You Deserve It Tofino Break-Away Contest

November 8, 2017

In the season and spirit of giving and all-things-grateful, we’re opening the Facebook floor for stories about someone amazing in your life that you want to nominate for our You Deserve It Tofino Break-Away Contest

From airfare and 2-nights in a Beach House, to dining gift certificates, surf lessons and more, it’s a bucket-list Prize Package valued at over $2,750 for someone you feel is deserving.

(Pssst! And if “your someone” wins, you get a $500 Pacific Sands Gift Certificate for your own Tofino adventure.)

The You Deserve It Tofino Break-Away Contest winner will receive:

  • 2-nights in a 1 Bedroom Beach House at Pacific Sands Beach Resort*
  • Return airfare for 2 from Vancouver to Tofino on Orca Air **
  • Sparkling wine and a Tofino artisan gift basket on arrival
  • $100 food credit at our onsite Surfside Grill
  • $100 gift certificate at Shelter Restaurant
  • Surf Sister lessons for 2, including equipment **
  • Hot Springs Cove Sea and Sky Tour for 2 adults with Jamie’s Whaling Station & Adventure Centres **
  • Swag bag of take-home Pacific Sands Beach Resort goodies

Total Prize Package Value:  $2,750

Who’s your “someone amazing?”

  • Is it a family member that simply needs an escape to a peaceful place where they can relax, walk the beach and enjoy the tranquility of it all?
  • A colleague or co-worker that makes your day-to-day life brighter that could use a breather?
  • Or maybe it’s a dear friend that’s always wanted to go to Tofino, and for-all-the-reasons-you-will-tell-us-about, this getaway could be a game-changer.

How to Nominate and Enter the Contest

  1. TELL us about “someone amazing” that you think deserves to win—and why—by posting on our Facebook page.
  2. TAG that special person and make their day, no matter what.
  3. POST your nomination by 11:59pm on December 15, 2017.
Judging and Prize Announcement
Our esteemed, fair and fun-loving panel of Pacific Sands judges will review all the nominations and stories; the winner will be announced on December 20, 2017.***

Have “someone amazing” in mind? Tell us why.
Head to our Facebook page, tell us about them and why you think they should win our You Deserve It Tofino Break-Away Contest.


Contest Conditions:

  1. * Booking dates based on availability. Prize package expires December 20, 2018; cannot be redeemed over Christmas/New Years, long weekends, Spring Break, or between June 15 and Sept 15.
  2. ** Weather dependent
  3. *** Winner to be determined at the full discretion of Pacific Sands Beach Resort's panel of judges. So please don't judge us! We can't wait to hear about your "someone amazing."


Posted In:Contests


Jim Morgan (3 months ago)
Have been coming to your wonderful one of a kind resort since 1982, and each and every holiday has been special, no matter what the season.

Sheila Valentini(3 months ago)
Sheila is my daughter and has managed to make a life and live on her own despite learning difficulties.

Jimmer Young(3 months ago)
Love this contest and have entered my beautiful bride Linda Young aka Cruella Deville. Check my post on Pacific Sands Resorts fb page and you will see a very very dedicated Island Health employee that loves her job and deserves a big staycation from work for a few days...clink, you rule Linda Young on this big old shiny rock..mmwwuu.

Diana Pringle(3 months ago)
I'm going to say my good friend Kelly Bigelow. She has had to deal with so many life and health issues and when her mom passed away has had to maintain the family home! A bunch of us girls are going to Hawaii to celebrate our friendship but Kelly due to financial considerations can't go next year so a Tofino surprize vacation would be great!! We are also almost approaching 60, though we call our trips away "the I'm sixteen away getaway" or ISAG for short, ok laugh!! It is slightly funny and so not true!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Mary Lou O'Brien(3 months ago)
This lady it amazing. She lost her husband a short while ago and has help her daughter and family through difficult times and other family members also over the last few years and is a nurse who works full time and gives her life helping others. She excepted me into her home not knowing me for 2 weeks and continues to give to anyone who needs it not thinking of herself but always everyone who needs a place to stay. She is a loving Grand mother who spreads her love to her little grand children. No one deserves this more than she does.

Sally Morrow(3 months ago)
I am dominating my friend Peta Ware . Peta just recently retired and loves loves loves Tofino. She has spent many years nurturing and caring for others in her profession . She is a blessing to her family and friends anyone meeting Peta just falls in love with her. She has the best sense of humor kind and intuitive in a way that makes one feel right at home in her presence .... I know Peta would so appreciate this little retreat in a place like Pacific Sands that allows ones spirit to play soar and heal ... Thank you Pacific Sands..

Jeannette Cowan(3 months ago)
Nominating my husband Roy who longs to see his daughter who resides on the West Coast. Since we are unable to drive there at this time of year. Other reason is that we did not have
an opportunity to celebrate our 50th Anniversary 3 years ago,this would fulfill that dream.

Pacific Sands(3 months ago)
Hey everybody! Thanks for your comments...we're loving the love you're showing for each and every one of your special nominations. For those that have posted your submissions on Facebook and are using this space as a heads up for us...awesome!

If you haven't posted on Facebook yet, be sure to follow the 3-step instructions above under HOW TO NOMINATE AND ENTER THE CONTEST.

Marilyn Massong(3 months ago)
Is there some way to participate in the 'Someone Amazing' Contest, if you don't use/want to have a Facebook account?
I would very much like to nominate someone amazing I know!
Thank you,

Edmond(3 months ago)
I entered the contest. Thank you for the kindness, the contest, and generosity.

chris muzyka(3 months ago)
I nominate my son Dawson, my wife Sam and our other son had a chance to visit Tofino last fall and absolutely loved it with one thing missing Dawson unfortunately he could not travel with us cause of a last minute illness but we would loved to show him what he missed. Thanks for the opportunity.

Joanne Armitage (3 months ago)
Well, laying beside me rightnow while he sleeps, I want to enter “ my angel,” he is my fiancé and my four kids mentor!!! We met 10 years ago at mutual friends bday and from that day on he fell into our lives thankgod !!! Everyday has been a blessing to know him and that we are all truely greatful for him in our lives. He is the bestfriend, confidant, picks me up when I’m falling and don’t know what we would do without him!!! From having such bad luck for the last almost 4.5 years after finding my stepdad passed in his home on my moms bday, vern has never left my side before during or to this day. He’s been with me through our ups and downs and supported us unfailing even though some days were felt that we may never see a good day again. He works tirelessly and never complains each and everyday. We share such a passion for the ocean and believe in the powers that help us heal close to the water! We have been engaged now three years and have used up almost all of everything we saved for unfortunate days like we have had so I feel that there is no one out there I could think of that deserves a break, to relX and get away from the everyday slump of a burden he has on his back taking on my four kids and I and never leaving our sides. He’s a true angel to us and honestly deserves this and so much more. We have talked about having some quiet time, down time on the island and going back to the ocean and loving some peace together!!! Thankyou for the opportunity and hope you hear our story. Just a hard working man that has stood the test of time through the good and the bad with never once complaining. I wish I could give him more and think if his story is heard maybe he will be the lucky one!!!! Thankyou!!!❤️❤️Joanne

Laureen Charlton(3 months ago)
Hi, I have already entered on Facebook, just giving you a little nudge! thanks

Jessica Lynn Metz(3 months ago)
I have already entered on Face Book but thought Id up my chances again on here thank you for everything you do :)

Pat williams (2 months ago)
Great idea for an opportunity for a deserving person to win, I nominated my daughter who lost her 16yr old to suicide two weeks ago . ❤❤❤

Rick Everett(2 months ago)
My wife and I celebrated our 48 anniversary with you and was a wonderful couple of days. We fell in love all over again walking the beach hand in hand and being surprised by my brother and his wife surprising us to celebrate the occasion with us.
In April 2018 will be our 50th anniversary and I cannot think of a more romantic location to spend with my bride walking the beaches, listening to the waves crashing on shore and falling in love again. This would be a surprise for her should we win and a great way to celebrate a magical moment in time as we look forward to another fifty years together.

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