more groggy the next morning. Pick up a good book and read for 30 minutes before bed to quiet your mind and get you ready to have a good night’s rest.

Pour a big coffee

It’s Tuesday. The long weekend is over and it’s time to get down to business. Turn on your favourite music, pour yourself a large cup of coffee for the road and head out the door!

Make a to do list

You made it to work, your inbox is full, and 4 pressing items came out of your first meeting. Stop. Take a minute. Write it all down. Make a to-do list of realistic action items that you want to accomplish for the day. Being able to check them off as you complete them will give you a sense of accomplishment, and will also make your list look less daunting.

There you have it! Before you know it, it’ll be Wednesday, and then the weekend will be just around the corner again.   

 

Download the GetintheLoop app and experience something new today!

 

May Long Things To Do

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May Long is fast approaching, do you have plans yet?! Whether you’re staying in town, or are planning on spending the weekend away, we’re here to ensure you don’t spend your weekend scrolling through Instagram with FOMO.

Vancouver Island

Get the family together on Saturday and book a whale watching tour with Victoria’s oldest and most respected whale watching company! It’s not everyday you get to see whales breaching in the wild! We’re guaranteed that jaws will drop, no matter your age!

Looking to see some wildlife on a smaller scale? Visit The Victoria Bug Zoo! It’s guaranteed to be a hit with the kids, and we’ve heard that even the most skeptic of visitors have a great time!

Want to just get away from it all? Book a staycation on the island! Head to Tofino for a relaxing beach getaway!

Vancouver

Start your weekend outside! Drive to Abbotsford for the last weekend of the Bloom Tulip Festival! If you forget to pack a picnic, don’t worry, there are food trucks on site! You’re guaranteed to get some beautiful pictures, and you can even bring a bouquet of tulips home for that special someone (or yourself, we won’t tell!)

On Sunday, get out of the city and head to the 130th Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair. Watch the rodeo, go on some amusement rides, and of course, eat some mini donuts!

Keep the country theme rolling, and dance the night away at The Roxy for Country Night. Arrive before 10pm and redeem your GetintheLoop offer for free cover!

Wrap up the long weekend with dinner at Colony Bar Main in Mount Pleasant. After 3pm, use your GetintheLoop app to receive 20% off your food!

Okanagan

Bring out your road bike and go on a guided wine tour with  Epic Cycling Wine Adventures! Take a ride through the beautiful South Okanagan and stop in at beautiful wineries and restaurants along the way! Exercise AND wine! The best of both worlds! Check out our Wine Loop for exclusive offers and experiences at over 40 different partner wineries!

Recover from yesterday’s wine tour and refuel your sore legs on Sunday morning with a lakeside brunch at the Hotel Eldorado

The view never gets old, hike up Knox Mountain with your four-legged friend for sweeping views of Kelowna. Stop at Paul’s Tomb or make it all the way to the top!

Stop in at BNA’s tasting room on your way back from Knox for happy hour. The best part: Their craft beer. The second best part: The tasting room is dog friendly and they even have homemade dog treats!

Take it easy on Monday and play a round of golf at Okanagan Golf Club. Browse our Golf Loop for exclusive offers at your favourite golf course.

 

Southern Alberta 

Turn off your phone, head to Round Table Board Gamerie, and enjoy some satisfying food and drinks while you play board games! It’s a great spot for Date Night or for a fun (and competitive) night with friends!

Stop in at Telegraph Tap House for Beerogies! Yes, you heard that right. Beer and perogies. We couldn’t come up with a better combination if we tried. Who ever thought of this truly deserves an award.

Take some time to just relax! Stop at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden on Monday and spend the afternoon enjoying some peace and quiet. On Monday you can also take part in the yukata dressing ceremony, take a tour of the garden, or have a 20 minute reflexology session!

Edmonton

Go on an adult field trip with Edmonton Brewery Tours! Visit local distilleries or breweries and learn how your favourite beverages are made and, of course, enjoy samples along the way!

Grab 14 of your closest friends and book an Urban Pedal Tour! Pedal through town and stop at 3 unique breweries to fuel your ride!

Spring has sprung! We heard that this is the year you’re going to finally get that garden going! Visit the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert to turn your thumb green.

Chances are that time will get away from you while you’re outside planting your new garden. Wrap up May Long with a stress-free and always satisfying dinner from Boston Pizza.

 

There you have it! Your long weekend is guaranteed to be jam packed with adventures and delicious food, what more could you ask for? Before you head out the door, make sure you download the GetintheLoop app to take advantage of exclusive offers and experiences (including some in this post!)

Have a great weekend!

 

GetintheLoop Launches a Golf Loop!

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GetintheLoop is excited to announce the launch of our Golf Loop! Golf season is in full swing and golfers can now experience something new everyday at 20+ golf courses across BC and Alberta!

Explore our Golf Loop for exclusive offers before you hit the links this weekend and play a round, improve your swing in a clinic, or even save on your wedding venue through the GetintheLoop app.

Whether you’re a local resident or visiting from out of town, GetintheLoop members can take advantage of our exclusive offers from our partners, which include Predator Ridge, Gallagher’s Canyon, and Okanagan Golf Club.


Tee off with GetintheLoop! Download the GetintheLoop app and discover something new today! Fore!

GetintheLoop Launches a Wine Loop

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Wine lovers can experience something new everyday at 40+ wineries across BC! Is there anything better than a hot summer’s day, a beautiful view, and a refreshing glass of wine? We didn’t think so. Now, you can explore British Columbia’s world-class wineries like never before with GetintheLoop.

We’ve made it easy to visit your favourite winery or try something new! In the GetintheLoop app, simply click on the Wine loop to browse exclusive offers and experiences from 40+ winery partners. Enjoy a glass of wine, dinner overlooking the vineyard, or get access to events and parties exclusively through GetintheLoop!

Don’t miss out on a $20 gift card at Summerhill Pyramid Winery Wine Shop, a complimentary wine tasting at Intersection Estate Winery, or even a ticket to the hottest party of the summer at Black Hills Estate Winery!

Spend your summer in British Columbia’s Wine Country with GetintheLoop! Download the GetintheLoop app now and discover (or sip) something new today!

Cheers to that!