(Oak Bay Beach Hotel photo)

Contest winners renew vows on Oak Bay beachfront this morning

Couples renew vows at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel after winning radio contest

Be on the lookout for a handful of American visitors on a second honeymoon.

Morning show host Kent Phillips helped five couples renew their vows this morning at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel after they won a contest with STAR 101.5 out of Seattle.

“Leading up to it is seven or eight weeks where they promote it on the radio and each week a new lucky couple was entered in the contest,” said Madone Pelan, director of sales and marketing Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Six couples made the trip. The sixth are “vow crashers”, parents of another couple.

Businesses pulled together for the event. Jennings Florist donated the flowers, Sweet Delights donated the candy and treat for turndown service, the dozen visitors get VIP transport by Wilson’s and they’ve got Greyline passes to experience Victoria tomorrow. Eagle Wing takes them out whale watching Sunday before they set sail for home aboard the Clipper that day.

RELATED: Oak Bay Tourism tells tales of the community


 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

Viral video shows Sooke resident calling out illegal crab fishers

The video shows a man and woman with 12 undersized crabs in Sooke

Marijuana-related business requires rezoning in Oak Bay

Council plans to add cannabis laws to priorities list

Island Corridor Foundation optimistic about restoring rail service

If green-lighted, first priority would be Langford to Victoria route

Esquimalt senior’s complex getting redeveloped

The Esquimalt Lions Lodge is one of the projects to receive funding for affordable housing

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in Saanich mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Dog psychic can help Vancouver Islanders better connect with their pets

Michele Wonnacott hosts one-day seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 17

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

Cowichan school district defends lack of notice to parents following elementary student arrest

Officials with School District 79 stand by their decision not to send out an alert.

Older B.C. drivers subsidizing younger ones, study finds

ICBC protects higher-risk drivers, pays for testing costs

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

Most Read