Tourism Winnipeg is taking on Go to Saint Paul’s Twitter account after successful the Jets wager

The glamor of the Jets’ first round win in the NHL playoffs continues to radiate across Winnipeg and has now spread a little further south.

For an hour, Tourism Winnipeg took over the Twitter account of Visit Saint Paul, the tourism agency for the hometown of the Minnesota Wild.

Welcome to all of our new Canadian friends here for the #onlyinthepeg take over!#MYSAINTPAUL-ites, we promise we’ll come back for you.
Handover to @TourismWPG in 3 … 2 … 1 …

– @ Saint Paul

This was not the result of a vengeful hack. Tourism Winnipeg and Visit Saint Paul have bet that the city whose team won the series would take control of the loser’s Twitter account from 11am to 12pm.

The Jets defeated the Wild in five games with a devastating 5-0 shutout win to win the series.

But instead of enjoying the superiority of the local sports team, Tourism Winnipeg took the opportunity to promote the Canadian city to its neighbors to the south.

.@TourismWPG Here! One of the many great things about Saint Paul is that it’s relatively close to the world-class city #Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This place is so magical you could swear it was the setting for one @JK Rowling Book.

Just check out this place! Splendid.

– @ Saint Paul

Well, maybe there was a little malicious glee.

While we could probably tweet all day about how perfect Winnipeg is for your next family vacation, you should probably just follow @TourismWPG. Oh, and our money is on that @NHLJets to win the cup. Did you see the crowds pulling them up there!?!? Great! #GoJetsGo

– @ Saint Paul

The Saint Paul agency was a good sport. After Visit Saint Paul reluctantly handed over the keys to the account, he took control with a call to the peg.

That wasn’t that bad, was it? Thanks to @TourismWPG for making us easy and sharing some fantastic information about us #Winnipeg. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to book our trip!

We will now return you to your regular appointment #MYSAINTPAUL Programming…

– @ Saint Paul

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