Burnaby Mountain Condo Letter Writing Contest (Official Site)

This contest involves a little skill ... so show me what you've got! What’s your story? Say it in a song, a poem, a letter, however you express yourself. Make me cry ... or laugh! Put your heart on the page. A comedian? Send your best joke. Write it yourself in no more than 1,000 words, please.

What's my story?  I am Lisa Parker and it's time to simplify and move on to the next phase of my life. But it's not a good time to list it (so many on the market) and it likely won't be in 2019. It saddens me that, despite how hard they work, many don't have a hope of getting into the housing market. I want to give hope! One hope in 5,650 actually.

The $100 entry fee stings a bit, but so does the cost of owning property. The monthly condo fee is $340 and it's close to $200 a month for property tax. And then there's the land transfer tax.

Living on Burnaby Mountain isn't just for students and staff of nearby Simon Fraser University. Residents of the modern little community of UniverCity are welcomed to enjoy facilities at SFU plus there's so much more to access, all in walking distance. There is the elementary school, daycare, medical services, car sharing services, eateries and pubs, grocery store, post office and more. Hike the forest trails. Take the bus to downtown Vancouver. From there, go to YVR or Horseshoe Bay or catch the Sea Bus over to the North Shore. It's simply mountain life only minutes from the big city! 

Terms and Conditions 

By submitting, it signifies the entrant has read and agrees to the contest terms and conditions. Respect the privacy and security of the residents of the condo building. No trespassing.

Entry fee is $100.  Snail mail or e-mail your letter. Include your name, address and phone number.  Mail your letter with a bank draft or money order (no cash or personal cheques) payable to: LISA PARKER. Mail to:  Burnaby Mountain Condo Letter Writing Contest:  P.O.  Box  1568,  Pincher Creek, AB  T0K 1W0   - OR -  Email your letter and etransfer payable to LISA PARKER. Include your letter in the body of the email (no attachments). Email to: condo@i-story.ca

Anticipated possession date is August, 2019. Contest closing date is May 15, 2019, unless a minimum of 5,650 entries is not achieved. In that case, the contest will be extended or canceled. The total of the entry fees must reach the condo’s approx. value of $565,000. If entry fees will be returned, a small handling fee will apply.  Who can enter: Be at least 19 years of age on possession day; in British Columbia, a person must be at least 19 to be on the title of a property. The winner is to be represented by a BC real estate lawyer of their choosing who will work with the lawyer representing the owner. This is not a lottery; as a written letter requires skill, and there is no element of chance in this contest, it does not require a license from BC Lotteries Corp. Entrants agree that submissions become the current owner's property. The owner will not share the identity or contact info of any entrant without permission. 

Why is the mailing address of the contest in Pincher Creek? Alberta needs the work! I need assistance with what I hope will be a great response to this contest. A very capable youth with Down syndrome and her single parent will assist me by picking up and processing the contest mail in their little town of Pincher Creek, Alberta. 

Condo: Catch the sunrises and sunsets in this 2-year-old, 2-bedroom,  744 sqft / 69 m2 condo with a southern big sky view on a quiet street. The bathroom features double sinks, bathtub and separate shower with glass door. The ensuite laundry is a stacked water- and energy-efficient washer and dryer. The modern kitchen is open to the living and dining area and features stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, fridge and range with hood fan. The suite has in-floor heating: no hot water tank takes up valuable space and no baseboard heaters dictate where furniture is to go! Included is one assigned parking stall in the secure underground parkade.
Kindly respect the security and privacy of the residents and do not enter the building! I invite you to virtually see inside approx. 50 listed condos, and a map of the neighbourhood, by checking out realtor.ca or redfin.com and search UniverCity. If you go in person, please park in a public parking lot and do not block the lanes that provide access for those who live in UniverCity.

Mail your letter and entry fee to: 
P.O. Box 1568  Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
  or Email your letter and entry fee to:

Winner to be announced on JULY 1, 2019, CANADA DAY!