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We had nine lucky prize winners in our first-anniversary giveaway who won nine different prizes. Check out the contests page for all the juicy details on what you missed.


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Contest winners.

Wow, thanks to all of you who entered our first-anniversary giveaway -- our biggest yet and completed on July 1, Canada's 134th birthday. Once again we have irrefutable proof that FactsCanada.ca readers are the smartest out there, because they pointed out that one of our questions was ambiguous. Here are the three questions as they were originally worded:
  1. Where was David Suzuki born? You'll need to narrow it down to the city for your answer to qualify.
  2. Who was the first premier of Prince Edward Island? The full name (all three of them) is needed to qualify, and spelling counts.
  3. In what year did golfer Dave Barr amass over US$300 000 in earnings? Hint: It was way back in the 20th century.
As several entrants pointed out, we did not specify in question two that we meant after PEI joined Confederation. Therefore, anybody who answered giving the name of the first premier of what was a British colony was considered to have answered the question correctly. Here are the correct answers:
  1. Vancouver, British Columbia.
  2. James Colledge Pope (post-Confederation) or George Coles (pre-Confederation).
  3. 1994.
Oh, you want to know who won? Nobody... we're keeping these great prizes for ourselves! Did I hear the word "lynch"? OK, here are the winners, in the order the entries were received, and the prize that each won:
  1. Christina from Chalk River, Ontario, wins the director's cut of the movie "Spawn" on DVD.
  2. Mike from Richmond, BC, wins an 8" x 10", autographed, colour photo of Jim Carrey.
  3. Graham from Toronto, Ontario, wins the hardcover book "Trans Canada Trail: The 16 000 Kilometre Dream".
  4. Peter from Vancouver, BC, wins the hardcover, collector's edition of the book "20th Century Hockey Chronicle".
  5. Kristina from Lindsay, Ontario, wins a softcover book entitled "Plenty: A Collection of Sarah McLachlan's Favorite Recipes", by the Canadian chanteuse herself.
  6. Jeff from Vancouver, BC, wins the hardcover book "Legend of Autumn: The Glory Years of Canadian Football", signed by both authors Denny Boyd and Brian Scrivner.
  7. Tracey from Ottawa, Ontario, wins the 1996, first edition, hardcover novel "Alias Grace", signed by its author, Margaret Atwood. (By the way, John paid about $150 for that!)
  8. Cynthia from... umm... we don't know yet, wins a laminated 28" x 40", political wall map of Canada.
  9. Gary from North Vancouver, BC, wins a softcover book on the making of the "X-Files" movie "Fight the Future".
There's way too much representation from BC and Ontario there. Some of you must have family and friends in other parts of Canada. Send them a copy of this newsletter to show them what they are missing, and get them to start their own subscription. It's not hard... really.

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to all of you who entered.


Contest rules.

These are the rules for any of the contests or giveaways that are run by FactsCanada.ca. Some details (such as deadlines) will change with each contest, and such changes will be posted here in advance of the start of the next contest.
  1. Principals or employees of, relatives of principals or employees of, and those living with principals or employees of FactsCanada.ca are not eligible to win.
  2. Anyone who has won a prize from FactsCanada.ca within the last six months is not eligible to enter the current contest.
  3. Entries must be submitted via e-mail to the address specified in the newsletter, or through our Web-based contact form.
  4. Prize must be accepted as awarded, and will be mailed (or otherwise delivered directly) to the winner. No cash or anchovy substitutions, no whining, no suing.
  5. The decision of the judges as to correct answers and the order in which the messages with the correct answers arrived will be final.
  6. The deadline for entries is 12:00 noon, Sunday, July 1, 2001, Pacific Time.
  7. If no entries are received the prize will not be awarded.
  8. If no entries are received with all questions correctly answered, the entry first received with all but one correct answer will be judged the winner, and so on. At least one question must be correctly answered to win the prize.
  9. The winner consents to FactsCanada.ca publishing his or her first name and general location (i.e., city/town, province or country, whichever is most appropriate) in the newsletter and on the FactsCanada.ca Web site. If you're hungry for publicity, we'll publish as much information about you as you want... within reason. Just let us know and send along your modelling portfolio.
  10. FactsCanada.ca is not responsible for loss or delay of entries through the vagaries of the Internet or other high-tech, computer-related gremlins. Neither is FactsCanada.ca liable for loss or delay of the prize en-route to the winner.
  11. The winner will be notified by e-mail of their win at the e-mail address provided in his or her entry. The winner has one week from the date of being notified to acknowledge their win and arrange to receive the prize. If the winner does not acknowledge the win, the next winning entry will be declared the winner.
  12. FactsCanada.ca assumes no liability whatsoever in relation to anything to do with this contest.
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