Christmas on the Air (@PacificTheatre) and dinner at @HelmVancouver [prize pack giveaway] #hb604xmas

The holidays are coming, the Christmas decorations are going up and I’m beginning my winter season giveaway roundup. I have a few great prize packages for my readers to give away coming up. The first one is dinner for two at The Helm (located where UnWine’d used to be on Howe Street) and tickets to a theatre show at Pacific Theatre (on 12th Avenue and Helmecken). I’m very grateful to The Helm and Pacific Theatre as usual for partnering up with me to reward my readers with great contests and prizes.

Christmas in the AirChristmas on the Air (Pacific Theatre) promises to be a great holiday show. Playing December 10, 2010 – January 1, 2011 Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm with 2pm matinees on Saturdays at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave., there will be an Artist talkback Friday, November 12. For tickets call 604.731.5518 or buy tickets online. CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR, from the publicity I received, is a family-friendly, nostalgic romp set in a fictitious Vancouver radio studio on Christmas Eve of 1949 during a live radio broadcast. The audience is part of the broadcast, participate in the “live radio show” and witness the backstage antics.

I’ve attended shows at Pacific Theatre where there’s participation from the public (I remember sing-along), and they are awesome.

Percival Frank (DAMON CALDERWOOD) tries to keep his annual Christmas show on track and on time in spite of a huge snowstorm and in spite of a potentially awkward revelation on the part of Kitty McNally (DIANA KAARINA), the newest member of his radio family. It seems Kitty forgot to tell her boss or his Dutch wife Yolanda (LALAINIA LINDBJERG) and their enthusiastic son Danny (BENJAMIN ELLIOTT) that she has a child. By a man who abandoned her upon learning she was pregnant. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Danny is in love with Kitty and this is the first he’s heard about the baby! Sylvia White (SEANA-LEE WOOD), the radio show’s pianist, tries to hold everything together as music soars on show-laden winter winds and Christmas Eve ticks ever onward.

But the show is not all… I have paired this great show with dinner at a fantastic new restaurant: The Helm.


I had heard awesome things about The Helm from my friend Kimberley Bowie. At the beginning of November, celebrity chef David Adjey of the Food Network’s, “the Opener” got into the newest kid on Vancouver’s food block, The Helm. The executive team of The Helm is Angela Moore, 28, Cameron Wasnea, 26, Laura Francis, 23 and David Carlini, 33. The new restaurant is located at 1180 Howe Street and have turned the lofty space into a sleek yet unpretentious supper club, “akin to those in Montreal and Toronto, bringing the “social” back into socializing”, as Angela told me over coffee earlier this morning. Chef Tobey Nemeth has been hired to lead the kitchen and she brings with her a wealth of fine dining experience as well as sharing the team’s vision of local, luxurious meals bringing celebrating the joy of the dining experience.

I can’t wait to visit The Helm (their opening is December 3rd). For the purposes of this giveaway, the dinner for two will take place on Friday December 10th, 2010, before heading to the 8pm showing of Christmas on the Air at Pacific Theatre. I will make reservations for the winner of my prize package and his/her Plus One, both for The Helm and Pacific Theatre.

You can enter my giveaway by telling me what your resolution for New Year 2011 will be. Have you ever kept your resolutions throughout the year? I can honestly say I have. And since this package links both young entrepreneurs who are launching a new restaurant and the Christmas spirit, I would love to hear your stories about your resolutions for the new year. The Helm’s resolution seems to be become one of Vancouver’s most awesome restaurants and I look forward to witnessing them do that. And Pacific Theatre always puts together fantastic shows, something I predict will continue next year.

You have until Tuesday December 7th at 5:30pm to enter my giveaway. A first entry into the contest is a comment on this blog post, as indicated, mentioning your New Year’s Resolution. A second entry may be gained by tweeting the following:

Entered to win dinner at @HelmVancouver & a show at @PacificTheatre from @hummingbird604. You can too! #hb604xmas

Again – just to re-emphasize – the first entry is gained by commenting, the second one by tweeting about the contest. And remember, if you win the prize but can’t make it, you need to let me know at least 24 hours in advance as indicated in the rules of my Giveaways. Leave your Twitter ID on the comment if you have Twitter so I can contact you quickly, otherwise I’ll contact you by email. Good luck everyone, and thanks to The Helm and Pacific Theatre for sponsoring one of my Christmas giveaways.

Related posts:

  1. 10 years of Eat! Vancouver (and a giveaway for a prize pack!)
  2. Dinner at @HelmVancouver (The Helm, Downtown Vancouver)
  3. Christmas on The Air (@PacificTheatre) – guest review by @niftynotcool
  4. Win dinner @SeasonsInQEPark and White Christmas @TheArtsClub #hb604xmas
  5. Win tickets to @PacificTheatre and dinner at @Glowbal_Group’s SOCIETY #HB604FathersDay

Comments (40)

BennettNovember 25th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

My New Year resolution…make those who are closest to me, happy all year round!

mariyahNovember 25th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

My new years resolution is too not be single next year!

DianaNovember 25th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

My New Years resolution is to enjoy every single day, no matter what happens.

JennNovember 25th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

New Year resolution: fight shyness and participate in my classes

JustinneNovember 25th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

My new year’s resolution is to not take on as many activities…perhaps just have a few that I can focus on. Being a student, I feel like it’s good to gain as many experiences as possible, that sometimes it’s just so tiring to have to handle so many things on top of school! I will need to pick and choose my priorities, and hopefully it would help me become more effective.
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JessicaNovember 26th, 2010 at 8:54 am

My new years resolution is to try and get to know a few more people in my grad school. I just started a masters in September and as I seem to work only in my small office, I only know a handful of people well. I am going to try harder to get to know others in my department as well as across campus.

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JenNovember 27th, 2010 at 11:44 am

My new year resolution is to tie up all the little things that I have started and get them done :)

Tess McCannNovember 28th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

My new years resolution is to take more risks! @tessmccann

Michael KwanNovember 28th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I’m not really one for resolutions, but I do have a goal of finally completing and releasing the e-book I’ve been working on. (@michaelkwan, as you know)
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Rick RakeNovember 29th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Why not enjoy another wonderful night out in Vancouver. Valley people need their fix you know.

XingNovember 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

My new year’s resolution is to be a better snowboarder.

AmyNovember 30th, 2010 at 10:31 am

My resolution is to have a successful launch of my new small business and find time to hit the gym more than once a week. I have never kept a New Years resolution but I am really hoping these two things will work out! Lots of work in 2010 so I am hoping it does not slow down in 2011!

Lora FrostNovember 30th, 2010 at 10:40 am

Build the Lora Frost Empire by connecting with others, being involved in the community (White Rock, will have it’s community garden) and adding value to others. Consistently. @LoraFrost

MaryAnneNovember 30th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

My resolution is not apologize so much. Especially for my feelings. I stand behind myself.

Sean MilesNovember 30th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I really want to check out the Helm! Looks great! @smileshigh

James OborneNovember 30th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I resolve to be the biggest party manimal the Helm has ever seen!

LiaNovember 30th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

My 2011 resolution is to work harder and party less. To basically concentrate 80% on school and 20% on everything else. Because at this point in time, school is number one and I have to make it that way. ;D

Celeste WoodmanDecember 1st, 2010 at 11:22 am

My new years resolution is to graduate from University in 2011!

Sue Roberts RowanDecember 1st, 2010 at 5:12 pm

My New Year’s Resolution is to not beat myself up so much, cut myself a little slack,jump the cue & not put myself last all the time…yes I’ll say LOVE myself, stand up for myself , as I’m good at fighting a good cause for others. Yeah , we’ll see how long that lasts.

Bill TaylorDecember 1st, 2010 at 8:02 pm

My new year’s resolution: To reunite with my family. :(

Audrey YenDecember 2nd, 2010 at 10:03 am

New Years Resolution: Balance.

Lyndsey HanniganDecember 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 am

In 2011, I’m going to take chances — personally AND professionally. I’m going to “be the change”.

LaurenDecember 2nd, 2010 at 11:07 am

EVERY SINGLE YEAR, I make a New Year’s Resolution to replace complaining with either taking action or simply accepting, and every year I do get a little bit better.

My other resolution for 2011 is to appreciate my friends.

Miles HarrisonDecember 3rd, 2010 at 2:27 pm

This coming year, I resolve to eat way less crap and only good food (like the kind you can get at The Helm).

ClementDecember 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

My new year resolution is…. to keep going this way haha! Life is good right now, please don’t change…

JanetDecember 3rd, 2010 at 5:21 pm

My New Year’s resolution is to keep more in touch with my friends, volunteer and do more yoga!

TavaDecember 4th, 2010 at 12:45 am

Advocating on behalf of a good friend until she gets somewhere better than what and where she is now in the health care system

JerDecember 4th, 2010 at 11:02 am

My new year’s resolution is to eat healthier and get back into my exercise routine again!

KathyDecember 4th, 2010 at 11:07 am

I have kept my 2010 New Year’s Resolution. I managed to quit smoking in January but lapsed in June due to a friend’s death. My other goal was to improve my fitness and I succeeded in doing that by working out three times a week.

For 2011, I hope to find a fulfilling career because my current job is not challenging enough. I also hope to continue with my volunteer work. This year I have put in many hours, helping Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver Marathon, Epic Sustainable Living Expo and serving the DTES residents.

BonnieDecember 4th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

One resolution for the New Year is to start bring my lunch from home more often. I know doing this would be better for my health and pocketbook.

taylor lorenDecember 4th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

can’t wait to check out the helm, loved the pics!


neal yonsonDecember 4th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

this would be such a great date night!

AretaDecember 4th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

My new year’s resolution is to learn a new language.

AndyDecember 5th, 2010 at 2:44 am

My new year’s resolution is to eat healthier. @pelham456

CynnamonSDecember 5th, 2010 at 10:06 am

My resolution is to make a commitment to my personal goals not just my business goals.

lydiaDecember 6th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

this NYE will be the 1-yr anniversary i met my bf. b4 that i’d gone thru a rough patch in life and was heck-bent on isolating myself. thru his friendship, encouragement and general kick@assedness i’ve remembered that there’s so much i have to share (we all do!). so my resolution is to eat and drink and dance MORE – with the proviso that it’s shared with friends old and new and those to come.

Danielle BuhlerDecember 6th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

My resolution is to take a fantastic vacation. Aside from a few day trips and stay-cations, I’ve never been on a vacation! 2011 is my year to travel somewhere fabulous and enjoy some amazing food and wine. Thanks for having the contest – my fingers are crossed!!
Twitter ID is @nelliebobellie

MitzyDecember 6th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

My new year’s resolution is to learn how to live and let go. I dwell too much on mistakes and missed opportunities! Hopefully by the end of 2011 I’ll have learned how to run and see all the damn roses instead of just smelling a bunch.


AmyDecember 7th, 2010 at 9:12 am

New Years Resolution: Continue to grow and learn while enjoying all that life has to offer.


RaulDecember 7th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

UPDATE – The winner of dinner at The Helm and Christmas on the Air at Pacific Theatre tickets is Clement Lelardoux. Congratulations! Please send me an email so I can make your reservations at The Helm and arrange for tickets to be waiting for you at the door.

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