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    Contest Rules

    Entries into the contest must be entered between 12 pm on Friday, September 9, 2016 and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2016, through one of the following methods:

    • Answering one of the questions posed on 800 Robson by tweeting a photo or video taken by you on Twitter and tagging it with #VivaRobson
    • Answering one of the questions posed on 800 Robson by taking a photo or video taken by you on Instagram and tagging it with #VivaRobson
    • Answering one of the questions posed on 800 Robson via Twitter and tagging it with #VivaRobson
    • Completing the VivaRobson questionnaire on Talk Vancouver

    Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public government website. Photos that contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content will not be considered. The City of Vancouver will determine, in its sole discretion, what constitutes such content during the moderation stage of submission. 

    The City of Vancouver reserves the right to remove or replace any files that compromise the security of our Twitter account, Instagram account, City of Vancouver website, and other City information technology systems, or are otherwise malignant.

    Prizes will be awarded by random draw. Prizes include:

    • Four pairs of passes to the Vancouver Art Gallery 
    • Two $50 gift certificate to Pacific Centre
    • Two three-month membership to Mobi Bike Share
    • Win 1 of 10 available $10 vouchers for a Chicken or Veggie Pad Thai meal (incl. GST) at SAUZZY THAI, located on 800 Robson
    • Win 1 of 5 available $10 gift cards from Mom's Grilled Cheese (located on Howe St next to Robson).

    (Note: one set of the above prizes will be awarded to entrants to the social media campaign, and one set of the above prizes will be awarded to people who take the Talk Vancouver questionnaire)

    Only one prize will be awarded per person. The prize must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable, and cannot be redeemed for cash.

    If you are an employee of the City or its related agencies, you are not eligible to win.
    If you are under 18 years old, make sure to have parent/guardian consent to enter.

    By entering this contest, you give the City of Vancouver permission to reshare your photo with credit through our social media channels.

    Privacy: your personal information will be used for the sole purpose of entering this contest, will be deleted after we pick a winner and will not be sold or shared with third-parties. Your personal information is collected, pursuant to section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, solely for the purpose of administering this contest. It will be destroyed upon the determination of a contest winner. Please direct questions about this privacy policy to the City of Vancouver at

    About Viva Robson

    The City of Vancouver needs your feedback to help transform 800 Robson Street into a permanent city-serving plaza that will reflect the diversity of Vancouver and its users. Over the last five years, the City has been engaging with the public on the use of this space through past VIVA Vancouver installations and various public consultation processes. Residents, businesses and users are invited to share their thoughts and ideas for the future permanent plaza.

    Staff are hoping to build on past learnings to determine:

    • How you see yourself using and travelling through the space
    • What the space should look like
    • What kind of programming, if any, you would like to see in the space

    Staff will be collecting feedback between Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, October 2, 2016. Share your thoughts by:

    • Visiting 800 Robson and answering one, some or all of the questions on the pavement via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #vivarobson. If you submit before October 2, 2016, you could win a prize. 
    • Completing the online questionnaire.
    • Visiting us at 800 Robson on September 15, 2016 between 12:00pm – 6:30pm and provide your feedback in-person.
    • Emailing us your ideas at

    The feedback received will help inform design concepts that consider the look, feel and use of the permanent plaza. Staff will report out in the fall with findings and next steps.

    Vancouver City Council voted to create a permanent city-serving public plaza at 800 Robson Street earlier this year. For the last five summers, the City has successfully experimented with activating the space through VIVA Vancouver - Vancouver's public space program. The success of VIVA Vancouver, along with other major events like the Olympics have demonstrated the need for a permanent city-serving public plaza.

    To learn more about the project at