The Traveler's Journal  
Press Releases - The Traveler's Journal

Informative Press Releases for Travel

Press Release information you can use!


The following information is provided by the travel supplier or its public relations representative. The Traveler's Journal can accept no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any material in this section.

Live like an Olympian in Whistler; enter the Whistler Sabbatical Project






Whistler, B.C. – The Whistler Sabbatical Project wraps up with an experience of Olympic proportions.

It’s all about girl power as Olympians Britt Janyk, Mercedes Nicoll and Ashleigh McIvor share their experiences of growing up in Whistler and representing their community (and country) at the Winter Games. To watch the vignette featuring Janyk, Nicoll and McIvor and enter for the prize, visit the Would You Do It website.

For those who have fantasized about their own Olympic experience, the answer to this week’s question – Would You Ski or Ride With an Olympian – probably comes easy.

In 2010, with Whistler as the Host Mountain Resort of the Winter Games, Janyk, Nicoll and McIvor competed in their respective disciplines: Janyk in downhill skiing and super G, Nicoll in snowboarding (halfpipe) and McIvor in the inaugural ski cross event, where she brought home the gold medal.

Now, one lucky winner will have the opportunity to ski or ride with one of these local Olympians. Experience #15 concludes the Whistler Sabbatical Project , Tourism Whistler’s winter campaign offering weekly prizes in addition to the ultimate grand prize of a month-long Whistler stay – including accommodation, lift tickets, equipment, transportation, a salary and a series of amazing Whistler experiences. The Whistler Sabbatical Project launched October 17 featuring a new experience each week for a total of 15 weeks. Each week contestants are presented with the experience and asked “Would You Do It?” Contest entries are earned each time the poll is answered. Not only is this the last experience, but users will receive four bonus entries into the grand prize for answering the poll.

While this is the last week of experiences, the contest remains open until noon on January 31; for those who haven’t yet entered, simply watch the previous vignettes  and answer the poll, receiving a grand prize entry for each poll answered.

For an inside look at life as an Olympian, check out the new Whistler Insider blog post profiling Janyk, Nicoll and McIvor: Whistler’s Golden Girls – Three Local Olympians.

To date, the contest has generated nearly 20,000 entries. In addition, the contest continues to build awareness of the resort with the number of GoWhistler Facebook fans growing from nearly 9,000 at the launch of the contest to more than 16,000 today. The list of GoWhistler Twitter followers also continues to grow and the weekly vignettes, featuring Whistler footage, have received nearly 35,000 views.

In addition to the Whistler Sabbatical Project grand prize, a weekly prize is available on Tourism Whistler’sFacebook page.  This week’s prize includes a ski day for two with an Olympic athlete including lift tickets and lunch.

The Whistler Sabbatical Project and the weekly prize contests are open to residents in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. Contest rules and
[Back to Press Releases Main]