THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2011) - Dean Botchar of Thunder Bay will get the chance to bring his family together for an unforgettable family reunion where most of his grandchildren will meet for the first time.

Shaw's Amazing Family Reunion launched online at on November 29, inviting Canadians to create a virtual scrapbook page sharing their story of why they wanted to reunite their family. More than 5,000 Canadians created family scrapbooks and shared their incredible stories. Ten deserving families were chosen by a panel of judges and will have the opportunity to create their dream family reunion valued up to $25,000.

"We can't tell you how much it would mean to have our entire family together to help us celebrate," said Dean Botchar, one of Shaw's Amazing Family reunion winners. "We have always hoped that our grandchildren would have the opportunity to meet each other."

Twenty-one years ago, Dean Botchar and Carol Morgan met, and later married, which resulted in a blended family of seven children. They currently have 15 grandchildren ranging from one to 25 years old. With the family spread across Canada, in Vancouver, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Toronto and St. Catharine's, the Botchar Morgan family has never been together all at once and most of their grandchildren have never met. As Dean and Carol get older, their only wish is to bring the family together all at once, and Shaw's Amazing Family reunion will help make this dream a reality.

"We're thrilled to have had so many entries to the Amazing Family Reunion Contest – Canadians have shared some truly wonderful, heartwarming stories with us," said Brad Shaw, CEO, Shaw Communications Inc. "Together is Amazing is all about the power of bringing people together and Shaw is incredibly fortunate to play a part in bringing these families together to create lasting memories."

To learn more about Together is Amazing – and the other incredible winning submissions, visit

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