COURAGE, COMPASSION, COMMUNITY

CJNU’s 7th ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE

It’s the one time each year that we unashamedly and unabashedly say – WE NEED YOUR HELP – this year, more than ever before.

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. During Pledge Drive we have a number of fabulous incentives and prizes on offer! Any pledge of any amount received before midnight, November 14th 2020 will be give you an entry in our Grand Prize Draw – and all of this year’s gifts and incentives remain available until November 14th, too!

If you didn’t get a chance to make your pledge during the Pledge Drive, it’s not too late!

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 $25 Gift Certificate from WOW Hospitality!
  • If you make a pledge of $250 or more ($21/mth), you’ll receive the Sal’s Card, the WOW Certificate, 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
  • If you make a pledge of $500 or more ($42/mth), you’ll receive the Sal’s Card, the WOW Certificate, Playing It Forward, PLUS the opportunity to co-host a show on CJNU with the announcer of your choice, where you pick the music from our Library!

NEW FOR 2020: EXCLUSIVE GIFT

  • If you make a pledge of exactly $93.70, you’ll receive a Retro FM Radio Bluetooth Speaker!

Grand Prize Draws

Any pledge of ANY amount received at any time before midnight on November 14th 2020 will be entered into our Grand Prize Draw to win one of three prize packages!

GRAND PRIZE NUMBER ONE

  • McNally Robinson library of 12 new books from their store
  • Home Depot Gift Card
  • Silver Heights Restaurant Gift Card
  • McNally Robinson Gift Card

GRAND PRIZE NUMBER TWO

  • The Fairmont Hotel overnight stay
  • Red River Ex “Winter Wonderland” pass
  • Kenaston Wine Market Gift Card
  • Corrientes Restaurant Gift Card
  • Coop Foods Gift Card
  • The Keg Gift Card
  • High Tea Bakery Gift Card
  • Sobeys Gift Card
  • Bellisimo Restaurant Gift Card
  • Tony Roma’s Gift Card

GRAND PRIZE NUMBER THREE

  • The Fairmont Hotel overnight stay
  • Red River Ex “Winter Wonderland” pass
  • Kenaston Wine Market Gift Card
  • Corrientes Gift Card
  • Red-River Co-op foods Gift Card
  • Moxie’s Restaurant Gift Card
  • High Tea Bakery Gift Card
  • Silver Heights restaurant Gift Card
  • Sobeys Gift Card
  • Pizzeria Gusto Gift Card

Early-Bird Draws

Any pledge of ANY amount that was received before midnight on October 21st 2020 has been entered into our Early-Bird Draw for a chance to win one of two great prize packages!

  • “The FULL Winnipeg”
    • Goldeyes collectibles
    • Goldeyes tickets (date TBD)
    • 2 Rosemarie Todaschuk music CDs
    • Domo Gas coupon
    • Two passes to the Winnipeg Art Gallery
    • 4 pack of Rick Roschuk music CDs
    • Tuxedo Family Gift Card
    • Cork & Flame Gift Card
  • “I’m Still Standing!” – Elton John collectibles and more!
    • Elton John CD “Live in Moscow”
    • Frameable print of Elton
    • Elton John Tote bag
    • Elton John journal
    • Elton John Pen Set
    • Brass Elton John keyring
    • Metallic Elton John Wallet
    • Cork & Flame Gift Card
    • McNally Robinson Gift Card
    • Hy’s Steak Loft Gift Card

We will be making this draw in the first week of November.

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 22nd

  • “Armstrong’s Point” book
  • Food Fare Gift Card
  • Decadence Chocolates Gift Card
  • High Tea Bakery Gift Card
  • “Ultimate” Dining Card
  • Sobey’s Gift Card
  • Silver Heights Restaurant Gift Card
  • Hy’s Steak Loft Gift Card
  • “WINNIPEG-OPOLY” board game

FRIDAY OCTOBER 23rd

  • “Going Downtown” book
  • Food Fare Gift Card
  • Decadence Chocolates Gift Card
  • High Tea Bakery Gift Card
  • The Keg Gift Card
  • Sobeys Gift Card
  • Silver Heights Restaurant Gift Card
  • Hy’s Steak Loft Gift Card
  • “WINNIPEG-OPOLY” board game

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24th

  • “Armstrong’s Point” book
  • Food Fare Gift Card
  • Decadence Chocolates Gift Card
  • High Tea Bakery Gift Card
  • The Keg Gift Card
  • Sobeys Gift Card
  • Silver Heights Gift Card
  • Hy’s Steak Loft Gift Card
  • “WINNIPEG-OPOLY” board game

SUNDAY OCTOBER 25th

  • “Old Winnipeg” book
  • Food Fare Gift Card
  • Decadence Chocolates Gift Card
  • High Tea Bakery Gift Card
  • Silver Heights restaurant Gift Card
  • Hy’s Steak Loft Gift Card
  • Sobeys Gift Card
  • The Keg Gift Card
  • “WINNIPEG-OPOLY” board game

We will be making these draws in the first week of November.

 

HOW CAN I MAKE A PLEDGE?


If you’d like to show your support for CJNU, you can make a pledge right now!

  • 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
  • by phone, with a credit card – 204-942-CJNU (2568)
  • by interac e-transfer, sent to [email protected]
  • in person – by cash, cheque (made payable to CJNU), or credit card – at our office in the Richardson Concourse (open 8:30am-4:30pm, M-F)
  • by mail – with cash, cheque or credit, sent to:
    CJNU Pledge Drive,
    L7 – One Lombard Place,
    Winnipeg, MB,
    R3B 0X3.

 

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 25th 2020. 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 2020, and contacted directly.
  • The exclusive Retro Bluetooth Speaker 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 $25 WOW gift certificate.

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 will be able to weather the COVID pandemic storm. 2020 has been the toughest year financially for CJNU since we first went on the air in 2006. This year, more than ever, your pledge is vital to ensure we’re in the best possible position to face whatever 2021 throws at us.
  • It never rains but 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 2020
PLEDGE FORM


  • If applicable
  • We require your credit card billing address here
  • If you select a "Monthly" donation your Credit Card will be automatically charged every 30 days. Please email [email protected] if you wish for donations to be suspended.
  • Please specify your one-time or monthly donation amount here.
  • If you have donated more than $60, $125, $250 or $500, you are eligible for incentives! OR, if you have donated precisely $93.70, you are eligible for our exclusive Retro Radio Bluetooth Speaker! Please indicate below if you do NOT wish to receive any of the incentives you are eligible for.
  • If you have donated $250 or more, please let us know which charity or non-profit organization in our community you would like to support by 'Playing It Forward'
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