Contest rules

  1. The “Do you know Wilfrid Laurier” contest, which is part of the Wilfrid Laurier: Builder of Today’s Canada project managed by the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority (if the winner is a minor, the prize must be claimed by a parent)[1] under the laws of their province of residence, except for the representatives and employees of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, the Laurier Project coordination team and the people with whom they are domiciled.
  2. The Wilfrid Laurier: Builder of Today’s Canada project “Do you know Wilfrid Laurier” contest begins on November 16, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 22, 2017. No purchase required.
  3. To enter the Wilfrid Laurier: Builder of Today’s Canada project “Do you know Wilfrid Laurier” contest, go to Select the right answers from the choices offered for each of the six questions. Contest entrants can submit their entries by selecting one response per question and completing the online form. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, 2017.
  4. Only one entry per person, per day, is allowed during the contest. Entries received are deemed to have been submitted by the authorized owner of the email account provided by an Internet Service Provider, an online service, or any other organization, such as a business, teaching institution, etc., that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question.
  5. Illegible entries, wrong answers and incomplete vouchers (unanswered questions) will not be accepted.
  6. To enter and be eligible to win, the entrant must be a legal resident of Canada.
  7. Two separate prizes will be drawn one after the other. The first is a family trip for four people to Ottawa, including two nights’ accommodations at the Château Laurier and spending money. The second prize is an iPad mini and a $200 Best Buy gift card. The names of the winners will be drawn at random from all eligible entries received. The draw will be held before March 31, 2017.
  8. The draw will be held in the offices of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue before March 31, 2017. The random draw will be made from all eligible entries received through the website from November 16, 2016, to March 22, 2017. The chances of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the above-mentioned contest period.
  9. The prizes winners waive the right of any recourse against the sponsors if the services offered are not to their full satisfaction.
  10. The contest sponsors will attempt to contact the potential winners by phone within four (4) business days of the draw. The winners shall provide proof of identity on request. To be declared winners, the potential winners must have correctly answered at least four of the six questions in the “Do you know Wilfrid Laurier” contest.
  11. Before receiving their prize, the potential winners shall sign a disclaimer attesting that they have read, understood and complied with the official contest rules, and that they grant all the authorizations required under the rules of this contest, authorizing the contest sponsors to disseminate, publish and communicate their name, city and province of residence, photos and voice for the purpose of any promotion or advertisement, and/or for any federal information, entertainment and information purposes, without compensation to the potential winners; these winners accept the prize as offered and discharge the contest sponsors of any liability of any nature that could arise from the potential winners’ entry in the contest or from their receipt or use of the prize. In the event that a potential winner is not eligible or cannot be reached by the contest sponsor within four (4) working days after the draw, does not sign or does not return the release of responsibility form within the assigned time, the contest sponsor has the right to disqualify that potential winner and to conduct a new draw for another potential winner, and the contest sponsor shall be entirely released and cleared of any obligation or responsibility in this regard.
  12. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws in force.
  13. The prizes must be accepted as is, without substitution. The prizes cannot be transferred or sold, exchanged or traded. No request for reimbursement will be accepted.
  14. Any dispute related to the organization or conduct of the promotional contest from a resident of the province of Québec can be addressed to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec for a ruling. A dispute concerning the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie solely for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
  15. The contest sponsors shall not be held responsible for the theft or loss of any form or any other human or technical error in the attribution of the prizes, or the loss or misplacement of the entry vouchers.
  16. The contest sponsors shall not be held responsible for typographic or other errors in the offer or administration of this contest, including but not limited to errors in the advertising, official contest rules, selection and announcement of winners or distribution of the prizes.
  17. The contest sponsor is not responsible for any technical problem or malfunction in any network or phone line, online computer system or server, or software problems or congestion on the Internet or any website, and assumes no responsibility for damage to the entrant’s computer or that of any other person that might result from entering this contest.


General conditions

In consideration of the attribution of the prize I may receive after screening, I, the undersigned:

  1. accept the prize and acknowledge that it matches its description in these Contest Rules;
  2. agree to provide my contact information to the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. This information shall only be used to contact the contest winners;
  3. release the contest sponsors and its affiliated entities, franchisees, advertising and promotional agencies, and their respective directors, executives, employees, representatives and officers, and their respective heirs, liquidators, administrators, personal representatives and successibles and assigns from any claim, requirement, payment, legal proceeding or cause of action, and from any liability arising from damages, loss or injury related to my entry into the contest and acceptance of the prize offered that I, my heirs, liquidators, administrators, personal representatives, successibles or assigns could have now or later against any of the above-mentioned people;
  4. agree to the use of my name, address, comments, photo or video about me in connection with this prize for the benefit of the contest sponsor and/or its affiliated entities and/or their advertising and promotional agencies, without compensation or commitment to me, my heirs, liquidators, administrators, personal representatives, successibles or assigns;
  5. agree not to claim any guarantee or representation concerning the prize;
  6. decline any implicit guarantee;
  7. agree to directly contact the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue for any comments, questions or complaints concerning the contest.


[1] The tools and contest are open to families and school children. We allow the children to enter, but the prize must be remitted to an authorized parent.

Our partners

This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.