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CKUA Launches their Fall Fundraising Campaign from October 13 – 23, 2011

CKUA Radio AlbertaCKUA’s Fall Fundraising Campaign runs from October 13 – 23, 2011. If you donate before midnight Sunday October 16th, you’ll be eligible to win their Early Bird Prize, generously donated by Classic Canadian Tours. Experience a once in a lifetime, one-day, all-inclusive excursion from Calgary or Edmonton to the remote northern seaport of Churchill, Manitoba to witness Polar Bears in their natural environment. Churchill is listed as one of Canada’s Top 10 most fascinating places in a current Canada Travel MSN slide show.

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CKUA Community Coupon Fundraising Promotion Launches September 26

CKUA Community Coupon Fundraising PromotionThis September CKUA listeners will be able to purchase a Community Coupon for a fraction of the full value of the service or product you’ll receive. CKUA and its partners in communities throughout the province have joined forces to bring you these daily deals. Beginning Monday, September 26th, look for the ‘Community Coupon’ link on their home page, which will take you to that day’s offer. Select ‘buy now’ to purchase the coupon which you can then print and take to the establishment offering the service or product.  Between now and September 26th, everyone who registers at is eligible to win a CKUA prize pack. By registering, you will receive automatic notifications of new CKUA Community Coupons when they are available.

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CKUA Needs Your Vote to Secure $100,000 Grant

CKUA has been shortlisted for a $100,000 grant to support a songwriter-in-residence program to help mentor junior songwriters in Alberta.  The funding is part of a larger community outreach program Pepsi is conducting in North America to fund various non-profit projects. CKUA has made it through the first round of approvals.

In order to win the money, CKUA needs to receive tghe most votes for our project.

The campaign runs from 60 days from March 1 to April 30, 2011. Each person can vote once per day.

Place your vote at

Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)