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2023 REDBLACKS Early Bird Contest

(“Contest”)

PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES PARTICIPANTS’ FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF, AND AGREEMENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY, THESE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS (“CONTEST RULES”).

1) Contest Period. The Contest is open from November 14, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. and will end when the Prize (as defined below) is awarded, and no later than December 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (“Contest Period”). The Contest Period is composed of two (2) stages:

a) Entry Period: Begins on November 14, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. and ends on November 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.; and
b) Winner Selection and Prize Announcement: Begins on November 30, 2022, at approximately 5:01 p.m. and will end when all Prizes (as defined below) are awarded, and no later than December 5, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

2) Eligibility.

a) The Contest is open to Canadian residents only, excluding residents of Quebec, and who have reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry.
b) Entrants must be individuals. Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial/non-commercial entities are ineligible.
c) Employees, and those with whom such employees are domiciled, of the Ottawa REDBLACKS Football Club, Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club, OSEG Foundation, the Contest Administrator (as defined below), or their affiliated companies, or agents are ineligible.
d) Any individual meeting the foregoing eligibility requirements is an “Eligible Entrant”.

3) How to Enter.

a) Eligible Entrants may participate in this Contest as follows:
i) Any Eligible Entrant who holds a Season Seat Membership for the Ottawa REDBLACKS 2023 at the conclusion of the Entry Period will be automatically entered in the Contest. These Eligible Entrants will have one (1) entry entered into each Draw per Season Seat Membership account (“Account”). Accounts must be in good standing at the time of entry, and are otherwise deemed ineligible.
ii) To enter a Draw without having to having to obtain a Season Seat Membership, an Eligible Entrant must send by mail a 5,000-word (or more) essay on the following topic: “Why I Love REDBLACKS Football” (“Essay Entry”). These Entrants will have one (1) entry entered into each Draw taking place following the Contest Administrator’s receipt of the Essay Entry. All Essay Entries must be legible and complete. All Essay Entries must include the Eligible Entrant’s name and email address. Any content deemed by the Contest Administrator to be inappropriate or not suitable for its audience for any reason will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Contest Administrator. All Essay Entries must be addressed to: boxoffice@tdplace.ca.
b) On completing the above, and subject to Section 2, an Eligible Entrant will become an “Entrant”, and the Entrant’s valid submission shall become an “Entry” in the Contest. No Entries will be accepted by any other means.
c) All Entries must be received before the close of the Entry Period. No applications will be accepted after the Entry Period for any reason.
d) LIMIT (1) ENTRY PER ENTRANT DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD. If it is discovered that an Entrant attempted to enter more than once during the Contest Period, only one (1) Entry will be accepted, and all others will be void. Use of any automated system to submit Entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

4) Winner Selection and Announcement.

a) Three (3) random draws will be held in Ottawa, Ontario on a date during the Winner Selection and Prize Announcement period (“Draw Date”) from among all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period (each a “Draw”) to select three (3) potential Prize (as defined below) winners (each a “Potential Winner”). Each Prize will correspond to a Draw, determined in advance of the Draw. The odds of being selected as a Potential Winner will depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Entry Period. Selected Entries will be contacted promptly following the Draw at the email included in the Potential Winner’s Entry.
b) Prior to being awarded the Prize, a Potential Winner must respond by email within forty-eight (48) hours by following the instructions provided in the notification, which will require completing a skill-testing question, and may include a requirement to sign or accept a declaration of eligibility and a liability/publicity release. Only on complying with such instructions will the Potential Winner be awarded the applicable Prize and declared a “Prize Winner”). In the event a Potential Winner (i) fails to following the instructions provided in the notification, including successful completion of the skill-testing question, and any requirement to make a declaration of eligibility and agree to a liability/publicity release, (ii) makes any false statement in the declaration of eligibility and a liability/publicity release, or (iii) is otherwise deemed ineligible or unable to accept the Prize for any reason, then, the Potential Winner will be automatically disqualified and will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize, even if his/her name may have been publicly announced. Forfeited prizes will not be awarded to the Entrant / Potential Winner. In such an event, the Contest Administrator, at its sole and absolute discretion, may but is not required to, select the next eligible Entrant as a Potential Winner, in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected Potential Winner.

5) Prize. There will be three (3) prizes available (“Prize”), consisting of the following:

a) A trip for two (2) to the 2023 Canadian Football League Grey Cup football game (“Grey Cup”), including a base budget airfare from Ottawa, Ontario to Regina, Saskatchewan, tickets to the Grey Cup, and one (1) night one (1) room hotel accommodation). Airfare, Grey Cup tickets, and hotel accommodation, including without limitation travel time, seating locations, and hotel venue, to be chosen by Contest Administrator, in its sole discretion. Airfare, Grey Cup tickets, and hotel accommodation does not include additional amenities, including without limitation, additional checked baggage, local transportation, and food and beverage. Approximate retail value of this Prize is four thousand dollars ($4,000), not including any applicable fees or taxes.
b) A trip for two (2) to on the Ottawa REDBLACKS chartered flight to a 2023 regular season Ottawa REDBLACKS away football game; including a base budget airfare from Ottawa, Ontario to the game location, and tickets to the game. Airfare and game tickets, including without limitation travel time, game, and seating locations to be chosen by Contest Administrator, in its sole discretion. Airfare and game tickets does not include additional amenities, including without limitation, additional checked baggage, local transportation, and food and beverage. Approximate retail value of this Prize is two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), not including any applicable fees or taxes.
c) A trip for two (2) to on the Ottawa REDBLACKS chartered flight to a 2023 regular season Ottawa REDBLACKS away football game; including a base budget airfare from Ottawa, Ontario to the game location, and tickets to the game. Airfare and game tickets, including without limitation travel time, game, and seating locations to be chosen by Contest Administrator, in its sole discretion. Airfare and game tickets does not include additional amenities, including without limitation, additional checked baggage, local transportation, and food and beverage. Approximate retail value of this Prize is two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), not including any applicable fees or taxes.

6) General.

a) “Contest Administrator” as used in these Contest Rules means Lansdowne Stadium Limited Partnership.
b) No purchase necessary.
c) By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to abide by these Contest Rules. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the Contest Administrator with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.
d) By submitting an Entry to the Contest, each Entrant agrees to communicate with the Contest Administrator electronically and agrees that the act of submitting the Entry to the Contest is a binding form of their electronic signature, which confirms their agreement with these Contest Rules.
e) By submitting an Entry to the Contest, each Entrant agrees to release the Contest Administrator, the Ottawa REDBLACKS Football Club, the Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club, OSEG Foundation and each of their affiliated companies and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, partners, successors and assigns (the “Contest Parties”) from any liability in connection with the Contest, their participation therein and/or the awarding and use or misuse of a Prize or any portion thereof.
f) By submitting an Entry to the Contest, each Entrant agrees to indemnify the Contest Parties against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of their Entry including, without limitation, any claim that the Entry infringes a proprietary interest of any third party.
g) For clarity, Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with either Twitter, Tik Tok, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook. All posts are being submitted directly to the Contest Administrator.
h) By submitting an Entry to the Contest, an Entrant, if selected as a Potential Winner or Prize Winner, agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of the Potential Winner or Prize Winner’s name, photograph, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likenesses, as applicable, and without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Contest Administrator or a Contest Party in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet, worldwide and in-perpetuity and grants to the Contest Parties the right to use the Potential Winner’s or Prize Winner’s (as applicable) name and likeness in any form of advertising carried out by or on behalf of a Contest Party in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet, relating to the Contest without further notice or compensation, and waives all moral rights thereto.
i) By submitting an Entry to the Contest, each Entrant consents to the Contest Parties, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with the Entry for the purpose of administering the Contest and the uses and disclosures as set out and in accordance with the Contest Administrator’s privacy policy found at https://www.tdplace.ca/privacy-policy/.
j) The Contest Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this Contest in any way, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Administrator that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Administrator reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
k) All Entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Contest Administrator reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Contest Administrator – including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility and/or legitimacy to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Contest Administrator deems necessary for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Contest Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Contest Administrator in a timely manner may result in disqualification. The sole determinant of the time of receipt of an Entry for the purposes of this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s). Entries will not be returned or acknowledged.
l) Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed, or otherwise, illicit means to enter the Contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Contest Rules, for example, but not limited to, submitting multiple Entries, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you/the Club from entering, participating, winning a Prize, and preclude an individual from participating in future contests and promotions, at the sole discretion of the Contest Administrator. Entries that are late, contain false information, or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of these Contest Rules will be judged void. All Entries become the property of the Contest Administrator upon receipt and none will be returned. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt.
m) Without limitation, the Contest Administrator will not be liable for: any failure of websites used during the Contest; for a technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any Entry to be received by the Contest Administrator, or for any other reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or any combination of the above. Further, the Contest Administrator will not be liable for any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any material from the Contest.
n) No Prize may be exchanged or transferred to a third party.
o) All times referred to in these Contest Rules will be in Eastern Daylight Time.
p) Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Contest Administrator, using the subject line “Contest” and addressed to the attention of: boxoffice@tdplace.com. For clarity, no questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest are to be directed to Twitter, Tik Tok, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook.
q) In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: website and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; version of these Contest Rules, and/or any instructions or interpretations of these Contest Rules given by any representative of the Contest Administrator; the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.
r) The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Contest Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Contest Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules or the rights and obligations of participants, the Contest Administrator in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions.
s) All trademarks, names, logos and other marks owned or used in connection with this Contest are and will remain the property of their owning party, and subject to protection by the owning party. For clarity, the TD Place logo and other trademarks are the property of the Contest Administrator, the Ottawa REDBLACKS Football Club logo and other trademarks are the property of the Ottawa REDBLACKS Limited Partnership, the Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club logo and other trademarks are the property of the Ottawa 67’s Limited Partnership. TWITTER, TWEET, RETWEEET and the Twitter logo are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. or its affiliates, and all other logos or trademarks are the property of their respective owners and nothing herein shall be construed otherwise.