Honouring Water

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General Rules and Regulations - "Honouring Water"

These are the official contest rules and regulations for the Ontario Native Women’s Association’s (ONWA) “Honouring Water promotion”.  Entry in “the contest” constitutes acceptance of these rules and regulations (the “contest rules and regulations”), and entrants are bound by these contest rules and regulations. 


Contest Name:  Honouring Water


Contest Period:  Eight (8) days beginning Monday March 14th, 2022 – Monday March 21st, 2022


Contest Draw Dates:  Monday March 21st, 2022 at 11:59PM

Overview:  Share a teaching about water or tell us how water is impacting your life, and your community. Why do you honour water? Is, or has, your community been under a boil water advisory? What is the significance of water in your life?  Submit a photo/video/write up explaining what water means to you to be entered into a draw to win a water bundle prize!

First 100 submissions will receive a mini copper cup pail necklace (1 prize per person).


Complete the Submission Form to receive an entry into the virtual drum ballot drum for a random draw(s).

Contest Prizes:  There will be a total of ten (10) Grand Prize winners.  Grand Prize winners will de divided into two (2) kinds of participants:

1. Community Members (5 years or more)

2. Membership, ONWA Chapters & Councils (5)

Ten (10) Water Bundle Grand Prize consist of:

  • Mini copper cup pail necklace

  • Isaac Murdoch t-shirt

  • Life straw

  • Copper cup

  • “Water is Life” tote bag


Winners will be notifies through ONWA's social media Channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and via email notification and telephone for a total of three (3) attempts.


For the purpose of these official contest rules and regulations the following terms/definitions apply:

ONWA:  Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)


Contest Qualifying Period:  The 24-hour period from 12:)1AM ET on one day to 11:59 PM the following day during the contest period.


Contest Prizing:  A draw(s) for the number of prizes during the contest period.


Qualified Entrant: A resident of the province of Ontario 18 years of age or older, or who is under the age of 18 years of age, with authorization of their guardian.  Individuals who are ineligible include employees of the (ONWA), all sponsors related to “the contest”, their dealers, subsidiaries, agents and affiliates and their respective advertising agencies, members of such employees’ immediate families, same household members.  For the purposes of all contests, immediate family is defined as mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother or spouse, sister or spouse, children and grandchildren. 


Qualified Entry:  Entry ballots are generated when a Qualified Entrant enters the contest in accordance with these Contest rules and regulations.


How to Enter

  1. There is one (1) way to enter the” Honouring Water?”.

  2. Beginning Monday March 14th at 12:01AM, 2022 – Monday March 21st, 2022 at 11:59PM ET u qualified entrants can visit www.onwa.ca directly or via a link provided on the ONWA Facebook page, and complete an on-line ballot which includes submission of a photo and/or video with accompanying description and collection of the following information:

    1. First Name, Last Name

    2. Email details

    3. Mailing address details

    4. Phone number

    5. Best way to contact information

    6. Agree that the ONWA has the right to use, publish submitted photo on social media platforms.

  3. Qualified entrant's who participate in "the consent", by selecting/clicking the consent button agree to allow the ONWA to use submitted stories/descriptions , photos, videos, names for the purpose story- telling, sharing and honouring, via social media platforms and website (onwa.ca).


General Contest Rules and Regulations

  1. By participation in “the contest”, entrants agree to release/indemnify/hold harmless Facebook. 

  2. By participating in the "consent" you agree to allow The ONWA to use stories/descriptions/photos/video submissions on social media channels for the purpose of story-telling, sharing and honouring Indigenous women and families.

  3. The ONWA acknowledges that “the contest” is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

  4. No purchase is necessary to participate in “the contest”.

  5. All winners must answer a skill testing question before any prize is awarded.

  6. There is no maximum of the number of entries per person per promotional period.

  7. Personal information collected from contest entrants will be used solely by the ONWA for the purpose of administering “the contest”.  By participating in “the contest”, each entrant consents to collection, use and disclosure of personal information for these purposes.   

  8. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are non-transferable, nor do awarded prizes have cash value.

  9. Prizing will be mailed to contest winners according to mailing instructions completed in the on-line ballot (see R&R 2).

  10. To claim a prize, you a resident of the province of Ontario 18 years of age or older, or who is under the age of 18 years of age, with authorization of their guardian. 

  11. The ONWA is not responsible for complications that take place with email servers, telephone lines and/or computer delivery.

  12. The ONWA is not responsible for misdirected entries.

  13. In the case of an email entry, if the identity of an entrant is in disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry.

  14. All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this contest server machine(s). 

  15. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the ONWA reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. 

  16. The ONWA reserves the right to deny a contest entrant a contest prize in the event a contest entrant fails to meet any of the above conditions. 

  17. The ONWA reserves the right to amend these official contest rules and regulations at any time. Should amendments occur, the ONWA will take action to communicate new rules within 48 hours of amendments to the official contest rules and regulations. 

  18. All entries acquired through entry into “the contest” become property of the ONWA and shall in no case be returned to the contest entrant. 

  19. Subject to applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws, these rules govern all aspects of this official contest rules and regulations and are binding.   

  20. If “the contest” is cancelled for any reason, “the contest” will end with no compensation offered to existing qualified entrants or contest prize winners. The ONWA is not liable for delays or cancellation of “the contest”. 

  21. The ONWA reserves the right to cancel “the contest” or disqualify a participant due to fraud, technical failures, or human errors, the contest cannot be held as originally planned by the station and associated sponsors. Any person entering the contest in such a way that it will corrupt the fair and honest conduct of the contest or could interfere with any other contestant’s chances of participating or winning, will be disqualified. 

  22. All prizes will be mailed within 30 days of winning.