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Infotel cash prize winner to use money to pay off vacation bill

Penticton welder James Weir, 33, holds his Infotel back-to-school giveaway prize - a cheque for $1,000.
September 12, 2013 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - How will Infotel's latest prize winners spend their loot?

They'll use the $1,000 cheque to pay off a trip to Disneyland—it's like getting a free vacation.

Slimline Manufacturing welder James Weir, 33 and his wife drove their six-year-old son 2,100 km to the 'happiest place on earth' recently. They came back satisfied with the trip but not the big credit card bill.

Weir says he doesn't usually enter contests.

"My wife is always doing that," he says, but one day he asked her to throw his name into Infotel's back-to-school cash prize giveaway.

The pair did not know he had won until they were visiting his parents in Surrey. They checked their email and were informed he was indeed the grand prize winner of $1,000.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065, tweet @shannonquesnel1 or @InfoNewsPentict

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