|[December 21, 2012]
World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc. Announces WFG Rock the Ice Curling Contest Finalists
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc. (WFGIA)
is boosting the energy and excitement of curling's Season of Champions
with the announcement of the four finalists of the WFG Rock the Ice
Contest, who will compete in a rock-throwing contest hosted by the
Canadian Curling Association (CCA) at the 2013 World Financial Group
Continental Cup in Penticton, BC. The lucky four include Jeff Alexander
from Saskatoon, SK, Brian Hall from Stoney Creek, ON (News - Alert), Ann Louise Plaxton
from Lethbridge, AB and Catherine Shore from Saskatoon, SK.
The finalists and their guest receive airfare, hotel accommodations,
tickets to attend the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup in
Penticton, BC, dinner with curling stars Jennifer Jones and Randy
Ferbey, and a chance to compete in a rock-throwing competition for the
Grand Prize, valued at $25,000 (CDN).
The Grand Prize, provided by WFGIA
and contributing sponsors Transamerica (News - Alert) 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 he or she resides to determine a financial strategy based
on these winnings.
Through this contest WFGIA is raising awareness of the financial
solutions it provides to families and individuals. "I am extremely
excited about our Rock the Ice contest, which has had a tremendous
response," says Richard Williams (News - Alert), President of WFGIA.
"The winner will receive financial solutions WFGIA associates market to
consumers on a daily basis as well as an education on the financial
fundamentals that can help them make better decisions. These products
can enhance the winner's financial security or possibly start him or her
on the path of financial independence. What an awesome way for us to
showcase the difference that WFGIA makesin families' lives."
Rock the Ice Contest curling rock-throwing competition takes place on
January 11, during the 2013 WFG Continental Cup after Draw 8 at about
4:00 pm local time. Curling legend, Randy Ferbey, along members of Team
Jennifer Jones, will be present to cheer on the finalists.
With the presence of these amazing athletes, WFGIA will display its long
commitment to the sport of curling, which began in 2006, when the
company first sponsored Team Ferbey. WFGIA's
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.
"I believe WFG is one of the most committed sponsors in the sport of
curling in Canada today," says Randy Ferbey. "Kudos to them for taking
to the next level by allowing fans to get excited and participate in
this Rock the Ice contest for such an amazing prize."
"WFGIA has outdone it again, with such an exciting fan-based contest,"
says Jennifer Jones. "I can't wait to cheer on all of the participants
of the WFG Rock the Ice Contest at the 2013 World Financial Group
The company launched the contest at the CCA's 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.
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. 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 M2N 7E9. Phone (News - Alert): 416.225.2121. www.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
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