Freshwater Future Canada – Summer Fundraising Appeal

Contest Rules

1 How to Participate

1.1 Eligibility:  The Freshwater Future Canada Fundraising Contest (the “Contest”) is open to all residents of Canada (except Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their Province of residence, except employees, independent contractors and retirees of Freshwater Future Canada and its affiliates, franchisees, agents, associates, dealers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies and members of the immediate family of these employees and retirees or any person with whom they are domiciled (“Supporters”).

1.2   Contest Period: Starting on 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday,  October 13, 2016, Supporters may participate in the Contest by making a donation to Freshwater Future Canada either online, via telephone or by surface mail.

1.3 Contest Entry:  Upon making a donation in one of the ways listed in section 1.2, eligible Supporters will be entered into the Contest for one (1) chance to win (i.e. one entry) the Prize.

1.4 Awarding of Prize: The Prize will be awarded to the Supporter whose contact information (name, telephone number or email address, address) has been given by the entrant at time of making donation or by mail for entrant not making a donation and who has complied with these Rules.

2 Prize

2.1 The prize consists of a Mountain Equipment Co-op Gift Card of CDN $250.00 (“Prize”). There will be a random draw for the Prize. The Prize must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution or transfers of the Prize will be allowed. The Prize will be forwarded to the winner within four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date when the winner’s signed Declaration and Release Form is received by Freshwater Future Canada.

2.2 Odds: The odds of being randomly selected to win a Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

2.3 Prize Draw: The Prize will be awarded by a random computer generated draw from all eligible Contest entries received during the applicable Contest Period.  The draw will be held at 215 Spadina Road, Suite 120, Toronto, Ontario on the Friday, October 21, 2016.

2.4 Notification of Selection: The selected Supporters will be contacted by phone or mail (using the contact information provided by Supporter at time of entering the Contest) at least three (3) times within the fourteen (14) days after the Draw. If the selected Supporter cannot be contacted in that time, another Supporter will be randomly selected and the initial selected Supporter will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards Freshwater Future Canada or anyone involved in the Contest. In order to win, the selected Supporter must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question to be administered by telephone, and he or she will be required to sign a standard Declaration and Release Form confirming compliance with the Contest Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded and releasing Freshwater Future Canada from all liability relating to the Contest. No substitution for, or transfer of the Prize, will be allowed. The selected entrant will have seven (7) days from the date of receipt to return a signed copy of the Declaration and Release Form to Freshwater Future Canada or its representative. If the selected Supporter does not do so within this period of time, another Supporter will be randomly selected and the initial selected Supporter will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards Freshwater Future Canada or anyone involved in the Contest.


3.1 The Prize claim is subject to verification by Freshwater Future Canada and/or its designated representatives. Entries made with multiple addresses, under multiple identities, or through the use of any device or artifice to enter multiple times or entries that are in excess of the permitted number of entries during the Contest period are automatically void. All Contest entries obtained through unauthorized sources or which are incomplete, illegible, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, irregular or fraudulent in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules are automatically void. Freshwater Future Canada will be the sole and final reference source in validating a Prize claim

3.2 By participating, each Supporter and the selected winner agrees: (a) to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of Freshwater Future Canada, (b) to release and hold harmless Freshwater Future Canada, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability for claims/damages including, but not limited to, claims/damages for personal injury, for property damage with respect to acceptance, possession or use or misuse of the Prize or participation in the Contest; (c) to permit Freshwater Future Canada to use his/her name, address, city, province, of residence, photograph, video, or any likeness for advertising or publicity purposes without any additional compensation and (d) the winner agrees to sign a Declaration and Release Form to this effect.

3.3 The decisions of Freshwater Future Canada in relation to this Contest will be final and binding on all entrants.

3.4 Freshwater Future Canada shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription or registration of Contest entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions, line failures of any telephone network, failure of computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the online survey, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest, or for late, lost, stolen, postage due, illegible or misdirected entries.

3.5 Freshwater Future Canada reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend this Contest, at its sole discretion, in the event of a technical failure, computer virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or cause beyond its control that corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness or normal operation of the Contest, subject, in Quebec, to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux.

3.6 If a selected entrant is awarded the Prize due to a system error, malfunction or defect the Prize will be returned to the Prize pool, to be re-awarded.

3.7 Under no circumstances will Freshwater Future Canada, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies be required to award more Prizes than what is indicated in these Rules or award the Prizes other than in accordance with these Rules.

3.8 No donation or purchase is necessary. To enter without any donation or purchase a Supporter may hand print their name, address, email address, postal code and phone number on a plain 3” x5” piece of paper and sign it. Place the entry form in an envelope and mail it with sufficient postage to: Freshwater Future Canada, 215 Spadina Ave, Suite 120, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

Entries must be postmarked no later than Thursday, October 13, 2016. Limit of one (1) entry per envelope with sufficient postage. All mail-in entries will bear the same odds as responses received by telephone or online.

3.9 The Contest is subject to all Federal, Provincial and local laws, as well as the rules adopted in view of said laws. The personal information provided to enter the Contest will be used to administer the Contest, and to communicate with Supporter regarding Freshwater Future Canada.

3.10 For a copy of the Contest Rules, please write to:

Freshwater Future Canada
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 120
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7