Saturday, November 24, 2012


Press Release

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League has entered into an exciting new partnership with Travelodge, offering fans unique contest and promotional opportunities.

Official Partner of the WHL, along with the OHL, and the MasterCard Memorial Cup, Travelodge is one of Canada’s largest hotel chains with over 90 independently-owned hotels in great locations across the nation with a long history of offering warm hospitality and exceptional value.

“Travelodge Canada is extremely proud to be an official hotel partner of these outstanding Junior Hockey leagues,” stated Steven Robinson, President of Travelodge Canada. “Our partnership gives us an exceptional opportunity to extend and promote our brand in communities across the country at the heart of our Canadian culture – our hockey” added Robinson.

Fan Faceoff:
Travelodge Canada will be launching a 20-week promotional campaign to kick off their partnership with the WHL. The Travelodge Fan Faceoff is a round-robin style Facebook contest that will pit rival fans against each other in order to crown the best fans in the WHL.  Fans will have an opportunity to win one of two grand prize trips for four people to the MasterCard Memorial Cup in May in Saskatoon, SK, plus weekly prizes and a special tailgate celebration for the winning fans team in each participating league at the opening of the 2013/14 season. Fans can enter to win at
“The key for the success of our partnership is our ability to engage with fans” related Patti Hunt Director, Marketing & Communications for Travelodge Canada. “What better way to engage with fans than through their love and pride in their team – and of course, a little friendly rivalry.”
Click here to check out an overview video of the Fan Faceoff contest.
Special Offers:
Travelodge wants to make road trips with family and friends a little easier offering 15% off your next stay as a way of supporting team pride, fans of all ages and our favourite national pastime.  Book before March 31, 2013, at participating Travelodge and Thriftlodge locations in Canada to take advantage of this tremendous offer.  Click here for more information.

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