QCT journalist receives prize in the first annual Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Awards

Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities recently announced the winners of the inaugural Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards, a writing competition for published articles that educate Canadians about the impact that Jumpstart is making in their communities. Twelve newspapers from across Canada were awarded this year. Launched in 2013, the bilingual writing competition aims to promote the charitable mission of Canadian Tire Jumpstart and showcase the strength of Canadian newspapers in communities across the country. A $5,000 grant will be given in the name of each winning newspaper to their local Jumpstart Chapter. Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart announced the following 2013 Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards winners, the first of which is QCT’s own Bethann G. Merkle whose article appeared in the June 26, 2013, edition of the paper.  

  • Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (QC), Canadian Tire jump start youth sports, by Bethann G. Merkle
  • Abbotsford News (BC), Jumpstart gets Abbotsford kids in the game, by Dan Kinvig 
  • Brooks Bulletin (AB), Couple recognized for support of Jumpstart, by Bruce Parker
  • Burnaby Newsleader (BC), Soaring to great heights, by Mario Bartel
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  • Be Local Magazine (AB), Jumpstart helps kids realize sporting dreams, by Alex Frazer-
  • Harrison
    Chilliwack Progress
    (BC), Helping Canadian Kids Play Sports, by Eric Welsh 
  • Columbia Valley Pioneer (BC), Canadian Tire giving kids a sporting chance, by Dan 
  • Walton
    Comox Valley Echo
    (BC), Sparking resilience through sport, by Drew A. Penner 
  • Merritt Herald (BC), Country Run just around the corner; Merritt Country Run seeking key committee members, by Emily Wessel 
  • Penticton Western News (BC), Great Strides made from skating program, by Emanuel 
  • Sequeira
    Perth Courier
    (ON), Joint community effort jump starts fun for youth, by Laurie Weir 
  • Victoria News (BC), Kids given leg up on active lifestyle, by Don Descoteau 

To learn more about the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards, please visit www.newspaperscanada.ca/jumpstart