Nov 4, 2010
Posted by: Mark Kelley
We have been busy here at Champions of Change. Reading all your nominations was an enormous task but an inspiring one, too. Since the window for nominations closed, we've received dozens of emails asking mostly the same question: what's next? Here's a breakdown for you:
On November 8th, 2010 we will announce the Top 50 champions. These are the nominees who judges look at to determine who will go on to the final round. The Top 50 champions are examples of everyday Canadians doing extraordinary work, here at home, and right around the world. Check back to cbc.ca/change and find out who they are.
The next big day to watch out for is November 15th 2010. That's when you can tune into my show Connect with Mark Kelley at 8 p.m. EDT and watch our Top 10 special. We'll announce the 10 Canadians judges selected for Canada's Champions of Change. Now, voting begins. We need you to get involved.
As of November 15th, you will be able to vote for the two nominees (one international, one domestic) that you feel have made the greatest impact, made the greatest difference, and should wear the crown as a champion of change. These two winners will each receive $25,000, while each remaining eight finalists will receive $10,000. All the money is donated to the nominee's chosen charity. Thank you Manulife!
Prizes are rewarding but Champions is ultimately about everyday volunteers. Is there a national volunteer initiative that you think we should know about? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org