One million anglers across North America expected to vote to earn their town a feature on WFN and part of the $50,000 in community donations
DENVER, April 2, 2012 /CNW/ - WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, is asking anglers in the U.S. and Canada to nominate their favorite place to fish as WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town 2012.
The network is accepting nominations at www.wfnfishingtown.com from anglers across the U.S. and Canada who believe their town is WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town. The winning town in each country will receive a $25,000 community donation for fishing–related cause(s), the title of WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town 2012, plus a tourism boost as WFN produces a feature about the town and airs it on the network.
"No matter if they love to fish in a small rural community or a popular tourist destination, we encourage everyone to nominate their town," said Mark Rubinstein, President and CEO of WFN. "We look forward to sharing their stories and letting the people choose WFN's Ultimate Fishing Towns for 2012 in the U.S. and Canada."
Last year, Chapleau, ON, and Roscoe, NY, were each selected as WFN's Ultimate Fishing Towns for Canada and the U.S. respectively. More than 500 towns were nominated and nearly one million votes were cast. In 2010, WFN ran the promotion exclusively in Canada, and Port Alberni, B.C., was the winner.
People can nominate their town from April 2-30, 2012 by visiting www.wfnfishingtown.com. The website is designed so U.S. and Canadian visitors are automatically directed to the appropriate contest. Nominations may include photos, videos and testimonials. The public voting runs from May 1-31, 2012, with the results announced in June at a local ceremony emceed by WFN's Mariko Izumi.
The contest is being sponsored by SkiSafe Boating Insurance: Insurance for boaters from boaters (www.skisafe.com).
About WFN: World Fishing Network
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, outdoor lifestyle and more. Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 30 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors. For more information, visit www.WorldFishingNetwork.com.
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