MEDIA ADVISORY - The Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards Gala is almost sold out
TORONTO, May 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation's 15th Annual Awards Gala is almost sold out. On June 7 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, more than 500 business and media luminaries will celebrate excellence in journalism and honour those who have made significant contributions to journalism throughout their careers.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation's 15th Annual Awards Gala
The Fairmont Royal York
Canadian Room, Conference Level
Thursday, June 7
Reception 6:00 p.m.
Awards Gala 7:00 p.m.
Legendary ABC newsman Ted Koppel and CTV National News correspondent Seamus O'Regan will be among those celebrating excellence at the Gala.
Koppel, former ABC Nightline anchor, will present this year's CJF Honorary Tribute posthumously to Peter Jennings, Canadian-born anchor and senior editor of ABC's World News Tonight. The evening's award presenters also include Tom Clark and Sally Armstrong. O'Regan will be the host of the event.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Jack Sigvaldason, publisher of Northern News Services, for a remarkable career building a network of newspapers in northern Canada.
Major media outlets supporting the event through table and ticket purchases include AOL Canada/The Huffington Post Canada, CBC News, CTV News, Rogers Communications, The Canadian Press, Thomson Reuters, the Toronto Star and the Winnipeg Free Press.
Also attending are executives from leading Canadian businesses and organizations, including Accenture, BMO Financial Group, Barrick Gold, CIBC, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Ipsos Public Affairs, Labatt, Manulife Financial, Maple Leaf Foods, Medtronic of Canada, Ryerson University, Scotiabank, Sun Life Financial, TD Bank Group, Thomson Reuters, University of King's College and Waste Management.
Benefits of purchasing a table include the opportunity to host two journalists and this year, media guests include Adrienne Arsenault, Tony Burman, Tom Clark, Danielle Crittenden, Wilf Dinnick, Marcus Gee, Jian Ghomeshi, Shinan Govani, Melissa Grelo, Mathew Ingram, Amanda Lang, Heather Mallick, Peter Mansbridge, Wendy Mesley, Kevin Newman, Michelle Shephard, Lloyd Robertson, John Stackhouse, Anna Maria Tremonti and Paul Wells, among others.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation thanks the following organizations for their support: Accenture; BMO Financial Group; Barrick Gold; CIBC; Labatt; Medtronic of Canada; Thomson Reuters; and Waste Management Canada.
Thank you also to The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CNW Group and CBC News for their in-kind support.
Media requests should be directed to:
Wendy Kan, Program Manager
Phone: 416-955-0394 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org