Winners announced for the first annual Jumpstart Awards

Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Jumpstart Awards.

Twelve winning entries have been selected from daily and community publications across Canada. A $5,000 grant will be given in the name of each winning newspaper to the local Jumpstart chapter relating to the story.

The 2013 winners are:

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

To learn more about the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards, please visit

For more information, please contact:
Taylor Kormann
Newspapers Canada