Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

February 21, 2011 13:01 ET

Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion Brings Together Four Generations (Alberta)

Ten families chosen from over 5,000 entries for ultimate family reunions

RED DEER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2011) - Jennie Beal of Red Deer will get the chance to bring four generations of her family together for an unforgettable family reunion in Lake Louise to celebrate her father's 87th birthday and commemorate the life of her late mother.

Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion launched online at 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.

"Family reunions were always such a big part of my life growing up," said Jennie Beal, one of Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion winners. "My mom and dad always used to say, no matter how strong the winds are, your roots will hold you through anything. Shaw giving me the opportunity to bring together four generations of my family to celebrate the lives of my mom and dad is truly a dream come true."

After marrying her high school sweetheart, Jennie Beal moved from Eastern Canada to Alberta, where they raised four beautiful children. The rest of her family remained in the east, but each year, her parents would make the trip west and they would visit the mountains. In November 2006, Jennie's mom Agnus passed away of a heart attack. Later this year, Jennie's dad will turn 87 – it's her dream to bring four generations of her family together in Lake Louise, where the entire family can hike up to Agnus Lake to celebrate her parents. With her entire family living in Eastern Canada, Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion will help make Jennie's dream a reality.

"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

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  

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