Travelodge Canada Corp.

Travelodge Canada Corp.

October 18, 2005 10:00 ET

Medicine Hat Resident Wins $25,000 in Travelodge Summer Promotion

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - A local Medicine Hat resident has won the $25,000 grand prize in the Travelodge Canada "Wake Up Rich" summer scratch and win contest. Randy Leclair received the winning scratch card on board a WestJet flight in mid-September.

"I am thrilled that Mr. Leclair has won the grand prize," says Greg Royer, President of Calgary based Travelodge Canada. "Our Wake Up Rich summer promotion was designed to give our customers the chance to win hundreds of wonderful prizes, including more than $60,000 in cash prizes. This was our way of saying thanks to travelers this summer."

Guests who stayed at any of the 118 Travelodge or Thriftlodge locations in Canada this summer received a Wake Up Rich scratch and win card. In addition to the $25,000 cash grand prize, there were $5 000, $1 000, $500 and $100 cash prizes, as well as Joey's Only restaurant gift certificates and Travelodge gift cards to be won. WestJet, a partner with Travelodge Canada, was also giving away the Travelodge Wake Up Rich scratch cards to customers on board WestJet domestic flights throughout September.

A cheque presentation will be made to Mr. Leclair at the Medicine Hat Travelodge by hotel general manager David Bailey on Wednesday, October 19 at 4:00pm. All media are invited to attend the presentation in the main lobby of the hotel.

Travelodge Canada administers the Master License for Travelodge and Thriftlodge in Canada. Travelodge Canada Corp. is a subsidiary of Royal Host Corp. based in Calgary, Alberta.

Royal Host Real Estate Investment Trust owns 36 hotels, manages 78 properties and franchises over 115 locations for more than 16, 000 guestrooms in the mid-market to upscale segments. Royal Host also owns the Travelodge Master Franchise in Canada, provides hotel and resort management services for the portfolio and to third party properties, markets vacation intervals in hotels and resorts, and operates a facility for customers to trade and bank prepaid vacation weeks. Royal Host units are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (RYL.UN).

WestJet is Canada's leading low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 34-city North American network. Named Canada's most respected corporation for customer service in 2005, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television on its 737-700 fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

Contact Information

  • Travelodge Canada
    Susan Strain
    Director, Marketing & Communications
    (403) 259-9869
    (403) 255-6981 (FAX)
    Email: sstrain@travelodge.ca
    or
    Travelodge Hotel Medicine Hat
    David Bailey
    General Manager
    (403) 527-2275
    (403) 526-7842 (FAX)
    Email: tlmhdavid@shaw.ca
    or
    WestJet
    Gillian Bentley
    Media Relations
    (403) 444-2615
    Website: www.westjet.com