After being randomly selected from more than 14 million total entries, four lucky Canadians will have their eye on the $1 million prize when they compete for the chance to win it all, live on TSN, as part of Wendy's Kick for a Million.
The participants from Eastern Canada – Burlington, ON and Bedford, NS – and Western Canada – Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB – will face off in regional quarter-final events for a berth in the semifinal round of TSN and Wendy's eighth annual, international award-winning million-dollar giveaway.
The participants randomly selected to take part in the Wendy's Kick for a Million regional quarter-final events are:
Eastern Canada Participants
• Dave Swanston – a 44-year-old professor and consultant from Burlington, ON
• Steve MacNeil – a 40-year-old sales representative from Bedford, NS
Western Canada Participants
• Richard Pope – a 35-year-old multimedia editor from Winnipeg, MB
• Keith McClelland – a 49-year-old lawyer from Calgary, AB
*MEDIA NOTE: See attached file for full participant bios or click here*
The Western quarter-final event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at BC Place during halftime of the Calgary @ BC game, while the Eastern quarter-final is on Monday, Oct. 8 at Rogers Centre during halftime of the Saskatchewan @ Toronto game. Highlights and results from the quarter-finals in Vancouver and Toronto will be seen on TSN during the second half of the games. Both regional events will also be available on-demand at TSN.ca in their entirety.
In the quarter-final events, each participant will receive four kicks from distances of their choice, ranging from 15 to 50 yards. The participant will receive points equal to the distance (i.e.: 15 yards = 15 points) for each successful field goal, with their final kick being a Wendy's Double and worth double the points. After four kicks, the participant with the most points is declared the winner and moves on to the next round.
On October 18 (one day prior to the televised event), the Eastern and Western Canada quarter-final winners will compete head-to-head in the Wendy's Kick for a Million semifinal playoff at Rogers Centre, following the same format as the quarter-finals. However, each participant will receive a total of six kicks from distances (15-50 yards) of their choice with the participant tallying the most points after six kicks advancing to the final.
Wendy's Kick for a Million Final
On October 19, the final participant will attempt to win outstanding prizes by kicking field goals from 20-, 30-, 40- and 50-yards, live on TSN, during halftime of the CFL ON TSN: WENDY'S FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL broadcast featuring Winnipeg @ Toronto (game starts at 7 p.m. ET). The prizes for this year's Wendy's Kick for a Million final include:
• 20 Yards – $25,000 Gift Card from The Source
• 30 Yards – Nissan Titan PRO-4X
• 40 Yards – $100,000 cash
• 50 Yards – $1 million in a one-time payout – or, if the 50-yard attempt falls short, $1,000 for every yard the ball is kicked in the air
The Wendy's Kick for a Million entry period ran from August 13 to September 23 and resulted in more than 14 million total entries.
Wendy's is an official partner of the Canadian Football League.