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Toronto Blue Jays Winter Tour Comes to Edmonton!

Fans of Canada’s only Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, will have the opportunity to meet their favourite players at an exclusive stop in Edmonton during their 2012 winter tour – one of only 4 stops across Canada!

Drew Hutchison, JP Arencibia, GM John Gibbons, Anthony Gose, and Colby Rasmus at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton, January 12, 2013, during their final stop on the Blue Jays Winter Tour.

The Blue Jays Winter Tour is an annual event that re-launched in 2011 in order to bring the excitement of Major League Baseball to fans across Canada:

 “When we re-launched [the tour] we had a  vision of sharing our enthusiasm for baseball with all our fans across the country. The ability to reach out to communities outside of [Toronto] has signified our commitment as a representative for baseball for the entire nation. The reaction we have received from our fans on recent tours is an indication that the passion for baseball and the Blue Jays is alive and well and we look forward to each tour stop with much anticipation” – Blue Jays President, Paul Beeston 

Blue Jays players will be attending three community events during their stop in Edmonton, though only one will be open to the public.

Fans can meet and get autographs from players JP Arencibia, Colby Rasmus, Anthony Gose, and Drew Hutchison on Sunday, January 13 from 2 – 3:30 pm at the NewCap Radio Stage in West Edmonton Mall (8882-170 St.). Fans will be limited to one autograph per person and there will be no staged/posed photos so that as many fans as possible can get through the line. Cameras are allowed at the venue, however, to take candid, non-posed photos of the players. The line-up for the event will open at 11 am.

The players will also be visiting patients at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, and personnel and families at the Canadian Forces Base, during their stop in Edmonton.

WHERE Edmonton has a pair of Blue Jay Tour wristbands to give away, which will get you front-of-the-line access to meet the players at the autograph session on January 13! To enter: Follow @whereedmonton on Twitter (www.twitter.com/whereedmonton) and tweet us the name of your favourite (current) Toronto Blue Jays player. Each tweet will be entered into a draw for the wristbands. One entry per Twitter account. Contest closes Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm MST. Winner will be announced on Twitter and sent further details at that time.

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