Wear It! Oswego Fish with a Pro Sweepstakes Entry Deadline Approaches
Win Chance to Fish with Pro Joe Thomas of the Outdoor Channel

OSWEGO, NEW YORK -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

The Wear It! Oswego campaign reminds the public that the July 15, 2012 deadline for Fish with a Pro sweepstakes entries is fast approaching. One lucky grand prize winner will have the opportunity to fish with professional angler Joe Thomas. Thomas is the host of Stihl's Reel in the Outdoors television show on the Outdoor Channel (www.reeloutdoorstv.com). An additional 50 runners-up will be eligible to attend a free pre-event barbeque.

"People are encouraged to submit as many sweepstakes entry forms as they would like," said Joanne Walsh of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, a Wear It! Oswego collaborator. "You must be 18 years old to enter and must reside in the United States. The Wear It! Oswego campaign will provide the winner with two nights' hotel accommodations at an Oswego lodging establishment. All other travel arrangements, costs and meals associated with this fishing event are to be incurred by the winner," Walsh added.

The Fish with a Pro event will take place in Oswego, New York, on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The winner will fish for salmon on the Oswego River in Oswego, guided by Kevin Davis, an experienced drift boat captain.

An additional 50 individuals will be randomly selected to attend the free pre-event barbeque to be held in Oswego on Friday evening, October 12, 2012. Attendees to this exclusive, invitation-only event will get the opportunity to meet Joe Thomas in person and to receive his free autographed picture.

One Fish with a Pro winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries. All entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2012. The grand prize drawing will be held on August 1, 2012.

The Fish with a Pro sweepstakes entry form and official rules can be found on the "Photos" link of www.facebook.com/wearitoswego or on the Oswego County Tourism website at www.visitoswegocounty.com. Completed entries should be addressed to: Wear It! Oswego Fish with a Pro Sweepstakes, c/o Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning, 46 East Bridge Street, Oswego NY 13126. For additional information on the Fish with a Pro sweepstakes or the Wear It! Oswego campaign contact wearitoswego@gmail.com.

In addition to Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (www.brookfieldrenewable.com), Wear It! Oswego collaborators include the City of Oswego Fire Department, the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning and The Palladium-Times. Wear It! Oswego is an off-shoot of the national and New York State Wear It! programs, implemented by the National Safe Boating Council (www.safeboatingcampaign.com) and Wear It! New York.

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group operates the renewable power generation platform of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset manager. In New York, Brookfield owns and operates 75 hydropower generating facilities on 15 rivers, including the Upper Hudson, Raquette and Salmon Rivers. River information for several U.S. rivers is available from www.h2oline.com. For more company information, please visit www.brookfieldrenewable.com.

The City of Oswego's Fire Department has been operating as a paid fire department since 1876, making it the third oldest paid fire department in New York State. For additional information visit www.oswegony.org/DEPT_fire.html.

The Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning promotes Oswego County through a comprehensive international marketing plan. For upcoming events and visitor information, go to www.visitoswegocounty.com.

The Palladium-Times is Oswego County's only hometown daily newspaper and has served the City of Oswego and surrounding areas in that capacity since 1845. Visit www.palltimes.com for more information.

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: www.marketwire.com/library/20120612-wearitoswego.jpg.

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, U.S. Operations
Joanne Walsh
(508) 251-7718

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