By participating in the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada® Giveaway (the “Giveaway”), you agree to abide by the Official Rules. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada® (“Ripley’s”) is the official Sponsor of this Giveaway. If you do not wish to be bound by the Official Rules, you may discontinue using the Site or participating in the Giveaway. You cannot participate in the Giveaway until you have accepted the Official Rules.


  1. No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. 

  2. Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the Giveaway you must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of Canada.

You must have a valid Twitter account. Only one entry per week per Twitter account may be used. The Twitter account holder will be considered the entrant. Automatic entry devices are prohibited.


Employees, and former employees of Ripley’s, along with its affiliated entities, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate or receive prizes.


  1. How to Enter

Entrants must mention Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (@RipleysAquaCA), use the hashtag #SharkSelfie and include a TWITPIC of a self-taken photo with a shark or shark-related item.

Entries will be accepted from midnight (12:00 am) Friday, January 1, 2016 to Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm (EDT) (the “Giveaway Period”).

All entries and submissions, once submitted, become the property of Ripley’s and shall not be returned.

Any incomplete entries will not be eligible.

  1. Selection of the Winner

One (1) winner will be selected at the end of each month. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing on the last Friday of each month. The random drawings will be selected by our Giveaway Administrator from all eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period. All participants acknowledge and agree that they are participating in the Giveaway for free and without having to make any purchase or payment of any kind.

The decisions on all matters relating to this Giveaway by the Giveaway Administrator are final. The winner will be notified via Twitter. The prize shall be delivered to the winner’s Twitter account.

Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants in the Giveaway.

  1. Prizes

Each monthly winner will receive the following prize ($200 value):

  • One (1) annual pass to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada® (Adult pass value: $80.00)
  • Other prizing available at time of drawing (valued at $120)

Winner may not request substitutions of prize winnings. Winner is responsible for the payment of any taxes or fees on the value of the Prize. Ripley’s may, at its sole discretion, substitute prices of comparable value or cash. Limit one (1) prize per person/Twitter account.

  1. Personal Information

By entering the Giveaway, you agree and consent to Ripley’s collection, use and  retention of your personal information for all purposes related to this Giveaway (including, but not limited to, processing and administering entries, sharing an entrant’s personal information with Sponsor’s service providers and contractors necessary to conduct and operate this Giveaway, communicating with and awarding prizes to winners, making public announcements about winners, and advertising, promoting and publicizing this Giveaway). If you object to the above, you should not participate in this Giveaway.

  1. Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Giveaway, each participant agrees to release and hold Ripley’s, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and the employees, officers, directors, agents, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Giveaway, the entry process, or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Ripley’s, their subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operations or transmission; computer transmissions, or for technical, electronic, hardware or software, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions of any kind; or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive registration information by Ripley’s on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof.

  1. General Terms and Conditions

The Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the applicable laws of Canada. The parties agree that the Superior Court (before a judge alone, with no jury) in the Province of Ontario shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to hear and settle any action, suit, proceeding or dispute in connection with this Agreement and the parties hereby irrevocably attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of such court. In the event of any litigation relating to this letter agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover to recover from the non-prevailing party its costs of court, legal expenses and reasonably attorneys’ and paralegal fees.

By participating in the Giveaway, the participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules. These rules will be interpreted by Ripley’s sole discretion, and all determinations made pursuant to these rules by Ripley are final and binding.

All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.
Ripley may terminate and permanently disqualify any participant who, in Ripley’s sole discretion, determines as being in violation of the Official Rules. All decisions by Ripley are final.

Ripley’s contact info is as follows: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario.

The terms set forth the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings relating thereto, whether oral or written.