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Vancouver Canucks and Direct Energy Team Up

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Canucks and Direct Energy announce the return of Direct Energy’s “You Call the Shots Contest,” where one lucky fan will experience what it is like to be General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks for a day. Direct Energy’s “You Call the Shots Contest” will award one fortunate fan and three friends a rare hockey prize package that will allow the group to experience a day in the life of an NHL General Manager.

“It was an experience that I will never forget,” said Lori Jones, who won the contest last year and lived her GM-for-a-day dream along with her husband, his brother and father. “My husband and I are huge Canucks fans and it was a terrific thrill for us and our family.”

The contest will grant one fan and three friends the opportunity to meet Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis, catch the team’s morning skate at General Motors Place and watch a game from Gillis’ private box. They’ll also get a behind-the-scenes tour, a VIP dining experience, a centre-ice photo opportunity and a team-autographed jersey.

“We are extremely happy to once again be working with Direct Energy to provide one of our fans with such a unique experience,” said Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis. “Direct Energy has been a great partner for the Vancouver Canucks, allowing us to work together to offer innovative programs to help thank our fans for the support over the years. We look forward to hosting a special VIP on January 28th.”

Fans can register to win and review official contest rules at between November 6 and December 18th, 2008. Eight semi-finalists will be chosen throughout the contest and will compete on-ice for the Grand Prize during the Saturday, December 20th game at General Motors Place. No purchase is necessary. The Direct Energy “You Call the Shots” Contest is open to legal British Columbia residents 21 years of age and older. Only one entry per valid email address will be accepted.

“Last year’s winner had a phenomenal day, so we’re thrilled Mike and the team agreed to give a few more fans an experience to remember,” said Clinton Roeder, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Direct Energy. “We’re proud to partner with the Canucks because of their remarkable commitment to their fans and the community.”

Direct Energy is one of North America's leading retailers of energy and services for both residential and business customers and the official natural gas supplier to the Vancouver Canucks and General Motors Place.

About Direct Energy
Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers with over five million residential and commercial customer relationships. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 22 states plus DC and 10 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, visit
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