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Christmas Giveaway: Taste of the Valley (Ski, Dine & Relax) ($350 Value!)

Christmas Giveaway: Taste of the Valley (Ski, Dine & Relax) ($350 Value!)

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas OVM gave to you…..
a Taste of the Valley Package.

Featuring giveaways from Calabogie Peaks Resort, Tosh Restaurant, and Essencia.

Calabogie Peaks Resort is offering a family four pass for skiing or snowboarding for the 2012/2013 season.

Calabogie Peaks Resort is Ottawa Valley’s “Family Mountain” that boasts outstanding value, and terrain for everyone. You can learn to ski or snowboard, participate in holiday programs, enjoy freestyle /racing clubs, and take part in terrain and freestyle parks! With the best snow making in the area – The Peaks is the best place to be!


TOSH Restaurant in Arnprior has generously donated a $100 gift Certificate to the lucky winner of this package.

TOSH invites you to come relax and enjoy their many flavours and facets, whether for dinner, late-night dining,a casual lunch, or for a break in our lounge. They are committed to providing their guests with a truly enjoyable experience and a simple break from the pressures of everyday life through their flavours, at-ease ambience, and exceptional service.

Essencia is offering a one month of unlimited yoga (an $80 value) and a DoTerra facial (a $45 value. )  In addition Dawn Till Dusk Studio is providing a makeup application and lesson (a $100 value).

DoTerra is the world’s primary provider of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, has developed a revolutionary technique for applying essential oils for whole body benefits.

The heart of Essencia Spa and Yoga is honouring the needs of the body with elements of spa, in union with rebalancing the soul through the organic flow of yoga.  Our Arnprior studio, located at 150 John Street North, offers a wide range of yoga classes and workshops suitable for all levels as well as an extensive list of spa services provided by Dawn Till Dusk Studio.

Whether aligning with the self through yogic practise, or easing into an inspired spa treatment, Essencia appeals to your highest level of calm, attunement and relaxation. Our experienced yoga instructors and elevating esthetic team welcome the opportunity to bring you forward in balance, back to life and reconnected with yourself.

Here’s how you can enter to win!

1)  Like Calabogie Peaks Resort on or follow them on .

2) Like TOSH Restaurant on .

3) Like Essencia on

4) Like Dusk Til Dawn on

4)  Let them know that Ottawa Valley Moms sent you.

5)  Comment below and tell us why you are excited for another ski/snowboard season.

We’ll be choosing a winner on December 19th.  Stay Tuned!



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Comments (49)

  1. Danielle Harper Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    My husband and I love winter !! Its our favorite season! We would love to get out on the slopes ... Me as a first timer would love to try my hand at the hills !! It would also make the best day day EVER and with 2 kiddos getting a date out never happens xoxo Thanks for this awesome giveaway oxoxo
  2. Steve Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I detest winter, but love the active life style. This will definitely make me smile if i won! Great package Trish!!
  3. Angie Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I don't ski or snowboard but I enjoy snow it's my favorite part of winter the cold not so much.
  4. Kelly Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Not a fan of winter but love the sports associated with it. Definitely need some me time:-)
  5. Christine Marleau Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I went back to skiing after almost a 10 year break! My 10 year old son and I started skiing 2 winters ago. It's some much needed mom & son time. We are really enjoying our time together, chatting during our ride up the mountain in the chair lift, relaxing during lunch etc. This season, hubby and daughter might try it and see what all the fuss is about. It will give us some much needed 'family time' during our busy live! I don't dislike winter as much as I used to :) Thanks for this awesome contest!
  6. Melissa
    Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Usually not a huge fan of winter but we decided to embrace all that it has to offer..My hubby and I love to ski but has been quite a few years since doing so..would love my kids to have the same experience learning to love the slopes:-) Thanks:-)
  7. sandra Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Love to see my grandchildren trying sking,cant afford to send them so this would be great,,,
  8. Angie Foster Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Seems like Ive been pregnant or have had a newborn and havent been able to go skiing the past few years. Looking forward to getting out this year!!
  9. Elaine Jasvins Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I would love this, our family has just taken up skiing and snowboarding. It would be nice to get away and enjoy the sport.
  10. Tania Abrams Service Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    We are planning on introducing our 3 year old to skiing this year!!
  11. Kristine Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Honestly I have never in my life skied or snowboarded before!! I kind of want to take a beginner lesson and what a great opportunity to do this! Plus as most married couples with young kids my husband and I could really use a romantic getaway!
  12. Amanda Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    My fiance and I love winter! He loves snowmobiling and I love skiing. We didn't get out to the Peaks to ski as much as wanted last year, maybe this will be the year! We would both enjoy the nice dinner date. We haven't ate at TOSH yet, but have heard great things. Also, oh how I would enjoy the spa package!!!
  13. Kate Periard Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    2 years ago my husband bought me skis and all the gear for us to get into this sport. And so it began but only for one season, as last year I was pregnant! We can't wait to hit the slopes again and put my skis to use! Not to mention a nice night out for us new parents and some pampering is ALWAYS welcomed :)
  14. Marcia Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    What an amazing prize package! I would love to spend some quality time with my family at the Peaks this winter. My boys are eager to learn to ski and seeing their cute rosy cheeks would be an added bonus!
  15. Crystal Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    What an amazing giveaway! OVM I love reading your articles and following you on facebook! I like skiing and usually make it out a few times a year. I would love to get out there this year because last year I was unable too because I was expecting my DS!
  16. Jessica Savage Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I am looking forward to this season so I can get my sons out on the hills and learn to ski or snowboard if they choose!
  17. Tracie Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Im thrilled about this giveaway.This would be just a fantastic oppurtunity to teach my son to ski.He is 2 and a hf yrs old,an Ive been just waiting for him to get big enough to learn.Hes the perect size to go now.I grew up in Calabogie and I love returning every year.A big Thank You to OVM's !!!
  18. Liz Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    My husband and I are very active people and love to enjoy the outdoors any season.. We just had a baby, he's 6 months now, and so a little getaway would be nice.
  19. Nadine
    Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Very Excited, I have not skied since my accident 6 years ago and I am ready to try it again.
    • Crystal Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
      Hi Nadine!!?? Just wondering why you have my twitter account linked here?? Thanks!
  20. Melissa Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Looking forward to another snowboarding season because it's a great winter activity that keeps me healthy and active, it's a fun way to make the best of the chilly weather and it's also an activity that my husband and I can do together - he taught me to snowboard and now we head out every season together!!
  21. Tania Nicholas Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Finished liking all sites. We love this season it brings everyone together. Love skiing, toboganing and spending the day outside with the family then curling up around the fireplace with hot chocolate in our pj's watching movies. Nothing better!!
  22. Tiffany Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Hi! My husband is a huge ski fan and he would love this! I liked all the pages. Thanks for the contest!
  23. Kerri Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    So excited to see this prize my husband has been wanting to go try skiing with our two boys. This is a great opportunity to do this. Thanks OMV for offering this awesome prize package.
  24. Tricia Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I am very excited for this years ski season as my oldest son is finally old enough to start learning and he is very excited. He sat on Santas knee today and asked for skis and transformers!
  25. Cheryl Welbanks Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Our family loves winter and all that it offers, toboganning, snowshoeing and down hill skiing. Skiing is such a great family experience that brings all ages together in love of sport!
  26. Jennifer H Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    We are excited for this winter snowboard season so my 4 year old can go on the hill for the first time! Tubing, learning to ski and hot chocolate! We love winter!
  27. crystal Sunday - 02 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    This would be an amazing getaway for Winter hlidays! WE have 4 kids, so to only have to pay the extra for 2 would make this a great affordable family outing! My kids love all winter sports! :D
  28. Christy
    Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I would love to get back into skiing. Since having our 4 kids it has been put on the backburner. I would one day like to start skiing again as a family!
  29. Amanda Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Being new to the area, winning these great giveaways will allow our family to explore what the valley has to offer!
  30. Carol Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I am so excited.
  31. Vickie Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I have never been skiing and my husband LOVES it! We have 3 boys ages 2, 6, and 16 and would love to get them out on the slopes as well.
  32. Rhonda Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Skiing is a great excuse to get my family of 5 outside to enjoy winter!
  33. Rhonda Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I don't downhill ski, would love to cross-country ski though! Hubby has been wanting to teach the kids to ski, so if I won I might be tempted to go with the family. I think I could manage the bunny hill;) Amazing giveaway!!
  34. Shannon Fraser Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    What a perfect give-a-way and get-a-way! I would love so much to win
  35. Becky Bigras Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I have not went skiing in years but would love the chance to again, although I was never really any good. Lol. A special day for my fiance and I would be lovely!
  36. Holly borutskie Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Great giveaway. Fresh crisp air, great tosh food. Thanks ovm
  37. Kayla Jessup Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Awesome Giveaway. Winter is one of my favorite season.. I love everything about it. I love snow and the fresh air. I love bundling up the kiddos and doing anything that has to do with snow. I am not a good skiier and would love to be able to hit the hills more then once every four years and get my kids involved in the sport :)
  38. Nadine Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Since having a child, we have had to cut back on some of our activities. My partner loves to ski! However, it hasn't been possible. This would be absolutely terrific! Thanks OVM! :)
  39. Tina Lyons Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    This is my 3
  40. Lynne Yantha Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    We spend the whole winter running from ski hill to ski hill with our two youngest children who are in the UOVSZ ski race program! Fortunately the 4 of us LOVE to ski and are blessed to be able to do this and enjoy such wonderful family times together. Winter is special to us because we know, come weekends, we are all going the 'same direction' and LOVING it!
  41. Tina Lyons Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    Sorry, a little trigger happy :) This is my 3rd year trying to learn how to snowboard... Hopefully I will get it down pat this year. We've never been, would love to get a chance to check it out
  42. Ally Hudder Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    My husband and I LOVE winter! We do pretty well everything there is to do outside during these frosty-white months - including skiing! Cheers to another great season coming up! (Let's all remember to do a snow dance...the rain is depressing!)
  43. Sarah Chippior Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    I can't wait to get back to skiing this year after only re-kindling my love for it in recent years! After always being a childhood memory, life got in the way and separated my family and I from the slopes. However, I have finally realized "play" deserves a spot in life with family and friends! What better way spend time with family and friends than on the ski hill!
  44. Jodie Chadbourn Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    We absolutely love to snowboard!!! Can't wait until there is enough snow for boarding this year!!
  45. Samantha S Monday - 03 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    My husband has been after me for years to go skiing with him! With a 10 month old, it can be tough to make the time! If we won, we would have NO choice but to actually go out and enjoy ourselves! :D It would be the perfect Christmas Gift for the two of us this winter season!
  46. Margaret Tuesday - 04 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    My husband and I are avid outdoor winter goers! We love skiing and find it very relaxing! Last time we went skiing, we were at Mt. Tremblant with friends for the weekend! The following Monday, we came home and found out we were expecting! Everytime, I think of skiing I think of our little man and how lucky we are! This would be the BEST Christmas surprise for my husband :). And it would be a good way to get out of the house and be active!
  47. Diana Thomas Tuesday - 04 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    My husband and I love winter! What a great getaway this would be! It has been a few years since I have skiied but I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for such a great giveaway!
  48. Brenda A.
    Tuesday - 04 / 12 / 2012 Reply
    As the kids get bigger, winter is getting more fun each year. At 6 and 8 we can do tons of fun outdoor winter activities like skiing, skating and tubing!

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