BC's Best Communicators Recognized at the 2008 IABC/BC Bronze Quill Awards Gala

    VANCOUVER, June 10 /CNW/ - The stars of British Columbia's communications
industry were recognized at The 2008 IABC/BC Bronze Quill Awards Gala on
Thursday, June 5 at FigMint Restaurant & Lounge. The Gala event acknowledged
13 exceptional individuals in the communications industry in eight different
    The red carpet event was hosted by CTV News' Chris Olsen and celebrated
the outstanding work of communications professionals in BC.
    A total of five Awards for Excellence in communication management were
presented: Michael Davis of Reputations Corporation for his work in Government
Relations; Linda Bilben, also of Reputations Corporation for her work in
Strategic Management Process; the Law Society of BC's Brad Daisley, on behalf
of the Lawyers Insurance Fund, for his efforts in Issues Management and Crisis
Communication; Ben Hudson of Mountain Equipment Co-op and Susan Thom of BC
Housing for their respective work in Special Events - Internal or External.
    Simon Fraser University student, Arthur Yee, also won the IABC Student
Communicator of the Year award; for his co-operative education semester
working with AIDS Vancouver. In addition, the event paid tribute to the
dedication of two IABC/BC volunteers. Glenn Knowles received the 2007-2008
IABC/BC President's Award: Volunteer of the Year and Fiona Youatt the
2007-2008 President's Award: Outstanding New Volunteer.
    For further information about The 2008 IABC/BC Bronze Quill Awards Gala:
An Evening with the Stars please visit www.iabc.bc.ca.

    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 13,000
business communication professionals in more than 60 countries and almost 100
member chapters worldwide. The BC Chapter of IABC is one of 105 chapters
worldwide and is the third largest chapter in Canada. With more than 500
members from the Lower Mainland business communications industry, the chapter
has an international reputation for progressive, professional communication.

    PLEASE NOTE: The complete list of winners is available on request.
    Website Links (IABC/BC and FigMint Restaurant & Lounge)

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For further information: Brandy Delves, Brandy Delves Consulting, (604)
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