THE BEST IS YET TO COME


CJNU's 8th ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE


It's the one time each year that we unashamedly and unabashedly say - WE NEED YOUR HELP - now, more than ever.


HOW CAN I MAKE A PLEDGE?

Just because the Pledge Weekend is over, that doesn't mean you can't still make your pledge! Any pledge of any amount received before midnight, November 15th 2021 will be give you an entry in our Grand Prize Draw - and all of this year's gifts and incentives remain available until November 15th, too!

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 - 204-942-2568
  • by interac e-transfer, sent to [email protected]
  • 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!


    PRIZES AND INCENTIVES!


    Pledge Incentives

    • If you make a pledge of $60 or more ($5/mth), you'll receive a $10 Gift Card for Salisbury House!
    • If you make a pledge of $125 or more ($11/mth), you'll receive the Sal's Card, PLUS Family pass to CanadInns Winter Wonderland at the Red River Exhibition Park!
    • If you make a pledge of $250 or more ($21/mth), you'll receive the Sal's Card, the Winter Wonderland pass, PLUS an invitation to an exclusive CJNU tour of the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, with a reception to follow!
    • If you make a pledge of $500 or more ($42/mth), you'll receive the Sal's Card, the Winter Wonderland pass, be able to join us at the Royal Aviation Museum event, PLUS in recognition of your support of the community by donating to CJNU, we will in turn donate airtime to the charity or non-profit organization of your choice - Playing It Forward - AND you'll have the opportunity to co-host a show on CJNU with the announcer of your choice, where you pick the music from our Library!

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

    • If you make a pledge of exactly $93.70, you'll receive a limited edition Brewing Memories with CJNU gift package - featuring a stainless steel CJNU travel mug, a voucher for tea or coffee at The Canister, 121 Osborne St, and a voucher for two famous bagels at Gunn's Bakery, 247 Selkirk Ave!

    Grand Prize Draws

    Any pledge of ANY amount received at any time before midnight on November 15th 2021 will be entered into our Grand Prize Draw to win one of several prize packages!

    GRAND PRIZE #1

    • Overnight stay at the FAIRMONT HOTEL with Breakfast
    • Ladies black Pashmina and silk shawl
    • Ladies evening wallet
    • Strand of cultured pearl from the Philippines
    • GC from SAFEWAY/SOBEYS
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    GRAND PRIZE #2

    • Two Season Tickets to the WINNIPEG GOLDEYES 2022
    • A “Painting Party” for you and seven friends hosted by ANNA MARIA COLMAN
    • GC from SAFEWAY/SOBEYS
    • PLUS 2 tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    GRAND PRIZE #3

    • Hand crafted whimsical Santa Claus [value 300 dollars] by BARBRA PAPPAS
    • two Christmas CDs
    • GC from SAFEWAY/SOBEYS
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    GRAND PRIZE #4

    • Two Season tickets to the WINNIPEG GOLDEYES 2022
    • John McDermot CD
    • GC from SAFEWAY /SOBEYS
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    Early-Bird Draws

    Any pledge of ANY amount received before midnight on October 20th 2021 has been entered into our Early-Bird Draw for a chance to win great prize packages!

    Early Bird Prize Package #1

    • Two piece porcelain tea set
    • Gift certificate to HIGH TEA BAKERY
    • ELEPHANT & CASTLE gift card,
      PLUS
    • two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    Early Bird Prize Package #2

    • Print by the artist CHUI PEI
    • FOOD FARE gift card
    • SILVER HEIGHTS RESTAURANT gift card
    • Fanny Pac from MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT COOP,
      PLUS
    • Two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    Early Bird Prize Package #3

    • Hand Made Children’s Quilt by BEV SMITH
    • Collectible Teddy Bear
    • Book on Kid’s Food
    • 2 children’s books, PLUS
    • Two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    Early Bird Prize Package #4

    • Wooden Travelling Wine Case complete with tools
    • SAFEWAY/SOBEYS Gift Card
    • Needlework Kit and GC from LIZZY B’S Needle Art Supplies & Custom
      Picture Framing
    • BULK BARN Gift Card, PLUS
    • Two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    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 21

    AM Draw

    • GC SHOPPERS DRUG MART
    • GC SILVER HEIGHTS RESTAURANT
    • GC DECADENCE CHOCOLATES
    • IHOP “Family Feast”
    • PLUS two tickets to the WInnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    PM Draw

    • GC from FOOD FARE
    • GC from A&W
    • GC from WINNERS
    • GC from DECADENCE CHOCOLATES
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 22

    AM Draw

    • Framed Watercolor by MAUREEN ANDERSON
    • GC for perennials from SARA’S GREENHOUSE
    • GC from SILVER HEIGHTS RESTAURANT
    • GC from DECADENCE CHOCOLATES
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    PM Draw

    • GC from STEVE’S BISTRO
    • GC from HIGH TEA BAKERY
    • IHOP “Family Feast”
    • Bag of seasonings from D’ULCETTE’S KITCHEN
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 23

    AM Draw

    • GC from FOOD FARE
    • GC from UNDERDOGS BAR
    • IHOP “Family Feast”
    • GC from DECADENCE CHOCOLATES
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    PM Draw

    • Dinner for two at CORK & FLAME including a bottle of wine
    • GC from HIGH TEA BAKERY
    • GC from SILVER HEIGHTS RESTAURANT
    • GC from DECADENCE CHOCOLATES
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    CJNU House Party Draw

    • ”GRAIN ELEVATORS -the Beacons of the Prairies” by Chris Attrell
    • Latte set
    • GC from SAFEWAY/SOBEYS
    • GC from SILVER HEIGHTS RESTAURANT
    • GC from HIGH TEA BAKERY
    • GC from DECADENCE CHOCOLATES
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 24

    AM Draw

    • GC from STEVE’S BISTRO
    • GC from UNDERDOGS BAR
    • GC from FOOD FARE
    • GC from DECADENCE CHOCOLATES
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

    PM Draw

    • Dinner for two from CORK & FLAME including a bottle of wine
    • GC from HIGH TEA BAKERY
    • GC from SILVER HEIGHTS RESTAURANT
    • GC from DECADENCE CHOCOLATES
    • PLUS two tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra


    In gratitude for their support of CJNU

    • The Winnipeg Foundation
    • The Richardson Foundation
    • The Winnipeg Goldeyes
    • Peak of the Market
    • Winter Wonderland by the Red River Exhibition
    • Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
    • The Winnipeg Symphony
    • Salisbury House
    • Food Fare
    • The Fairmont Hotel Winnipeg
    • Sara’s Greenhouse
    • IHOP
    • Atomium Hair Salon
    • Cork & Flame Restaurant
    • Decadence Chocolates
    • Gunn’s Bakery
    • The Canister
    • D’Ulcette’s Kitchen
    • Lizzy B’s Needle Art Supplies
    • The 25th by Barbra Pappas

    And for the generosity of our volunteers

    • Joyce Allen
    • Barbara Best
    • Chris Caslake
    • Anna-Maria Colman
    • Tom Dercola
    • Susan Earl
    • Gail Henderson-Brown
    • Aengus Kane
    • Lorne Kearns
    • Cindy Kelly
    • Jim Pappas
    • Heather Robbins
    • Rick Scherger
    • Bev Smith
    • Dorothy Young

    Feeding Hungry Manitobans

    • Over 300 people during the 2021 Pledge Drive made a pledge of $25 or more, meaning that for each of those donations, 40lbs of veggies will be donated to Harvest Manitoba, thanks to the support of Peak of the Market!

      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 2021. 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 2021, and contacted directly.
      • The Brewing Memories with CJNU package will be available for pick up from the CJNU Remote Studio or CJNU office. Anyone who has pledged to receive this gift will be contacted directly regarding pickup.

      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 Winter Wonderland pass.

      Do I receive a tax receipt for my pledge?

      • Although CJNU is a non-profit co-operative, powered almost entirely by volunteers, unfortunately we are not recognized as a charity by Canada Revenue, meaning we are 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. Though, with your help, we know that The Best is Yet to Come.
      • 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!

      CJNU Pledge Drive 2021
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