Contest: Share Your Grist Mill Stories with #OurGristMill


Share Your Affection for the Grist Mill
For A Chance To Win
One-Of-A-Kind Grist Mill Experience

We often hear from our repeat visitors that the Grist Mill and Gardens historic site is close to their heart.

For some people, parts of the history of this place have a special resonance. For others, it’s the sense of sanctuary that comes from the tranquility of the gardens and grounds, especially after a long hot day of traveling. Sometimes, they’ll mention a performance, a presentation or a meal that just “felt right” or inspired them to try their hand at something new. Many will mention a life event like a wedding, a school field trip, or a family outing. Whatever their personal stories, we’re always left feeling humbled and honoured at the way people speak about this place.

We would love to hear about your personal connection to the Grist Mill and Gardens.

How to Enter

(entries can be made via any of the methods outlined below): 

  1. Tell us why the Grist Mill and Gardens is close to your heart with a post on our Facebook Page. Stories or photos (with captions explaining the moment you captured) are both encouraged.
  2. Post a photo taken at the Grist Mill and Gardens on Instagram and include a caption explaining the moment you captured and the hashtag #OurGristMill
  3. Tweet a photo or short story about a special experience you had at the Grist Mill and Gardens on Twitter and include the hashtag #OurGristMill

You’re welcome to post as many stories as you’d like, but you’ll still only have one chance to win per each of the three methods listed above. Prizes will be drawn on August 7 and August 14, 2016.

Rules & Regulations

There are 4 prizes available in total including an Experience Package worth $400 that includes a private dinner for six in our lovely garden, a basket of Similkameen products from our gift shop and more. Lesser packages of event tickets and products from our gift shop will also be available.

The contest is open to any legal resident of Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) who is at the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence or older at the time of entry, except current employees of the Grist Mill and Gardens or their immediate family members. The odds of being selected as a potential winner are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.

Full Details
Copyright in all entries submitted for this Competition remains with the respective entrants. However, entrants agree that by submitting an entry to the competition, they grant the Grist Mill and Gardens a royalty free, perpetual irrevocable worldwide licence to use and republish their entry. This includes sharing the entry through social media and publication by the Grist Mill and worldwide in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material. (To translate: we don’t want to get in trouble if we share your story with others.)

The winner will be notified by the Grist Mill and Gardens on or before August 15 2016. The winner will be selected at random from a ballot which comprises all the qualifying entries. All entries must be submitted by the original writer of the entry. All entries considered inappropriate or offensive by the Grist Mill and Gardens will be disqualified. Any winner who is not contactable or who fails to return contact within 72 hours of notification after reasonable efforts have been made to contact them will be disqualified, they thereby forfeit their right to the prize, no compensation will be given and a reserve entrant will be selected as an alternative winner.

The prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. In the event of unforeseen circumstances we reserve the right to substitute the prize package for an alternative of equal or greater value. We reserve the right to modify, delay, postpone or cancel this contest in the event of circumstances outside of its reasonable control.

This contest and its rules shall be governed by the laws of British Columbia and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of BC courts.



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