The BC Giveaway Series is an initiative by BC Dairy Association (BCDA), in partnership with Daily Hive, to raise awareness of local food businesses — like ice cream makers — that have been hit hard by COVID-19.
Ice cream aficionados in Metro Vancouver know to track down the best spots for small-batch treats. With a flagship location on Murray Street in Port Moody and a new location on Sixth Avenue in New Westminster, Rocky Point Ice Cream is one of those places.
In 1997, co-owners Jamie and Yvette Cuthbert launched the business as a summer ice cream shop operating out of a tiny kiosk. They went on to build a test kitchen where they could create their own recipes and start running ice cream, while their customers and friends tested each new batch to provide feedback.
Today, the Cuthberts continue to handcraft ice cream with love at both stores, and they distribute it via their three roving ice cream trucks: Scooper, Rocky, and Hitch. More than 90% of the ingredients used in the whimsical flavours available at Rocky Point Ice Cream are sourced locally.
To celebrate local and help you support nearby businesses during the ongoing crisis, we’re giving away 15 ice cream prize packs worth almost $100 each.
In the process of expanding their business, the Cuthberts both attended the University of Guelph to learn how to make ice cream entirely from scratch.
This led them to devise stand-out flavours like Birthday Cake, Blackberry Sage, Lemon Yogurt Cookie, Tin Roof, Espresso Flake, and their famous dog-friendly K9 ice cream.
The Cuthberts emphasize providing superior products to customers at Rocky Point Ice Cream. “We have always and are still committed to supporting our community and we do so in many ways,” the company’s website states.
Rocky Point Ice Cream currently employs over 100 local students and contributes to fundraising for local schools and community groups.
The Cuthberts are currently in the process of building a brand new dairy plant ice cream production facility, The Creamery by Rocky Point. Members of the community will be invited to look inside the ice cream wonderland and see the couple processing dairy, ice cream, and candies at The Creamery.
Both Rocky Point Ice Cream stores are now open, so it’s easy to safely stop by your nearest location to try the latest flavours while respecting social distancing.
Before then, you can enter the contest below to win a nine-inch layered ice cream cake in one of four flavours (Sweet Georgia Brown, Cookie Jar, Neapolitan, or Chocolate Peanut Butter) and a $50 gift certificate for Rocky Point Ice Cream that can be used at any time.
For every contest entry during the campaign, BC Dairy Association (BCDA) will donate $1 to Food Banks BC up to $20,000 inclusive of the entire BC Giveaway Series campaign.
To enter for your chance to win a nine-inch layered ice cream cake and a $50 gift certificate courtesy of Rocky Point Ice Cream, do the following:
2. Like and leave a comment on the following IG post telling us who you’d share this prize pack with, alongside the hashtag #dhcontest. (1 entry per comment)
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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on July 1, 2020. In total, 15 winners will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.
BCDA is a not-for-profit representing dairy farmers throughout BC. The organization is dedicated to supporting a sustainable industry and educating British Columbians about milk, dairy farming, and nutrition.
To date, BCDA has donated $175,000 directly to Food Banks BC, and contributed dairy product donations totalling 40,000 litres of milk, 5200 kg of cheese, and 2,700 kg of butter.
Address: 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
Address: 100 – 500 Sixth Avenue, New Westminster