WestJet's up! magazine wins Western Magazine Award

    CALGARY, June 22 /CNW/ - up! magazine, the in-flight publication for
WestJet Airlines produced by RedPoint Media Group on a contract basis, won
Gold at the Western Magazine Awards on Friday evening.
    Contributing editor Chris Koentges's "Tourists, Stay Away," a story which
appeared in the December 2008 issue, won the "Gold Award - Best Article for
B.C./Yukon" category.
    "This is Chris Koentges's second massive award for up! magazine in two
weeks," said Tom Gierasimczuk, up! magazine editor and RedPoint editorial
director. "This story, about what it feels like to be a tourist in Vancouver's
Downtown East Side neighbourhood in the shadow of unprecedented gentrification
and Olympic preparation was a divisive yet ultimately satisfying read and
further cements Chris as one of the country's most unique magazine writers."

    RedPoint Media Group Inc., one of Western Canada's largest magazine
publishers, produces 13 consumer and corporate titles. In addition to
producing such well-known and award-winning titles as WestJet's up!, and
Avenue 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.

For further information:

For further information: For copies of RedPoint's publications please
contact: Holly Kerr, Director, Marketing/Communications, RedPoint Media Group
Inc., (403) 232-7720, hkerr@redpointmedia.ca

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