WFN: World Fishing Network is Searching for the Ultimate Fishing Town


    
    Winning Community Receives $25,000 Donation and a 30-Minute TV Show About
    Their Town on WFN




    
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<p><span class="xn-location">TORONTO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">June 29</span> /CNW/ -- WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, today announced that beginning <span class="xn-chron">July 1</span>, the Network is accepting nominations for communities across the nation who feel they live in WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town.  The winning community will receive a <span class="xn-money">$25,000</span> donation to be used towards fishing-related cause(s) and have a 30-minute feature show about fishing in their town air on WFN.  There is also over <span class="xn-money">$7,500</span> in Secondary prizes to be won.</p>
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<p>To nominate a town, go to <a href="http://www.wfn.tv/fishingtown">www.wfn.tv/fishingtown</a>.  Nominations can include up to three photos, a two-minute video and a 500 word essay about why they believe their town is WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town.</p>
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<p>"As the number one participation sport in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, fishing is a key part of the summer experience," said <span class="xn-person">Mark Rubinstein</span>, President and CEO of World Fishing Network.  "Knowing this, and that more people fish than play golf and tennis combined, we decided to search for WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town.  We want people to get behind their towns, communities and cities and prove that they deserve the title of ultimate fishing town."</p>
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<p>Once a town has been nominated, anyone can support their town's nomination by uploading additional stories, photos and videos. The nomination period runs from <span class="xn-chron">July 1st</span> to <span class="xn-chron">August 2nd</span>, followed by the first round of public voting on <span class="xn-chron">August 3rd</span>.   At the end of the voting period, six towns (the top two vote-getters in each region) and four wild card towns selected by WFN will make it to the final round.  After another round of public voting, one town will earn the title of WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town.</p>
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<p>To support this initiative, WFN is airing 30-second promo spots, print ads and a targeted online campaign.  Various TV providers are supporting the contest with additional online and on-air inventory, including a free preview of WFN from <span class="xn-chron">July 1st</span> to <span class="xn-chron">August 24th</span>.  The following TV providers are participating in the free preview: Access Communications - ch.262; Cogeco Cable - ch.120; Eastlink: BC <span class="xn-person">Sunshine Coast</span> & Delta - ch. 299, Ontario Southwestern - ch. 130, Ontario Goderich & Clinton - ch. 106, and Ontario Sudbury & Timmins - ch. 518; Novus Entertainment - ch.235; Rogers Personal TV - ch. 426; and Westman Cable - ch.173.  Rogers Personal TV is also offering exclusive content online at rogersondemand.com.</p>
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<p>WFN is available nationwide.  Check <a href="http://www.wfn.tv/subscribe">www.wfn.tv/subscribe</a> for a complete list of TV providers and channel numbers.</p>
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    About WFN: World Fishing Network
    
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<p>Like millions of anglers across the continent, WFN is committed to supporting important conservation issues and groups that are fighting to preserve North America's waterways and fisheries.  WFN is also dedicated to using its resources and powerful media platform to help grow the sport by promoting and championing groups and organizations that are helping to inspire a new generation of anglers to appreciate and respect the world's natural wonders.</p>
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<p>WFN: World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. WFN's wide-ranging programming lineup includes primetime theme nights, regional bureaus from across the nation, a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by the world's top anglers, the network also delivers a weekly news program, WFN News, and the schedule includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including Hookin' up with <span class="xn-person">Mariko Izumi</span>. WFN also delivers the beauty of fishing in stunning High Definition with WFN HD, a separate network that delivers 100 percent High Definition programming 24/7.</p>
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<p>Originally launched in <span class="xn-chron">December 2005</span>, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.WFN.TV">http://www.WFN.TV</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Doug Drotman, WFN, +1-631-462-1198, doug@drotmanpr.com Web Site: http://www.WFN.TV

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