WIN 2 Tickets to Canada Day Shakespeare & Picnic

Celebrate Canada Day in style, our contest winner will receive 2 tickets to attend Bard on the Beach performance of ‘As You Like It” as well as 2 picnic dinners by Emelle’s Catering on July 1st. Value $140

Bard on the Beach

Celebrating its 22nd Season in 2011, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September.


As You Like It

Directed by David Mackay • BMO Mainstage

In this merriest of comedies, Shakespeare draws on his signature themes of disguise, misplaced affections and pastoral passion. The setting is ripe for romance when Rosalind, daughter of the banished Duke, runs away in disguise with her cousin Celia to the Forest of Arden. There they meet a pair of feuding brothers and Rosalind, who is masquerading as a young man called Ganymede, finds herself uniquely poised to teach her unknowing suitor Orlando the way to win a woman’s heart. Offering their own commentary on life and love are the melancholy Jaques and the wry clown Touchstone.

Bard Picnics by Emelle’s

Bard’s official caterer, Emelle’s Catering Ltd., offers pre-ordered picnic services to our theatre patrons. From simple bagged snacks with delicious sandwiches, veggies and cookies to dramatic gourmet picnics. You can enjoy your very own feast in our Village as we are now open one hour before the performance start time. You can order your Bard Picnic directly through Emelle’s [at least 48 hours in advance] and pick it up next to the Box Office up to 2 hours before curtain.

The Contest

To enter you must do the following:

1)    Leave a comment below on this post and tell us how you want to celebrate Canada Day.

2)    Retweet the following in twitter:

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Contest ends Monday June 27. Contest is open to Canadian residents and the winner will be drawn at random. Good luck to everyone that enters!

  • Billiondollarprincesss

    I would love to spend Canada outdoors somewhere on beach hopefully if it is sunny this year!

  • Scratchy

    I would spend Canada day outside, taking a moment to appreciate our great country.

  • I would spend Canada Day with good friends and a BBQ!

  • Erin

    At the beach with friends

  • Heidi


  • Kay

    I would love to celebrate Canada Day relaxing outdoors with good friends and sunny weather! 

  • Anonymous

    I was thinking of going to the Steveston Salmon Festival that has been held every Canada Day for many years.

  • Jeremy

    If the weather is good, I would love to BBQ a salmon with friends and family…enjoy great food and great company! 

  • Jen

    Enjoy the Canada day festivities downtown….I’d love to support the businesses and restaurants that suffered due to the riots last week and enjoy our beautiful city! 

  • By spending it on the beach!

  • Each year, I usually go down to enjoy the Canada Day celebration on Granville Island and soak up all the festivities. A short walk over to Vanier Park for Bard On The Beach  would be a perfect way to end the day..!

  • i would love to spend it relaxing at home with family at a bbq and then driving down somewhere to watch the fireworks! i heart canada 🙂

  • go to canada place and watch the fireworks at night

  • Vanouvertosea

    I want to spend Canada day with my favourite girl with nice weather for everyone to enjoy!

  • Astrogemwins

    have a picnic with my sweetheart & my puppy then watch the fireworks.

  • asia

    picnic and a swim in the ocean, weather dependent!

  • Jessica R.F

    If I don’t win this contest, then my boyfriend and I will be spending it in Deep Cove hiking through Cates Park and eating a yummy picnic lunch!

  • Blair Hirtle

    I’m taking advantage of the rare opportunity to explore the coastal defence vessel the  HMCS Esquimalt in Victoria open for the public on Canada Day only. 

  • E.Tang

    I’d love to have a picnic and take in some Shakespeare. =) 
    If not, then I’d like to celebrate Canada Day with friends, BBQ, and refreshing drinks.

  • This would be the perfect way to celebrate, but barring that, I’d love to cook a good meal and share it with family and friends. We’re finally getting a good harvest in at the farmers’ markets, so that’s another thing to celebrate.

  • Sue

    Great way to spend the day someone else cooking for a change & entertainment to boot,first time in along time that I remember having this day off,so this would be the icing on the cake so to speak!

  • Sue

    Great way to spend the day someone else cooking for a change & entertainment to boot,first time in along time that I remember having this day off,so this would be the icing on the cake so to speak!

  • Jenn

    Breakfast of French toast cinnamon buns at Abegails Kitchen, followed by coffee and jazz on Granville island. Followed by a bike ride around the seawall with friends, stopping at Go FIsh for lunch. Digesting and bocce at Jericho and a nice cruise over to the lovely big tops at Vanier park for a mouth watering catered picnic and a show. May even catch the fireworks bouncing over the city on the way home. This is my Canada day, as I like it.

  • Peterholbrook

    I agree with asia, would love to spend the day at the beach, eat some good food and enjoy some good company

  • Katie_marie_

    I’m thinking a walk on the Seawall to Granville Island would be a nice start to the day followed by a picnic and watching Bard’s “As You Like It.”

  • Terry

    My wife and I have been talking about going toi this so my plans would be to go to this with my beautiful pregnant wife.