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The Muttart Foundation And Imagine Canada Award $100,000 To Winners Of Students (Verb) Charities Contest

Team of post-secondary students from Winnipeg takes home $50,000 first prize!

TORONTO, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Six substantial cash prizes were awarded tonight to the winners of the Students (Verb) Charities contest at an awards ceremony in front of an excited and enthusiastic crowd at Toronto's Royal York Hotel. The contest invited post-secondary students from across Canada to submit public awareness campaigns about the charitable sector's impact on quality of life.

Winning campaigns were shown publicly for the first time at the awards ceremony where finalists found out what prizes they won in the national competition. The Muttart Foundation and Imagine Canada awarded $100,000 in prizes to students for the following campaigns:
  • First Prize of $50,000 was awarded to Emily Doer, Courtney Brecht and Corinne Rikkelmann from Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba for their campaign, I am a Charity Case
  • Second Prize of $25,000 was awarded to Suzy Bodiroga, Alex Kyle, Monique Pantel and Josie Marier-Loeppky from Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba for their campaign, Charities are at the Heart
  • Third Prize of $10,000 was awarded to Laura Stobbe from the University of Victoria for her campaign, A Charity Was Here
  • Fourth Prize of $7,500 was awarded to Mitch Kruse and Tamara Adams from Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba for their campaign, Without Charities
  • Fifth Prize of $5,000 was awarded to Jaclyn Leskiw, Michael Trakalo and Katie Madziak from Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba for their campaign, Charities are Everywhere
  • Sixth Prize of $2,500 was awarded to Tanner Ziprick and Kelly McGuinness from Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba for their campaign , Most Canadians wouldn't know a charity if it hit them in the face

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