National Newspaper Awards 61st Awards Gala

    
                             FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

                            SHERATON CENTRE HOTEL
                                   TORONTO

               Emcees: Christie Blatchford, The Globe and Mail,
                   and Yves Boisvert, La Presse, Montreal
    

TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - The country's top prizes for journalism will be handed out during the 61st National Newspaper Awards ceremony in Toronto on Friday, May 14.

The event is expected to attract a large contingent of publishers, editors, and journalists as well corporations and people with a special interest in newspapers.

The National Newspaper Awards gala will conclude two days of newspaper-related events, including the Canadian Newspaper Association's annual Conference from May 13 to 14 at Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto. Details on the conference, titled "Ink and Beyond", are at www.inkandbeyond.ca.

Our emcees will be two of the most opinionated columnists in Canada, Christie Blatchford of The Globe and Mail who emceed the NNA gala in 2001, and Yves Boisvert, longtime columnist at La Presse in Montreal.

The gala will be a fast-paced and entertaining evening to honour the 66 finalists, three in each of the 22 award categories. Each of the three finalists will be introduced in video form and the surprise winner of each will be announced.

Prominent newspaper personalities from the past and present will serve as presenters of the awards.

The evening gets underway with a host reception at 5:30 p.m. It will be followed by a banquet dinner at 6:45 and then the awards ceremony. Following the awards show, there will be wrap-up reception.

The evening offers an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with people from the daily newspaper industry.

Tickets are $180 each, plus GST ($189). Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,800, plus 5% GST ($1,890). To reserve, contact Bryan Cantley, NNA Secretary, at 416-575-5377 (bcantley@cna-acj.ca), or Lauraine Woods, NNA Administrative Assistant, at 416-923-3567, ext. 228 (nna@cna-acj.ca)

SOURCE National Newspaper Awards

For further information: For further information: Administrative Assistant, at (416) 923-3567, ext. 228 (nna@cna-acj.ca)


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