THE RETURN OF THE CHAMPS! ARGONAUTS’ 2013 HOME OPENER THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2013

CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER TO BE UNVEILED PRE-GAME

Toronto – This Friday, June 28 at 6:45 p.m. the100th Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argonautswill make their regular season debut in the 2013 Home Opener, presented by Nissan’s Participating GTA Retailers,at Rogers Centre.

Led on offence by “The Professor” – QB Ricky Ray, reigning CFL Most Outstanding Player, “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” – SB/KR Chad Owens, and “Kack Attack” – RB Chad Kackert, the Argos enter this week having won seven straight games dating back to last season (including 2012 regular season and post-season, and 2013 pre-season). The Argos’ hard-hitting defence looks to crush the Ticats behind the Argos’ three-headed linebacking monster: Marcus “Wolverine” Ball, LB Robert “Hammer” McCune, and Brandon “Iceman” Isaac.

Fans are asked to be in their seats early to witness the unveiling of the 100th Grey Cup championship banner and a special championship ring ceremony featuring GM Jim Barker, reigning CFL Coach of the Year Scott Milanovich, and select players. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, including the Flag Party from 32 Canadian BrigadeGroup will be present during pre-game festivities, as well as the Grey Cup trophy itself.

The Frank’s RedHot Pre-Game Tailgate Party will kickoff at 5:00 p.m. outside Gates 10 and 11 where fans can join the team from Boots and HeartsCanadian Country Music Festival as they present Canada’s fastest rising Country music star Tim Hicks,whosefirst radio single, “Get By”, is certified Gold. Hicks will perform pre-game before he entertains the crowd at halftime and stays for the third quarter to sign autographs. Lucky Argos fans at this week’s game will have a chance to win tickets to Boots and Hearts taking place from August 1 to August 4, 2013, where they can see Tim perform along with headliners Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry and Dean Brody.

When the sun goes down, the CN Tower will illuminate the Toronto skyline with Double Blue lights to celebrate the return of the champs. The Argonauts will also debut their Champion of Change initiative as part of the award-winning Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, presented by Tim Hortons. At each game, the Argos will recognize student champions who are making a difference in their school or community through acts of kindness, tolerance, and respect for others. Throughout the game, the 2013 Argos Cheerleaders, presented by the Toronto Sun, will be back to perform for the tens of thousands of fans in attendance.
Fans are invited to join Argos players and cheerleaders at the Official Post-Game Party at Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill at 276 King Street West, for special food and drink deals!
Tickets for the home opener are available by visiting ticketmaster.ca, argonauts.ca or by calling the Argonauts offices at 416-341-ARGO (2746).

The Toronto Argonauts are North America’s oldest professional football club, celebrating their 140th anniversary in 2013. As Toronto’s #1 community team through player involvement and community programs, the Toronto Argonauts, a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL), have 16 Grey Cup championships to their credit. For 2013 season ticket and group sales packages, please contact the sales team at (416) 341-ARGO. For more information on the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, please visit argonauts.ca.

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CANADA’S FASTEST RISING NEW COUNTRY STAR TIM HICKS GOES GOLD AND ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM “THROW DOWN” ON AUGUST 27

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SECOND SINGLE “HELL RAISIN GOOD TIME” IS #1 ADDED TRACK AT CANADIAN RADIO – ALL FORMATS

                              FESTIVAL DATES CONFIRMED THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

TIM HICKS EP AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – (June 11, 2013) – Hot on the heels of having his very first radio single certified Gold – one of Canada’s fastest rising music stars – Tim Hicks has announced the release of his highly anticipated debut album “Throw Down” on August 27th. “Get By” the Top 10 lead single from the album, rocketed up the charts and spent 17 weeks as the No. 1 selling Canadian Country single on iTunes with over 40,000 tracks sold to date.

Additionally, Hicks’s second single, “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” was the No. 1 most added song at Canadian Country Radio last week. The chugging rocker was also the No. 1 added track at Canadian radio overall – all formats – proving to be an unyielding preview of the artistry and music mastery to come on “Throw Down”. With over 35 million audience impressions at radio, he’s successfully doing his part to help define a genre that celebrates growing up in small towns, hard work, savouring every experience and living life completely.

Hicks exploded onto the scene earlier this year, building a strong fan base with “Get By” the No. 1 Canadian song at Country radio for four weeks and his No. 1 selling self-titled EP. Proclaimed the ‘One To Watch’ by fans and the industry alike, the Niagara based singer-songwriter has literally dominated Canadian Country radio and video airplay during the first half of the year. A lyric video for the whimsical album track “Stronger Beer” become an instant viral smash adding to the 700,000+ views on Hicks’ YouTube channel.

Recorded in Nashville, TN, and co-written by Hicks, the soon to be hit record boasts equal parts grit, fun and camaraderie. Poised and impactful from conception to execution, the track list for the album is one created and crafted with experience only years of touring and performing can bring. Already connected to a devoted fan base, Hicks’ fast rising success story is noteworthy – highlighting the strong pulse for Country music in Canada.

Fans can get a taste of Hicks live show this summer when he performs at a handful of notable festival dates including the Calgary Stampede, Cavendish and Boots And Hearts.

Tim Hicks Tour Dates:

June 22 – Fielding Winery – Beamsville, ON
July 3 – Cowboy’s Stampeded Tent (Calgary Stampede) – Calgary, AB
July 6 – Cavendish Beach Festival – Cavendish, PEI
July 26 – Country In The Woods Festival – Parry Sound, ON
August 1 – Boots And Hearts Festival – Bowmanville, ON
August 4 – Boothill Festival – Bothwell, ON
August 8 – Arnprior Fair – Arnprior, ON
August 16 – Raceway – Walton, ON
August 31 – Smoke & Spurs Festival – Powasson, ON

Watch the brand new video for “Hell Raisin Good Time” here.

TimHicksMusic.com
Facebook.com/pages/Tim-Hicks/327507520617183
@TimHicksMusic

For more information, please contact:
Red Umbrella P.R./Charlotte Thompson
Charlotte@RedUmbrellaPR.com
416.464.8220

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