Calgary Contest Terms and Conditions

Win A Trip To Calgary ("Contest")

From 9 a.m. EDT on September 13, 2012 to 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 24, 2012 ("Contest Period")

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ("CBC") and Tourism Calgary



No purchase required. To enter the Contest:

-Visit on CBC's Q website and use your CBC Member Centre account to post your entry in the comments

- Email your entry to or

- Post your entry on the Q Facebook site or

- Tweet your entry to @CBCRadioQ with the hashtag #QinYYC

Explain why you want to visit Calgary in six words or less.

Entries must be received no later than September 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT.


Contest is open to all residents of Canada and the United States of America who have reached the age of majority in their province, territory or state of residence before July 3, 2012

Employees of CBC, Tourism Calgary, New York Public Radio, Public Radio International and/or their respective agencies, affiliated companies or the independent contest organization, as well as such employees' immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter), and persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this Contest.


Between September 24, 2012 12:01 AM EDT and September 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT, a subjective selection will be conducted by CBC's Q from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Finalists will be presented to the audience at Q's live taping in Calgary on September 27th, and a Winner will be selected by audience applause, as judged subjectively by Q. 

To be declared the winner, the contestant must correctly answer a mandatory mathematical skill-testing question, subject to meeting all the conditions described in these rules.

The contestant selected by the audience will be contacted by telephone or by e-mail the same day as the selection and should claim his or her prize as instructed by CBC by no later than 2 days after the date he or she is initially contacted.

If a winner cannot be reached within 2 days following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and CBC has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.


The winner will receive a trip for two to Calgary, Alberta, Canada including:

- Return economy airfares to Calgary for two people from anywhere WestJet flies in Canada (travel to be completed by March 31, 2013)

- Accommodation for two nights at Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
(Friday/Saturday night stay to be completed by Feb 3, 2013)


- Dinner for two at Model Milk on Uptown 17th


- Lunch for two at Ox and Angela on Uptown 17th

- A couples' spa experience at Santé Spa at Hôtel Le Germain in Calgary

- A shopping gift card worth $200 to enjoy at Calgary's Chinook Centre

-An evening at a performance of either the Alberta Ballet's Othello OR at the 2013 High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts.  (Othello runs from Oct 18-20, 2012. The HPR runs from January 3-February 3, 2013)

The prize includes only what is specifically described and no other allowance will be granted. The winner and his/her travel companion will have to pay all other expenses including, but not limited to:

- meals and beverages;

- transportation costs, including round-trip transfers between the winner's residence and departure airport; round-trip transfers between the destination airport and hotel; ground transportation in the winner's origin city; ground transportation in the city of the winner's departure airport; ground transportation in the city of the destination airport; and ground transportation in the destination city

- excess baggage fees;

- transport and/or airport fees;

- taxes;

- communications charges;

- travel and health insurance (cancellation, medical, etc.);


- gratuities, tips, taxes of any kind;

- all other incidentals and personal expenses

The Winner and his/her travel companion, if applicable, are responsible for obtaining a valid passport and/or other required travel documentation at their own expense. If the winner and his/her travel companion are unable to travel because they lack proper documentation, the prize will be forfeited without compensation, and a new winner may be declared at the sole discretion of CBC. Winner may be required by hotel to provide a valid credit card to cover incidental expenses.

The Winner must be available to travel on the dates mentioned in the prize description. If the Winner is unable to travel on the designated dates, the prize will be forfeited without compensation and a new winner may be declared at the sole discretion of CBC.

Total value of the prize is $1200 plus the value of the airfares. Approximate value of the prize is dependent on the airport from which the Winner departs.

Flights subject to availability and promotional space at the time of booking. Peak dates such as statutory holidays and airline blackout periods are not available for this prize. Fees and taxes are the responsibility of the Winner, and must be paid at the time of booking. Performance tickets are subject to availability.


5.1. To be declared the Winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.

5.2. The Winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in Section 2 of these rules; agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge; and releasing CBC, and Tourism Calgary as well as their respective directors, officers and employees (the "Contest Parties") from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.

Anyone accompanying the Winner in connection with the trip to Calgary shall sign a release agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge, and releasing the Contest Parties from all liability for any damage or loss arising from use of the prize.

5.3. The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited without compensation.

5.4. At least two (2) weeks notice is required for travel arrangements. Travel arrangements must be made with Tourism Calgary no later than December 1, 2012.

5.5. If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, CBC and Tourism Calgary reserve the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, or without compensation, as determined in their sole discretion.

5.6. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.

5.7. If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.

5.8. All entries become property of the Contest Parties.

5.9. The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software; congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any person's computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to administer this Contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.

5.10. CBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, CBC reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

5.11. All personal information, such as name and contact information, is collected by CBC solely for the purposes of administering this Contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your express consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used for the stated purposes. Please see CBC's privacy policy at

5.12. If the identity of a contestant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the contestant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected contestant may be required to provide proof that (s)he is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server.

5.13. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the CBC. CBC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

5.14. CBC reserves the right to amend the Contest rules or to terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any contestant. Any amendments to these Contest rules will be posted on

5.15. By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest rules, and the decisions of CBC, which are final and binding on all contestants.

5.16. Contest rules are available on

5.17. Other restrictions may apply.

5.18. Terms and conditions of prize are subject to change without notice.

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