MOMinate winner

MOMinate: 'This year’s Mother’s Day is an important one because we may not have another one together'

There were over 45 great submissions, but there could only be one winner.

On this Mother’s Day, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are very pleased to announce Laurie Hodd has been “MOMinated” as the winner of the ultimate prize pack.

Laurie will receive a full head-to-toe makeover with the help of Kimberly Caldwell, a gift bag from Kim’s favourite haircair line, Thermafuse, a one-of-a-kind handmade leather handbag from her line Stage Presents, a KIND snack prize pack, a one-night stay at Hyatt Regency Vancouver with breakfast for two at Mosaic Restaurant, and last but not least, two tickets to an upcoming Whitecaps FC match at BC Place.

And as you can see from the winning submission from Emily Russell, which received over 350 votes, Laurie is a well deserving recipient.

“My mother Laurie Hodd, deserves the ultimate prize pack and makeover because she is one of the strongest and the most loving person I know. 

Unfortunately for the last 3 years she has been battling with cancer. I have always shared a very special bond with my mom and I am proud to call her my best friend. Although she may not currently have any hair owing to chemotherapy (again), feeling beautiful on the outside means a lot to her because she doesn't always feel beautiful on the inside.

This year’s Mother’s Day is an important one because we may not have another one together. I have always been a fan of the Whitecaps and know that my mom has always wanted to attend a game at BC Place with me. This would be a happy and shared memory for my mother and I. Many thanks for considering my MOMination.”

Emily Russell

Whitecaps FC would like to thank all those who participated and wish all the moms out there a very happy Mother’s Day – especially you, Laurie!  

To book your own Beauty Boost with Kimberly at the Stage Presents Makeover Studio email for special Mother’s Day prices! Gift Cards also available for the BEST GIFT EVER as a present for your mom or wife!  

It’s not too late to participate in the best sporting experience in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of ticket products, including half-season tickets ($244), 5-packs ($149), student season tickets, and a youth soccer half-season ticket. Single-match tickets start at $22, subject to applicable fees. For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit