125 years

We thank all those who participated. The contest is now closed.

Congratulations to the winners!
Jill Bristow – Winnipeg, MB
Gary Bradshaw – Ottawa, ON
Maria Pellegrino – Burlington, ON
Jean Claude Munyezamu – Calgary, AB
Great-West Life officially turned 125 on Aug. 28, 2016. To celebrate, we’re launching the #GreatWest125 Contest – open to all Canadians over 18 years old, including you!



In total, four people will be awarded a $1,250 prize that you can spend on furthering your volunteer activities.

Some examples of how you can spend the prize money include donating it to a charity close to your heart, buying gear for your child’s sports team, participating in a Habitat for Humanity build here or abroad, or something else that makes sense for you. The choice is yours.


How to enter

There are two easy ways to enter…

 facebook_icon Facebook

  • Snap a photo or video and tell us why you give back
  • Post it on the Great-West Facebook page
  • Use the hashtag #GreatWest125
  • Ask your friends and family to like, comment and share

twitter_icon Twitter

  • Snap a photo or video and tell us why you give back
  • Tweet it from your Twitter account
  • Use the hashtag #GreatWest125
  • Ask your friends and family to like, comment and share

Photo examples

Any photos or videos of your volunteer activities are acceptable contest entries. Here are some ideas of photos you can submit…

  • Coaching your child’s sports team
  • Donating at your local food bank
  • Volunteering at an animal shelter
  • Helping a senior
  • Participating in the United Way campaigns
  • Building a home for Habitat for Humanity




Additional contest details

  • Contest opens to all Canadian residents on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time (CDT).
  • Contest closes Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
  • Winners will be selected by a judging panel on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • All submissions must be made through Facebook or Twitter with the #GreatWest125 hashtag. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.
  • One entry per person. An unlimited number of photos may be submitted by one person.
  • Photos containing more than one person count as one contest entry for the person who shared it. The same photo can be shared by multiple people.
  • Previous recipients of Community Volunteer Grants are eligible to enter.
  • If you don’t use your full name in social media, you must identify yourself and your entry either by private message or by emailing social.media@gwl.ca.
  • All photos submitted must have been taken in the last year.
  • There are a total of four prizes to be won, each consisting of a cash prize of $1,250.
  • Each of the winners will be asked to answer a mathematical skill-testing question before being declared a winner.
  • Odds of winning a prize depend on the overall score received by judging panel, which consists of creativity (25%), quality of submission (25%), relevance to contest theme (40%) and the number of likes, comments and shares (10%).


Please review the Official Contest Rules.

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