SANG Nguygen used a Wrigley's chewing gum wrapper to ask Tamara Lane out on their first date. Three years later he asked for her hand in marriage — using 2500-2800 packets of gum.
Mr Nguygen gained the courage to propose to his girlfriend at the place they met, Mounties' M1 gym, on Friday, July 19.
"We met in a group fitness class, when we finished we would sit in my car and talk and she would eat gum and leave the wrappers in my car," Mr Nguygen said.
"I decided to write on one and left it on her car windscreen. She called back and said yes.
"I went to the gym six days a week to see her. You know, when you know — I think."
He said he originally called Wrigley's and asked them for a giant gum wrapper printed with the engagement proposal on it.
But the company had another idea: it designed a giant proposal made from 2500-2800 individual packets of gum spelling out "Will You Marry Me?".
On the day of the proposal, Miss Lane, who is an instructor at the gym, finished her class when her soon-to-be fiance greeted her.
He led her to a stage where the sign was assembled, got down on one knee and popped the question.
"I had no idea he was going to propose," Miss Lane said. "I was very shocked, because I'm very shy and quiet."
They plan to have a traditional Vietnamese wedding next February.