Canadian Toy Testing Council Awards Webkinz Pets It's Highest Rating 3 Stars

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Canadian Toy Testing Council Awards Webkinz Pets Its Highest 3-Star Rating
With over 900,000 online pets, Webkinz pets are ‘The Hottest Toys with the Coolest Website’

WOODBRIDGE, ON—The Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC), the leading authority on

toys in Canada, has honoured Webkinz toys from Ganz with a prestigious Children’s Choice Award. The non-profit Council, established in 1952, explains, “This award is given to new toys on the market that have proven to be fun, innovative and the absolute best in their area of play. It is a very celebrated honour for a toy manufacturer to receive a Children’s Choice Award, as only a few are given out each year.” Children and their families test toys, and the same testers made the presentations in Ottawa on Thursday November 2. “We are very proud to receive this award, especially as it is determined by children themselves”, states Ganz president, Howard Ganz. “Webkinz pets allow kids to combine creativity, imagination and technology in a fun-filled, safe environment that is always changing, and always welcoming. Webkinz combine the timeless fun of plush pets with the interactivity of the Internet, to give kids a virtual world where they can play, build, nurture, collect and even safely ‘chat’ using constructed messaging. Each Webkinz pet carries a secret code that can only be revealed after purchase. After logging into Webkinz World (, kids enter the code, adopt and name their pet, and are welcomed into a virtual world. There, kids feed and care for their new pal, dress it, take it to the vet, play games, make movies, enter tournaments and do trivia quizzes to earn the Kinzcash that will allow them to feed, buy treats, and furnish homes for their pets. With the code as their key, kids can join Webkinz World without giving out any personal information such as their e-mail, last name or phone number. Webkinz pets are available through independent gift retailers across the country. Visit and use the Store Locator feature to find the nearest retailer.

Contact: Susan McVeigh Communications Manager, GANZ One Pearce Road Woodbridge ON L4T 3T2 (905) 851-6661 x375