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February 21, 2011 13:18 ET

Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion Brings Together Those Who Helped a Family in Need (Wickham)

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

WICKHAM, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2011) - Jean-Pierre Otis of Wickham will get the chance to bring his family together for an unforgettable family reunion, 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.

Jean Pierre and his wife Nicole, both from the Drummondville area, met more than 30 years ago and within three weeks of courting, he asked her to marry him. Thirty years later, they have a family that includes four sons. In addition to their immediate family, the Otis' had a dream to help disadvantaged kids. So in the early 2000s, they set out to renovate their home to build more space to house children in need. Soon after, Jean-Pierre suffered a stroke and heart attack, and their goal of finishing the home was interrupted.

"At this point in time our children took things in hand by joining parents and friends so that the work could continue and we could keep our home," said Jean-Pierre Otis, one of Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion winners. "To have an occasion to get together with everyone who has contributed to helping us and thank them from the bottom of our hearts would mean so much to us."

Thanks to the help of their children, friends and family, the Otis' were able to complete the renovation and help others. Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion will help bring everyone together who helped the Otis family through their rough time.

"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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