New Tangerine Location Now Open in Brampton, Ontario #TangerinePopup

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 The official opening of the new Tangerine location in Brampton, Ontario.

Tangerine Bank, operating as Tangerine, is a Canadian direct banking subsidiary of Scotiabank. It offers savings accounts, Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA), Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GIC) and Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP), mutual funds, mortgages and a no-fee chequing account.

Founded by ING Group in 1997 as the Canadian operation of ING Direct, the bank was acquired by Scotiabank in 2012. The new name for the bank was revealed in November 2013, and was rolled out beginning in April 2014.

Tangerine Cafés

People who are familiar with Tangerine know they’re not your typical banking institution. Typical banking institutions have brick and mortar locations.  While you won’t find any Tangerine brick and mortar locations, they do have some Café locations around Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and now Brampton.

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I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Brampton Tangerine Café  location.

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A cozy spot for coffee and friendly financial advice.

So, why Cafés and not branches? Tangerine feels learning about money shouldn’t be complicated. In fact, they think it can be as easy as enjoying a cup of coffee with friends. At a Tangerine Café you’ll find that saving, financial nourishment and being a good neighbour are all on the menu.

Chances are you may even run into the Café staff in your community. You’ll find them handing out seedlings on Orange bicycles to help make our world a little greener in Vancouver, or alongside Quebec sports celebrities raising funds to help Québec kids reach their full potential. You’ll see them at the Calgary Stampede in Orange cowboy hats selling burgers for charity, or hosting a picnic for kids in need in Toronto.

At Tangerine Cafés, you can stop in to chat about your finances, use an ABM, or get help with banking matters. If you don’t have time to stop in to chat over coffee, the Sign Me Up app is a quick and easy way to open your first Tangerine Savings, Chequing, TFSA or RSP Account in under 15 minutes.

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Getting some helpful financial advice and opening my new Tangerine account.

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The friendly staff were happy to answer all of my questions and it only took about 15 minutes to get me set up with my new Tangerine account! 

Tangerine is proud to be known as the bank that helps Canadians save their money, and all of the Accounts we offer reflect this. Their simple products, along with award-winning client service have helped close to 2 million Canadians grow their savings and live better lives.

They believe your money should be able to work as hard as you do, which is why they nickel and dime you with unfair fees, and they have no minimum balances. Banking with Tangerine is easy and convenient, with simple tools which are a perfect fit with our busy lifestyle.

To keep up to date with any upcoming news or events, you can follow Tangerine on Twitter and Facebook or contact the Café closest to you.

Tangerine Downtown Toronto Café

 Tangerine North Toronto Café

 Tangerine Vancouver Café

 Tangerine Montréal Café

 Tangerine Calgary Café

 

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Tens of Thousands of Quebec Residents Take Part in Moving Day

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Looking to move in Quebec? Well, July 1 is the day you want to set. While the rest of the country is celebrating Canada Day, for over 100,000 Quebec residents it’s time to pack up and move to a new rental property.

Way back in 1750, it was set up that landlords weren’t allowed to evict their tenants until the snow melted, which tended to be around the end of April. In 1866 it was actually included into Quebec’s Civil Code that all leases were to start on May 1 and end April 30. Because the weather wasn’t particularly nice yet, and because it interrupted small children who were still in school, in 1973 they moved the lease dates to end June 30. By having Moving Day land on a statutory holiday, this also allows workers to move without having to take a day off work, which is a great benefit for families who can’t afford the extra day off.

Having leases end on June 30 is no longer law, but most tenants continue to use these lease dates. It can be quite the headache however. Even if it does mean you’re more likely to find a new place to move into, moving trucks have to be booked up to 6 months in advance, and can charge double to triple what it would normally cost to rent their services. You also have to contend with other tenants, and stairs can be quite tricky to navigate.

The weeks before moving day are a great time to find garage sales, as many houses will be looking to get rid of anything they don’t want to move. And on Moving day, you’re sure to find bags of unwanted items on the sidewalks, and you never know what interesting items you’ll find.

For anyone moving July 1 in Quebec, make sure you’ve planned ahead, and have a few moving tips and ticks up your sleeve. Moving isn’t usually fun, but there are things you can do to make it easier.

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Live Q&A with #1 NHL Draft Pick and Future NHL Star, Connor McDavid, Saturday June 27 at 1:00 pm. ET

There is nothing more Canadian than Hockey.  Well, maybe Maple Syrup, but as sweet as syrup is, it’s got nothing on Canada’s National past time. It’s in our blood.  There is also nobody who knows Canadian Hockey better than Canadian Tire.  Canadian Tire has been serving Canadian Hockey’s needs for decades.

Canadian Tire has been every Canadian Hockey players one-stop-shop for anything and everything Hockey.  All Canadian Hockey fans have warm memories shopping for new skates, helmets, and hockey gear at Canadian Tire.  Canadian Tire has supported Hockey dreams for thousands of children with their Jumpstart Charity.  Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity dedicated to providing kids from low-income families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sports and physical activities. With an extensive, national network of more than 330 local chapters, Jumpstart helps kids in communities across Canada by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation.

Their belief is that every kid should have the chance to play hockey regardless of their family’s financial situation. They partnered with the Hockey Canada Foundation to get more kids into the game.  It’s no wonder Canadian tire is hosting a Live Q&A on Twitter with #1 Draft Pick and Future NHL Star, Connor McDavid!

18 year old Connor McDavid from Richmond Hill, Ontario, and currently captain of the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In March 2012, Hockey Canada granted McDavid exceptional player status allowing him to play in the OHL a year earlier than he otherwise would have been able to.

Dubbed “The Next One” McDavid is currently a top prospect and is projected to be drafted first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, may just be the greatest thing to hit the ice in 30 years! On Saturday June 27th, you can chat with him live on Twitter!!! He will be tweeting live, #AskConnor ANYTHING!

Join us for a live Q&A with #1 NHL draft pick and future NHL star, Connor McDavid on Saturday, June 27th at 1:00pm ET.

Simply use the hashtag, #AskConnor.

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#AskConnor Twitter Party Details


Date: Saturday June 27, 2015
Hashtag: #AskConnor
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Hosts: Connor McDavid @cmcdavid97 and @CanadianTire

No RSVP

Anyone can participate but only Canadians can win prizes excluding Quebec.

Hope to see you there!

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RT and Canadian Tire will donate 10 cents to JumpStart – only until June 16 at 11pm EDT

Each time the post below is re-tweeted between 11pm EDT on June 15th to 11pm EDT on June 16th, 2015, Canadian Tire will donate 10 cents to Jumpstart.

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The Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program & Challenge

 

guidingstarsWhen you have been grocery shopping at your local Loblaws have you noticed 1, 2 or 3 stars stamped on the price label? Maybe you saw them, but weren’t sure what they were? 

These are Guiding Stars® and they are part of the Loblaws Guiding Stars® Program. 

Believe me when I tell you, following these stars is going to make shopping for nutritious products effortless.

There will be no more calculating and comparing the fine print of nutrition fact tables in an attempt to determine the most healthful option. The Guiding Stars® Program has done all of the work for you.

What are Guiding Stars® 

Guiding Stars® is an impartial nutrition navigation program that uses stars on the store shelves to highlight, at a glance, nutritious food choices. It is a totally unbiased program; just because a product is a PC® brand does not mean it will earn a higher rating than a competitor’s brand.

The Guiding Stars® Program rates food based on nutrient density using a scientific algorithm to assign a 0, 1, 2 or 3 star rating. The Guiding Stars® team works with two of Canada’s leading nutritional scientists to rate foods based on vitamins, minerals, fibre, whole grains, Omega-3s, saturated fat, trans fat, added sodium and added sugar.

Star ratings are based on the following criteria:

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The system is very simple to follow. All you need to do is take a quick glance at the product price tag to see if a product has a 0, 1, 2 or 3 star rating, with 3 being the highest.

You can then easily find the most nutritious option for you and your family.

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You will find Guiding Stars® throughout the store – in produce, packaged food aisles, seafood, dairy, the meat counter, and the bakery. You will also find Guiding Stars® on shelf unit price tags for foods earning stars. 

If you don’t see Guiding Stars® on the price tag, it means one of three things. 

  1. The food did not meet the standards to earn a star.
  2. The category is not rated by Guiding Stars®—such as alcoholic beverages and products containing less than 5 calories per serving like bottled water, dried spices, tea and coffee.
  3. The item is new to the store and has not yet finished being rated.

If you are not sure if a product has a score of zero, or is not yet rated (NR), you can take a closer look at the product price tag.

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In the example above, where the arrow is pointed, is where you will also see the Guiding Star® rating. The letter “S” stands for “Stars” and it will be followed by a number from 0 – 3 or NR which means the product has not yet been rated.

The Challenge

To see if following the Guiding Stars® Program is going to facilitate a healthier diet. If you increase your purchase of more nutritious foods, will you consume an even healthier, more nutritious diet?

Tracking of Progress

Progress will be tracked using the NEW! Guiding Stars® Personal Profile. This tool tracks the number of Guiding Stars® rated products in your grocery shop and assigns a level from 1 to 5. The greater the number of starred products in your cart, the higher your level will be.

 

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It can even show you how your basket rates compared to the rest of Canada, your province, and your local grocery store.

This tool is available to PC Plus™ registered members and it tracks your stars each time you scan your PC Plus™ card or app.

The Goal

To maintain a Level 4 rating and strive to increase to a Level 5.

You Can Participate Too!

It will be lots of fun to challenge yourself, your family, friends and coworkers to check out their Guiding Stars® Personal Profile.

Have weekly or biweekly reviews, little incentives for the highest scores and the most improved, a healthy recipes swap. The ideas are limitless!

Don’t forget, your personal profile also has many tips and resources to make the challenge interesting and fun. Such as:

  • Your current level
  • Your shopping cart this week
  • Featured products
  • Tips
  • A chart showing how you compare to other PC Plus™ members at a national, provincial, regional, city, or store level.

Next time you are shopping at your local Loblaws, Fortinos, Zehrs, Valu-Mart, Independent, Real Canadian Superstore, Atlantic Superstore or any PC grocery store near you, take note of the Guiding Stars®. 

When you get back home:

  • Log into your Loblaws.ca account (or create one, it’s easy). 
  • Click the drop down menu to the right of your name.
  • There you will find the “My Guiding® Stars Profile”.
  • Click on it and you will be taken to your personalized profile which reflects the shopping habits of the cardholder.

It’s that easy!

We try hard to make the most nutritious selections for our family; but decoding nutrition labels can be confusing and time consuming. Guiding Stars® has taken out the guesswork and made it easy to choose foods that are healthy and nutritious for our families.

 

 

 

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Canadian Tire #WannaPlayChat Twitter Party Tuesday June 16 at 8:00pm ET

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Almost every Canadian has warm memories of going shopping at Canadian Tire for new sports gear.  Canadian Tire has been inspiring Canadians to get active for decades.

Remember the good ole’ days being a kid and just being outside playing?
We didn’t have play dates at fancy kids gyms.
We made our own games up and improvised.
We didn’t have tablets and texting.
When we wanted to play with our friends, we would walk up to their door ball in hand, and ask “do you wanna play?”
Before you know it, you’d have your troop of friends and a pick up game going in no time!
Canadian Tire’s new playful #WannaPlay campaign is taking play back.  Back to the days of unstructured play, the type of play that builds confidence and character.

Their aim?
To inspire kids to play.

Get inspired at the #WannaPlayChat Twitter party 

#WannaPlay Twitter Party

Date: Tuesday June 16, 2015

Hashtag: #WannaPlayChat
Time: 8:00pm ET
Host: @CanadianTire
Guests: Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser @wick_22
and Dr. Mike Evans @docmikeevans

No RSVP

$1,000 in prizing

Anyone can participate but only Canadians can win prizes excluding Quebec.

So Canada do you #WannaPlay ?

The #WannaPlay campaign kicked off last week with a 30 second video spot showing children in various forms of play.

To find out more visit: www.canadiantire.ca/WannaPlay

 

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Collect More Rewards with the My Canadian Tire ‘Money’ Loyalty Program

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Last fall, Canadian Tire introduced a new and easier way to earn rewards from shopping in their stores.

Customers can now sign up for the My Canadian Tire ‘Money’ loyalty card. Just head to your local store and fill out an application form. Your My Canadian Tire ‘Money’ account lets you earn e-Canadian Tire Money (eCTM) on almost every purchase you make in store, and at the Canadian Tire gas bars. And the best part is, you earn points when you pay with other credit cards, not just cash, debit, or the Canadian Tire MasterCard. There’s always bonus eCTM to be earned as well. You can check out “My Offers” in the Canadian Tire app to get up to 25x the eCTM from select items, or look for the My Canadian Tire ‘Money’ bonus icons in-store and in-flyer.

E-Canadian Tire ‘Money’ works the same as the paper ‘Money’ with less hassle. The app accurately tracks your eCTM, as with the paper ‘money’ it has no expiry date, and can be used to purchase merchandise in store. And if you’re looking to lighten up your wallet you can convert your paper Canadian Tire ‘Money’ to eCTM by visiting Customer Service at your nearest store.

You can also earn Canadian Tire ‘Money’ by applying for a Canadian Tire Credit Card. You’ll be automatically signed up for the My Canadian Tire ‘Money’ Program. Members earn 10X e-Canadian Tire ‘Money’ when they pay with a Canadian Tire Options MasterCard at Canadian Tire stores. If you use your Canadian Tire Credit Card to make purchases at other merchants you’ll earn CTM as well.

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If you’re thinking to yourself “I don’t need another card,” earning Canadian Tire ‘Money’ is just as easy as downloading the Canadian Tire app.

The Canadian Tire app is free to download and available for iPhones, Android devices, and BlackBerries. Simply download the app, and set up your account – all you’ll need is an email address and password.

You can register directly in the app for your Canadian Tire ‘Money’ card number, and start earning Canadian Tire ‘Money’ instantly. If you already have a Canadian Tire ‘Money’ card you can link the number to your account on the app, and that’s one less card you have to carry around!

To earn eCTM with the app, you simply open the app while at the till, log in, and open up “My Card”. Your card number and barcode will show up, and you can hand your phone to the sales associate, or if you’re using the self-service checkout, scan your card into their special readers next to the debit machine. Refresh your app and your eCTM will show up instantly. The app also keeps track of your purchases, so you’ll be able to make returns or exchanges without a paper receipt.

If you still want to collect and save up the paper Canadian Tire ‘Money,’ that’s not a problem. Customers can still earn paper ‘Money’ by using cash or their debit card to make a purchase in store.

Helping the community has always been important to Canadian Tire. That’s why customers will still be able to donate eCTM to Jumpstart. Just log in to your My CT Account, select “Redeem” from the list on the left, and choose the “Donate to Jumpstart” button. You’ll be able to choose how much of your eCTM money you wish to donate.

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The Canadian Tire app has some other great features to help you get what you need.

As you’re browsing through the products you can add items to your Shopping List, and even set up notifications to be alerted when the items go on sale. Your shopping list will show you which aisle you’ll find the item in, to help you find your items faster.

The app contains the latest flyers to help you find the latest promotions. And you can sign up to receive email communications and watch for exclusive Just For You offers, in-store events, program updates and more sent directly to you.

Check out the Garage to help you find the right parts for your vehicle. You’ll be able to quickly find the items, and brands you’re looking for, find out if it’s in stock, and add it to your shopping list.

While you’re shopping in the store, and you see an item you like, but want to do a price watch on it, the app will scan the barcode for you, and from there you can add the item to your shopping list, and set it to alert you if there’s a price change.

We all want a better shopping experience. The Canadian Tire app lets customers create shopping lists, find items faster, and collect Canadian Tire ‘Money’ easier. All the information Canadian Tire collects from the app users will help the company better serve customers.

Every year, Canadian Tire gives over $100 million dollars to customers through its loyalty program. Are you collecting your rewards?

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Leon’s Find Your Zen Yoga Event #LeonsZen

Leons Zen Namaste…

This summer, find your zen and liberate your mind and home from clutter. Join Leon’s at the Leon’s Roundhouse Find Your Zen Yoga Event!  Leon’s Roundhouse Find your Zen Event is FREE! Space is limited and yoga enthusiasts from beginners to experts are all welcome to come!

It’s no secret that your mental state is often a reflection of your surroundings; messy, disorganized and unappealing environments can affect productivity, moods and mental wellbeing. That’s why Leon’s is helping Torontonians free their mind, body and space. On Saturday, June 27th, Leon’s is inviting everyone to ‘Find Your Zen’ at the gorgeous, Leeds Certified Leon’s Roundhouse downtown Toronto location with FREE yoga classes and Feng Shui consultations.

Bring along your home décor photos and receive a FREE one-on-one consultation with celebrity Feng Shui expert, Helen Peacock. Leon’s Roundhouse offers beautiful, affordable and contemporary home furnishing and décor options perfect for both condo and home owners. Learn how to reduce anxiety and stress, increase energy levels, strength, mindfulness and focus and create balance, positive energy and vitality in your home, body and mind!

What you’ll experience at the Leon’s “Find Your Zen” Event…

• FREE yoga classes with instructors Laurie Campbell, Sheldon Shannon and Naomi Zahler
• FREE one-on-one Feng Shui consultations with Spirit Connections Helen Peacock Spiritual Medium Bring your home décor photos for free advice!
• FREE chair massages and delicious fresh pressed juice
• Take home a new sense of calm and a FREE Yoga Mat!

At Leon’s Roundhouse
255 Bremner Blvd. (across the street from the Roger’s Centre)
Toronto, ON
M5V 3M9

Make sure you register today to Find Your Zen in Leon’s downtown Zen experience.

*** PLEASE ONLY RSVP TO THE EVENT PAGE YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. **

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A donation to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is welcomed and encouraged.  You can make your donation on the Facebook registration page or at Leon’s Roundhouse.

Who’s Who:

Helen Peacock is an accredited Feng Shui consultant through the Canadian Schools of Feng Shui. Her mission is to use her gifts to enlighten, clarify and help others heal from within and with their environment to bring balance to their lives. Helen has spent many years studying Yoga, Mediumship and Holistic Therapy.

Laurie Campbell has worked with many of Toronto’s prominent and accredited yoga studios and was fundamental to their training programs. Laurie is currently the managing partner of Studio Lagree and continues to lead yoga teacher trainings and retreats internationally.

Sheldon Shannon is a Toronto based Ashtanga yoga instructor accredited through the Downward Dog Yoga Centre. Sheldon brings a unique perspective to the world of yoga. Drawing from his competitive gymnastics background and knowledge of the Ashtanga discipline, he designs energetic, sweat-inducing Vinyasa flow classes that build strength, flexibility and stamina. He is known for his challenging yoga routines, creative sequencing and inventive approach to helping students access postures.

Hope to see you there!

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OneWalk to Conquer Cancer ~ Twitter Party – June 2/2015 #OneWalkShoeSelfie

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WALKING TO CONQUER ALL CANCERS

The Shoppers Drug Mart® OneWalk to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is your opportunity to be part of a game-changing movement to conquer cancer.

Everyday, over 500 Canadians will hear the words “I’m sorry, you have cancer” and their families, friends and co-workers will rally together and prepare for the fight of their lives. Cancer is a powerful foe, costing us precious time with those we love, affecting men and women of all ages

In cancer research, one breakthrough is everyone’s breakthrough. One person’s fight is the battle we all take on.

#OneWalkShoeSelfie Twitter Party Details

Hashtag: #OneWalkShoeSelfie 

Date: June 2, 2015

Time: 8:00pm ET

Hosts: @thePMCF @ChristineLasky @OneWalkToronto

Prizing: Ten (ten) $100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards

Please note: Everyone is welcome to attend the party, however, only Canadians (excluding those in the province of Quebec) are eligible to win prizes.

New to Twitter Parties?

– Please visit our custom Twubs page which makes it easy to take part in Twitter parties.
– Click here: http://twubs.com/onewalkshoeselfie

We hope you will join our #OneWalkShoeSelfie Twitter Party and show your support for cancer research.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ June 6 to July 5 #FIFAWWCC

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Football is much more than just a game.

It’s a Religion.

Millions of people around the world eat, sleep, and live for Football.

Football is a deep rooted, passionate, global community, which means it has a unique and powerful reach. FIFA believes that they have a duty to society that goes beyond football: to improve the lives of young people and their surrounding communities, to reduce the negative impact of our activities and to make the most we can of the positives.

Football can inspire communities and break down barriers.

Football is for all.

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FIFA believes that everybody has the right to play football free from discrimination or prejudice and they are striving to ensure that this is the case. FIFA’s primary objective is “to improve the game of football constantly and promote it globally in the light of its unifying, educational, cultural and humanitarian values, particularly through youth and development programmes”.

FIFA’s mission is to develop football everywhere and for all, to touch the world through its inspiring tournaments and to build a better future through the power of the game.

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With FIFA being the strongest standing pillar in the Football community, it’s no wonder Women’s Football is one of the largest growing sports in the world.   When girls grow up belonging to such a passionate community and family, they realize strengths and taste successes with every kick of the ball.

They test their limits and crash past them.
They set goals and get goals.

FIFA’s #LiveYourGoals campaign will inspire more girls & women to play football.

For the Game.

For the World.

Developing football everywhere and for all.

 

The Canadian Women’s Football team are set to kick off against China in the opening match at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on June 6th, 2015

#FIFAWWC

 

 

 

Find out more by visiting www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/

See the Match schedule: http://resources.fifa.com

Look at Participating teams: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/teams/index.html

Follow FIFA on Instagram

Follow FIFA on Facebook

Follow Women’s FIFA on Twitter  #FIFAWWC

 

BE THERE when Canada welcomes the world!

GET YOUR SEAT – FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Individual Tickets are now available!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of Canada 2015 for $20.15*.

#FIFAWWC

 

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