WestJet's up! magazine Editor wins Alberta Editor of the Year

CALGARY, March 15 /CNW/ - Tom Gierasimczuk, the Editor of up! magazine, the in-flight publication for WestJet Airlines produced by RedPoint Media Group, won "Alberta Editor of the Year" at the Alberta Magazine Publishers' Association gala on March 11, 2010.

Gierasimczuk is the founding editor of up! magazine, WestJet's in-flight publication, now in its fifth year of production. The magazine is coming off a big year, having earned National and Western Magazine Awards in 2009 in addition to this honour.

"Being named Alberta Editor of the Year is just further validation that the stories we tell WestJet guests resonate with them, crafted as they are by some of the country's most talented storytellers," says Gierasimczuk.

In addition to launching several community newspapers, Tom also co-founded CityBites, Toronto's food magazine. As well, Tom helped launch 360, a national corporate action sports and lifestyle magazine, where he was editor for two years.

His writing and photography have appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Outpost, a travel magazine where he was contributing editor for four years. Tom also sits on the board of the Vancouver-based Western Canadian Magazine Awards.

About RedPoint Media Group

RedPoint Media Group Inc. is one of Western Canada's largest magazine publishers, producing 13 consumer and corporate titles. In addition to producing such well-known and award-winning titles as WestJet's up! magazine and Avenue magazine in both Calgary and Edmonton, RedPoint also publishes Wine Access magazine and is the official magazine publisher for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Alberta Ballet and Calgary Opera.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 69-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 88 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 47 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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SOURCE WestJet

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