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Yahoo! Canada Announces Winners of First Annual Awards

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yahoo! Canada Announces Winners of First Annual Awards08:00 EST Wednesday, November 14, 2012Canadians have spoken, voting for Justin Trudeau as the winner of The Next Prime Minster category in the First Annual Yahoo! Canada AwardsTORONTO, 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 BuzzThe Big Buzz Story - Canada's Women's soccer teamThe Big Buzz Video - Bullied bus driverThe Big Buzz Canadian - Christine SinclairThe Big Buzz Celeb - Britney SpearsThe Big Buzz Comeback - Sidney CrosbyThe Who's WhoThe Canadian Impact - Simple Plan's Charity Foundation  The Ambassador - Clara Hughes The Media Mogul - Don Cherry   The Next Prime Minister - Justin TrudeauThe Social Media Superstar - Justin BieberThe Top BreaksThe Story of the Year - London OlympicsThe Quote of the Year - Chick-fil-AThe Grand Slam - Higgs-BosonThe Tip of the Year - Always warm upThe Memorable Moment of the Year - Dark Knight ShootingThe Good, The Bad and The UglyThe Ultimate Scandal - Kristen StewartThe Shining Moment - MacLennan's goldThe Greatest Achievement - Record weight lossThe Biggest Blunder - Costa ConcordiaThe Letdown of the Year - Facebook IPOThe Beaver Tail - Corporate CanadaA full list of all the nominees can be found at: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/yahoocanadaawards/About Yahoo! CanadaYahoo! 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 (pressroom.yahoo.net or the company's blog yodel.yahoo.com).Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its sites, www.yahoo.ca and http://qc.yahoo.com/. 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.SOURCE: Yahoo! CanadaFor further information: Media Contact: Amanda Fearon Environics Communications 416-969-2654 afearon@environicspr.com