Contest Details


Contest Details


How would you like to walk through 40 years of Calgary history and earn the chance at winning a 40-hour prize package? 

To celebrate 40 years of being a force for economic development, innovation, social networking and educational activities, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) is proud to present its 40 Hours of Fun, Food & Culture contest.

Running from Wednesday August 6th to Sunday September 14th, 2014 (amended July 23, 2014 from original dates of Wednesday, July 30 – Wednesday, September 17) the contest will show you the city’s ghosts, as well as wild, random and wonderful moments from its history. So here’s what you need to know.



What prize will I win?

The winner and a friend/loved one will get to spend a fabulous 40 hours in downtown Calgary, courtesy of Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and their partners.

The package, worth more than $1,000, includes:
  • Two nights at Hotel Arts in a king suite
  • Daily breakfast for two at the Yellow Door Bistro
  • $100 gift certificate for two to experience Vietmodern cuisine at Raw Bar
  • $150 gift certificate for two at Teatro Restaurant
  • $250 CORE gift certificate
  • A day pass for two to the Glenbow Museum

What’s required to enter?

A smartphone, our 40 Year Stroll card, a quick-click camera finger and quicker wit. The 40 Year Stroll card is available from the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Tourism Calgary’s Tower Visitor Centre, Calgary Downtown Association information booths and city hotels, as well as by download.


How does the contest work?

Each day during the contest we’ll broadcast clues. Follow us daily on Twitter to keep in the loop. Simply match up the humorous, historical, obtuse or poignant clue to one of the events and locations on the 40 Year Stroll, head over to the location and take a selfie showing you there. Then you should submit the image to Twitter with the hashtag #CTCC40YEARS or by email


How is a winner decided?

Everyone who sends a selfie with the right daily location will be eligible to win. All the correct selections from all the days of contest will be entered into the draw, with a single winner finally chosen at random. The winner will be announced September 17, 2014 through Twitter and


How often can I enter?

You can enter every day of the contest, and so you have up to 40 chances to become part of the final draw. 


What’s the usual disclaimer?

By submitting the photo to the contest, you agree that we can post it to our Twitter feed, and the CTCC website. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Any photo deemed offensive or inappropriate will be barred from the contest. The 40 Days Contest is free to enter. No personal information will be collected for our database.

Good luck!



1. Official rules

(a) These are the Official Rules of the 40 Hours of Fun, Food & Culture Contest (the "Contest")

2. Contest Sponsor

(a) The Contest sponsor is the Calgary Convention Centre Authority (the "CCCA").

3. Contest Period

(a) The Contest starts at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time ("MST") on Wednesday, August 6th, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

4. Entrance Eligibility

(a) The Contest is open to entrants 18 years of age or older who are legal residents of Canada, excluding residents of Quebec ("Entrants").

(b) Employees of the CCCA and its wholly owned subsidiaries, co-sponsors, representatives, agents and their immediate families and people with whom they live, are not eligible to enter the Contest.

(c) The CCCA shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the CCCA for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The CCCA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who, at any time, supplies untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

5. Contest Mechanics

(a) No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest.

(b) To enter the Contest:

(i) Entrants are required to obtain a 40 Year Stroll card (a "Card"). Cards are available from the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Tourism Calgary's Tower Visitor Centre, Calgary Downtown Association information booths and city hotels, as well as by download at:

(ii) Cards contain a list of events or places in Calgary located on the 40 Year Stroll ("Locations").

(iii) Each day during the Contest Period, the CCCA will publish Clues on the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (the "Centre") Twitter feed: @CTCC_Calgary (the "Twitter Feed").

(iv) Entrants are required to match the Clue to a Location on the Card; proceed to the Location; and, take a "selfie" photograph at the Location (a "Photo").

(v) To enter the Contest, Entrants are required to submit the Photo to the Twitter Feed with the "hashtag" #CTCC40YEARS or to email the Photo to:

(vi) Entrants who correctly match the Clue to the Location and submit a Photo will be entered into the Contest for the Grand Prize ("Eligible Entries").

(vii) A single Grand Prize Winner will be chosen at random from all Eligible Entries in the Final Draw, which will occur on September 17, 2014.

(c) Entrants can enter the Contest once a day, every day during the Contest Period. Entrants therefore have 40 chances to enter the Final Draw.

(d) The Grand Prize consists of 40 hours in downtown Calgary, including:

(i) Two nights in the King Suite at Hotel Arts;

(ii) Two breakfast gift certificates for the Yellow Door Bistro;

(iii) A $100 gift certificate to experience Vietmodern Cuisine at Raw Bar;

(iv) A $150 dinner gift certificate to the Teatro Restaurant;

(v) A CORE gift certificate in the amount of $250; and,

(vi) Two day passes to the Glenbow Museum.

(e) The Grand Prize Winner will be announced September 17, 2014 on the Twitter Feed and on the Contest Website, online at:

(f) Chances of winning depend on the number of entries received.

6. Limitation of Liability

(a) The CCCA assumes no responsibility or liability for lost, late, unintelligible/illegible, falsified, damaged, misdirected or incomplete entries, notifications, responses, replies or any release, or for any computer, online, software, telephone/smartphone, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. The CCCA is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest. The CCCA assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The CCCA is not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, telephone/smartphone, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, e-mail, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing. The CCCA is not responsible for any injury or damage to any Entrant or to any computer or telephone/smartphone related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading materials in this contest. Entrants assume liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Contest, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive the Grand Prize. The CCCA assumes no responsibility or liability in the event that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned for any reason, including those reasons beyond the control of the CCCA, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or corruption of the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Website, or the Twitter Feed.

(b) By entering the Contest, the Entrant releases and holds the CCCA harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the Entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of these Official Rules, or in any activity related to the Contest or the Grand Prize. The Entrant agrees to fully indemnify the CCCA from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without limitation.

(c) If for any reason, in the opinion of the CCCA, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, mechanical manipulation or any other causes beyond its/their control, the CCCA reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the Contest including cancelling any method of entry, or selecting a Grand Prize Winner from previously received Eligible Entries.

(d) The Grand Prize Winner is required to sign a CCCA Prize Disclaimer Form, releasing the CCCA from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the Grand Prize Winner's participation in this Contest and receipt or use of the Grand Prize.

(e) By entering this Contest, Entrants acknowledge these Official Rules and agree to abide by them.

7. Privacy

(a) By submitting a Photo to the Contest, participants agree that the CCCA and its promotional partners are authorized to post the Photo to the Centre's Twitter feed and the Contest Website, and to use the Photo in other promotional material surrounding the Contest.

(b) By entering the Contest, each Entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her personal information (information that identifies an Entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by the CCCA for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling this contest. The CCCA will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering this Contest. 

8. Applicable Law

(a) All decisions of the CCCA are final.

(b) In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest related materials, including but not limited to the Contest Website, the Twitter Feed, Cards, and any other print or online advertising or materials, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

(c) The Official Rules are subject to change without notice.

(d) This Contest is subject to the laws of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada as may be applicable.

9. Further information

(a) Any inquiry concerning this Contest should be directed to the CCCA by email to: