As winter creeps across the Columbia Valley, some of our readers have been seeking sunnier climes along with their trusty copy of The Pioneer in the hopes of winning a two-night stay in Calgary and tickets to a Flames game, courtest of Invermeres Travel World.

Pat and Tom Summers in Troy, Turkey, a world Heritage archeological site.

Mary Smith visiting her old country school of Trafalgar, five minutes east of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan-Alberta

Kayla Pike (left) and Madison Ukass in Guelph, Ontario.