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These rules apply to all contests operated by YMCA of Western Ontario (YMCAWO) throughout the region, or on-line, including on www.ymcawo.ca (the “Website”) and where you can enter or participate in a YMCAWO-branded contest or giveaway via Facebook, Twitter or any other third party service or site (a “Third Party Service”), except where there are specific rules for a particular contest.

By entering a YMCAWO Contest, you agree to be bound by these Contest Rules.

Unless otherwise stated, YMCAWO Contests are open to all Ontario residents, ages 18 and up. If a contest is open to minors, for any contestant who has not reached the age of 18, parent or guardian consent is necessary to enter a YMCAWO Contest. Where appropriate, the terms “contestant” and “winner” mean parent or guardian of that person.

Employees of YMCAWO, employee's’ immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter any YMCAWO Contest.
No purchase necessary.

To enter for a chance to win a YMCAWO Contest, follow the instructions given on the Website, via social media or via Third Party Service.

Social Media Contests:

Social Media Contests are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. All entrants are providing information directly to YMCAWO and agree to release Facebook and Twitter from any and all liability arising in connection with the Contest.

Any photo or text submitted to Social Media contests must not (a) include indecent, discriminatory, hateful or defamatory words; (b) invade the privacy rights of any person; (c) include third parties in photos, (d) include disparaging words to YMCAWO or be inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which YMCAWO wish to associate, all of the foregoing to be determined in YMCAWO sole and absolute discretion. Social Media entries must comply with Facebook and Twitter’s terms of use.

Only one (1) entry per person is permitted for any particular Contest, unless otherwise specified. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an account, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the account at the time of entry.
Please note App and/or Website Submissions may appear on the YMCAWO website, such decision to be made by YMCAWO in their sole discretion. All entries become the physical property of the Contest Sponsors and will not be returned.

For contests where the winner is selected by a draw, a random draw will be made by a YMCAWO representative from all qualifying entries made by the contest deadline. Selected contestant(s) will be contacted using the contact information provided at the time of entry (eg. telephone number, email address, twitter username or Facebook account). If a selected contestant cannot be reached or qualified using the information provided at the time of entry within three business days (or such other time as notified on the Website, declines the prize, the prize shall be forfeited and YMCAWO has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.

For any YMCAWO Contest where the winner is responsible for picking up the prize, the prize must be picked up within 30 days or it shall be forfeited and YMCAWO has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.

To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question. Potential winners may be required to furnish proof of identification.

Winner(s) may also be required to sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in these rules; and releasing YMCAWO, any sponsor or prize donor and their directors, officers from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in the contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.

Prizes 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.

If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, YMCAWO reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion.

Details of the prize(s) available to be won, the start and end dates and/or times, and any other information relevant to entering, participating or winning will be identified on the YMCA of Western Ontario website, social media channels or  via the Third Party Service, for each YMCA of Western Ontario Contest.

Decisions of any Contest Sponsors regarding prizing are final and the prizes must be accepted as awarded.


Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

All contest entries shall become the property of YMCAWO and/or Contest Sponsors and their advertising and promotional agencies.
By entering any YMCAWO contest, each entrant, including prize winners, consent to the use of his or her name, image, city of residence, voice, likeness for advertising purposes and publicity related to YMCAWO, without any payment or compensation.  


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