Aug 14

2018 PNE Prize Home: Air Canada Vacations offers tips for fun family travel

We all want to create long-lasting memories with our families. What better way to do that than with a family vacation? Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time together during your next family getaway.


Include your kids in the planning. By asking them what activities they prefer doing; snorkeling, building sand castles or water sports, you can narrow down your hotel options. And, you’re sure to rest easy knowing they have fun activities planned for your trip.


Book early. If you know you have a budding surfer and a pool fanatic on your hands, you want to be sure to book a hotel that has all the amenities you need for your perfect family vacation. Booking early means you’re sure to get the destination, hotel and room category you’re looking for. Often times, you’ll also be able to take advantage of awesome promotions like saving $600 per family when you book with Air Canada Vacations.


Pack lots of snacks. Nothing can turn a great day into a sour one more than hunger. Pack lots of snacks for the adults and the kids for when you’re at the airport, on the ride to the hotel or even at the beach. The kids will get hungry running around playing all day, so you’ll be prepared and won’t even have to leave your lounge chair.


Fly direct. If you’re flying with kids, you probably have strollers, backpacks, stuffed animals and favourite blankets to carry along with you. The best way to stay stress free is to book direct. Air Canada Vacations offers multiple daily direct flights to destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

Whether you plan to lounge on the beach or go on your own adventure, use these tips to plan ahead so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Air Canada Vacations is a sponsor of the 2018 PNE Prize Home. For more details or to purchase your lucky ticket, visit:

Aug 13

Dining Room, Kitchen & Living Room

The 2018 PNE Prize Home allows you to openly entertain guests while taking in the beautiful Naramata view.

The second level of the home also features a dining space, stunning kitchen, and a comfortable living room.

In this series of blog posts, I will share with you some of the home’s most incredible features. Let’s take a tour of the of the next set of rooms in the upper level:

Dining Room

As you walk up the stairs, the dining area is the first space you enter. It’s bright and airy surrounded by sliding patio doors provided by Euroline Windows Inc. I think it’s great that you can enjoy meals with friends and family and then watch summer sunsets outdoors.


I think this is a dream kitchen. You can openly entertain your guests: cooking and chatting. It features a beautiful island (serve your o’dourves) and well-crafted countertops plus backsplash provided by Flo Form Countertops. Other modern kitchen details are from Kitchen & Bath Classics.

Living Room

Directly facing the open kitchen is the living area. I like the modern feel of this room. Natural light and chic comfortable furniture: relax and entertain your guests. While the colour palette throughout the home is soft, the living space has some darker contrasting accents.

Virtual Tour

If  you want to take your own virtual tour around the home, check out this super cool feature on the PNE Prize Home website that allows you to walk around step by step viewing all the details.

For more information on the 2018 PNE Prize Home product suppliers and sponsors, visit this page.

In my next post, we’ll discover the master bedroom, walk-in closet and bathroom.

For more details or to purchase your lucky ticket, visit:

Jul 19

Playland brings out the fun in all of us

What’s your favourite memory of Playland? This might be a tough one … there are so many to choose from! It may be from when you were a child on a family occasion or with your own family in your later years.

Whether you’re enjoying the rides, games and food with friends, a group, or visiting on a date, Playland is always filled with smiles, laughter, and good times!

No matter who you bring to Playland, the experience brings out the fun in all of us. You might even say, it’s too much fun!

Here are some recent guest shares from Instagram!

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The ferris wheel says it all

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the night is still young and so are we

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Took a ride on The Beast #pattisonhighschool #vancouverhighschools #student #students #internationalstudent #internationalstudents #havefun #fun #friend #friends #studentfriendly #activityday #outing #playlandvancouver #pneplayland #fieldtrip #britishcolumbia #studyincanada #studyinvancouver #studyinbc #studyabroad #studyoverseas #studyingabroad #amusementpark #amusement #ride

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Son globitos

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Lo mejor fue la comida

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Son globitos

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Lo mejor fue la comida

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Playland ‍♀️

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