CANADA POST

CANADA POST

June 14, 2005 11:25 ET

Canada Post: Letters Of Inspiration... Canadian Idols Will Find Them In The Mail

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 14, 2005) - Never underestimate the power of a letter! Changing public policy, recording events that aren't found in history books and keeping love alive across continents, are just a few of the ways a letter can inspire. This summer, Canadians are invited to be inspiring by mail with 'Letters of Inspiration' to the Canadian Idol competitors. The author of the most inspiring letter, as judged by CTV, will win a trip to Toronto to spend time with the Canadian Idol competitors on the set of Canada's biggest TV series!

Canadians are invited to send their inspirational letters to the Idol competitors before August 12, 2005. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Toronto (for themselves and a friend) and appear in an episode of Canadian Idol during the week of August 22. Some of the best letters may be read on-air. Fans of the show can use the Top 32 "Class Photo" postcard from the June 18 edition of TV GUIDE (on stands now) or their own mailing supplies to write the letter, then mail it to:



CANADIAN IDOL 'LETTERS OF INSPIRATION' CONTEST
P.O. BOX 4044
PARIS ON N3L 3W9


Last year, CTV's summer sensation was viewed by 17 million viewers in total (an average of 2.2 million viewers per show) representing 64 per cent of Canada's English-speaking audience. Canadians cast more than 32 million votes for their favourite performers over the course of the series.

As a partner on the program, Canada Post will be very visible with advertising, a CTV website presence and on-air mentions. "Canada Post is proud to be part of the Canadian Idol phenomenon," said Alain Guilbert, vice- president of Communications at Canada Post. "This promotion puts the Canada Post brand in front of a huge audience and, just as important, the contest may introduce a whole new generation of Canadians to the fun of writing a real letter."

CTV and Canada Post, delivering 'Letters of Inspiration' to Canadian Idol competitors.

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