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How You Could Win a Prize at This Year’s CNE

Play a trivia game at the CAA booths and find new attractions at this favourite Toronto fair

The Ferris wheel and skyway at dusk at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto

Here’s a piece of trivia about this year’s Canadian National Exhibition (CNE): you can enter for your chance to win free gas for a year when you play a trivia game at one of two CAA booths.

Read on for details, plus other things to see and do at The Ex, which runs August 16 to September 2.

A first-ever comedy show

On August 29, some of Canada’s top comedians will take to the stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre for the CNE’s first-ever night of comedy. Hosted by Seán Cullen, the show will feature comics Ali Hassan, Derek Seguin, Arthur Simeon and Joe Vu.

A tough obstacle course

This year, the CNE will debut the Ex Race, an obstacle course inspired by the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior. To reach the end, competitors will have to negotiate cargo netting, a warped wall and a core-testing vertical challenge organizers call a “salmon ladder.”

A groundbreaking photo exhibition

In another first, the fair will host the travelling exhibition of National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs. Pictures include Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl” and a haunting shot of the Titanic lying under 4,000 metres of sea water.

A games centre

The CNE’s popular Gaming Garage returns for a third year with pinball machines, board games and an interactive virtual-reality setup. Video-game aficionados will also be able to sample a host of titles, including some not yet released to the public.

A (possibly) life-size Godzilla

To mark the 65th anniversary of Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla, the monster movie that started it all, the CNE will debut a nine-metre-tall inflatable replica of cinema’s most famous giant reptile on the waterfront. Fair-goers can hop onto a canoe—for free—and snap a selfie with the King of the Monsters.

A trivia game at the CAA booths

CAA will have two booths at this year’s CNE: one at Dufferin Gate and the other at Princes’ Gate. Visitors will be able to take part in a CNE-related game of trivia, with daily winners taking home a $100 CAA gift card. (Check out the digital leaderboard to see the top 10 scores each day.) A grand-prize winner, chosen through a random draw, will win free gas for a year.* Everyone who plays will receive a CAA lip balm.

During the two weeks of the CNE, CAA will also be offering an exclusive event deal: you’ll be able to get two CAA Basic Memberships for $99, along with a $10 fuel gift card.**

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Image credit: Courtesy of the CNE

*No purchase necessary. Contest ends at 9:00 p.m. EST September 2, 2019. Approximate grand-prize value $2,808 CAD. A mathematical skill-testing question must be answered to win the prize. Full contest rules are available at one of the CAA booths located near the Princes’ Gates and Dufferin Gates. ®CAA are trademarks owned by, and use is authorized by, the Canadian Automobile Association.

**Plus HST. Offer only available at the CAA booth at this event. For new Primary Members residing in the CAA South Central Ontario territory only. Some restrictions apply. While quantities last.