Top journalism from broadcast, online, visual and written media celebrated at CTC luncheon in San Francisco.
With such a vast country, it’s not surprising that Canada inspires a vivid range of stories. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) highlights the best of the recent crop of the tales at the annual Northern Lights Awards luncheon, which forms an integral part of Canada Media Marketplace.
The Fairmont San Francisco hotel was the maître d’ for this year’s luncheon on April 1, which was hosted by Travel Alberta, Tourism Jasper and Brewster Canada. As part of the luncheon, Fairmont Canada heritage guide Mike Vincent told the story of how the new Glacier Skywalk came to life as well as the history of Jasper National Park.
Associate Professor John Fennelland Assistant Professor Amy Simons from the Missouri School of Journalism made the final calls on the winners from the hundreds of entries for the 17th Northern Lights Awards. This year’s winners received individual hooked rugs from Tourism New Brunswick, with the runners-up claiming handmade wooden bowls crafted by local artist.
Raise a glass to the winners:
Print: (Leisure, Adventure and Lifestyle)
Winner: Leslie Anthony, SNOW Magazine
“La Grande Dame”
2) Conor Mihell, Canoe & Kayak
“River of Time”
2) Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, Lonely Planet India
“Wok & Roll”
Winner: Brandy Yanchyk, BBC World’s “Fast Track”
“The Aboriginal community using tourism to help preserve its way of life”
Winner: “Rudy Maxa: Rudy Maxa’s World”—Montréal & Quebec
Produced and written by Susan McNally
2) Zero Point Zero: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown—Quebec”
2) Jared Hobbs, British Columbia Magazine
“Vancouver Island marmots”
Look for a full report later this month in CTC News from Canada Media Marketplace 2014.