Successful Nationwide Contest Celebrates Children in Sport, 8 Winners Named and 2 More to be Announced

    "Mazda Legends in the Making"

    TORONTO, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - Mazda and Rogers Media are celebrating the
success of the Mazda Legends in the Making contest launched earlier this fall.
This grassroots contest has been able to help eight children from across the
country reach for their athletic goals with $2,500 weekly prizes. The 2 last
weekly prizes are still up for grabs!Week 1 - Cayden from Bridgewater, NS
                     Week 2 - Nicholas from Otterville, ON
                    Week 3 - Becky from Sherwood Park, AB
                     Week 4 - Stephanie from Keswick, ON
                       Week 5 - Jack from Halifax, NS
                     Week 6 - Nerissa from Vancouver, BC
                    Week 7 - Wade Jr. from Mount Hope, ON
                     Week 8 - Christy from Vancouver, BC"There are a lot of Canadian children with big sports dreams," says Peter
Whaley, Senior Director, Sales and Marketing for Mazda Canada. "If we can give
them some recognition at a young age it will encourage them to strive to be
the best they can be."

    Here's how you enter:

    Parents can log on to the website to nominate their
child(ren) with:(1) A 30-second video OR photo of their rising star playing their
        favorite sport, and
    (2) Submit 100 words or less, telling everyone why their child is a
        legend in the making.Here's how you win:

    It's easy - start spreading the word and get voting! Nominators can send
tell-a-friends encouraging friends and family to vote for their child. Fans
are also part of the experience. Visitors to the site can view nominees and
vote for their faves. Vote as much as once daily for your very own Legend in
the Making! Each week, the child with the most votes will win a $2,500 cash
    To date, there are over 500 entries that have collectively garnered over
200,000 votes. The contest runs until December 31, 2007. Full contest details
are available at

    About Mazda:

    Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer
service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 164

For further information:
For further information: Mazda Canada: Gregory Young, Director,
Corporate Public Relations, (905) 787-7094,