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    National Observer subscription

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    Listen. Read. Write. Speak. Coffee mug

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    Stand up for Truth tee white [Size: M]

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    Stand up for Truth tshirt white [Sz: XL]

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    Stand Up for Truth t-shirt & mug [Sz: M]

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    T-shirt, mug + subscription pack

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    Year access National Observer

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    4 mug set + 1 month subs

    Because four original bear mugs really are better than one. And are best enjoyed with a one month subscription to National Observer's ground-breaking, exclusive journalism.

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    Fun office package

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    Five tweets and a bear

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    I LOVE ANIMALS: family pack

    Because you love animals, you get to put some meaningful power and dollars behind National Observer's critical reporting. And, you'll also get a few great rewards. You'll get four #standupfortruth tees to share with family or friends. Choose from white or black in small, med, large and X-L sizes. We'll contact you after the campaign to confirm colours and sizes.

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    Publish your story on National Observer

    Take advantage of our talented team of writers, editors and photographers to tell the world your story. Our reporters will write a compelling, 500-word narrative about your business, organization, or cause of choice on National Observer's award-winning news site, which reaches half a million readers per month. Add your voice to our award-winning coverage. National Observer will adhere to its usual high editorial standards for this story.

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    Your story: All the bells and whistles

    Forget the 500-word news article. Your vision, business, friends, or organization deserves a feature-length, audiovisual masterpiece, carefully crafted by National Observer's team of writing ninjas. We will provide a photographer and a stunning, multimedia story-telling platform that is sure to impress your audience and create a legacy piece for your business. National Observer will promote your story, identified as sponsored content, through targeted advertising on social media and email blasts to our thousands of readers. We will adhere to its usual high editorial standards for this story.

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    Great Bear Rainforest Cruise

    Unwind on the wild and beautiful waters of northwestern Canada for seven days on the Island Roamer, a luxurious 68-foot ketch. Sail right into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, a rare and stunning ecosystem rife with bears, whales, eagles, and salmon. National Observer's team will join you, along with the Roamer's seasoned captain, brilliant naturalist and gourmet cook. This reward is good for one person.

    The Great Bear Rainforest cruise encompasses the best of Canadian wildlife-viewing, from breaching humpback whales to grizzlies snatching up spawning salmon. It's also profoundly educational; learn from local scientists as you kayak through babbling streams, catch a glimpse of furtive sea wolves, soak in a natural hot spring, and if you're lucky — come face to face with the mystic white Spirit Bear. Evening discussions include a dynamite selection of wine, and perspective from National Observer's expert team on the state of journalism, animals, and how climate change could change both forever.

    The cruise will take place fromSept 28 – October 5, 2018, starting and ending in Bella Bella, B.C. Airfare is not included in the cost of the trip, but once you’re on board, it’s all inclusive. Please note, that if you are unable to attend the cruise last-minute, your funds will provide the opportunity to a deserving, evolving reporter whose focus is the environment, climate or animal rights beat. This reward comes with unlimited access to National Observer's news and features for a year, and awesome National Observer swag to take home with you, including a t-shirt, coffee mug, and framer Spirit Bear photograph. See you on board the Roamer!

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    YOUR WEEK of hard-hitting journalism

    Your reward will be knowing you paid for a week of award-winning journalism by National Observer's team. At the end of every article we produce that week, your name will appear as the sponsor of the stories. Before YOUR week, our editors will phone you to give you a heads up that YOUR WEEK is about to happen. And what's on the calendar for the week. All stories will adhere to National Observer's editorial standards and policies and will be generated by National Observer's team. Your reward? GREAT JOURNALISM.

    Help build the future for excellent reporting in Canada.

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