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 Win passes to the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa, plus more prizes!

The RBC Bluesfest will take over the nation's capital from July 4th to 14th.  It's one of Canada's largest outdoor music festivals featuring an outstanding line-up this year with artists like Cold Specks, Bahamas, Hannah Georgas, Serena Ryder and Tegan and Sara.  CBC Bandwidth will give you a chance to see one of these star performers.  

Fill out the the contest entry form and question below for your chance to win:

Grand Prize Winner:  Weekend passes to RBC Bluesfest for the weekend of July 12-14, 2013, plus two nights’ accommodation at ARC The Hotel and a $25.00 gift certificate to be used at Metropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa.

Runner-up Prize Winner:  Two day passes to the day of his/her choice at RBC Bluesfest, plus receive a $25.00 gift certificate to be used at Metropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa.

Please see contest rules for more details.



CBC Bandwidth Memorable Music (“Contest”)

from 5:00pm on June 8, 2013 EDT to Midnight on June 18, 2013 EDT (“Contest Period”)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (“CBC”)
and RBC Bluesfest (the “Sponsor”)


No purchase required. To enter the Contest, visit CBC website and describe your most memorable outdoor music experience, during the Contest period.

Submit your Submission on by completing the official entry form available during the Contest Period along with your name and the requested contact information, then click “submit”.

To be valid, entries must be received by midnight, Sunday, June 18, 2013.

Limit of one entry per person. If you attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter more than once, or use robotic, automatic, programmed or any entry methods not authorized by these rules, it shall be deemed as tampering and will void your entries.  

Entry forms and Submissions become the property of CBC and will not be returned to you.


Any Submissions you make will be deemed to be “Submissions” under the Terms of Use available at

Any Submissions deemed by CBC to be inappropriate or not suitable for its audience will be disqualified at the sole discretion of CBC.

Submissions should be no more than 150 words and in text format. All Submissions must be composed by you and be your original work, and must not violate the rights of any third party. By making a Submission, you give CBC a perpetual royalty-free license to use and waive any moral rights you may have in such Submission. You acknowledge that CBC and the Sponsor may publish the Submissions in whole or in part on any medium (radio, television, internet or other).


Contest is open to all Canadian residents who are 12 years of age or older at the Contest opening date. For any contestant who has not reached the age of majority, parent or guardian consent is necessary to enter the Contest. Where appropriate, the terms “contestant” and “winner” mean parent or guardian of that person. 

Employees of CBC, Sponsors and their affiliates, as well as such employees’ immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this Contest.



A judging panel (“Judging Panel”) as indicated below will review all eligible entries received during the Contest Period and select the winners based upon:

  • Entertainment value (for on-air purposes)


The Judging Panel will comprise:  

  • One member from the band FEVERS, band playing Bluesfest 2013
  • John Carroll, musician playing Bluesfest 2013
  • Amanda Rheaume, musician playing Bluesfest 2013


If a high number of entries are received, CBC will determine in its sole discretion 12 entries to be presented to the Judging Panel for their final decision.

Winners will be contacted by telephone during the week following the draw and should claim their prize as instructed by CBC by no later than two days after the date they are initially contacted. If a winner cannot be reached within two days following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and CBC has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.


Runner-up prize winner will receive two day passes to the day of his/her choice at RBC Bluesfest. They will also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Metropolitain Bistro.

The Grand prize winner will receive weekend passes to RBC Bluesfest for the weekend of July 12-14, 2013. They will also receive two nights’ accommodation at ARC The Hotel and a $25.00 gift certificate to be used at Metropolitain Brasserie.

The prize includes only what is specifically described and no other allowance will be granted. The winner and his/her travel companion will have to pay all other expenses including, but not limited to:

  • meals and beverages;
  • transportation costs, including round-trip transfers between the winner’s residence and departure airport; and between the destination airport and hotel;
  • travel insurance (cancellation, medical, etc.);
  • gratuities, tips, taxes of any kind;
  • personal expenses.

The winner and his/her travel companion, if applicable, are responsible for obtaining a valid passport and/or other required travel documentation at their own expense. If the winner and his/her travel companion are unable to travel because they lack proper documentation, the prize will be forfeited without compensation, and a new draw may be held. Winner may be required by hotel to provide a valid credit card to cover incidental expenses.

The winner must be available to travel on the dates mentioned in the prize description. If the winner is unable to travel on the designated dates, the prize will be forfeited without compensation and a new draw may be held.

Approximate retail value of runner-up prize is $125.00.

Approximate retail value of the grand prize is $545.00.

The total approximate retail value of the prizes is $670.00.


5.1.      Each winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in Section 2 of these rules; agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge; and releasing CBC, Sponsors, their affiliates as well as their respective directors, officers and employees (the “Contest Parties”) from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.

Anyone accompanying the winner in connection with the Grand Prize shall sign a release agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge, and releasing the Contest Parties from all liability for any damage or loss arising from use of the prize.

5.2.      The prize 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.

5.3.      If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, CBC and the Sponsor reserve the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in their sole discretion.

5.4.      Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.

5.5.      If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.

5.6.      The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software; congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any person’s computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to administer this Contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.

5.7.      CBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws.  Should such an attempt be made, CBC reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

5.8.      All personal information, such as name and contact information, is collected by CBC solely for the purposes of administering this Contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your express consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used for the stated purposes. Please see CBC’s privacy policy at

5.9.      If the identity of a contestant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the contestant.  The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder.  A selected contestant may be required to provide proof that (s)he is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry.  All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server.

5.10.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.  All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the CBC.  CBC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

5.11.  CBC reserves the right to amend the Contest rules or to terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any contestant.  Any amendments to these Contest rules will be posted on

5.12.  By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest rules and the decisions of CBC, Sponsors and the Judging Panel, which decisions are final and binding on all contestants.

5.13.  Contest rules are available on


June 6, 2013

Amanda Putz

Host, CBC Bandwidth


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