Black Press newspapers, reporters win 5 Jumpstart Awards for 2013

Jumpstart is a charity from Canadian Tire, which helps disadvantaged kids gets involved in organized sport.

The winners of Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Awards were announced on Friday

Five Black Press newspapers and reporters have been honoured with this year’s Jumpstart Awards, making up nearly half of the contest’s 12 winners.

Receiving Jumpstart Awards for 2013 were articles by Dan Kinvig of the Abbotsford News, Mario Bartel of the Burnaby NewsLeader, Eric Welsh of the Chilliwack Progress, Emanuel Sequeira of the Penticton Western News, and Don Descoteau of the Victoria News.

The awards are judged and handed out by Newspapers Canada, a national initiative that represents 830 daily, weekly, and community newspapers across Canada.

Jumpstart is a charity created by Canadian Tire, which hopes to help financially disadvantaged kids get involved in organized sport by covering their registration, transportation, or equipment costs.

From the awards’ press release: “Since 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has helped give more than 500,000 Canadian kids the chance to play and the momentum is stronger than ever. To lend your support, visit Canadian Tire Jumpstart at jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.”

Here are the full list of this year’s winners, 12 articles and reporters from across Canada:

Abbotsford News (BC), Jumpstart gets Abbotsford kids in the game, by Dan Kinvig

Brooks Bulletin (AB), Couple recognized for support of Jumpstart, Bruce Parker

Burnaby Newsleader (BC), Soaring to great heights, by Mario Bartel

Calgary Herald – 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

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (QC), Canadian Tire jump start youth sports, by Bethann G. Merkle

Victoria News (BC), Kids given leg up on active lifestyle, by Don Descoteau

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