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Kijiji Gaming Contest #KijijiGaming

For the next two weeks, Kijiji will be giving away gaming consoles for the holidays!

To enter, scroll to the bottom of the page and answer the week’s question in the contact form. We will have 2 questions (1 per week). You can answer each question only once per week for an entry into the draw. We will be sharing the questions on our social channels (G+, Twitter, and Facebook).

Entries for week 1 must be in by Sunday, December 7 by midnight (EST).

Entries for week 2 must be in by Sunday, December 14 by midnight (EST).

Want Extra Entries? Post an Ad!

Simply create an ad on Kijiji selling anything related to gaming with the hashtag #KijijiGaming in the title of the ad.  Be creative! Gaming can be anything from a couch to play video games on to the coffee table that you use to place your favourite gaming snacks.

Don’t forget to include the hashtag #KijijiGaming in the title of your ad.

Each ad created will get you 2 extra entries up to a maximum of 10!

Stay up to Date on the Contest by following our Social Channels:

Kijiji Facebook

Kijiji Twitter

Kijiji Google Plus

Week 1 (Dec. 1 – Dec. 7)

Which gaming console would you love to receive this holiday?

 Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

 

Week 2 (Dec. 8 – Dec. 14)

What is your favourite gaming console of all time?

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Submit your answer below!

Don’t forget to create up to 5 ads with the hashtag #KijijiGaming in the title for more entries!

Full Contest Rules (Link)

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Comedy Benefit for Kimm and Other Families Struggling with Cancer

Tickets are only $20 and proceeds will be used to support Kimm and raise money to help others in similar situations.

At 41, the Milton mother of two young children has had to face the fact of being diagnosed with the advanced stages of glioblastoma multiform, a deadly brain tumour.

Kimm Fletcher Kids

But she isn’t doing it alone with the community rallying behind her in her fight to buy some more time to live, love and spend time with her husband and children.  Her family and friends have been mobilizing to help raise money for treatments that will prolong her life.

Support Kimm and Others at Comedy Club 54

They’re hosting a comedy show fundraiser at Club 54 Nightclub in Burlington on Nov. 29 to help Kimm and her family pay for a drug called Avastin, which her oncologist has said is her best possible treatment.

 The night will feature comedian Mark Matthews, who has opened for Jerry Seinfield, Gilbert Gottfried and Jimmy “JJ” Walker to name a few. Mark has also appeared on Crystal Comedy Quest, The Fruitopia Comedy Fest, Comedy at Club 54 and the CBC show Comics.

 Tickets cost $20, with doors opening at 8 p.m. at 3345 Harvester Rd.

Kimm’s family and friends have said the event is really about having some fun while raising much needed funds and awareness about Kimm’s situation and others like her. 

How to Purchase a Ticket

You can contact Scott Fletcher to purchase tickets:

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-community-events-Comedy-Night-Club-54-W0QQAdIdZ542421983

kimm comedy show tickets

Kimm has already gone through her first treatment earlier this month with positive results.

The tumour, which is inoperable, showed no growth on her MRI and she said she was feeling more energetic and healthy.

“So what has been rapid growth now has shown no growth,” she wrote on her fundraising site. “Yes treatment is working, yes round 1 win!”

Kimm and her family have also been actively lobbying the Ontario government to cover the cost of the drug Avastin, which has Kimm’s family paying $8,000 out-of-pocket each month.

The drug isn’t covered by the Ontario government or by her insurance company for use against brain tumours even though Health Canada approved the drug in 2010 to treat patients with glioblastoma multiform.

Health and Long-Term Care Minister Deb Matthews has told the media that the particular drug is currently approved to treat colorectal cancer in Ontario, but that evidence doesn’t warrant coverage for other types of cancer.  Still, Kimm said she will continue lobbying the province to cover the costs so that other families like hers won’t have to go through the worry about how they would be able to afford the treatments.

Kimm Fletcher Family

Kimm Fletcher

Show us How Beautiful Canada is! Win a DSLR Camera!

Finding Yourself in Canada – a Photo Mosaic

Canada, you inspire us!
Not just because we can marvel in your natural beauty from sea to sea, but also for the strong and solid foundation of acceptance and understanding that you built our country on.

Others are simply envious of us for our cultural mosaic, developed over the past 100 years as we opened the doors to different cultures, languages and religions.

There aren’t many places that welcome you with open arms and where you truly feel at home.

But Canada is one of these places!

We also have poutine, Ryan Gosling, and Tim Horton’s to brag about.
We have an unabashed love for high fiving, hockey and the great outdoors.
But can you blame us?

We truly have so much to be proud of!

In celebration of how awesome our country is, we at Kijiji Canada want to show our red and white pride through our latest collaborative art project Finding Yourself in Canada. We’re hoping you’ll help us show others why Canada is really THE place to be.

Upload your photos on www.kijijiblog.ca/finding-yourself-in-canada of the people, places and experiences you’ve had in Canada and the feelings they invoked in you. Best part is, you might be rewarded for your love of Canada.


Submit your Photos and Win a Camera!
Anyone who uploads their photos will be entered in a draw for a chance to WIN A Nikon D5200 camera! Pretty sweet right?
Contest Ends Friday, November 29


Finding Yourself in Canada

 

 

The images collected will create mosaics that represent three different emotions about how people feel about Canada — happiness, adventurous and romantic. The more images submitted, the higher the resolution the mosaic will become.
Check out how others feel about Canada too by scrolling over the mural and seeing what’s already been submitted.

Together, we believe we can create something meaningful that shows just how special Canada is.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so just imagine what can be said about Canada with the thousands of photos submitted by people just like you.
Let’s do our country proud with this living piece of art.

Submit your Picture to the Finding Yourself in Canada Contest

 Finding Yourself In Canada Mosaic

 

Watch out B.C. Kijiji is here to stay!

Kijiji Canada is happy to announce the expansion of our presence in beautiful British Columbia!

This has been the final frontier for us and after months of research, user feedback, surveys, and development time, we have launched new areas and subareas across B.C. This will give our users in British Columbia an opportunity to buy, sell and trade within their local community and better coverage across the province.

 

Sunshine Coast  sunshinecoast.kijiji.ca
Powell River District  powellriver.kijiji.ca
Peace River Area peaceriver.kijiji.ca

Dawson Creek peaceriver.kijiji.ca/dawsoncreek/

Fort St. John  peaceriver.kijiji.ca/fortstjohn/

Cariboo Area cariboo.kijiji.ca

100 Mile House cariboo.kijiji.ca/100milehouse/

Quesnel cariboo.kijiji.ca/quesnel/

Williams Lake  cariboo.kijiji.ca/williamslake/

Skeena-Bulkley Area  skeena.kijiji.ca

Burns Lake skeena.kijiji.ca/burnslake/

Houston  skeena.kijiji.ca/houston/

Kitimat skeena.kijiji.ca/kitimat/

Prince Rupert skeena.kijiji.ca/princerupert/

Smithers skeena.kijiji.ca/smithers/

Terrace skeena.kijiji.ca/terrace/

Vanderhoof  skeena.kijiji.ca/vanderhoof/

Comox Valley Area comoxvalley.kijiji.ca

Campbell River  comoxvalley.kijiji.ca/campbellriver/

Comox / Courtenay / Cumberland  comoxvalley.kijiji.ca/comox/

Port Alberni/Oceanside oceanside.kijiji.ca

Parksville / Qualicum Beach  oceanside.kijiji.ca/parksville/

Port Alberni  oceanside.kijiji.ca/portalberni/

Cowichan Valley  cowichan.kijiji.ca
Port Hardy/Port McNeill  porthardy.kijiji.ca
Revelstoke  revelstoke.kijiji.ca
Fraser Valley fraservalley.kijiji.ca

Mission fraservalley.kijiji.ca/mission

Hope/Kent  fraservalley.kijiji.ca/hope

Abbotsford fraservalley.kijiji.ca/abbotsford/

Chilliwack fraservalley.kijiji.ca/chilliwack/

If you don’t see your local area included it here could be because we have already added it or because it is to come. We still have some tricks up our sleeve so watch this space for more updates.

If you want to add your city or town to Kijiji you can do so here. We love feedback from our users!

Griffin’s Adventure

When Trina Regimbal lost her beloved Congo African Grey Parrot earlier this week she turned to Kijiji and social media to help find him.

Griffin the parrot went missing on May 6, when he fell of his owners shoulder and flew away. Trina started her search by posting an ad on Kijiji and putting up posters in her Ottawa neighbourhood, but widened the net by using social media.

On May 7, Kijiji’s Twitter feed picked this up:

We immediately re-tweeted it to help Trina find her bird. We weren’t the only ones. News of Griffin’s disappearance was being retweeted by Trina’s many followers and was eventually picked up by local news outlets, including the CBC.

Griffin was reunited with Trina a few days later. Trina purchased Griffin off of Kijiji in 2011, and we are so happy to have helped spread the word of his disappearance and get him home!

We caught up with Trina recently to find out more about Griffin’s ‘vacation’

 

Q. How did Griffin get home?

A. Griffin was reported by a couple living on McEwen Ave down by the Ottawa Parkway River saying he was on their balcony on the 25th floor.  They called the Humane Society which gave our number.

 

 

Q. How do you think posting your lost parrot ad on Kijiji helped your search effort?

A.  Kijiji was the first place I posted an ad when he went missing.  I definitely knew it would help in spreading the news quickly.

 

Q. Did your community come together to help you find Griffin?

A. It was amazing how the community help and how the word spread so quickly about his disappearance.  He went missing Sunday 06 2012 around 6pm and that late night early Monday morning it was broadcasted on 1310 news radio which they replayed a few times through out the day.  Then CBC News  came to my house to film a report that they aired that evening on CBC News.

By Monday morning when my husband and I started work everyone had heard about a missing parrot in the west end of Ottawa on the radio I couldn’t believe how quickly the words spread  just over night and I had the whole day and the weather was beautiful I just had a gut feeling that today I was going to get him back.

Everyone’s comment is how do you find or even catch a bird, its like finding a needle in a hay stack!  I didn’t know the answer to their question, but I did know that I was going to do everything in my power to get Griffin back.

Griffin  was one of the lucky parrots that sought out refuge onto a caring couples balcony home that gave him cut up apples and grapes and called the Humane Society.

 

Q. Are you a regular Kijiji customer? How do you use Kijiji?

A.  I use kijiji often, I’m on the site several times a day, just to browse, look for items that people are selling or check what is going/events in the community even advertise for my business when looking to fill a spot in my home daycare.  Kijiji is great, everyone uses it and I recommend it to everyone.

 

Q. Have you ever bought anything for Griffin from Kijiji?

A. Haven’t bought anything yet for Griffin off of Kijiji but I do have an ad posted in search for a Parrot Perch for him on Kijiji.

 

We are glad Griffin made it home safe and sound! See Griffin in action on his YouTube channel!

If you think a parrot is the pet for you, check out our listings