August 18, 2005 09:00 ET


Attention: News Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 18, 2005) - The new Ottawa-based company, UniqueAuction.com, is pleased to announce a one of a kind event benefiting the United Way.

This Saturday August 20th, at 8:30 a.m. over 20 teams will leave Ottawa's Byward Market in their cars and head to Niagara on a $10,000 Scavenger Hunt!

The Scavenger Hunt will consist of pit stops in Ottawa, Montreal, Cornwall, Gananoque, Kingston, Colbourne, Port Hope, Toronto, Hamilton, and Niagara Falls. In each city drivers will hustle to complete objectives and strive to be the first team to arrive in Niagara for the grand prize. The adventure towards the finish line will be tense, but one team will drive home a winner with an extra $10,000 in their trunk!

UniqueAuction.com is dubbing this event a type of 'Amazing Race' but on a smaller, one-day, Canadian scale.

"To our knowledge this is the most unique Scavenger Hunt of its kind in Canada," says Arif Mirza, Chief Operating Officer of UniqueAuction.com. "We wanted to launch our company in a new and exciting way, and we wanted to do it showing Canadians that we are dedicated charity partners as well. We're eager to get the word out that UniqueAuction.com is a quality company that all Canadians can appreciate."

"UniqueAuction.com is an online auction company where Canadians spend a loonie to bid on brand new items," says Mirza. "The difference with us is that the winner isn't the person who bids the highest but the person with the most 'unique' bid-so there's no need to have a fat bank account to get the merchandise of your dreams."

UniqueAuction.com invites all media to join us in spreading the word about this exciting event. Please advise us ahead of time if you would like to cover this event and we will be delighted to provide you with specific interview location details. Print media may also request phone interviews and photos via e-mail.

For more information, log onto: www.quest4west.com, www.uniqueauction.com, or call
Public Relations Director, Jenn MacDonell at (613) 828-5449.

Contact Information

  • Jenn MacDonell, PR Director, UniqueAuction
    Primary Phone: 613-828-5449