At DiscoverFest you can enter to win amazing prizes. No purchase necessary. All you have to do is show up and have a good time. 

Family Swag Prize Pack

Deck out the family in the latest VIU and Mariners gear. Includes hoodies, toques, scarves, water bottles and more!

MacBook Air Giveaway

Yes, that's right: take part in DiscoverFest at VIU and you could walk away with a brand-new MacBook Air.

How to enter

Show up at DiscoverFest and enter your name in the draw.

Contest rules

Winners will be drawn at 3:45 pm Saturday, October 21 at DiscoverFest at VIU. 

To be eligible to win you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • physically attend DiscoverFest at VIU
  • not be a current VIU student
  • not be an employee of VIU or a family member of a VIU employee

No purchase necessary to win. Your odds of winning are based on the total number of eligible entries.

Discover Fest Lead Generation Giveaway Contest

Contest Rules

  1. The Contest

1.1 The Lead Generation Giveaway Contest (the “Contest”) shall be hosted by Vancouver Island University (“VIU”) pursuant to the following rules.

  1. Contest Period

2.1 The Contest shall commence at 12:01 a.m. PST on September 18, 2023, and shall close at 3:00 pm PST on October 21, 2023. (the “Contest Period”).

  1. Eligible Entrants

3.1 To be eligible, entrants must:

(a)  be residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency;

(b) be an individual who is in attendance at the time of the draw at DiscoverFest on October 21st

(c) not be a current student of VIU;

(d)  not be an employee nor the family member of an employee of VIU;

  1. Entry and Odds

4.1  No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest.

4.2 To enter the Contest, entrants must follow the directions to enter online at during the Contest Period. Entrants will be required to provide their name, email address, and daytime telephone number. VIU is not responsible for any change of your email address, mailing address, or telephone number. Note that incomplete or improperly completed entry forms will be disqualified.

4.3  All entries become the property of VIU.

4.4 Entry material/data not satisfying the entry requirements or that have been tampered with or altered are void. In the event it is determined that an entrant has entered in a fashion not sanctioned by these Contest Rules, the entrant and all their entries will be disqualified.

4.5  Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries.

4.6 By entering the Contest, all entrants:

(a) agree that, should they win the Contest, VIU may post on VIU’s website or otherwise advertise their name and likeness.

(b) represent and warrant that they meet all eligibility requirements of the Contest as set out in Section 3.1 above.

5. Contest Draw and Winners

5.1  One (1) random draw will be conducted by VIU representatives from all received entries from Applicants. The Grand Prize Draws shall occur at 3:45 pm PST in Nanaimo, BC, on October, 21, 2023 or at some other time reasonably close thereto.

5.2 VIU will attempt to contact the winner using the contact information provided on the entries. If the Winner does not come claim their prize in 24 hours such Winner will be disqualified and VIU will select a new Winner in accordance with these Contest Rules.

5.3 To collect the prize, the Winner must:

(a) present a valid, current piece of government-issued photo identification;

(b) correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question

(c)  read, agree to, and sign a Declaration of Eligibility and Release of Liability form provided by VIU (the “Release”) after being declared the Winner.

5.4 Failure to complete the requirements of Section 5.4 above within the time specified or failure to meet the eligibility requirements of this Contest shall result in forfeit of the prize by the Winner at which time VIU will select another Winner in accordance with these Contest Rules. If the Winner is under the age of majority, their parent or legal guardian will also be required to sign the Release.

  1. Prize

The winner will receive the following prizes:

  • Apple MacBook Air Laptop

6.1 All prizes are non-transferrable and must be accepted as awarded. The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash and cannot be substituted except at the sole discretion of VIU.

  1. No Liability

7.1  VIU will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, or destroyed entries, and all such entries are void. VIU will not be liable for any failure of the Contest Website, will not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed, or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof. Entries are subject to verification by VIU. VIU, its employees, directors, officers, affiliates, agents, and representatives are not liable for

(a) late, lost, delayed, not received, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, stolen, fraudulent or illegible entries (all of which entries shall be automatically void and ineligible);

(b) failure to receive entries due to transmission failures, busy signals, traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, servers, access providers, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or recipient, or

(c)  any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this contest and breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer "hackers".

  1. Amending Contest

8.1  VIU reserves the right to terminate or suspend this Contest or to amend the Contest Rules at any time and in any way, without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned due to any reason, VIU reserves the right to terminate the Contest and conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries.

  1. General Rules

9.1 By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to:

(a)  be bound by these Contest Rules and the decisions of VIU; and

(b)  release and hold harmless VIU, and its Board of Governors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs and expenses (including lawyer’s fees and litigation expenses on a solicitor and own client basis) whatsoever to which any of them may become subject arising from any actions or omissions by the entrant.

9.2 The decisions of VIU in relation to this Contest will be final and binding on all entrants.

9.3 Each prize claim is subject to verification by VIU and/or its designated representatives. Entries made with multiple addresses, under multiple identities, or through the use of any device or artifice to enter multiple times or entries that are in excess of the permitted number of entries during the Contest period are automatically void. All Contest entries obtained through unauthorized sources, or which are incomplete, forged, irregular, or fraudulent in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Contest Rules are automatically void.

9.4 VIU reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Contest Rules, or to be acting in an unfair or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.

9.5  The personal information you provide to enter the Contest is collected pursuant to section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, B.C. and will be used by VIU for the administration of the Contest and related purposes. Personal information will only be accessible by authorized VIU employees and representatives, or as otherwise permitted by law. VIU will not disclose personal information to an outside third party unless permitted by law.

9.6 By entering, entrants who provide consent will receive future communications from VIU for recruitment, informational, and promotional purposes. If you have any questions about the collection of personal information and its use by VIU, please contact

9.7 The Contest is governed by the laws of British Columbia and all applicable laws of Canada, as well as these Contest Rules.