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Westjet RBC Mastercard Putting Challenge Invites You To See How Far A Few Putts Can Take You

Enter online starting May 10 before hitting the greens in Toronto and Vancouver

TORONTO, MAY 11, 2011— Leading up to the 2011 RBC Canadian Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. RBC is inviting the public to come and experience the WestJet RBC Mastercard Putting Challenge with the chance to win $250,000 for themselves and $250,000 for charity.

In addition to random daily and weekly prizes, participants have several opportunities to qualify either by entering the online contest at www.rbc.com/westjetputt or at unique putting greens located in downtown Toronto, Vancouver and onsite at the RBC Canadian Open. A total of eight participants will earn a spot in the semi-finals taking place at the RBC Canadian Open in Vancouver on July 23.

Two lucky finalists will then have the opportunity to make their best 60 foot putt on the 18th green at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club immediately following play at the RBC Canadian Open on Saturday, July 23 for their chance to win $250,000.

What:

The WestJet RBC Mastercard Putting Challenge offers players the chance to participate in a putting challenge either online or via one of the unique putting greens located in downtown Toronto, Vancouver and at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. Participation is free. Full rules and regulations will be available as of May 10 at www.rbc.com/westjetputt.

Why:

Each of the two finalists has the chance to win $250,000. For each 60 foot winning putt, an additional $250,000 will be shared between the charities - $125,000 to the Mike Weir Foundation and $62,500 to BC Children's Hospital Foundation and $62,500 to F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health.

Where:

Online at www.rbc.com/westjetputt
Toronto - Royal Bank Plaza, corner of Bay Street and Wellington Street
Vancouver - Royal Centre,
1055 W Georgia Street
Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club - between the 9th green and 10th tee, adjacent to the Clubhouse.

When:

Online - May 10 until midnight (EST)
on July 3
Toronto - June 20 to June 24
Vancouver - July 16 to July 22
Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club -
July 18 to July 22

(Hours of operation for each location will be posted at www.rbc.com/westjetputt)

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For more information, please contact:
Jackie Braden, RBC Brand Communications, 416-974-1724