Sometimes it’s the little things, like sitting across the table from a good friend or sharing a meal with a family member you’ve been missing.

Meals have always, and will continue to bring us together; not just for good food, but good company; so we believe it’s due time that we celebrate the fact that we’re allowed to come together again.

We’ve partnered with BC Dairy to not only shine a spotlight on local businesses that have persevered through a global pandemic, but also to highlight the importance of spending time sitting down eating meals with loved ones.

And in celebration of that, we’re giving away a whopping total of $2000 gift cards to local eateries – $500 to each one! – and you’ll find those contest details below.

Check out these four local businesses (and their delicious fares!) and enjoy getting back to meals with friends and family – safely, of course:

Floyd’s Diner

(Floyd’s Diner)

Floyd’s was founded in 2004 with a focus on building a strong brunch community in the Victoria core.

Over the years that followed, they have branched out and now offer 3 different locations to enjoy fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week.

They pride themselves in making their own dishes in-house, from scratch, using quality ingredients like fresh BC dairy products to create homemade hollandaise for all of their eggs benny’s, milkshakes and smoothies.

Floyd’s serves generous portions with the goal to have all of their guests leave full and happy!

What you could win: We’re giving away TEN $50 gift cards to Floyd’s Diner – click here to enter for your chance to win one!

  • Locations:
    • 332 Menzies Street
    • 4496 West Saanich Road
    • 721 Station Avenue
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at all locations

Jackson’s Ice Cream

(Jackson’s Ice Cream)

Jackson’s Ice Cream is a locally owned and operated floating ice cream shop located at Fisherman’s Wharf in James Bay. Since 2006, they have been serving delicious Island Farms ice cream and soft-serve to locals and tourists.

After 16 summers, they continue to be a hot spot destination for people of all ages. This summer, head down any day of the week to enjoy the sights, sounds and sunshine at beautiful Fisherman’s Wharf. And of course, grab a cone from Jackson’s.

What you could win: We’re giving away TEN $50 gift cards to Jackson’s Ice Cream – click here for your chance to win one!

  • Location: 1 Dallas Road, Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

(Little Qualicum Cheeseworks)

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks has become a household name throughout BC not only for its cheese but as one of the top attractions to visit on the island. The Gourlay family has built this farm into a family nurturing destination with award-winning cheese and a fun educational atmosphere.

This fall, Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns hope to continue the Gourlay’s legacy as new owners. They are eager to bring fresh ideas and grow the already successful business the Gourlay’s have started and hope to continue to grow and diversify the business.

The farmgate store features over a dozen varieties of artisan made cheese, and a wide variety of local and Canadian-made products for the ultimate charcuterie spread! Pre-order their Free Ranger boxes – packed with a variety of cheeses and goodies – to take with you on your island adventures.

What you could win: We’re giving away TEN $50 gift cards to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks – click here for your chance to win one!

  • Location: 403 Lowrys Road, Parksville
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Momo Tea

(Momo Tea)

Momo Tea is a dessert shop that makes creative soft-serve ice cream, bubble tea, and milkshakes. Committed to serving healthy and fresh desserts and beverages to their customers, they use locally sourced premium natural milk to make their fresh soft-serve ice cream.

Momo Tea has developed their own style of bubble tea drinks – mixed milk ice cream instead of traditional milk powder or other artificial ingredients, with freshly brewed teas.

Their new menu offers a decent variety of soft-serve and drinks like milk teas, cheese cap tea, real fruits slush/milkshake, fruit soda refresher, and many more.

What you could win: We’re giving away TEN $50 gift cards to MomoTea – click here for your chance to win one!

  • Location: 762 Yates Street, Victoria
  • Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily


See short form contest rules here.

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