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Air Canada hosts "Athlete of the Year" contest

Canada´s flag carrier Air Canada said ti is asking Canadians to help select the winner of the Air Canada Athlete of the Year Award 2013.

Under the contest, voters can go to and vote for one of three finalists for the award who were chosen for demonstrating a drive for excellence, leadership and integrity.

The voting ends December 6 with the winner to be announced December 12.

Air Canada said that the inaugural Athlete of the Year Award was presented last year to soccer player Christine Sinclair.

In order to raise the athletes´ profiles and engage all Canadians, this year´s winner will be chosen by a public vote from a short-list of finalists selected by a committee representing Air Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, athletes, the government, media and also last year´s Award winner.

The winner will receive two business class tickets to anywhere in the world Air Canada flies, as well as Super Elite 100K status in Air Canada´s Altitude program for one year.

Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.

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