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February 21, 2011 13:13 ET

Family Reunion Brings Together a Family United by Love (Edmonton)

Ten Families Chosen From Over 5,000 Entries for Ultimate Family Reunions

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2011) - The Pidruchney family of Edmonton will be united together, thanks to Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion Contest.

The contest launched online at www.togetherisamazing.com on November 29, inviting Canadians to create a virtual scrapbook page sharing their story of why they wanted to reunite their family. More than 5,000 Canadians created family scrapbooks and shared their incredible stories. Ten deserving families were chosen by a panel of judges and will have the opportunity to create their dream family reunion valued up to $25,000.

The Pidruchney family's story is one of tremendous love and support, and shows how together really is amazing. A family with five children, they grew up with a father who worked hard as a farmer not only to support their needs, but to also care for their mother who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the 1980s. Despite her condition, Mrs. Pidruchney continued to live her life to the fullest and supported all five kids in their endeavours – from soccer, to dance, to piano lessons. Today, she is in a wheelchair and Mr. Pidruchney continues to support his wife and take care of all of her needs. With the addition of four grandchildren to the family, their daughter Vanessa Boe entered Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion Contest with a goal of bringing together her entire family to celebrate their family and the challenges they have gone through.

"Working together gets you through anything," said Vanessa. "The support you have from numerous people makes you feel like you are not alone, and that's the most important thing in life."

As one of the 10 contest winners, the Pidruchney reunion will bring together family members for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"We're thrilled to have had so many entries to the Amazing Family Reunion Contest – Canadians have shared some truly wonderful, heartwarming stories with us," said Brad Shaw, CEO, Shaw Communications Inc. "Together is Amazing is all about the power of bringing people together and Shaw is incredibly fortunate to play a part in bringing these families together to create lasting memories."

To learn more about Together is Amazing – and the other incredible winning submissions, visit www.togetherisamazing.com.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

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