Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Calgary vies for MONOPOLY'S prime real estate

Calgary is vying to be the city that holds the hottest property on Hasbro’s new MONOPOLY Canada edition and Calgarians can make it happen by voting for Calgary.

On Monday, Hasbro launched a nationwide contest to find Canada’s 22 favourite cities that will be included on the new MONOPOLY Canada game board. The city that receives the most votes overall will be placed on the most valuable property, traditionally held by Boardwalk.
“Do not pass GO without giving Calgary your vote,” said Mayor Dave Bronconnier. “In international and national surveys, Calgary has been named the city with the highest quality of life and economic potential, safest city and cleanest city.

“Now is our chance to snap up the prime real estate on one of the most popular games in the world. What a great way to show Canada how much we love our city.”

Sixty-five cities have been pre-selected by Hasbro for the vote, and Canadians are being asked to cast their ballots for three cities every day until the poll closes. The city that receives the most votes will be placed on Boardwalk. The 20 cities with the highest number of votes will each have property featured on the game board. Two other cities will be selected as wild cards to occupy the low-rent property spaces traditionally held by Mediterranean Avenue and Baltic Avenue.

“It’s time to TAKE A CHANCE. We can vote every day until February 7 for Calgary to be Canada’s favourite city and MONOPOLY’s top property,” said Mayor Bronconnier. “I’m asking Calgarians to get on the website and vote early; vote often. Vote every day”.

You can make your vote at

Download the 'Vote Calgary' Monopoly poster and encourage your friends and co-workers to vote.

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