Sunwing Partners With Wiarton Willie


Sunwing is getting set to celebrate Groundhog Day as a platinum sponsor of the Wiarton Willie Festival in Wiarton, Ont. on Feb. 2.

The star of the Wiarton Willie Festival is Canada’s most famous groundhog who will emerge at 8:07 a.m. to offer his weather prediction for the weeks to come. Canadians across the country will be watching to see if Willie sees his shadow; those unable to sit by their TV screen can also take advantage of a special Facebook Live broadcast beginning at 7:15 a.m. on Sunwing’s Facebook page.

The Wiarton Willie Festival kicks off at 7 a.m. with a fireworks display followed by a morning full of entertainment on the Wiarton Arena outdoor stage. Festivities will include a tropical-inspired performance by the Sunwing dancers that will get the crowd warmed up before Willie’s appearance.

Sunwing is also launching a Groundhog Day Getaway Contest. Canadians are invited to enter online for a chance to win a one-week all-inclusive vacation for a family of four at the Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa. If Willie sees his shadow and winter is extended, Sunwing will also reward all entrants with a $100 travel voucher.

Sunwing will also make it easy for all Canadians to get into #SunwingMode this winter by launching a Groundhog Day sale on Feb. 2.