Ten families chosen from over 5,000 entries for ultimate family reunions
COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Feb. 21, 2011 (Marketwire) --
The Whitehead and Meadows Family of Coquitlam will have their very own Brady Bunch family reunion, thanks to Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion Contest.
The contest launched online at www.togetherisamazing.com on November 29, inviting Canadians to create a virtual scrapbook page sharing their story of why they wanted to reunite their family. More than 5,000 Canadians created family scrapbooks and shared their incredible stories. Ten deserving families were chosen by a panel of judges and will have the opportunity to create their dream family reunion valued up to $25,000.
Sarah Morse (nee Whitehead) and her family immigrated to Canada in 1976, when she was just five-years-old. The family had always wanted to move to Canada - even if it meant leaving behind family and friends for a new life in Trail, British Columbia. Not long after their move, her parents divorced and Sarah's father took on the role of raising both she and her brother on his own. Within a few years, her father met and married the love of his life, who had four kids of her own. The family moved into their modest four-bedroom home as a modern-day version of the Brady Bunch.
"For the past 25 years we've had the luxury of becoming a true family regardless of blood," said Sarah. "Three years ago, my father was diagnosed with cancer. My only wish is that all of us could have the opportunity to bring the whole family together, so that my dad can have one last chance to see everyone before it is too late."
As one of the 10 contest winners, the Whitehead and Meadows reunion will bring together family members from all across Canada, for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
"We're thrilled to have had so many entries to the Amazing Family Reunion Contest - Canadians have shared some truly wonderful, heartwarming stories with us," said Brad Shaw, CEO, Shaw Communications Inc. "Together is Amazing is all about the power of bringing people together and Shaw is incredibly fortunate to play a part in bringing these families together to create lasting memories."
To learn more about Together is Amazing - and the other incredible winning submissions, visit www.togetherisamazing.com.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
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