CTV Morning Live and Bell Media Radio Stations Announce “Manitobaville”, a Contest Awarding $25,000 for One Worthy Community Project

— May 29, 2015

– Manitobans need to rally together, get input on community needs, and submit a video pitch to have their community crowned “Manitobaville” –
– Manitobaville is made possible by Westoba Credit Union, SAFE Work Manitoba, Robertson College, Chicken Chef, Star Building Materials Ltd., and Recycle Everywhere –

WINNIPEG (May 29, 2015) – Bell Media Manitoban properties including CTV MORNING LIVE, 103.1 Virgin Radio, TSN 1290, 96.1 BOB FM, 101 The Farm, and 99.9 BOB FM, along with sponsors Westoba Credit Union, SAFE Work Manitoba, Robertson College, Chicken Chef, Star Building Materials Ltd., and Recycle Everywhere, announced today the launch of Manitobaville®, a contest offering communities the chance to win $25,000 to support a local project. Entrants are tasked with filming a short video explaining their dream project and the difference it will make for their community. Projects can include a park, a monument, a building upgrade – the sky’s the limit. The successful entrant will receive a $25,000 cheque towards the Manitobaville project of their community’s choice, with the winning community being crowned Manitobaville 2015. The Top 10 finalists will be announced August 7, 2015 across participating media outlets to give viewers and listeners the chance to vote for their favourite project. The winning submission will be announced two weeks later on August 21, 2015 after final voting results are tallied. For complete rules and regulations, click here. Presenting Sponsors: SAFE Work Manitoba:  www.safemanitoba.com Westoba Credit Union:  www.westoba.com Supporting Sponsors: Chicken Chef: www.chickenchef.ca Recycle Everywhere:  www.recycleeverywhere.ca Robertson College:  www.robertsoncollege.com Star Building Materials Ltd.: www.starbuilding.ca

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