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"Everyday Hero" Facebook App-Moms Are Our Everyday Heroes, and Cogeco Would Like Us to Celebrate Mother's Day by Saying So

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

"Everyday Hero" Facebook App-Moms Are Our Everyday Heroes, and Cogeco Would Like Us to Celebrate Mother's Day by Saying So16:36 EDT Tuesday, May 08, 2012MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 8, 2012) - Moms are our everyday heroes, and Cogeco wants us to tell them so. The company has a great way for members of the public to celebrate Mother's Day: nominate mom as an Everyday Hero! Besides expressing all their love and appreciation in a unique way, they'll also be in for the chance to win great prizes.To celebrate your mom as an Everyday Hero (or Heroine, if you prefer), simply head to your Facebook and find full details on the application, available from (English/Ontario) or (Québec).Introduced on April 30 by Cogeco in Québec and Ontario, the Everyday Hero campaign urges the company's social media followers to make exactly this sort of touching gesture, or encourage other good deeds in the community, and enter a simple and entertaining contest at the same time.The idea: participants nominate their Everyday Heroes via an application available on Facebook. Each Hero receives a notification, accepts the nomination, and in so doing becomes eligible to win a prize. Each Hero is also invited to "pay it forward," and nominate his or her own Hero. And so on… Prize structureOne prize per day per province, in the form of a gift card worth $100, will be awarded to Heroes and the people who nominated them, for a total prize amount of $24,000. Each week, Cogeco will select two "favourite" stories per province and reward the winners with a gift card worth $200, up to a total prize value of $6,400. Stories that get the most votes will be eligible to win the Grand Prize of $5,000* awarded at the end of the contest in each province, on June 22, 2012. The results are encouraging… Results since the launch of the Everyday Hero campaign are encouraging, and Cogeco's Facebook community continues to grow! After just 10 days, the app is closing in on 3,000 "Likes", and 500 individuals have already been nominated as Everyday Heroes.…and the stories, touching Many people have already nominated their mother (or another) as an Everyday Hero for reasons aplenty, honouring women for achievements such as creating a foundation to help kids with cancer, being a caregiver for the dying, providing medical assistance and education to 85 children in a Ugandan village, or for teaching at home, to name a few.Cogeco encourages all social media users to share this initiative with their friends and relatives today, and celebrate not just moms, but anyone else who does things to help others, through actions large or small!ABOUT COGECO CABLECogeco Cable ( is a telecommunications corporation and is the second-largest hybrid fibre coaxial cable system operator in Ontario and Québec. Through its two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable provides its residential customers with Audio, Analogue and Digital Television, as well as High Speed Internet (HSI) and Telephony services. Cogeco Cable also provides, to its commercial customers, through its subsidiary Cogeco Data Services, data networking, e-business applications, video conferencing, hosting services, Ethernet, private line, VoIP, HSI access, data storage, data security, co-location services, managed IT services, cloud services and other advanced communication solutions. Cogeco Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CCA). * All residents of Québec and Ontario are eligible to win daily prizes if eligible per the Terms of Use of Facebook. To be eligible to win daily prizes and the Grand Prize, participants must reside in a territory where Cogeco services are available. The official contest rules and regulations may be consulted on the Cogeco Facebook page. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Director, Corporate CommunicationsNicole Tardif(514) 764-4685