The Mexican Gauntlet

Mexican Gauntlet

The cold…the snow…the frostbite, all the things you hate about a Canadian winter. 97.7 HTZ-FM wants to help you get out of here and head for the border. 


Starting Tuesday, Soper & Brown are asking you to throw down the gauntlet in a series of competitions designed to weed out the faint of heart, for a chance to win a 7 night all-inclusive vacation for 2 to the Occidental at Xcaret Destination in Riviera Maya Mexico, courtesy of Sunwing Vacations


Tune in to Soper & Brown at 6:10 & 7:10 and when you hear the cue to call, be  25th OR 26th through to (905) 688-9797. The guys have reached into the epicentre of weird headlines and now it's up to you to go head to head in a round of “Florida Headlines!”  where you'll have to sift through all of the “fake news” to identify the real headlines.


Guess the correct headline, you win a point. Guess incorrectly, the other caller wins a point. First person to 3 points is automatically invited to compete in a “Mexican Gauntlet” semi-final in-person competition here at the White House of Rock (12 Yates St. St. Catharines) on Monday, February 24th. 


Immediately following that round, 2 competitors will move on to the finals where one person will walk away with the vacation.

Do you think you’re dispuesto to be put through the escurridor?




ABOUT THE RESORT: Nestled in a stunning private cove next to Xcaret Park, Occidental at Xcaret Destination offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Vacationers can unwind by the sprawling pool complex, soak up the sun on the pristine white-sand beach or try out a range of resort-offered activities like archery and tennis. Mini-vacationers will have a blast at the on-site kids club, while adventure-seekers can explore all the exciting attractions of Xcaret Park located right next door (at an extra cost). After working up an appetite, you can look forward to varied dining options ranging from Mediterranean cuisine to Mexican dishes and more. Choose from a range of accommodation options with convenient amenities designed to make your stay picture-perfect



CONTEST CLOSES: February 21, 2020 @ 7:30am
No purchase necessary. Contest starts on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00 am ET and closes on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30 am ET. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of Ontario who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Some restrictions apply. Correct answer to a mathematical skill testing question required. Submissions must be unique and original and not include any third party’s proprietary content, including trademarks or copyrighted content. Final contest is on Monday, February 24, 2020. Approximate retail value of the one (1) prize is $4,420 CAD, based on a Canadian gateway departure. Odds of winning will depend on how many people attempt to call through. Odds of winning the second round are two (2) in eight (8). Odds of winning the final round are one (1) in two (2). Complete contest rules and entry available at