We're Growing, We're Winning, We're Celebrating at Fifty-Five Plus Magazine!

    OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - It's a milestone year for Fifty-Five
Plus. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Ottawa-based magazine has earned
16 accolades at the 2008 National Mature Media Awards, for a total of 75
awards for excellence since 2001. The magazine has also topped 100,000
circulation in Ontario.
    Talk about a home-grown success story! In fact, Fifty-Five Plus is the
only mature market publication in Ottawa to win for 2008, and the only one in
the entire province to win so many awards this year. Publisher George Coyle is
delighted with all these achievements. "We are proud to have earned honours in
the National Mature Media Awards every year we've entered." The
community-based efforts of Fifty-Five Plus have consistently garnered acclaim
across the continent.
    This year, the publication accomplished top marks in a broad range of
categories. Commended for their articles on grand parenting, Peggy Edwards and
Mary Jane Sterne won gold for "What Were We Thinking" and silver for "Mothers
and Grandmothers." Almonte's Iris Winston tallied three wins, including gold
for "Flying High on Vintage Wings" and bronze for "An Animated Life." Sheilagh
Needham was recognized with silver for "Dupuytren's Contracture." Nepean's Pam
Dillon earned awards for four stories and Catherine Morisset and Vicki Townson
warranted honourable mention for writing excellence. Photographers Lorraine
Brand and Paul Couvrette also achieved distinction, as did the September 2007
edition of Fifty-Five Plus.
    "We're particularly pleased to be recognized for the quality of our
publication, since it's created by and for people who live right in this
region," says Carole Coyle, the magazine's director of editorial and
promotions. "Readers - and judges - can tell the difference."
    So it's fitting that, after two decades as a renowned mature market
magazine, the publication is now online, it has upped its circulation to reach
six figures and expanded into the Greater Toronto Area. It's a big, exciting
move, but readers from across the circulation area can continue to expect the
best. Whether you're in Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston, and Quinte or at
www.coylepublishing.com, you'll discover informative stories directed by
Editor Pat den Boer, excellent writing and photography, plus clean,
eye-catching layout and design, thanks to PS Design Group.
    Fifty-Five Plus reaches over 280,000 readers, most of whom are under the
age of 65. Originally launched in Kingston, the publication was bought by
Coyle Publishing Inc. in 1999. Since then it has more than tripled in size,
established a key presence in the Ottawa region and expanded into the GTA.
    The same award-winning team also brings you Due West and Due East

For further information:

For further information: George Coyle - Publisher, (613) 271-8903 ext.
1, Fax: (613) 271-8905, gcoyle@coylepublishing.com

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