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

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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*.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ Fan Zones!

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ is here and you can get to know all about it and celebrate along with them at their Fan Zones across Canada!  With the Canadian team touching town on home soil once again all of Canada is gearing up for a ton of fun in their cities.

With six official Host Cities: Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Moncton, New Brunswick.  You know you are going to be up for a GREAT time in your own area.  Nothing better than being in the thick of the action and they have an awesome line up.

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VANCOUVER FAN ZONE
What:  Open to the public (free)
Where:  Larwill Park (West Georgia at Cambie Street)
When: Date Opening hours
Saturday, June 6  12:00 – 19:00
Monday, June 8  15:00 – 21:00
Thursday, June 11  12:00 – 21:00
Friday, June 12  15:00 – 21:00
Monday, June 15  12:00 – 20:00
Tuesday, June 16  15:00 – 20:00
Sunday, June 21  12:00 – 20:00
Tuesday, June 23  15:00 – 22:00
Saturday, June 27 12:00 – 20:00
Wednesday, July 1  12:00 – 20:00
Saturday, July 4  12:00 – 17:00
Sunday, July 5  12:00 – 20:00

EDMONTON FAN ZONE
What:  Open to FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Commonwealth Stadium ticket-holders only Where:  Commonwealth Stadium (accessible from inside the Stadium, Gate 11)
When: Date Opening hours
Saturday, June 6  14:00 – 16:00 & between matches
Thursday, June 11  14:00 – 16:00 & between matches
Tuesday, June 16  13:00 – 15:00 & between matches
Saturday, June 20  15:30 – 17:30
Monday, June 22 16:00 – 18:00
Saturday, June 27 12:00 – 14:00
Wednesday, July 1  15:00 – 17:00
Saturday, July 4  12:00 – 14:00

WINNIPEG FAN ZONE
What:  Open to the public (free) on June 6 (with a viewing party of Canada’s opening match). Open to FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Winnipeg Stadium ticket-holders on matchdays only.
Where:  Winnipeg Stadium
When: Date  Opening hours
Saturday, June 6 15:00 – 22:00 FWWC Fan Zone locations 2 *Open to public with viewing party of Canada’s opening match
Monday, June 8 13:00 – 15:00 & between matches
Friday, June 12 14:00 – 16:00 & between matches
Monday, June 15 13:00 – 15:00 & between matches
Tuesday, June 16 14:00 – 16:00

OTTAWA FAN ZONE
What: Open to FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Lansdowne Stadium ticket-holders on matchdays only
Where: Lansdowne Stadium, Gate 1
When:  Date Opening hours
Sunday, June 7   11:00 – 13:00 & between matches
Thursday, June 11  14:00 – 16:00 & between matches
Wednesday, June 17   14:00 – 16:00 & between matches
Saturday, June 20  14:00 – 16:00
Monday, June 22  15:00 – 17:00
Friday, June 26  17:30 – 19:30

MONTREAL FAN ZONE
What:  Open to the public (free) on non-matchdays June 6 and 11 (with a viewing party of Canada matches).   Open to FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Olympic Stadium ticket-holders only on match days.
Where:  Esplanade at the Olympic Stadium
When:  Date Opening hours
Saturday, June 6 *non matchday 16:00 – 23:00 *Open to public with viewing party of Canada matches
Tuesday, June 9 14:00 – 16:00 & between matches
Thursday, June 11 *non matchday 16:00 – 23:00 *open to public for free
Saturday, June 13 14:00 – 16:00 & between matches
Monday, June 15 17:30 – 19:30
Wednesday, June 17 14:00 – 16:00
Sunday, June 21 14:00 – 16:00
Friday, June 26 14:00 – 16:00
Tuesday, June 30 17:00 – 19:00

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MONCTON FAN ZONE
What: Open to the public (free)
Where: Riverfront Park (located by the Petitcodiac River)
When:   Date Opening hours
Friday, June 5 18:00 – 22:00
Saturday, June 6  12:00 – 22:00
Sunday, June 7 12:00 – 20:00

So show your spirit and support the amazing women behind the ball!  These will be great events for the whole family with lots of chances to cheer on your favorite teams in this years games!

 

 

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2015 Shoppers Drug Mart® #OneWalkTO to Conquer Cancer for Princess Margaret Cancer Center

 

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#OneWalkTO to Conquer Cancer which benefits the Princess Margaret Cancer Center.

One breakthrough is everyone’s breakthrough.
One person’s fight is the battle we all take on.

September 12th, 2015:  Rally together with your friends, family and community to help raise critical funds for Princess Margaret Cancer Center, one of the top 5 cancer research centers in the world.  It’s your opportunity to be part of game-changing movement. Could you imagine if we all came together the impact we could make in the fight to Conquer ALL Cancers?

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WALKING TO CONQUER ALL CANCERS

Save the date: September 12th, 2015 is the day thousands of people just like you, will walk united through the streets of Toronto with one objective: To change the future for all those affected by this devastating disease. For over a decade, men and women just like you, have laced up their shoes and taken great strides against women’s cancers.  Men and women who are passionately united in the proof that the work of leading Princess Margaret researchers and clinicians is increasing survivorship and supporting patients together, have raised over $145 million dollars.

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We need to continue the fight to walk to conquer all types of cancers so that no one is left out or feeling that their cancer is any less important. So this year, we have launched The Shoppers Drug Mart® #OneWalk to Conquer Cancer. It’s onewalk, on one day, for all cancers.

Each and every day, over 500 Canadians will hear the heartbreaking words no one ever wants to hear: “I’m Sorry, you have cancer”
Loved ones will join together to prepare for the fight of their lives.
Cancer does not discriminate: Men, Women, young, old, rich, poor, and no one is immune to cancers wrath.
Cancer is a thief that steals the precious time we have with those we love.

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FUNDRAISING FOR ALL CANCERS

You can select the cancer fund that matters most to you when you register <link>. Once you register, your quest starts: Recruit your team, raise funds, and take the step to conquer cancer walking in solidarity with thousands of others on One Day. #OneWalk. All Cancers.

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Your personal page: You have your very own webpages where you can tell your story, or the story of someone close to you.  Unfortunately, we all have at least one story to tell, some have many battle stories.  You can accept donations right on your page, check your progress, and start your very own blog.  It’s absolutely free.

Walker Portal:  This is your Cancer fighting dashboard.  Upload your photo, keep track of your fundraising, download valuable tools, and send out emails.  We’ve made it easy to manage your personal campaign all in one place.

 Training Assistance: Here, you can connect with coaches that will help connect you to other walkers, guide you through training to get you pumped, primed and ready for your walk.

 Fundraising Plan: Your coach will work with you to put an achievable, and fun fundraising plan together that will help you make an exceptional impact!

Community Events: Throughout the year, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to meet fellow participants at Orientations and Training Walks. You now have a support group with thousands of members untied in the same cause.

 

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The enhanced festival like atmosphere along the 25km route decorated with coloured flags from all the different types of cancers will undoubtedly form an emotional bond with you as you complete your journey.

Safety & Medical: Volunteer medical professionals will be stationed along the OneWalk route to make sure you are safe and have fun.  Safety is the #1 Priority.

Refreshments: Pit Stops are stationed every few kilometers stocked with water, sports drinks, and high energy snacks.

Crew & Volunteers: Hard working heroes driving safety vehicles and handing out meals will be there to cheer you on, step-by-step.

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What:
This 1-day, 25KM walk through Toronto is your opportunity to make a difference in the fight to conquer cancer! Rally your friends, family and co-workers together and join The Shoppers Drug Mart® #OneWalk to Conquer Cancer™ benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to end ALL cancers.

When:
September 12, 2015

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Check out the 2015 #OneWalkTO Orientation Video 

 

Walk for the cause because: this is one cause you can’t walk away from.

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Canadian Beauty Industry brings awareness to #BeatTheCancerBlues with #BeautyGivesBack

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Today, 1 in 8 women are expected to get cancer in their lifetime.
The effects of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating.
Not only does cancer ravage the mind and body, but it also sinks deep into a woman’s spirit as well.

The Canadian beauty industries charitable foundation has re-branded itself as Beauty Gives Back. The Beauty Industry has an intimate connection with how women feel about themselves. It’s a “feel good” industry – sexy, colourful and fun. With 95% of women as customers in their lifetime, the beauty industry uses colour to make women look good and feel better every day. Beauty gives back vows that they cannot, and will not, abandon those same women when they are fighting for their lives against Cancer and is focused on helping women beat and overcome an often overlooked element of Cancer they’ve called the “Cancer Blues.”  With International and Canadian backers, the Beauty Gives back foundation includes key supporters such as Coty, Estee Lauder, Hudson’s Bay, L’Oréal, P&G, Shoppers Drug Mart and Unilever who have all joined together to bring awareness to this often overlooked part of the cancer journey.

Cancer treatment has been making steady advances in understanding and treating the disease, but the emotional fall out a woman experiences from cancer diagnosis and treatment is often ignored and the Beauty Industry is set to break that barrier.   Over 87% of cancer survivors experience “moderate” or “severe” psychosocial issues relating to feelings of embarrassment and shame from the physical bodily changes they experience undergoing cancer treatment.

Sherry Abbot, the Executive Director of Beauty Gives back knows precisely what women diagnosed with cancer face. As a 25-year stage four ovarian cancer survivor, Sherry shares her experience with what the Cancer Blues mean to her;

“From feeling betrayed by my own body to the grief of never being able to have a family of my own, the fears, uncertainties and losses that come with a cancer diagnosis might have been the most difficult for me. Even decades later, the Cancer Blues continue to grip me as I live with physical and emotional effects of the cancer and the treatment I received.”

Scientific research studies are clear that the emotional state of patients has a deep impact on their ability to cope with their illness as well as their quality of life.  Studies show that cancer patients in the UK are 7 times more likely to suffer depression and many of the same patients in the U.S. report dissatisfaction with the support they received relating to body image issues in part because there is a widespread lack of recognition regarding the rarely spoken about emotional side effect from cancer and its treatment: The Cancer Blues as a real and relevant condition.

The Beauty Industry has supported tens of thousands of Canadian women through the Cancer Blues for over 20 years with programs such as Look Good Feel Better and FacingCancer.ca.   With their re-branding as Beauty Gives Back, they will continue using their industry experience and expertise to do what every woman trusts them to do – to make them feel better.  There could not be more exceptional cause than to help restore woman’s confidence and make them feel human: both to fight during, and after the chaos of cancer and its treatment to help them live with conviction and dignity.

Beauty Gives Back is mobilizing its resources and partnerships to create a coalition of public awareness and recognition campaigns for the Cancer Blues in order to see to it that any woman affected by cancer knows they are not alone and are that they are aware to seek help in the same way they seek treatment for their cancer.

About Beauty Gives Back

Beauty Gives Back is the charitable foundation of the Canadian beauty industry, supported by the member companies of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association and others committed to the cause who provide vital funding, as well as donate cosmetic and personal care products and a number of goods and services, all necessary to deliver its programs free of charge to thousands of women annually from coast to coast. Beauty Gives Back does not receive any government funding.

About the Programs

Look Good Feel Better is Canada’s only cancer charity dedicated to empowering women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment can have on their appearance. At the heart of the program is the free, two-hour hands-on workshop where women with cancer learn simple cosmetic techniques, nail and skin care tips, hair alternatives and cosmetic hygiene, to help them look a little more like themselves again. Beyond beauty, it’s the support from other women, the sharing of empowering information, support of compassionate volunteers and laughter that helps workshop participants gain confidence, lift spirits and take control. Launched in 2010, FacingCancer.ca is a companion program to Look Good Feel Better, offering an online community where women with cancer and those who support them can share, con-fide and connect with each other to help manage the social and emotional effects of living with cancer.

For a woman diagnosed with cancer, fear and uncertainty become constant companions. But the ravages of cancer treatment bring unexpected visitors – the pity of friends, the anxiety of loved ones, and the shock of passersby – all painted clearly on passing faces and experienced every moment of every day.

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In this poignant and emotional film, Dionne Warner, an 8-time cancer survivor shares her story and we metaphorically experience a bit of her struggle with the Cancer Blues – a term for the emotional distress caused by cancer and its treatment. Not only do we get a taste of how difficult it is for her to face the world everyday wearing her illness ‘on her sleeve’, but also how important it can be to gain back a bit of control through the techniques taught in the free workshops offered by the Look Good Feel Better program.

 

To learn more about Dionne’s story, click here.  To find out more about Look Good Feel Better, click here.

How can you help?

We will be encouraging women to buy a blue eyeliner/eyeshadow, and for one day, to colour their eyes blue in support of women going through the emotional trauma of the cancer blues.

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#TriFUN Twitter Party with Tri-FUN Kids Triathlons, She’s Connected, and Parents Canada

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Tri-FUN Kids’ Triathlons

The objective of Tri-FUN Kids Triathlons is to provide a supportive, family environment that celebrates individual achievement through the great sport of triathlon – it’s a motivating way for kids to get fit, have fun and gain confidence!

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Participation in sports is integral in providing physical, mental and emotional benefits that can support children through improved cognitive function.  Kids who participate in sports naturally experience better learning, improved physical literacy, and the ability to lead healthy lives with a sense of social well-being.

Come join the FUN! See you at the race…

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Tri-FUN offers

    • A Race Day that’s full of fun, inspiration and smiles for kids ages 3-13
    • Fun goodies for athletes: t-shirts, medals, freebies, snacks and more!
    • A Fun Zone to play in after the race
    • Excitement that lasts well beyond the finish line!

Tri-FUN puts family fun into swim, bike, and run! Just having fun means you’ve won! 

 

Safety First ALWAYS

Tri-FUN has a “Safety First” policy for all of their events; safety is their number one priority.  Tri-FUN kids’ Triathlons are fully sanctioned and supported by Triathlon Ontario which helps ensure the safety of all participants.

Tri-FUN Race locations

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How do you register for Tri-FUN?

Registration is $49+HST per Race.  For more information or to Register for the Tri-FUN Event near you click here.

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Tri-FUN Twitter party! 

Be sure to join us on May 20th for a Twitter party that will teach you about Triathlons for kids.

Date: Wednesday May 20, 2015
Time8:00pm -8:30pm E 
Hashtag#TriFUN
Hosts@trifunkids @parentscanada @shesconnected 
Twubs Pagehttp://twubs.com/trifun

Prizes: TBD

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Rules and Regulations

TriFUN Twitter Party Contest (“Contest”) Rules (“Rules”)

1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION: Contest begins at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on May 20, 2015 and ends at 8:30 PM EDT on May 20, 2015 (“Contest Period”).

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who as of May 20, 2015 are sixteen (16) years of age or older in the province or territory in which they reside and have an account on twitter.com. Prospective entrants without a twitter.com account can create an account without cost by visiting twitter.com and following the onscreen instructions. If an entrant is under the age of majority in the province or territory in which he/she resides, the entrant’s parent or legal guardian must consent to the minor’s submission of an Entry into the Contest and sign and return any other document required by these Rules. If a minor wins any prize in the Contest, the prize will be awarded to the parent or legal guardian of the minor. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Contest is not open to employees, agents or representatives of the Sponsor (including its divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising or promotional agencies), Twitter Inc. (“Twitter”), prize suppliers, or other parties supplying materials or services in connection with the Contest (collectively, “Excluded Individuals”). Contest is also not open to immediate family members (i.e., parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings) of the Excluded Individuals or to any other persons with whom the Excluded Individuals reside.

3. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: To participate in the Contest and to be eligible to win a prize, user must participate in the contest via a valid twitter account using the hashtag #TriFUN. A unique question will be posted every 10 minutes at https://twitter.com/TriFUNKids during the Contest Period. Entrants can provide an answer to a question by sending a Twitter @Reply tweet to the Sponsor’s designated Twitter feed and include the Sponsor’s designated hashtag within the reply (each an “Entry”; collectively, “Entries”.) Limit of one (1) Entry per person from a valid Twitter account. Creation and use of multiple or alias Twitter accounts in order to exceed the limits on Entries permitted by these Rules may result in the disqualification of all Entries from such accounts as well as disqualification of the entrant. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, the authorized subscriber of the twitter.com account used to participate in the Contest at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account subscriber is defined as the natural person who is assigned a twitter.com account that can be verified by Sponsor. Note that if a Twitter account is set to “protected mode,” updates/responses/replies may not be visible in Sponsor’s inbox and may not thus be received by Sponsor unless the entrant has previously consented to permit Sponsor to see his/her Twitter updates. If an entrant opts to use Twitter via a wireless mobile device (which is not required to enter the Contest), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received from the handset according to the terms and conditions of the service agreement with the wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on an entrant’s mobile phone bill or be deducted from his/her prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers’ rate plans may vary, and entrants should contact their wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to participation in this Contest. Participation in this Contest by mobile device means that an entrant understands that he/she may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this Contest which may be subject to charges pursuant to his/her carrier’s rate plan. Text messaging may not be available from all mobile phone service carriers and handset models. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter. Entrants are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter except as provided within the Twitter Terms of Service and Twitter Rules. Any entrant with questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must contact info@trifunkids.com for assistance.

4. PRIZES: There are ten (12) Contest prizes available to be won, (2) Mabel’s Labels Starter Label Packs (  $34.95 value ) (5) Materne Canada coupons ( $25 value )  (1) CLIF Bar Gift Basket ($45 value )  (1) Parents Canada 1 year subscription ( $29.90 value)  (3) For women, a Powertrain Tee ($25) or Tank ($22) and an Absolute Tight ($45) or Knee Tight ($40).* For men, a Powertrain Tee ($25) and Marathon Short ($40).  Contest prizes will be awarded by a random draw conducted from all eligible Entries received. On May 20, 2015 at 8:30 PM EST a random electronic draw will be conducted in Toronto, Ontario to award the Contest prizes. Twelve(12) entrants will be randomly selected as the potential Contest prize winners from all eligible Entries received. Odds of winning a Contest prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received.

In order to be declared a winner of any prize by Sponsor, the potential winner must be in compliance with the Rules, an employee of Sponsor must be able to reach the potential winner by direct message using twitter.com and/or email within five (5) business days of the date on which the potential winner’s Entry was selected, and the potential winner must correctly answer, unaided and within a set timeframe, a mathematical skill-testing question administered by email. Potential winners, or their parent or legal guardian in the case of minors, will also be required to execute and return by mail, fax or email a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within seven (7) days of notification. If a potential winner is not in compliance with the Rules, including by failure to fully complete or return any document required by these Rules, such entrant shall be disqualified from the Contest and another entrant will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible Entries until all winners are finally declared or there are no more eligible Entries. Entrants will not be individually contacted, except for potential winners, who will be contacted by direct message using twitter.com and/or email.

5. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Decisions of Sponsor are final, and entrants agree to abide and be bound by the Rules, Twitter’s Terms of Service and Twitter Rules, and all of the instructions and decisions of the Sponsor. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of the Rules or any decision rendered by Sponsor, the decision or interpretation of Sponsor shall prevail. Sponsor in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be in violation of the Rules, Twitter’s Terms of Service or Twitter Rules. Sponsor is not responsible if any entrant’s account is suspended by Twitter for violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service or Twitter Rules.

All Entries become the property of, and are subject to verification by, the Sponsor. Any Entry that is illegible, incomplete, altered, or contains false information is invalid. Each prize winner in the Contest agrees to the use of his or her name, Twitter handle, profile picture, comments and/or likeness in any related publicity without further compensation or notice. Personal information collected from entrants will be used by the Sponsor only for the purpose of administering the Contest. Your use of twitter.com is subject to Twitter’s Privacy Policy available at twitter.com/privacy.

Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with the Rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest (collectively referred to as “Prohibited Acts”), is a violation of law, and the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying entrants from this and future Sponsor contests. For further clarity, Prohibited Acts include, without limitation, the use of any automated equipment to participate in the Contest and creation and use of multiple Twitter accounts or alias Twitter accounts to increase an entrant’s chances of winning a prize.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for Entries that are lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected, or for the failure, interruption, technical malfunction or delay of any online account, application, email, direct message, tweet, or other communication to be received, for any reason; any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Contest website users or by an equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of Entries in the Contest; problems with the function of any website or website feature howsoever caused; the malfunction of, or damage caused to, any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, data or software, online systems, servers or access providers; any functionality lost due to not having cookies enabled; traffic congestion on the Internet; the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers”. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of prizes or winners. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, prizes may be awarded to winners to be randomly selected from among all eligible Entries received up until and or after (if applicable) the time of modification, cancellation or termination. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest or a prize and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not redeemable for cash or credit, transferable or substitutable except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to award a substitute prize or portion thereof of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. The refusal by an entrant to accept a prize releases and forever discharges Sponsor and its agents of all obligations related to the prize, including delivery.

 

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Join Cuisinart for the #CuisinartBBQ Twitter Party for Your Chance to Win

Cuisinart-BBQs-featureOnce the snow and the ice melt away, there’s nothing better than the smell of the first barbecue of the season. Whether you’re throwing on some juicy steaks or grilling up some portobello mushroom burgers, the aroma wafting through the air, the sound of friends and family chatting, and the ice cold lemonade make grilling out a blast! But, having the right grill is just as important as the food you put on it. Don’t waste your $15 steaks on a second-rate grill. With Cuisinart, you’re guaranteed the best grills for prices you can always afford.

Recently, Canadian Tire and Cuisinart have teamed up to bring you the best grills and options for your summer cookouts. Take your family get together to the next level with brand new Cuisinart grills and accessories from your local Canadian Tire store!

To give you a little inspiration for your next grill-out or party, Canadian Tire is hosting a fun and exciting Twitter party to help you get in on the action. Not only will you be entered to win a new Cuisinart Gourmet 600B Propane BBQ and BBQ accessories, renowned chef Jonathan Collins will be there all along the way to answer any questions you have, offer up some delicious recipes, and give you the tips and tricks of the world’s best chefs!

Join us on May 13, 2015 from 8:00 PM EST for the party of the century! Where else can you win prizes, talk with one of the best chefs in the country, and learn more about how to take your barbecue to the next level! Use the hashtag #CuisinartBBQ to join the party!

Prep your cook station early for a delicious dinner tonight. Take a look at some of our recipe videos to get an idea of just what scrumptious meals you can make on your new Cuisinart grill!

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Save for your future with a TFSA account

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Saving money just got a lot easier! With newly launched TFSA programs, saving and withdrawing money is fast, reliable, and completely tax-free. Whether you’re saving for a big purchase or just putting money away for a rainy day, Canada’s TFSA system lets you save a substantial amount of money every year without penalties. Started in 2009, TFSAs are the perfect option for singles, families, or those saving for retirement.

As a long-term investment, TFSAs are great for ensuring your money is YOURS! Don’t settle for other savings accounts that can be taxed and you must pay interest on throughout the course of your account. TFSAs are completely tax-free, and everything you place in is yours to keep. With a 1.05% interest rate, you can indefinitely make money on your investment for as long as you keep your account. Saving money through a TFSA doesn’t affect any income-tested benefits for children or the elderly!

 If you have a large amount of debt or credit card interest, making sure you rid yourself of any overhang before opening a TFSA is very important. Once debt-free, any money you put in will pay you back in time. Unlike other savings accounts and checking accounts you may have, a TFSA is one-step removed. This makes it much easier to save money and make you less likely to withdraw money for frivolous or unnecessary purchases. Having this requirement is especially good for people who are using their TFSA as an emergency fund.

How can a TFSA make saving money faster?

Once you decide a TFSA is right for you, setting up an automatic payment plan can help you manage your account easier. You’ll know exactly how much is going in without having to spend too much time transferring the money yourself. It is important to make sure you don’t exceed the annual contribution cap. Starting in 2015, the cap for all TFSAs was increased to $10,000 annually. And, with new Kickstarter Programs sprouting up, you can now save in 2015 for contributions for 2016! This gives you a jump start on your savings.

If you can’t pay the full amount annually, don’t worry. There’s no penalty for saving less. In fact, any room you have left over is transferred to the next year! But be wary, and over contributions will be taxed at 1%. Being mindful of your contributions guarantees you’ll always remain tax-free on any growth or withdraw on your TFSA!

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Get a Jumpstart on Your 2016 Tax-Free Savings

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Why wait until 2016 to start saving the money you need for the future! Since extending the annual contribution cap to $10,000 starting in 2015, you can save much more every year in your TFSA. But what happens when you reach your annual cap? Before, reaching that cap meant you were unable to contribute any more money to your TFSA or face a 1% penalty on any overages. Today, however, that is all about to change! 

 With the new 2016 TFSA Kick Start Account, you can save for your 2016 annual contribution right now! With double interest rates on all savings until December 31st and tax-free interest starting in January of 2016, there’s no better option for planning for your future. From saving for a future home to taking your sock drawer savings and making an investment, Tangerine TFSA Kick Start Account makes it simple to double your money. With a 1.05% interest rate on the money you save, you’ll never have to worry that you’re not covered.

How does the TFSA Kick Start Account work?

When you open your TFSA Kick Start Account, you’re not eligible for tax-free savings. Instead, you’re saving for your contribution in 2016. This doesn’t change your 2015 tax-free contribution at all! Once 2016 rolls into town, Tangerine will match the exact amount of interest your TFSA Kick Start Account has accumulated. Think of it as free money just for planning ahead! Any interest you earn over the $10,000 cap will automatically be set up in a Tangerine Savings Account to save you time, money, and hassle. You never have to worry that you’re losing your money again!

The money you save in 2015 will be deposited into your 2016 TFSA and registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. With rates that are some of the best on the market, Tangerine guarantees you always get the best bonuses on any savings and rates! Never worry that there will be penalties or fees for taking money out of your Kick Start Account. You’ll plan for the future, manage your money, and still have access to what you need!

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