“It’s You…Vancouver” the Tourism Vancouver new musical video (and a giveaway!)
While admittedly I do a lot of travel writing about destinations OUTSIDE of Vancouver, it’s undeniable (a) that I absolutely love and adore Vancouver, and (b) that I promote it relentlessly and write about it non-stop. So, when I found out about the “It’s You…Vancouver”, the new musical video that Tourism Vancouver commissioned/created. You can read more about Watasun, the duo that sings the catchy tune “It’s You” and the process behind the creation of the video.
Tourism Vancouver’s new destination film uses multiple platforms to send its message — and it’s unlike any promotional piece of its kind. Incorporating a local band and original song, “It’s You… Vancouver” is the world’s first professionally produced destination film in music video format.
The song is performed by Watasun, a Vancouver-based duo whose music fuses urban beats with traditional folk sounds. One-time buskers on Vancouver’s Granville Street, singer/songwriter Adam Bailie and percussionist Reid Hendry now record, produce and sell their own albums, taking inspiration from the city’s diversity, vibrancy and unity.
Throughout the three-minute video, the duo perform their catchy tune while making appearances in, near or atop of iconic Vancouver attractions, including the Vancouver Convention Centre roof, an Aquabus ferry and snow-covered Grouse Mountain
To celebrate the launch of the “It’s You…Vancouver” video, I have a $75 gift certificate to Charmichael’s at the Hilton Vancouver Airport, for a lucky reader of mine.
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All you need to tell me is what you love the most about Vancouver. It’s clearly not how expensive it is (which it is) nor how unaffordable it is (which it also is). But let’s face it, this city is beautiful, it has some of the nicest people in the world (I know, some also find them cold, but I have had much success in this city). If Vancouver wasn’t a great place to be, we (myself included) wouldn’t be here. I’m very happy and lucky to live in Vancouver. I love particularly sunsets in Vancouver!
To add an additional entry (for a total of two), you can post the following on Twitter:
Shared my love for Vancouver w/ @hummingbird604 & @MyVancouver to enter to win a $75 GC to Charmichael’s http://is.gd/zM8gu5. And you?
I will draw a winner on February 23rd at 2pm, from all Twitter and comment entries, randomized. Good luck everyone, and I look forward to reading from you what you love about our fair city!