What could you do with $10 to make someone’s day?

With $50 of Metropolis at Metrotown gift-cards in hand, five of our friends were treated with a “Pay It Forward” surprise. We ran around Metropolis at Metrotown one February weekend like madmen.

Carrie McLaren + Saje Natural Wellness

Keep up with Carrie’s shenanigans as @cwalkker

Sometimes I catch myself calling Carrie, “Caring”,  as she is always there to fight for what’s fair. She is currently a volunteer member on the board of the Progressive Housing Society and you can catch her at many events in her hometown of Burnaby.

I thought I could surprise her with some Saje Hands, as she’s always spending a lot of time meeting and engaging with many citizens in the Burnaby community. Why not downplay the downtime and smell good at the same time?

Justin Yap + Salads at T&T

At my financial firm, our teams are constantly on the go helping families in and out of their office. What I love about our teams is that we work around our clients schedule and go see them either in their home or where ever it is most convenient.  Of course at this pace, we often forget to healthy compliments to our on-the-go, fast food lunches and dinners of pizzas and burgers.

Green Papaya and Shrimp Salads ready to go from T&T

T&T is one of my favorite go-to places when I need to grab something fresh, healthy and ready.
Happy Lunching and Munching to one of my mentors, Justin Yap!

Always on the Go!

Go Canada Go! + Buck or Two

The 2014 Winter Olympics was an epic year for us Canadians. Go go gooooold!

Continuing with spreading Canadian cheer, I surprised some of the neighbourhood children while building their snowmen and forts with some maple leaf accessories.

Jennica H. + Artisan Wine Shop

Are you a red or white wine fan?
I like visiting the Artisan Wine Shop because there’s a variety of wines I love having with my dinners. Plus once in awhile I find wines for under $10 also.

While editing photos or videos, during rendering I like to have a glass or two to help brainstorm new ways to apply techniques and styles. Cheers Jay!

Brian K. + Lush Cosmetics

You can often find me accompanying Brian backstage at many Showmax Event Productions. However guess who’s the likelier one doing the heavy lifting, packing, assembly and tear-down for many events? In 20 years, the Showmax team has produced over 100,000+ events.

For those long event and snowboarding days, Lush Cosmetics always had “our backs” for kneading out those knots.

Now it’s your turn to go #PayItForward with Metropolis at Metrotown.

$50 Metropolis at Metrotown Gift Card Giveaway

We’re giving away 1 – $50 Giftcard to Metropolis at Metrotown

Here’s how you can enter to win:

1. Leave a comment on this post (2 entries)

What could you do with $10 to make someone’s day?

2. Share your Pay It Forward idea on Twitter (2 entries)

Be sure to tag us @HelloVancity @MetropolisaMet #PayItForward

We will draw the winner at random on Friday, February 28th, 2014.

Enter to win a $500 Shopping Spree with Metropolis at Metrotown

Submit your Pay It Forward ideas and enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree to Metropolis at Metrotown, and $500 to a local charity!

In support of Pink Shirt Day and its anti-bullying initiatives, Metropolis at Metrotown is hosting a “Pay It Forward” Contest in the month of February to encourage simple acts of kindness. For each entry received, Metropolis at Metrotown will donate $1 to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund up to a maximum of $2,500.

Contest Period: Feb 3 to Feb 28, 2014 at www.metropolispayitforward.com

Ideas to start: surprising Mom with flowers from Superstore, buying dog food from Pet Habitat for the SPCA, cooking a meal for a friend with groceries from T&T, treating one of your writers to lunch at the food court, buying gloves from The Bay and giving to the homeless.