Contest Rules

“WE HEART LOCAL AWARDS” RULES AND REGULATIONS

ENTRANTS MUST BE RESIDENTS OF BC OF THE AGE OF MAJORITY (19 YEARS OLD)

You understand that you are providing your information to BC Agriculture Council. (The “Sponsor”). The information you provide will be used only for the purpose of administering this Contest, unless otherwise consented to.

1. HOW TO ENTER:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest entry begins on August 17th 2015 at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on September 14th 2015 at 12:00:00 p.m. PST (the “Contest Period”). To enter the Contest, go to www.weheartlocalawards.ca (the Website) and navigate to the Facebook contest page. For an entrant to be eligible for prizing, the entrant must successfully submit a nomination during the Contest Period. Eligible entries received during the Contest Period will be entered into the weekly prize draws and Grand Prize draws. Entries will be rejected if nomination is not successfully submitted and/or if their nomination is not generated during the Nomination Period. Eligible nominations must be for businesses that grow, process, sell, or distribute local BC products or use local BC ingredients and submitted online between August 17th, 2015 at 12:00:01am PST and September 6th, 2015 at 12:00:00pm PST. For eligibility criteria and the definition of “Local” visit www.weheartlocalbc.ca/join-we-heart-local. Nominations submitted via the Website are subject to moderation by the Sponsor and/or their designated agent(s) and will not appear on the website until the moderation process is complete.

2. HOW TO VOTE:

The voting phase begins on September 6th 2015 at 12:00:01 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on September 14th at 11:59:59 p.m. PST (the “Voting Period”). There are 2 ways to enter the Contest as follows: (1) click the “Vote” button on a nominee at www.weheartlocalawards.ca or www.facebook.com/weheartlocalBC or (2) click on the “Vote” button in a shared Contest link within a Facebook news feed. A voter can vote on a nominee once per day (24 hours).

3. ELIGIBILITY:

This Contest is open to residents of British Columbia, who have reached the age of majority in British Columbia at the time of entry. Notwithstanding the above, this Contest is not open to employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) of the Sponsor, its affiliates, associates and authorized retail distributors of the Sponsor’s products, and their respective agents, contractors or representatives, and their respective advertising and promotional agencies. Submissions through groups and/or charities will not be accepted.

4. PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS, REGIONAL ALLOCATION OF PRIZES, RANDOM DRAW AND ODDS:

WEEKLY PRIZE: A total of four (4) prize packages (each referred to as a “VQA Prize”) will be awarded to four (4) Contest participants in a sweepstakes random draw. Each VQA Prize is valued at $100. GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to one Contest entrant or voter in a sweepstakes random draw. The value of the Grand Prize is $2,100 and includes a three-night stay at Taku Resort and Marina, along with your choice of a cooking course for two, including a $300 gift card towards BC Ferries transportation. It is the responsibility of the Grand Prize winner to make all resort and ferry bookings directly with the Taku Resort & Marina and BC Ferries. The Sponsor will not cover additional travel costs. Booking and stay must be completed by November 30, 2016 and no extensions or substitutions will be permitted. The Sponsor retains the right, in its absolute discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or value (including, at the discretion of the Sponsor, the equivalent value in cash) in the event of the unavailability of any component of any prize for any reason whatsoever. The prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash surrender value. The Grand Prize winner will be drawn on September 15th, 2015 at 12:00:01 p.m. VQA PRIZE RANDOM DRAW: At each draw date, one (1) eligible contest entrants will be selected by random from all eligible nominations or votes received by the applicable draw date. If an eligible contest entrant wins a weekly prize, they will no longer eligible for additional weekly prize draws. These draw dates and times (all times are PST) are:
  • Monday, August 24, 2015 for entries received from the contest start date until 11:59:59 AM on Monday, August 24, 2015.
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 for entries received from the contest start date until 11:59:59 AM on Monday, August 31, 2015.
  • Monday, September 7, 2015 for entries received from the contest start date until 11:59:59 AM on Monday, September 7, 2015.
  • Monday, September 14, 2015 for entries received from the contest start date until 11:59:59 AM on Monday, September 14, 2015.
GRAND PRIZE RANDOM DRAW: At the below draw date, one (1) eligible contest entrant or voter will be selected by random from all eligible nominations or votes received by the applicable draw date.
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 for entries received from the contest start date until 11:59:59 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2015.
ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries and votes received during the Contest Period.

5. AWARDING OF PRIZES

Selected entrants will be contacted by phone, email or via Facebook within two (2) days of the applicable random draw date. Before being declared a winner, each selected entrant must first a) correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill testing question to be administered by telephone at a prearranged mutually convenient time or email; and b) sign a standard declaration and release form, confirming compliance with the Contest Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded and releasing the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, the Prize Supplier, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents, among others, from any and all liability of any kind in connection with this Contest, the entrant’s participation therein and/or the awarding and use of the Prize or any portion thereof, within the time period specified on the form. If a selected entrant cannot be contacted by email or telephone within two (2) days of the applicable random draw date, does not correctly answer the mathematical skills testing question or fails to return the Contest documents within the specified time, he/she will forfeit the prize and an alternate eligible entrant will, at the Sponsor’s discretion, be selected and this process will be repeated, at the Sponsor’s discretion, until such time as a winner is confirmed. The Sponsor or an agent of the Sponsor will contact each confirmed winner within two (2) days of receipt of the completed forms to arrange each Prize.

6. GENERAL RULES:

By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which are final. No communication shall be entered into except with selected entrants. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. Any entry that is incomplete, altered or contains false information is invalid. By accepting a prize, each winner agrees to the use of their name, address and/or photograph, without payment, in any subsequent publicity or advertising carried out by the Sponsor in connection with the Contest. By accepting a Prize, the winner accepts the inherently dangerous nature and risk in these activities, including personal injury and/or death, acknowledge that their participation in such Prize is voluntary, acknowledge that there are natural factors and occurrences which may impact on or affect the safety of the activities they are participating in and they assume the risk of such factors and occurrences and agree that the Contest Sponsor, its directors, employees, officers, agents and affiliates, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, and the Prize Supplier (the “Promotional Parties”) shall not in any way be responsible for any resulting injury and/or death. By entering the Contest, entrants, selected entrants, and such entrants’ designated guests agree to release and hold harmless the Promotional Parties from any injury, loss or damage of any kind to persons or property, including but not limited to death, resulting in whole or in part directly or indirectly from the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of the awarded Prize, any portion of such Prize, participation in any Contest-related activity including any travel related thereto or participation in the Contest. By entering the Contest selected entrants and such entrants’ designated guests agree to fully indemnify the Promotional Parties from any and all claims by third parties without limitation. By entering this Contest, entrants accept and agree to abide by the Official Contest Rules & Regulations and the decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which are final, binding and conclusive on all matters relative to this Contest. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry or the authorized account holder of the email address used to create the Facebook account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder associated with the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected entry name change. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid online entry in this contest will be the Contest server machine(s). None of the Promotional Parties shall be responsible in any way for, or bear any liability whatsoever in any way attributable to, the entrant’s participation in the Contest or the use of any prize awarded in this Contest. Without limited the foregoing, the Promotional Parties will not be liable for any failure of the relevant web sites during the Contest; for any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software for the failure of any entry to be received by the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies for any reason including, but not limited to the above. Further, the Promotional Parties will not be liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. This Contest is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws. Decisions of the Sponsor are final with respect to all aspects of this Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or cancel this Contest or amend the Contest Rules without notice or liability. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, such as tampering or infection by computer virus, the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest and conduct the random draws on from all previously received eligible entries. By entering this Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his/her personal information submitted on his/her entry for the purpose of administering this Contest only unless otherwise consented to. Refer to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy for details on the manner in which the Sponsor collects, uses, discloses and otherwise manages your personal information. Any questions, comments or complains regarding this Contest should be directed to the Sponsor. Sponsor: BC Agriculture Council #230 – 32160 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford BC V2T 1W5.

Thank you to our sponsors

  • BC Agriculture Council
  • Taku Cookery
  • Wines of British Columbia
  • BC Farmers Market
  • BC Dairy Association
  • LOCO
  • BCRFA
  • Edible-Vancouver
  • Tourism Vancouver
  • Westcoast Food
Feel free to like the We Heart Local Facebook page and check out the 2015 winners.