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Vote Thunder Bay onto MONOPOLY Canada Game


January 13, 2010 – Mayor Lynn Peterson is encouraging all residents, as well as their friends and families, to support Thunder Bay in the quest to be featured on the new MONOPOLY Canada Board Game by voting at www.monopolyvote.ca.

“We want to rally our citizens to put Thunder Bay on the board,” said Mayor Peterson. “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our unique city on a game that is recognized and loved around the world. I encourage all residents to vote for Thunder Bay each day and also to encourage their friends and families to support Thunder Bay in this quest. Let’s demonstrate our civic pride by voting to get Thunder Bay its rightful place on MONOPOLY Canada!”

Thunder Bay is one of 65 Canadian cities that will compete for a spot on the MONOPOLY Canada game board. Hasbro, the makers of MONOPOLY, have created an online nationwide vote to choose Canada’s 22 favourite cities for the new MONOPOLY Canada edition that will be released this summer.

Voting began online at midnight on Jan. 11 at www.monopolyvote.ca. Canadians are invited to cast their ballots for three cities each day of the vote, which will be open until Feb. 7, 2010. The city that receives the most votes will be placed on the highest rent property traditionally held by Boardwalk.

The 20 cities that receive the most votes will be part of MONOPOLY history as the first cities selected to be on the Canadian game board through a consumer vote. However, two spaces on the board will be reserved for cities that are nominated through a wild card vote, which means any city in Canada can be nominated for these property spaces. Once the top 20 city vote is complete, the top 10 nominated wild card cities will also be put to a vote and the wild card winners will occupy the low-rent property spaces traditionally held by Mediterranean Avenue and Baltic Avenue. The wild card vote will take place from Feb. 8 until Feb. 21.

The cities voted onto the final game board will be announced in June 2010. The new MONOPOLY Canada Edition will be available in stores in summer 2010.

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Contact: Mayor Lynn Peterson, 625-3601