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Flora Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd. Announces Contest Winners for African Safari

Vancouver, BC - Flora Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd. a leading manufacturer of herbal and medicinal teas in Canada announced today the grand prize winners of the company’s Bija Healing Teas African Safari sweepstakes.

John Berg of Upper Lake, CA and Roland Tanguay of Granby, QC are the respective grand prize winners of the consumer and retailer contests. John Berg entered the draw after seeing the Bija Healing Teas display in a local health food store.

Roland Tanguay and Sylvie Sennay of Panier Sante in Granby, QC were eligible for entry into the contest after brining in the line of Bija Healing Teas in the fall of 2002. When notified that they were they winners they could not believe it. “I thought it was impossible that we had won” says Tanguay. “When our sales rep encouraged us to buy more tea to be eligible for entry I thought the chances of winning were very remote. We’re very excited about our upcoming trip to such an unusual destination. It will be such a nice experience to see a rooibos plantation in such an exotic location” says Tanguay.

Both 10-day trips will consist of roundtrip travel to South Africa inclusive of accommodations. The itinerary will contain a visit to an organic rooibos plantation, sightseeing in Capetown, the Stellenbosch Wine Valley, Table Mountain, and a 3 day safari to Kruger National Park.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer these two trips to our consumers and retailers” says Guru Simran Khalsa, Vice President of Flora. “We came up with the idea last year to kick off the first Bija campaign with a sweepstakes to South Africa. We thought that it would tie in very well with the rooibos that we use in many of the Bija teas” says Khalsa. “We have had remarkable success with the launch and rollout of Bija Healing Teas and these two trips allow us to give something back to our supporters” says Khalsa.

Retailers were eligible for one entry per fifty-four units of tea purchased. Consumers were encouraged to enter through an on-line entry form off Flora’s website or with a mail-in postcard. Entries for each draw were collected over the last 12 months and were complied at Flora’s head office in Burnaby, BC. Winners were drawn at random from the 2,554 retailer entries and 10,898 consumer entries.

About Flora Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd.

Flora Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd. has been producing top quality natural health care products in Canada since 1965, gaining a reputation as an innovator and industry leader. Now with offices and high-tech facilities throughout Canada and the U.S., Flora provides products to more than 10,000 select health food stores across North America. Additional information on Flora Manufacturing and Distributing or Flora Inc. may be obtained on the World Wide Web at


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