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  • Writer's pictureDean Nelson, (he/him) CTC, LLD

Final five weeks of Summer...

Wow, what an amazing summer Vancouver/Whistler has enjoyed the last couple months.  It has been one of the best we have had in years.  I really hope you were able to get out and enjoy some of the natural beauty Vancouver/Whistler has. 

As the nights creeps ever so slightly longer we are reminded that the Early Early Bird Offer is just two weeks away.  In this eNews we will highlight some of the terrific offers we have available for your consideration in planning your 2013/14 Winter Holidays.  We hope we are on your list as we anticipate this is going to be another fantastic snow season!  Remember to book by August 31st for the BEST deals of the season, guaranteed. WinterPRIDE festival passes on sale now.  Come to Whistler this year and celebrate with us, the perfect engagement, stag, stagette, wedding and/or honeymoon destination holiday! We are eager to help make your getaway extra special and happy to ensure you and your guests have the best time ever.  Plan ahead and book your vacation online or call 1.866.787.1966


Book early and save..

Aava Whistler Hotel - WinterPRIDE Host Hotel Whistler Pride

When you plan ahead you can save big in Whistler.  We have a wicked WinterPRIDE package starting at just $129/person/night for a seven night stay at the Aava Whistler hotel + a full week festival pass.  We can also offer you a layaway plan of paying the package over 7, 6, or 3 months in equal payments to help you with you travel planning. 

Planning on visiting Whistler this summer?  Make sure you use the Promo Code: PRIDE2013 and save 

7 Night, 5 Day Ski/Snowboard Package at the Aava starts at just $143/person/night plus taxes.  This is the perfect package for those without an Edge Card or Season's Pass.  Remember you need to book by August 31st to lock in at this incredible price.  Call 1.866.787.1966 or online at


Incredible Airfare Specials just for you!

Whistler Blackcomb has worked really hard this coming season to secure some of the best airfare for you to come out to Whistler and shred some of our 8,171 acres of pure skiing/riding bliss!  Just like summer, this offer will not last for long, so book by August 31st to ensure you get the best deal of the season. Click for more info on Airfare Specials:

Travel Tip!  Remember, you can leave your skies and poles behind... Whistler Blackcomb has brand new equipment that you can hire for the week or for the day.  When you rent with WB, you can rent your equipment in the valley, trade to something new once you have done a couple turns on top at one of their other rental locations throughout Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.  Perfect for our versatile snow sports enthusiast that may want to switch hit from Skiing to Snowboarding the same day! Click for more info on Rentals:


Why reserve with Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb best price guarantee Whistler Pride and Ski festival

We are proud to be working with Whistler Blackcomb and Resort Reservations Whistler for our sixth year.  Whistler Blackcomb gives you the best Price Guarantee, complete vacation planning with one stop shopping.  But more importantly it helps the festival to quantify the room nights we generate to the resort and therefore helps us to secure future support for the festival.  Bottom line, when you support WinterPRIDE partners, they in turn support the festival to give you a better vacation experience.


Mr. Gay World + worldOutgames update:

Mr. Gay World at worldOutgames - Mr. Gay Canada

Canada's Danny Papadatos represented the nation well and won Mr. Congeniality.  The competition was tough and 25 men from around the world demonstrated to the international panel of judges who would be the top dog.  It was Chris Olwage from New Zealand that clenched the title giving the Kiwis the title two years in a row.

Hong Kong was first runner up followed by USA.  Chris as well as some of the other Mr. Gay World delegates may just make a special appearance at this year's WinterPRIDE Festival. Want to see more photos?  Click here for Flickr and you can see what all the guys got up to.  Next year, Mr. Gay World will travel to the magical Roman Empire - Roma, Italia!  The GayVillage is sure to be the place to be next summer.  Casting for Canada's Mr. Gay will begin this fall.  Visit for more information or visit for other national heats. 


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