National recognition of .CA websites that are making a positive impact
in the lives of Canadians
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TORONTO, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the winners of its first annual .CA Impact Awards at
the mesh conference in Toronto, on the evening of May 25. Winners were chosen for using
their .CA websites to make a positive cultural, technical, economic, or
social impact. Four winners received $5,000 each as well as national
"At CIRA, we try to keep track of all the great .CA websites out there,
but with over 1.6 million registered .CA sites it's hard to keep up,"
says Byron Holland, President and CEO of CIRA. "The .CA Impact Awards
has really opened our eyes to some of the amazing work done on the web
by Canadians. It's truly inspiring."
The awards were broken down in four broad categories, the winners for
each category are:
eLearning: ArtsAlive.CA, an educational performing arts website produced by the National Arts
Centre, is the pre-eminent resource for performing arts education in
Canada, engaging Canadians through information, multimedia and
Small Business: OpenMedia.CA uses its .CA website to protect the open Internet and to promote the
innovation and free speech that it enables. OpenMedia.ca is currently
the home of the viral Stop the Meter campaign
(http://openmedia.ca/meter), that brings the public together to fight
for a more affordable Internet.
Non-Profit: UppercaseGallery.CA is now an online artist community, featuring a blog, exhibitions, and a
magazine. UppercaseGallery began as a gallery in downtown Calgary that
featured the work of emerging and established graphic designers before
moving online. Its .CA domain name allows Uppercase Gallery to clearly
define itself as Canadian, as much of its web traffic is international.
Web Technology and Design: NewPad.CA is an online apartment-hunting portal intended to make apartment
hunting easier by mapping out online apartment listings in cities
The .CA Impact Awards are part of CIRA's ongoing commitment to invest in
Canada's Internet community and are designed to recognize youth,
educators, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, technology
developers and web designers.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the member-driven
organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops
and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community, and
represents the .CA registry internationally.
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