Brantford's Hollywood Squares
Photo by Jon Sciocchetti, for Brant News
Korey Graham, Jared Houliston and Craig Wiseman of Community Squares pose with Rita-Marie Hadley of Lansdowne Children's Centre. The community-wide contest kicks off Oct. 3 with proceeds going to Lansdowne.
One resident of Brantford or County of Brant could win $10,000.
It just takes a few minutes a week.
Community Squares 2013, an online promotional contest that will test residents' knowledge of area businesses, will start Oct 1.
The contest runs for 12 weeks and prizes like iPads, gift cards and more will be drawn weekly. It is only open to residents of Brantford and County of Brant and participants must be at least 18 to play.
Community Squares partners Korey Graham, Rick Graham, Jared Houliston and Craig Wiseman want to help engage the community on a weekly basis to raise awareness of what businesses and services are available in the area in a fun way.
“It's kind of a mix of Hollywood Squares and Wheel of Fortune,” Wiseman said. “It's a neat thing that only the people who live here can be involved in. You're going to know the people who win.”
The Community Squares website will feature 12 blank squares at the top of the screen and every week a letter from a company logo will be revealed.
Participants must guess which company's logo the letter comes from within the week it was revealed.
With each successful guess, the participant will be entered into a draw for a prize.
Guessing is unlimited that week, but participants will only receive a ballot for the draw once a week.
Every Thursday, a letter will be revealed in the Brant News and online at www.communitysquares.ca. A prize for the week before will also be drawn and revealed on the game's Facebook page, Community Squares.
The first letter will be revealed Oct. 3, and participants can pre-register online now.
If participants miss a week and complete the letter on a different week they will not receive a ballot.
A draw for a grand prize of $10,000 will take place on New Year's Eve in Harmony Square.
Proceeds from the contest will go to the Lansdowne Children's Centre, which stands to receive up to $15,000.
Lansdowne is a treatment centre for children and youth with physical, developmental or communication disabilities. More than 2,000 children and youth aged one to 19 and their families use the centre's services annually.