SMS Contest Terms and Conditions

Richmond Tourism Association, dba Tourism Richmond ("Tourism Richmond") is sponsoring a promotion (the “Contest”) whereby a select number of Tourism Richmond’s restaurant partners are participating in a promotion of a new program “The Dumpling Trail”. Participants are encouraged to visit Tourism Richmond’s “Restaurant Partners” associated with “The Dumpling Trail”. To enter the contest visitors are asked to share their location while at a Restaurant Partner’s location using Google Maps via text message to 604-330-0808 on or before December 31st, 2016. Detailed instructions on how to share location is provided on marketing promotion collateral such as website and brochure. Participants are encouraged to share from any Dumpling Trail Restaurant Partner locations. Each unique location share per day qualifies Participants for one entry into a draw to win the “Grand Prize”.

To Enter

To enter the Contest, Participants are required to visit Restaurant Partners referred to as "Recommended Restaurants" and share their location using Google Maps via text message to 604-330-0808 on or before December 31st, 2016. Each unique location share per day qualifies for one (1) entry. Alternatively, Participants may enter by clearly writing their full name, address, email address, telephone number (with area code), province/state on a plain piece of paper, placed in an envelope and  mailed to: Dumpling Trail Contest c/o TOURISM RICHMOND, 205 South Tower, 5811 Cooney Road, Richmond, BC Canada, V6X 3M1. Each envelope qualifies as one (1) Entry. Limit one (1) entry per envelope. In the event of Canada Post mail disruption, email entries to dumplingtrail@tourismrichmond.com which provide Participant’s name, address, and phone number will be accepted.

A list of Recommended Restaurants are listed on www.DumplingTrail.com and in brochures obtained at Partner Restaurants or at the Visitor Centre (3811 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC), or by looking for a Partner Restaurant identifier such as a sticker or decal.


One prize is available to be won in the Contest (the "Grand Prize"). The Grand Prize will be awarded to the Participant identified by the phone number used to enter the Contest  and will consist of two (2) round-trip flights (the "Flights") from the Participant’s city of residence to Richmond, BC, Canada to a maximum value of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) per person; a two (2) night stay for two (2) at a Richmond BC, Canada hotel (the "Hotel"); A guided food/dumpling tour with a Chinese Food expert for the winner and a guest. Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $4,000, contingent on the cost of the Flights, Hotel, and time of year of booking. Grand Prize does not include taxes or gratuities. The Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded and is non- refundable, and will not be awarded as cash. Prize may be transferred provided a Designate meets eligibility criteria. Eligible designate is subject to rules of regulations of “The Dumpling Trail” Contest. Odds of winning Grand Prize is contingent on the number of eligible entries received during the contest period.

Selection of Winner and Claiming Prize

A total of one random draw will be conducted on or about the 16th January, 2017 or as soon as practical thereafter from all eligible entries received by December 31st, 2016. The selected entrant (the "Winner") will be contacted by phone. In order to win, the Winner must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical aid. In the event the Winner fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question or cannot be contacted within 72 hours (3 Days) of prize notification, or if any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, another selected entrant will be chosen. Flights and Hotel will be booked by Tourism Richmond and will be subject to availability, and any applicable blackout periods. The Grand Prize must be used before December 31, 2017. The Winner will notify Tourism Richmond of the identity of the party that will be using the second flight (the “Selected Guest”), and the Winner and the Selected Guest are solely responsible for obtaining any and all required travel and health documents, all gratuities, applicable taxes, incidentals, and all other expenses not specifically mentioned above. By entering this contest and accepting the Grand Prize, the Winner and Selected Guest consent to the use of their name, city of residence, video image, quotes and/or photograph in any related publicity or internet posting without compensation, except where prohibited. The Winner and Selected Guest agree to release Tourism Richmond from any and all liability for any and all damages related to or resulting from the Contest or the Grand Prize. As a condition for accepting the Grand Prize and if desired by Tourism Richmond, the Winner and Selected Travelers will execute a release and waiver in a form determined by Tourism Richmond setting out the terms contained herein.


Participants can share as many Dumpling Trail locations (Recommended Restaurants) as desired. Each unique location share per day qualifies for one entry for the Grand Prize. Any offers from Participating Restaurants in connection with the Contest are determined by Participating Restaurant at their sole discretion and are subject to change at any time and do not qualify as entry to the Contest  By accepting and using the Guide to Dumpling Trail, or any content therein, the participant agrees to assume all risk involved in using the brochure, website, or social media content and forever waives any claims against Tourism Richmond for any damages or loss to the Participant in connection with the Participant's use of the guide to Dumpling Trail, the Contest or anything related thereto, including transportation to and from the Participating Restaurants. The period of the Contest is from August 19th, 2016 to December 31st, 2016. Multiple entries are allowed. Each unique location can be shared only once per day. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. PST on December 31st, 2016. All entries become the property of Tourism Richmond upon receipt and will not be returned. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.

Participants must have reached of age of majority in their Province/Territory, State or Country of residence. Contest void where prohibited by law.

Tourism Richmond employees (and persons with whom they are domiciled), advertising and promotional agencies, and Members and Partners, and Recommended Restaurants of Tourism Richmond are not eligible for the Contest.

Disclaimers and Limitations

Tourism Richmond makes no guarantee about the operating dates and times of any of the Participating Restaurants and no substitutes or rain cheques will be provided for Restaurants or Restaurant offerings that may be altered or unavailable. Quantities of Guide to the Dumpling Trail are limited. Information about Participating Restaurants can always be found at www.DumplingTrail.com. Tourism Richmond reserves the right to end or change the promotion prior to December 31st, 2016. Tourism Richmond will not be responsible for late, lost, misdirected or destroyed Dumpling Trail entries. Tourism Richmond reserves the right to book cost effective Hotel and Flights which may not be direct to and from the point of origin. Tourism Richmond is not responsible for a participant's change of email, mailing address, or telephone number.

The Contest is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial, Municipal and State laws and regulations. All decisions of the Tourism Richmond are final and Tourism Richmond shall not be held responsible for any accident, negligence, printing, administrative or other errors that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest. Tourism Richmond reserves the right to modify, amend or terminate the Contest with no obligation or liability if due to fraud, virus, bugs or other causes beyond the control of Tourism Richmond or the administration, security or proper conduct of the Contest, subject to applicable law. The Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded and is non- refundable, non-transferable and are not convertible to cash. Tourism Richmond reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize or any portion thereof. Tourism Richmond will accept no responsibility for any failure of the Tourism Richmond web site and information provided about the Dumpling Trail during the Contest or for any problems or technical malfunction of a telephone network or lines, text messaging services, mobile device share functions,, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, mobile apps, failure of any information to be received by the Winner due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof. Any attempt to deliberately alter or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Tourism Richmond reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Tourism Richmond reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant, Winner or Selected Guest who tampers with the entry process.

For more information please contact:

Neha Dewan