MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Celebrating 80 years of MONOPOLY at the 2015 MONOPOLY Canadian Championships!

TORONTO, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - MONOPOLY enthusiasts from across Canada will be rolling the dice and taking a 'Chance' to become the 2015 MONOPOLY Canadian Champion! 

In 2015, MONOPOLY is celebrating its 80th anniversary and to commemorate this milestone, the Championships will be held at The Design Exchange [DX] in Toronto, formerly known as the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1937.  Players will gather on the Historic Trading Floor which is the centerpiece of this iconic building and a suitable venue for our 2015 Canadian MONOPOLY Championship!

Join Greg Ferguson, VP of Marketing for Hasbro Canada, Chief Judge Phil Orbanes and the top 48 MONOPOLY players as we kick off this exciting 2 day tournament! Dice will be rolled, mini-empires will be built and race cars and Scottie dogs will duke it out for the $10,000 grand prize and a trip to the MONOPOLY World Championships in Macau, China this September!

WHAT:               

The 2015 MONOPOLY Canadian Championships





WHO:                  

Greg Ferguson, VP Marketing, Hasbro Canada



Chief Judge Phil Orbanes



The top 48 MONOPOLY players from across Canada





WHEN:                               

Friday, May 1st, 2015



9:00 am – 9:30 am                         

Opening Ceremonies


10:00 am – 6:00 pm                     

Rounds 1 - 3





Saturday May 2nd



10:00 am – 12:00 pm                   

Final Round


12:30pm – 1:00 pm                       

Award Ceremony




WHERE:            

The Design Exchange



234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON


 

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**PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES**

  • Greg Ferguson and Phil Orbanes kick off the tournament with the rolling of giant dice during opening Ceremonies
  • Players of interest include returning Champions Will Lusby (2009 Champion) and Leon Vandendooren (2004 Champion)
  • Phil Orbanes, a MONOPOLY game expert and official Chief Judge for 2015 Championship
  • Award ceremony, several rounds of intense gameplay, the crowned champion, and the final MONOPOLY game board

SOURCE Hasbro Canada

Image with caption: "MONOPOLY Canadian Championships (CNW Group/Hasbro Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150427_C5429_PHOTO_EN_15772.jpg

For further information: Marisa Pedatella, Hasbro, 905.238.3374, marisa.pedatella@hasbro.com

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