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The "Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games"  Sweepstakes is sponsored by Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) (the "Sponsor").  The Contest begins at 12:01 AM (ET) on January  15, 2008 and ends at 11:59 PM (ET) on July 1, 2008 (the "Contest Period").

There  will be one (1) Grand Prize available to be won consisting of a four (4) day  and three (3) night Olympic Hospitality Package provided by CoSport, the  Official Ticket and Hospitality Package Agent for the Canadian Olympic Committee.  The Package for two (2) to the first cycle of the 2010 Olympic Games in  Vancouver, British Columbia includes:

  2. return economy airfare departing from the Canadian  international airport nearest the winner's residence to Vancouver International  Airport (departure and destination airports, carrier and airline ticket class  to be chosen by the Sponsor in its sole discretion); 
  3. three (3) nights accommodation at a four star  hotel property in the city of Vancouver (to be selected by CoSport), in a  standard room, based on double occupancy (winner and guest check-in will take  place on February 11, 2010 and checkout will take place on February 14, 2010); 
  4. two (2) category A tickets to the Olympic Games  Opening Ceremonies (one (1) ticket for each of the winner and his/her guest,  for a total of two (2) ceremony tickets); 
  5. two (2) category A seating tickets to two (2)  Olympic sporting events, to be selected by the sponsor (two (2) tickets for  each of the winner and his/her guest, for a total of four (4) sporting event  tickets (actual events will be selected by the Sponsor upon release of the event schedule by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games); 
  6. for each of the winner and his/her guest, three  (3) breakfasts, one (1) lunch and two (2) dinners at the hotel (or at restaurants  to be selected by the sponsor). Specific meal schedule subject to change based  on final package event schedule; and 
  7. $500.00 CAD spending money for the winner.

The  total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $12,000 CAD based on a  Toronto, ON departure. Actual retail value may vary depending on city of  departure. 

The  winner and his/her travel guest must each have proof of valid travel documents  prior to ticketing and the right to travel. The winner and his/her travel guest  must travel on the same itinerary and are responsible for ground transfers to  and from the winner's or travelling guest's residence and designated airport.  All other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to: airport  taxes, ground transportation, telephone or fax charges, gratuities, meals,  optional tours, insurance, medical travel documents, personal expenses, stadium  suites, hotel incidentals, photography, video, film, special entertainment,  optional activities, and any other costs not specifically stated herein as  being included, are the sole responsibility of the winner and his/her guest. No  frequent flyer miles will be available for this trip.

Travel  must be completed during the dates specified or the Grand Prize will be forfeited.

The Grand Prize must be  accepted as awarded without substitution and is not transferable and has no  cash surrender value.  The Sponsor  reserves the right, in the event that the Grand Prize or any component of the  Grand Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute a  similar Grand Prize or component of the Grand Prize of equal or greater value  without liability.


No purchase  is required.  There  are two (2) ways to enter during the Contest Period:

  • log onto hbcrunforcanada.ca or visit any Hbc retail affiliate during  the Contest Period (excluding Fields) and secure an official event  pledge form to begin fundraising for the Hbc Run for Canada.
      Fundraisers must secure a  minimum of $100 CAD in donations in order to enter the Contest.  For every additional $100 CAD in donations secured  (above the minimum $100 CAD donation), each fundraiser will receive one (1)  additional entry into the Contest.   Fundraising Donation Form(s) must be returned at any of the fifteen Hbc  Run for Canada events or to any Hbc retail affiliate store on or before July 1,  2008. If fundraisers are unable to submit donation forms prior to July 1, 2008,  please mail your Donation Form(s) with credit card payment, cheque or money  order to "Hbc Run for Canada', P.O. Box 3050, Station D, Etobicoke, Ontario M5A  4X5 (please do not mail cash) by July 15, 2008.
  • To enter  the Contest without completing an official registration entry form, send an  original, unpublished, hand-written, minimum 250-word essay on the importance  of supporting Canadian athletics to "Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games"  Sweepstakes ,  401 Bay Street, Suite 1410, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2Y4, during the Contest  Period.  Your entry  must be mailed in a separate envelope bearing sufficient postage and received at the above address by no  later than 10:00 a.m. (ET) on July 15, 2008.  Maximum one essay entry per person per  day.  Each no purchase entry must  be accompanied by an original, unpublished, hand-written essay.


To be eligible, you must be a resident of Canada over the age of  majority in your province or territory of residence, from January 15, 2008 to  August 15, 2008.  You are not  eligible if, at any point during this time you are (or you live with) an  employee, representative or agent of the Sponsor or its affiliates (including  Zellers Inc.) or licensees.


A  random draw will be held on August 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM (ET) in Toronto, ON  from among all eligible entries received. You do not need to be present at the  draw in order to win. Odds of being selected depend on the total number of  eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The selected entrants will  be contacted by mail or telephone within ten (10) business days of the draw  date. Before being declared a winner, each selected entrant must first  correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question posed by mail or  telephone at a mutually convenient time. Each selected entrant (and, in the  case of the Grand Prize, his/her guest (or, if the guest is a minor, his/her  parent or legal guardian)) will also be required to sign a declaration and  release form confirming compliance with the Contest rules, acceptance of  his/her prize as awarded, without substitution, and releasing the Sponsor, its affiliated and related companies, advertising and  promotional agencies, the independent contest organization and their respective  shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives,  successors and assigns from any liability in connection with his/her  prize or this Contest.  Duly  completed declaration and release forms must be returned within the time period  specified on the declaration and release forms or the prize will be forfeited.  If a selected entrant cannot be  contacted by mail or telephone within ten (10) days of the draw date or if a  package sent via mail is returned as undeliverable, said selected entrant will  be disqualified and another entrant will be randomly selected until such time  as contact is made by mail or telephone with a selected entrant or there are no  more eligible entries, whichever comes first.  The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to  contact a selected entrant.  The prizes  will be awarded to the first three entrants whose entries are randomly drawn,  who have correctly answered the time-limited mathematical skill-testing  question, and who otherwise comply with the Contest rules. 

If  a selected entrant cannot use or chooses not to use any portion of the his/her  prize, that portion of the prize will be deemed to be forfeited and no  substitution or other compensation will be awarded. 


The  decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all entrants.  The Sponsor shall not bear any  liability for (a) Contest entries which are lost, stolen, delayed, destroyed,  or illegible, incomplete or otherwise improperly completed, (b) the loss, theft  or misuse of a prize or any portion thereof, or (c) any property damage,  personal injury or misfortune in any way attributable to this Contest or a  prize.  Personal information  provided by entrants will be used to administer the Contest, and will not be  used for any other reason.   However, by entering, each entrant grants the Sponsor the right to use  his or her name and/or likeness, without further compensation or notice, in any  advertising or publicity if declared a winner. 

The Sponsor reserves the  right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in  the Province of Québec, to terminate or amend this Contest at any time and in  any way, without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any  reason, the online portion of the Contest is not capable of running as planned,  the Sponsor reserves the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des  courses et des jeux, to cancel the online portion of the Contest and conduct  the draw from all previously received eligible entries. The Sponsor shall not  be held responsible for any problems, errors or negligence that may arise or  occur in connection with the Contest including but not limited to, any damage  to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination  thereof, as a result of the entrant's participation in this Contest.

For  Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a  publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des  jeux for a ruling.  Any litigation  respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the  purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.