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Monday, September 17, 2012

MOTY: Walmart Mom of the Year Finalists

Celebrating Inspirational Canadian Moms

Some of you may remember my post some months ago about the Walmart Mom of The Year Awards. Thanks to those who have participated. The Mom of the Year Award was hugely successful in recognizing amazing women across Canada. In total, 16,909 moms were nominated, and now the eight finalists have been selected. You can read the stories of these amazing women on the Mom of the Year website ( Each mom’s story is unique and touches a different chord for me. To know one of these women will be able to donate $100,000 to the charity of her choice is amazing.

Here is the list of the 8 finalists in no particular order:
1. Tammy MacKinnon
2. Katie Schulz
3. Carol Westberg
4. Helen MacDonnell
5. Wendy White
6. Olivine Bernatchez
7. Eileen Thiessen
8. Karen Whitford

All these women are such amazing and hard-working moms and so much love they've given. If you're not one of the finalists in this year's program, it's okay because you are always special to your family and friends who care. There's always another chance for future years to nominate that great mom in your life and get them recognized. This annual program will continue celebrate all that Mom does and shine a light on what is important to her.

Finalist Tammy MacKinnon's story really moved me. Her husband, Chris MacKinnon, shared us his story of how Tammy has helped over 30 foster children over the years. She also adopted 2 children from China is raising 2 biological children. She started an adoption coalition and have helped raised money in building playgrounds for Chinese orphanages. Sounds like she has given a lot to her children and is a very hard-working mom. She is such an inspiration for many of us.

Thanks to Tammy, a donation of at least $10,000 will be made to IWK Health Center Foundation. Tammy will also receive $10,000 for herself!

To learn more about the eight mentioned finalists and their amazing stories, visit the website at Also, visit Walmart Canada Facebook page (become a fan) at to stay up-to-date with events, new products, promotions and more.

Disclosure: I’m part of the Walmart program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority. Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Charity/cause subject to verification and final approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit [].

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Chris, Tammy and the gang! said...

Thanks so much for your kind words about my nomination. I am still shocked to be a finalist but our family is very excited to travel to Toronto and meet the other amazing moms!

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