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HOW CAN I MAKE A PLEDGE?

You can make a pledge to CJNU...

  • with a credit card using the form at the bottom of this page - you can choose to pledge in full now, or to make a monthly contribution for pledges of $60, $125, $250 or $500
  • by phone, with a credit card - 204-410-2700
  • by interac e-transfer, sent to [email protected] - if pledging by e-transfer, please also click here to fill out this brief form
  • in person - by cash, cheque (made payable to CJNU), credit or debit card - at our office in the Richardson Concourse (open 9am-4pm, M-F)
  • by mail - with cash, cheque or credit, sent to:
    CJNU Pledge Drive,
    L7 - One Lombard Place,
    Winnipeg, MB,
    R3B 0X3.

We need your help

For four days annually at the end of October, we throw a party on the radio - celebrating everything CJNU is, and does. As we play the greatest nostalgic music ever recorded (from the past century and beyond!) and shine a light on the good news stories happening in our city and province, we ask you: if you enjoy what CJNU does through the year, please consider making a contribution during our Pledge Drive.

As a non-profit community radio station, we rely hugely on the direct support of our listeners. Unlike PBS in the US, we don't receive any kind of regular government funding.

But we're not just putting our hands out - as a co-op we believe that if you support us, we should be supporting you, and our community too - and that's why we offer you some great prizes and incentives in return!


Feeding Hungry Manitobans

We are so proud to be continuing our partnership with Peak of the Market and Harvest Manitoba - where the first three hundred pledges made will lead to a donation of 30lbs of fresh veggies to Harvest. This year in particular, we are delighted to once more be able to give back to some of those in our community who need our help the most—and to emphasize that supporting CJNU is, in turn, supporting our community


PRIZES AND INCENTIVES!


Pledge Incentives

  • $60+ $10 gift card for Grant Park or Kildonan Place!

  • $125+ $10 gift card, plus an exclusive invite to a special CJNU event at FortWhyte Alive!

  • $250+ $10 gift card, FortWhyte invite, plus a pair of tickets to an upcoming concert in the WSO’s 75th Anniversary Season!

  • $500+ $10 gift card, FortWhyte invite, WSO tickets, plus Playing it Forward!
     
    CJNU will donate airtime to the charity or non-profit organization of your choice in
     2023, in recognition of your support of our community

We also have an EXCLUSIVE GIFT if you choose to donate the magic amount of $93.70

  • If you donate exactly $93.70 you will receive a unique gift, celebrating 100 years of radio in Manitoba—a strictly limited edition pressing of a 45 rpm single, and a CJNU USB Flash Drive—filled with specially produced features commemorating the past century in our community


Early-Bird Draws

Any pledge of ANY amount received before midnight on October 19th 2022 will be entered into our Early-Bird Draw for a chance to win great prize packages!

Early Bird Package #1

  • Hyatt House stay
  • $5 Boston Pizza coupon
  • $25 Shoppers gift card
  • $50 Petro Canada gift card

Early Bird Package #2

  • Fairmont stay
  • $5 Boston Pizza coupon
  • $25 Shoppers gift card
  • $50 Petro Canada gift card

Early Bird Package #3

  • Best Western stay
  • $5 Boston Pizza coupon
  • $25 Shoppers gift card
  • $50 Petro Canada gift card

Daily Prize Draws

Any pledge of ANY amount received during each of the four days during our live Pledge Drive has been entered into the daily prize draw for that day!

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20

AM Draw

  • Retro Radio kit
  • Book by Christie Dawn
  • $40 Canad Inns gift card
  • $50 Petro Canada gift card
  • 2x pizza pizza coupons

PM Draw

  • 4x CMHR passes
  • collection of MB history books
  • $40 McNally Robinson gift card
  • $50 Domo Gas gift certificates
  • 2x pizza pizza coupons

Daily Grand Prize Draw

  • Panasonic Stereo

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21

AM Draw

  • Art class
  • Art book collection
  • $25 High Tea Bakery gift card
  • 2x pizza pizza coupons

PM Draw

  • $20 Daily Grind gift card
  • $50 Sobeys gift card
  • $50 Petro Canada gift card
  • $45 Ernesto’s Hair Design gift certificate
  • McDonalds Gift Basket
  • 2x pizza pizza coupons

Daily Grand Prize Draw

  • Panasonic Stereo

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22

AM Draw

  • $25 Shoppers gift card
  • Mariaggi's Hotel Experience certificate ($50 off room, plus $100 for dinner)
  • $20 Daily Grind gift card
  • Ernesto Hair Design gift certificate
  • 2x pizza pizza coupons

PM Draw

  • South Beach Casino 'Stay and Play' package
  • $50 Petro Canada gift card
  • 2x pizza pizza coupons

Saturday Night House Party Draw

  • $25 Shoppers gift card
  • $25 Starbucks gift card
  • $40 Liquor Marts gift card
  • $25 Clay Oven gift card
  • 'Cover Me' book
  • $25 High Tea Bakery gift card
  • 2x $5 online flower order gift card
  • 2x pizza pizza coupons

Daily Grand Prize Draw

  • Panasonic Stereo

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23

AM Draw

  • Indigenous art piece
  • $50 Sal's gift card
  • $25 Shoppers gift card
  • $50 Domo gas certificates
  • 2x pizza pizza coupons

PM Draw

  • Mariaggi's Hotel Experience certificate ($50 off room, plus $100 for dinner)
  • $50 Sal's gift card
  • $10 Tim Hortons gift card
  • $25 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card

Daily Grand Prize Draw

  • Panasonic Stereo

Grand Prize Draws

Any pledge of ANY amount received at any time before midnight on November 15th 2022 will be entered into our Grand Prize Draw to win one of several prize packages!

GRAND PRIZE #1 - Get Moving!

  • Stationary exercise bike
  • $50 Underdogs gift card
  • 2x FortWhyte Alive passes

GRAND PRIZE #2 - Go Explore!

  • Garmin handheld GPS
  • $50 St. Leon gift card
  • 4x FortWhyte Alive passes

GRAND PRIZE #3 - Stay Connected!

  • Google Home mini
  • $100 Jets store gift card
  • $100 Underdogs gift card
  • 2x FortWhyte Alive passes

GRAND PRIZE #4 - Gather Together!

  • Stained glass centerpiece
  • $100 President's Choice/Superstore gift card
  • $100 Petro Canada gift card
  • 2x FortWhyte Alive passes

In gratitude for their support of CJNU

  • The Winnipeg Foundation
  • James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies
  • The Winnipeg Goldeyes
  • Peak of the Market
  • FortWhyte Alive
  • Primaris Management - Grant Park Shopping Centre and Kildonan Place Mall
  • The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

And for the generosity of our volunteers

CJNU Pledge Drive FAQs

When will I receive my incentives/prizes/gift?

  • All incentives will be mailed via Canada Post shortly after the end of the Pledge Drive on Sunday October 24th 2022, with the exception of the $93.70 incentive. Because the 45rpm vinyl single is a limited edition small-run pressing, these will be manufactured by a pressing plant in Canada at the end of the Pledge Drive, with roughly a six-week lead time. Therefore, we hope to have these distributed before the end of the year.
  • Incentives can also be collected from the CJNU Office, if you indicate to us ahead of time that you would like to pick them up.
  • Prizes will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Those small enough for mail will be sent via Canada Post, with those that are not being made available for collection from the CJNU Office, or an alternate means of delivery may be coordinated. Winners will be contacted directly either during, or shortly after the Pledge Drive. Grand Prize winners will be announced shortly after November 15th 2022, and contacted directly.

What if I don't want any of the incentives/prizes?

  • That's absolutely fine! If you'd like to decline the incentives you may be eligible for and/or not be entered into any of the draws, please indicate that when you make your pledge.

I'm already a member of CJNU. Does that count toward Pledge Drive?

  • THANK YOU for choosing to be a member of our co-op! Unfortunately, your annual membership fee does not count toward Pledge Drive. If you wish to renew your membership, or become a member during Pledge Drive, that $25 membership fee will not count toward a pledge. For example, if you give us $125, but ask that $25 go toward a new membership or a membership renewal, your pledge will be for $100, meaning you would not be eligible for the incentive offered at the $125+ level

Do I receive a tax receipt for my pledge?

  • Although CJNU is a not-for-profit co-operative, powered almost entirely by volunteers, we are not recognized as a charity by Canada Revenue, meaning we are unfortunately unable to issue a tax receipt for any contributions made to CJNU, or for membership in our co-op. We can assure you that every dollar donated to your radio station is used frugally and invested in the continued operation and improvement of CJNU.

How will the money be used?

  • The costs of operating a radio station - even one that is predominantly powered by volunteers - are substantial. Each year we have to pay rent for our transmitter and antenna, cover the costs of moving equipment around the community, pay for broadcast, telephone and internet lines, data storage for our archives and web streaming, and so much more. A portion of the proceeds from Pledge Drive offset our operational costs each year.
  • We all want to ensure CJNU can continue to serve our community for the long run – and it is through the direct support of our listeners that we have been able to weather the COVID pandemic storm. This year, more than ever, your pledge is vital to ensure we’re in the best possible position to face whatever the future holds for us.
  • When it rains, it pours. If ever there's a big problem that needs to be solved quickly, CJNU maintains a 'Rainy Day' fund to ensure we don't go off the air in case of emergencies. A portion of the proceeds from Pledge Drive is always added to our Rainy Day fund

On behalf of all of us at CJNU, THANK YOU for your support!

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