Yahoo! Canada Announces Winners of First Annual Awards

Canadians have spoken, voting for Justin Trudeau as the winner of The Next 
Prime Minster category in the First Annual Yahoo! Canada Awards 
TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - What was the year's biggest scandal? Who is 
Canada's real social media superstar? Who's comeback got the biggest buzz? 
Today, Yahoo! Canada answers all those questions and more, as the winners of 
the first annual Yahoo! Canada Awards are revealed. 
The awards encouraged Canadians to share their opinions about this year's 
hottest topics and news stories via online voting during the month of October. 
"Yahoo! is focused on making the things we do every day more delightful and 
entertaining, so we're thrilled with the response from Yahoo! Canada users who 
voted in droves for this year's newsmakers, best quotes, biggest scandals and 
most memorable moments," said Justine Melman, Web Life Editor at Yahoo! 
Canada. "The Yahoo! Canada Awards are a great opportunity to find out more 
about what matters most to our users which helps our ongoing efforts to create 
a comprehensive and world-class content experience for Canadians." 
The awards are based on four major categories, with a number of sub categories 
in each. Users were asked to cast a vote for their favourite in each category, 
and the tallied votes resulted in the following winners: 
The Big Buzz 

    --  The Big Buzz Story - Canada's Women's soccer team
    --  The Big Buzz Video - Bullied bus driver
    --  The Big Buzz Canadian - Christine Sinclair
    --  The Big Buzz Celeb - Britney Spears
    --  The Big Buzz Comeback - Sidney Crosby

The Who's Who
    --  The Canadian Impact - Simple Plan's Charity Foundation  
    --  The Ambassador - Clara Hughes 
    --  The Media Mogul - Don Cherry   
    --  The Next Prime Minister - Justin Trudeau
    --  The Social Media Superstar - Justin Bieber

The Top Breaks
    --  The Story of the Year - London Olympics
    --  The Quote of the Year - Chick-fil-A
    --  The Grand Slam - Higgs-Boson
    --  The Tip of the Year - Always warm up
    --  The Memorable Moment of the Year - Dark Knight Shooting

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    --  The Ultimate Scandal - Kristen Stewart
    --  The Shining Moment - MacLennan's gold
    --  The Greatest Achievement - Record weight loss
    --  The Biggest Blunder - Costa Concordia
    --  The Letdown of the Year - Facebook IPO
    --  The Beaver Tail - Corporate Canada

A full list of all the nominees can be found at:

About Yahoo! Canada
Yahoo! is focused on making the world's daily habits more inspiring and 
entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we 
keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around 
the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with 
the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in 
Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia 
Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more 
information, visit the pressroom ( or the company's blog

Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its 
sites, and In Canada, Yahoo! sites were 
visited by more than 16 million unique Canadians in September, 2012 (comScore 
Media Metrix). Yahoo! Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

Media Contact:

Amanda Fearon Environics Communications 416-969-2654

SOURCE: Yahoo! Canada

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