Win one of four copies of Unbroken book

UnbrokenThe Angelina Jolie-directed adaptation of Unbroken hit theatres on Christmas Day. The film which is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s novel about Louis Zamperini‘s life has been receiving quite the buzz about the powerful and inspirational resilience story. In the holiday spirit, we are offering Tribute fans a chance to win a copy of the Unbroken book.

The story revolves around the incredible survival story of Louis Zamperini, who demonstrates his incredible and unbreakable will as he continuously falls on unbelievably hard times. Louis’ life was going down the wrong path as time after time he continued to get into trouble with the law. However, things took a turn when his brother encouraged him to take up running. Louis had a natural gift for the sport and eventually found his way into the Berlin Olympics. However, the journey stopped there because World War II began and he became an airman. From this point on Louis’ life would never be the same as hardship after hardship lay ahead of him including: his Army Air Forces bomber crashing into the Pacific Ocean, surviving many days adrift on a life raft and being captured as a Prisoner of War. Louis endured tremendous suffering but always persevered.

The story is truly mesmerizing and is sure to leave every reader inspired.

If you’d like to own a copy of this book, leave a comment below telling us who inspires you! ~Janine Wyslobicky

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  1. Sharon • December 29, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

    Florence Nightingale

  2. Gladys Marie • December 29, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

    My Granparents who came from Ukraine in the early 1900’s & had to work very hard to clear the land – to make their homestead and then try & make a better life for their families – which they did! I am so proud of them and really admire them – they are my heros!!!

  3. SharonB • December 29, 2014 @ 1:41 PM

    My father because he always maintained a positive attitude no matter what.

  4. Florence C • December 29, 2014 @ 4:17 PM

    Oprah she overcame many challenges in her life and she gives back.

  5. Marnie Lapierre • December 29, 2014 @ 4:19 PM

    Absolutely has to be Malala. That young girl, attacked, living under constant threat to bring awareness regarding the inequality of human rights for girls and the right to all for an education. Her strength is humbling.

  6. Pamela Leader • December 29, 2014 @ 4:21 PM

    My father’s honesty in how he thought and lived his life.

  7. Pamela Leader • December 29, 2014 @ 4:22 PM

    My father’s honesty.

  8. Janet Baron • December 29, 2014 @ 4:23 PM

    Looks like a Great Book to read

  9. Tina Turnbull • December 29, 2014 @ 4:25 PM

    The person that inspires me is my mom, she never gives up and no matter what she wears a smile ! That is true inspiration!

  10. Anna • December 29, 2014 @ 4:25 PM

    I would love a copy please 🙂

  11. Gloria • December 29, 2014 @ 4:27 PM

    My husband inspires me, his battle with cancer doesn’t stop him from living his life to the fullest.

  12. Mary Lumsden • December 29, 2014 @ 4:27 PM

    wow Louie-my daughter is taking me Thursday to see it! Books are always better!If I win we will pass it around to all that want to read it!

  13. charlene vanderlaan • December 29, 2014 @ 4:27 PM

    I would have to go with Oprah.

  14. Debra F • December 29, 2014 @ 4:28 PM

    Both my sisters inspire me.

  15. Mary Lumsden • December 29, 2014 @ 4:28 PM

    also my 95 year old Mom-still unbroken!!!!

  16. April • December 29, 2014 @ 4:28 PM

    My friend, Sue. She recently recovered from cancer, during which she also endured a severely broken leg. So much pain and despair; leaving her unable to exercise as she once could and unable to taste food any more (the chemo killed her tastebuds). And yet she retains a positive attitude, walks her dog as much as she can and can STILL cook like Jamie Oliver; despite the inability to taste any of it. You do what you love, no matter what. P.S. Unbroken is an incredible film!

  17. Anna • December 29, 2014 @ 4:29 PM

    As for who inspires me? anyone with positive attitude and strong will, most importantly my father.

  18. jan • December 29, 2014 @ 4:29 PM

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

  19. Heidi • December 29, 2014 @ 4:34 PM

    My Dad. Just passed away 8 months ago. He was battling 3 forms of cancer.Bravest man I think I will ever know! Inspires me everyday

  20. Janine Rutledge • December 29, 2014 @ 4:35 PM

    My friend Cindy, she is a great kindergarten teacher and I would love to be as good of a teacher as she s.

  21. Marilyn Macklin • December 29, 2014 @ 4:35 PM

    My children inspire me always

  22. Debbie Schmidt • December 29, 2014 @ 4:38 PM

    My mother who passed away in April of 2012 has always and will continue to inspire me. This woman lead a very hard life but taught all 8 of us kids to be respectful, responsible, helpful, strong individuals. I continuously am inspired by her and think of her at least once a day and even talk out loud to her when I’m having a tough time or a very happy moment in my life. She is the strongest woman I have ever or will ever know and I’m very proud to say I am her daughter and also proud that I raised my daughter the way my mom raised me and she had turned into a wonderful person and mom and she is raising her children incredibly well.

  23. Jeromme Graham • December 29, 2014 @ 4:38 PM

    Terry Fox, because when he was alive, he didn’t let his cancer stop him from trying to make a difference and he raised a lot of money and inspired the nation.

  24. Iris • December 29, 2014 @ 4:45 PM

    My dad, because he has always been a hard-working man while still being there for me and my two siblings! 🙂 He could not have been a better father and I love him so much for inspiring me to become just like him in life and parenthood.

  25. Carey Hurst • December 29, 2014 @ 4:46 PM

    Honestly, I inspire myself. The only one who can create your future and make your life worth living is you no matter what the circumstances .

  26. Carolyn • December 29, 2014 @ 4:47 PM

    My amazing friend inspires me. With the family medical issues and deaths she has faced in the past few years, its incredible she is still standing and is still as warm and hopeful as always.

  27. Maxime • December 29, 2014 @ 5:05 PM

    My dad!

  28. Eve • December 29, 2014 @ 5:11 PM

    My dad inspires me. He is a great father and is kind to everyone he meets.

  29. Terry Wong • December 29, 2014 @ 5:12 PM

    my mom

  30. Jenn K • December 29, 2014 @ 5:28 PM

    My husband because he’s so kind and such a great father.

  31. Brenda • December 29, 2014 @ 5:29 PM

    My inspiration is my father. He has passed away, but he worked hard for everything he had and never complained. He paid with cash always, raised a family, worked our farm, cut wood every summer for the winter, took in hunters, and enjoyed family and friends. If I can be half the person my father was, then I will be happy.

  32. Linda Foley • December 29, 2014 @ 5:33 PM

    Laura Hillenbrand inspires me. I heard about her physical condition before reading Unbroken and was equally moved by both Laura and Louie. Both overcame such obstacles and still find ways to give back.
    She has the same condition I have (chronic fatigue syndrome) and I also have fibromyalgia. Despite her condition she continued to write, sometimes only a few paragraphs at a time. I am also a writer and on bad days I think of her and open my computer and write anyway. If she can do it, so can I. Her gift with the written language inspires me also to be a better writer. I write for kids and adults when I write fiction. She has taught me much in the art of story telling.
    Besides Laura my mother inspires me to this day despite her passing. She was born in Montreal and as a young girl her family migrated to the US, after weeks of having to wait in Vancouver with her mother while her father established a business here. They lived above their store and build a living from scratch. After my father died she found the courage to not just live but also to embrace life despite several difficult medical conditions. She always told me “we come from strong stock” meaning we are survivors.
    Laura, my mother and Louie – survivors despite all odds. What a great inspiration.

  33. Stephanie Barber • December 29, 2014 @ 5:39 PM

    My daughter because at 8, she is so kindhearted and giving!

  34. Susan T. • December 29, 2014 @ 5:43 PM

    Amanda Lindhout. I loved her book which made me cry so hard! I can’t imagine living through what she did and coming out okay in the end but she did. When I went to her book signing she wrote “Never, ever give up” in mine and that is such a great motto for everyone!

  35. Linda C • December 29, 2014 @ 5:46 PM

    Female leaders in my industry.

  36. June Little • December 29, 2014 @ 5:47 PM

    People that volunteer to help and already know they will likely not get any praise for what they are doing but they see the need and step in.

  37. Suzanne Kristy • December 29, 2014 @ 5:50 PM

    My parents inspire me – they have raised me to be humble, to work hard and appreciate everything I am given and have

  38. Kelly • December 29, 2014 @ 5:59 PM

    I gain inspiration from those I know who have and are battling cancer. They are the most brave and courageous people I know. To fight such a horrible illness and receive chemo that makes it almost impossible to make it through the day because the treatment makes you so sick. Yet these people still make it through with a smile on their face and work to overcome one of the worst diagnoses of their life. These people fight and remain unbroken, like Louie. And for those I know who have lost the battle, they went down fighting until the end just like most of the characters in this book.

  39. David M. • December 29, 2014 @ 6:26 PM

    Chris Hadfield

  40. Debbie Roy • December 29, 2014 @ 6:33 PM

    My Dad he was the wind beneath my wings:)

  41. Tracy Braat • December 29, 2014 @ 6:35 PM

    My gurl, Taylor inspires me. Her ability to grow from good and bad and want to be a better human everyday. She has taught me patience rather than instant gratification, to laugh at my self, and to enjoy life. Looking forward to the future patiently and with a sense of humour and optimism.

  42. Cindy Thoma • December 29, 2014 @ 6:50 PM

    My father inspires me. He was an engineer building bridges for the troops in WWII, was proud of the fact that he never fired his gun and was hit by shrapnel-spending a year in hospital. He saw and went through so much yet was the most postive, kind hearted man I have ever known.

  43. Anita Shields • December 29, 2014 @ 6:50 PM

    My 93 year old mother. She was in the war in Belgium. Then she, my dad, my brother and I immigrated to Canada with nothing but our suitcases. She made life in our new country always pleasant in those first few years of hardship. She is still “unbroken”.

  44. Jojo • December 29, 2014 @ 6:59 PM

    All those who dedicate their time and efforts in volunteering whether abroad or in their local communities. To be selfless and help others in need is very inspiring.

  45. Cynthia • December 29, 2014 @ 7:14 PM

    My niece inspires me. As a new immigrant she has learned English, got her Canadian Citizenship, become gainfully employed and is a wonderful wife and mother.

  46. GLENN CARSON • December 29, 2014 @ 7:21 PM

    Louis Zamperini, I listened to one of his interviews and I shook my head. I don’t know how anyone could come through what he came through!!! A very brave and humble guy.

  47. Lynne • December 29, 2014 @ 7:35 PM

    Pinterest seems to inspire me. Especially when it is about healthy food for my family.

  48. wanda macsween • December 29, 2014 @ 7:53 PM

    My mother inspires me. She does everything for everyone else and never asks for anything in return.

  49. siu • December 29, 2014 @ 7:54 PM

    Deepak Chopra

  50. Carla Mysko • December 29, 2014 @ 7:55 PM

    My mother-in-law inspires me. She gives back to the community in many ways, is family oriented and lovingly cares for the needs of my father-in-law who has ALS.

  51. Sherry Simons • December 29, 2014 @ 8:27 PM

    My mother!

  52. sd • December 29, 2014 @ 8:27 PM


  53. Dorothy • December 29, 2014 @ 8:34 PM

    Louis Zamperini the main actor, he sure was put through so many hardships, but kept his soul deep down. Very moving show.

  54. Sherri Smith • December 29, 2014 @ 9:05 PM

    I work in a Personal Care Centre and all the nurses and health care aides inspire me. Every day!

  55. Sunshine H • December 29, 2014 @ 9:19 PM

    My daughter, her amazing kindness and friendliness are unparalleled, and are getting noticed by many around us.

  56. Gary Smith • December 29, 2014 @ 9:26 PM

    My late Mom inspired me. She helped her mother take of her grandparents in their later years when no one else would. I did the same for her when she got sick.

  57. Zvi • December 29, 2014 @ 9:34 PM

    my dad for his courage

  58. Michelle H • December 29, 2014 @ 9:41 PM

    My mother inspires me. She’s incredibly strong, hard-working, loving and has made many sacrifices so that my brother, sister and I have a much better life.

    Thanks so much for this chance to win!

  59. Wayne Lecoy • December 29, 2014 @ 10:19 PM

    It would be great to win a copy of
    Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand.
    My mother inspires me with her strength and love.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  60. Peter canon • December 29, 2014 @ 10:41 PM

    Anyone who does not work for the government are my hero’s.

  61. Robert Beck • December 29, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

    My wife, Cheryl, inspires me everyday with her intelligence, loyalty, beauty, compassion and love.

  62. Terry Malanchuk • December 29, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

    My Uncle Cpl. JamesCoughlin who servedwith the Argyl and Sutherland in France, 1944. Waswounded, could have gone home,instead upon recovery he signed up with the Canadian Battalion in Berlin.

  63. Milena • December 29, 2014 @ 11:49 PM

    My son inspires me – he has learned more about life at his young age than I probably will in a lifetime

  64. Alana LeSueur • December 30, 2014 @ 12:14 AM

    My 86 year old mother, Vi, inspires me, seconded by my terrific physiotherapist, Daniel.

  65. Jason E Woods • December 30, 2014 @ 12:55 AM

    My Big Brother!

  66. Violet P • December 30, 2014 @ 2:19 AM


  67. Violet P • December 30, 2014 @ 2:20 AM

    My niece because she was ill and in the hospital at 2 and was so calm and happy playing there. Children are so resilient and live in the moment and can find joy in anything!

  68. Sara D • December 30, 2014 @ 7:52 AM

    My inspiration is my mother!

  69. DIANNE SOEHNER • December 30, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

    My mother and father inspired me.

  70. Lisa Mihalovics • December 30, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

    Christopher Reeve

  71. Ten Yang • December 30, 2014 @ 3:49 PM

    My mom inspires me the most!

  72. Andrea L • December 30, 2014 @ 3:52 PM

    My grandmother inspires me

  73. Debbie F • December 30, 2014 @ 4:00 PM

    my sister inspired me.

  74. Doris Calvert • December 30, 2014 @ 7:21 PM

    Well Oprah inspires me, but someone I know is my husband, he is a miracle that was sent to me!

  75. Judy Graschuk • December 30, 2014 @ 7:23 PM

    My Dad was always my inspiration. He battled health problems all his life without a complaint and showed me how to do the same. We both loved reading and although he is gone now, I continue to read avidly.

  76. Neils Thor • December 30, 2014 @ 7:31 PM

    my wife

  77. Laura • December 30, 2014 @ 8:30 PM

    I am inspired by my grandmother. She has made amazing decisions for herself as she gets older and adapted to changes. She even uses facebook at the age of 86!

  78. Karen • December 31, 2014 @ 1:04 PM

    my husband

  79. Kathy • December 31, 2014 @ 3:33 PM

    My mother was a strong independent woman who taught me to love myself & others

  80. richard boivin • December 31, 2014 @ 8:40 PM

    L’honnêteté de mon père

  81. LINDA DUGUAY • January 2, 2015 @ 8:14 AM


  82. Willy • January 6, 2015 @ 2:39 AM

    My dad inspired me the most.

  83. Francis C • January 6, 2015 @ 2:40 AM

    My mother-in-law because she treated me like her own son.

  84. Angela • January 6, 2015 @ 3:43 AM

    My parents.

  85. SueSueper • January 6, 2015 @ 6:07 AM

    My mom inspires me, she goes and goes and goes and goes. Seems her batteries never run out.

  86. Graham. Watts Snr.. • January 7, 2015 @ 9:07 PM

    My father inspires me he courageously fought cancer as did many others

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