Local Creatives vie for Communication Industry Awards



    VANCOUVER, June 4 /CNW/ - Outstanding communications talent in BC was
celebrated atop The Fairmont Vancouver on Wednesday, June 3, surrounded by
spectacular city scenery.
    Global BC's Sophie Lui emceed The Sky's The Limit: The 2009 IABC/BC
Bronze Quill Awards Gala, which recognized the communications industry in
categories such as:
    
    -   Marketing Communications
    -   Strategic Communication Processes
    -   Electronic and Digital Communication
    -   Publications
    -   Employee/Member Communication
    -   Human Resources and Benefits Communications
    

    Chris Freimond, President of the BC chapter of IABC, sums up the awards:
"Our chapter has a long and proud history of outstanding work by members in a
wide range of communications activities. There's something about celebrating
with friends and colleagues at the Bronze Quill Gala that elevates the award
to a different level. In part, it's the recognition and respect for which we
all strive and the knowledge that our peers have selected our work for special
attention. Bronze Quill award winners are truly the best of the best in BC."
    This year's selected winners are individuals from Vancouver Coastal
Health, the BC Securities Commission, BC Public Service Agency, Workforce
Planning and Leadership Secretariat, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
and Simon Fraser Student Society.

    About IABC/BC: The International Association of Business Communicators
(IABC) is the premier global network for professionals engaged in strategic
organizational communication. Founded in 1970, IABC comprises over 15,500
business communication professionals in more than 80 countries and over 100
member chapters worldwide. The BC chapter of IABC is the third-largest chapter
in Canada. With more than 600 members from the Lower Mainland business
communications industry, the BC chapter has an international reputation for
progressive, professional communication.





For further information:

For further information: Monica Hartanto, Bronze Quill Awards Publicity,
(604) 779-5155; Amanda Brkich, Bronze Quill Awards Publicity, (604) 626-9140

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