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TIMEX Canada Wants to Hear Your Greatest TIMEX Stories

by Daniel Wolfe Posted in Canada, Contests, Sports

Here at NorthGeek, we get a lot of requests to promote contests and events that would be of interest to Canadians in general, tech geeks, outdoor enthusiasts, and more. We were recently sent this press release from TIMEX Canada – makers of innovative timepieces – and thought that our fellow NorthGeeks would be interested in taking part in this fun contest that comes with a chance to win a trip to either Paris, St. Lucia or Costa Rica. Not too shabby!! The official press release (including full contest details) follows:

Toronto, ON (May 13, 2010) – For the last 150 years, Canadians have collected stories about TIMEX timepieces that have survived bear attacks, thousands of volts of electricity and decades under water. TIMEX Canada, makers of the most durable and fashionable watches, wants to hear about your favourite TIMEX story. From extreme adventurers who constantly attest that their TIMEX takes a licking and keeps on ticking, to those who rely on their favourite timepiece to keep them on schedule – we want to hear your story.

TIMEX is asking Canadians to go to and share your TIMEX story with the rest of Canada. One lucky entrant will win a trip to either Paris, St. Lucia or Costa Rica.

“TIMEX has a long and rich heritage of providing Canadians some of the most dependable and durable timepieces ever created,” said Adam Mintz, Brand Manager for TIMEX Group Canada Inc. “For years now people have been quietly sending us their stories of how their TIMEX kept them on time, helped them find their way home or just wouldn’t stop working. We wanted to create a forum for both long time TIMEX users and new users alike to talk about their adventures and see just how far other Canadians have taken their favourite TIMEX timepiece.”

“TIMEX has been the dependable timepiece that people have insisted on having with them. TIMEX has been with you for birthdays and getaways for your grand adventures and great nights at home and now we want to hear all about it,” continued Mintz.

Canadians can visit to share their stories and an image of their favourite TIMEX timepiece, read stories from others and rate their favourite stories. The overall winner will be chosen by TIMEX Canada based on the Top 10 entries as rated by Canadians. The overall winner will be announced in late June 2010.

How you can win –
There are three of ways that you can be a winner in the TIMEX Stories contest. First, you can throw your hat into the ring by submitting your own TIMEX story and letting the rest of Canada rate your story for your chance to win your choice of one of our three amazing vacations. Secondly, by submitting your TIMEX Story at you are automatically entered for your chance to win one of five random draws for a $200 credit towards the purchase of your next TIMEX timepiece. Finally if you don’t think you have a story that will get you to the top of the charts, don’t worry. When you go to and rate some of the great stories we have received, you will be entered into a secondary draw for one of five $200 TIMEX prize package – so you can start creating your own TIMEX stories.

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