|[January 12, 2013]
WFG Announces Rock the Ice Contest Grand Prize Winner
PENTICTON, British Columbia --(Business Wire)--
Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc. (WFGIA) is pleased
to congratulate Ann Louise Plaxton from Lethbridge, AB for winning the
Rock the Ice Contest, a curling rock-throwing competition hosted by
WFGIA and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) at the 2013 World
Financial Group Continental Cup in Penticton, BC. Ann Louise
outperformed three other finalists to win the Grand Prize, valued at
WFG Rock the Ice Contest Winner, Ann Louise Plaxton with (left to right) curling star Randy Ferbey, Richard Williams (News - Alert), President of WFGIA, and Jennifer Jones, Skip for WFG-sponsored Team Jennifer Jones. (Photo: Business Wire)
The competition took place today, January 12, after Draw 8 at about 4
p.m. local time. Curling legend Randy Ferbey and members of Team
Jennifer Jones, along with WFG
associates and staff, were present to cheer on the finalists and
congratulate the winner.
"The Rock the Ice Contest was so exiting to watch!" Jennifer Jones, skip
of Team Jennifer Jones. "It was an honor to be there to congratulate Ann
Louise for an outstanding draw under pressure."
The Grand Prize, provided by WFGIA
and contributing sponsors Transamerica
Life Canada, Equitable Life of Canada, Boomerang Financial and
Heritage Education Funds, is $25,000 worth of financial products and
services available through WFGIA. The winner will work with a licensed
WFGIA financial professional in the province where she resides to
determine a financial strategy based on tese winnings.
This contest was designed to help WFGIA
raise awareness of the financial solutions it provides to families and
individuals. "We are thrilled for Ann Louise Plaxton and the overall
results of the competition," says Richard Williams, President of WFGIA.
"I like to think that it added to the excitement of the Continental Cup,
but, more importantly, it has enabled us to demonstrate the difference
we can make in the lives of Canadian families by helping them take
control of their finances. With this contest, we can point to Ann Louise
as a specific individual whose financial security can be enhanced by our
solutions. As the Grand Prize winner, Ann Louise will have access to
various products and services that WFGIA associates market to consumers
on a daily basis, as well as learn more about the financial fundamentals
that can help her make better decisions for her future."
This contest has also exemplified WFG's long commitment to the sport of
curling, which began in 2006, when the company first sponsored Team
support of Team Jennifer Jones, the 2012 Canadian Scotties Tournament of
Hearts Bronze Medalist and the 2011 Silver Medalist, continues the
company's tradition of backing some of curling's best athletes. In
addition to team sponsorship, the company has, over the last several
years, been a primary sponsor of the CCA's Continental Cup and the
Season of Champions.
has done a tremendous job at promoting and growing the sport of
curling," says Jennifer Jones. "Team Jennifer Jones is honored to be a
part of the WFG family."
The company launched the contest at the WFG Continental Cup 2012 in
Langley, BC. Contest entries were collected online and at WFGIA's
booth at 2011-2012 Season of Champions events and at WFGIA offices
About World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc.
World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc. (WFGIA) is an
insurance agency that offers a broad array of financial products and
services, including life insurance and segregated funds. WFGIA's
independent financial professionals, located throughout Canada strive to
help individuals and families often overlooked by the financial services
industry to plan for their financial futures, advocating the power of
choice for clients through agreements with several of the financial and
insurance industries' leading companies.
WFGIA is a business unit of the Life & Protection (L&P) Division of
Transamerica (News - Alert). Through L&P, the Transamerica companies offer a wide array
of life and health protection solutions with a common purpose: to
protect families and their dreams. With more than a century of
experience, Transamerica has built a reputation on solid management,
sound decisions and consumer confidence. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.
World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc., 5000 Yonge
Street, Suite 800, Toronto, ON (News - Alert) M2N 7E9. Phone: 416.225.2121. WFGOpportunity.ca
About the Canadian Curling Association
The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing
body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of
curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial
Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and
services to curlers ranging from the youngest 'little rocker' (age 7 and
up), to those participating at ages 70 and over - and from aspiring
Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility
operators, ice makers and officials. The CCA also oversees and provides
the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio;
develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for
Olympic qualification; and organizes and operates the championship
system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men,
University and Wheelchair.
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