SOURCE: Vaughan Mills

June 22, 2016 10:56 ET

Vaughan Mills Partners With Woodbine Entertainment as Official Shopping Centre Sponsor of the 157th Queen's Plate

Vaughan Mills Creates A Stylish Spectator's Guide to the Queen's Plate 2016 With CTV's Erica Wark

VAUGHAN, ON--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, in partnership with Woodbine Entertainment Group, is proud to announce it has been named the designated Shopping Centre Sponsor of the 157th Queen's Plate, taking place on Sunday, July 3rd at Woodbine Racetrack.

To help guests prepare for the event, Vaughan Mills collaborated with Erica Wark from CTV's The Social to create A Stylish Spectator's Guide to the Queen's Plate 2016, a style guide to show guests that being best dressed is easier than expected. The video was styled by Erica Wark and includes lessons on wearing a must-have fascinator, how to get 'The Jockey' look and more -- with all attire available at Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre.

"We are thrilled to sponsor Queen's Plate 2016," said Stephen Gascoine, General Manager, Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre. "Vaughan Mills is one of the top destinations for style and fashion in the Greater Toronto Area and the Queen's Plate is renowned for its rich history and unique displays of style, it was a natural fit and we are very much looking forward to being part of the annual tradition."

As part of the sponsorship:

  • Vaughan Mills will broadcast the Queen's Plate race (via TSN 1) in the Sports Court from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.
  • Vaughan Mills will outfit the Queen's Plate on-air hosts, Dawn Lupul and Jeff Bratt, with attire available at Vaughan Mills.
  • Leading up to the event, two contests will be hosted via @Vaughan_Mills Instagram account, beginning the week of June 20th, where fans can enter by liking a photo, tagging a friend and using #VMstylesQP and #QP16 for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree, a style consultation with Vaughan Mills Stylist, Sarah Francis, and two grandstand tickets to the big race.
  • During the Hats and Horseshoe Party, attendees will a have an opportunity to enter another contest at the Vaughan Mills activation tent, for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree and a style consultation with Vaughan Mills Stylist, Sarah Francis.

Vaughan Mills will be onsite at the fashion forward Hats and Horseshoe Party from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. Vaughan Mills stylist Sarah Francis will judge the Most Fashionable Lady and Most Fashionable Gentleman contests in which the winners will each receive a $1,000 shopping spree at Vaughan Mills.

Founded in 1860, the Queen's Plate is Canada's oldest thoroughbred horse race featuring three-year-old thoroughbred horses foaled in Canada. It is also the first race in the Canadian Triple Crown.

Social media users can follow the online conversation via Twitter (@Vaughan_Mills), Facebook (, Instragram (@Vaughan_Mills) and by using the hashtags, #QP16 and #VMStylesQP.

About Woodbine Entertainment Group

With roots dating back to 1881, Woodbine Entertainment Group is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, showcasing world-renowned horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack (Toronto), home of the iconic Queen's Plate, and Mohawk Racetrack (Milton), host of the storied Pepsi North America Cup. WEG is the leading member of the Standardbred Alliance and the single operator of Teletheatres and Account Wagering, available through, in Ontario. WEG also operates HPItv, a CRTC licensed digital television channel that broadcasts racing into homes across Canada. Woodbine Entertainment is designated as a Caring Company with Imagine Canada, and gives back through WEGcares Community Investment Program.

About Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre

Built by Ivanhoe Cambridge in 2004, Vaughan Mills features an exceptional mix of factory outlets and specialty concept stores. The centre is a true hybrid capturing the best attributes of an enclosed regional mall, power centre, outlet mall and entertainment venue set in an ambiance of distinctive design and architecture.

Today, over 13 million shoppers, families and tourists visit Vaughan Mills year after year for a shopping experience that includes: 18 specialty anchors, brand fashion, 50%+ brand and luxury outlets, entertainment components and unique dining options all within 7 themed neighbourhoods and 7 themed transition courts.

Vaughan Mills includes attractions such as Bass Pro Shops and the world's largest Pro Hockey Life. Its powerful retail mix offers many Canadian retail "firsts" and "exclusive-to-Vaughan Mills" concepts, such Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, hr2 Holt Renfrew, Calvin Klein Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Michael Kors Outlet, The Outlet by Harry Rosen, Victoria's Secret, Victoria's Secret PINK, Sephora, Tumi, MAC Cosmetics, Cole Haan, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet and so many more.

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