From a media release:
CTV Invites Canada to Say Goodbye to CORNER GAS: “Pump Out a Poster Contest” Marks Series Finale, April 13
- Grand Prize winner has their artwork immortalized in a commemorative poster and receives $3,500 in prizes
- Creator and star Brent Butt leads poster jury
- The count down continues with only five episodes left
As the series finale of CORNER GAS approaches on April 13, CTV gives fans the opportunity to say goodbye to Canada’s #1 original comedy series in their own unique way. The “Corner Gas Pump Out a Poster Contest” allows viewers to express their feelings visually about the end of the Corner Gas era and say goodbye at the same time. Starting right now, fans, pop-culture fanatics, design students and artists across the country are invited to start working on their artistic rendering celebrating CORNER GAS. Entries can be submitted from Monday, March 23 through Thursday, April 2 at CTV.ca. Details about the top-secret CORNER GAS series finale will be announced soon.
The Grand Prize winner of the “Pump Out a Poster Contest” receives the honour of having their artwork live on forever as the official, limited edition, CORNER GAS commemorative poster, chosen by series creator Brent Butt among others, along with $3,500 worth of prizes. Four secondary prizes will be awarded.
The Official CORNER GAS Poster will then be sold at the Corner Gas store at CornerGas.com. All proceeds go to the Canadian charity, Free The Children, an organization dedicated to helping children around the globe through education and development programs
Viewers can count down to the bitter-sweet conclusion of CORNER GAS, Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET, on CTV and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, on The Comedy Network, on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca, and on the go at iTunes.ca. The series finale airs on Monday, April 13 on CTV and Saturday, April 18 on The Comedy Network.
Throughout the tenure of CORNER GAS, memorabilia at Corner Gas.com has generated millions of dollars worth of sales, as fans seek to own a piece of this beloved series. Now, with the “Corner Gas Pump Out a Poster Contest,” there’s an opportunity for anyone who’s willing, to actually contribute to the legacy CORNER GAS leaves behind – and help children around the globe as well. Fans are being given the opportunity to provide the world with a unique, visual representation of what this immensely successful Canadian series means to them.
Beginning March 23, artistic hopefuls of 13 years of age or older can log on to CTV.ca to enter and upload a high-resolution digital representation of their artwork for a shot at winning the ultimate Grand Prize. Artwork can take any shape or form including sculpture, tapestry, macramé, painting, digital and manual illustrations, silly putty – the options are endless. The winning creation will be shipped to CTV for reproduction as an 18 x 24 inch poster.
In the next episode of CORNER GAS, “R2 Bee Too,” (Monday, March 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CTV), jealous of Hank’s new toy robot, Davis places an order online for the same one, but gets a surprise when his arrives. Down at The Ruby, despite Emma’s warnings, Lacey embarks on a quest to expand Brent’s culinary horizons, turning him into a food critic from hell. Back at the Leroys’, Wanda suits up to help Oscar combat a beehive. For a double shot of this episode, tune into The Comedy Network, Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
About Free The Children
Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has a proven track record of success. Through the energy and passion of youth, Free The Children has built more than 500 schools around the world and it provides education for 50,000 children everyday. The organization has received the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards and Oprah’s Angel Network. For more information please visit www.freethechildren.com.