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NewsLeader wins Jumpstart Award
The Burnaby NewsLeader is among the winners of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards, one of 12 nationwide.
Co-sponsored by Newspapers Canada, the awards are a writing competition for published stories that educate readers about the community impact of the Jumpstart program. A $5,000 grant will be donated in the name of each winning newspaper to their local Jumpstart chapter.
The Burnaby Newsleader won for "Soaring to great heights" by Mario Bartel.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities aims to give kids from disadvantaged families opportunities to participate in organized sport and recreation by covering helping cover costs of expenses such as registration, equipment and transportation.