Cross-Canada shortlist announced for Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards

SAINT JOHN, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Nationwide online voting is now open for Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards.  Canadians can check out the nominees and vote at or until May 22nd at midnight (AST).

More than 130 nominations were submitted from across the country, and our judges – comedian Ron James, TV5 President and CEO Suzanne Gouin, and CARTT editor/publisher Greg O'Brien – were challenged to decide on the shortlist of four nominees per category.    

"As always, we were overjoyed to see so many high quality nominations," says Alyson Townsend, President and CEO of the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance. "From touching and inspiring stories of customer service and community building, to stellar examples of locally produced content, these awards give us the opportunity to share the successes of our members – small and medium sized cable and communications companies – with Canadians from coast to coast."

The shortlisted nominees are:

I heart customer service
WTC Communications (ON)
Transvision Cookshire (QC)
Access Communications (SK)
Mascon Cable Systems (BC)

I heart community building/public service
Eastlink – Tree decorating (NS)
Cable Cable – Kawartha Lakes Boys and Girls Club (ON)
Execulink Telecom – Annual fundraising (ON)
Delta Cable – Toy drive (BC)

I heart local programming – best news/issue coverage
Northwestel Inc. – Clara's Big Ride (YT)
Valemount Entertainment Society – Robson Announcement (BC)
Westman Communications Group – Brandon Votes (MB)
Access Communications – Indigenous Games 2014 (SK)    

I heart local programming – sports coverage
Access7 Sports – Access Communications (SK)
Eastlink TV Sports – Eastlink (NS)
WCGtv Sports – Westman Communications Group (MB)
Delta TV Sports – Delta Cable (BC)

I heart local programming – entertainment coverage
Invisible Wall – Access Communications (SK)
Eastlink Magazine – Eastlink (NS)
Love Food – Eastlink (NS)
North Pole News – Access Communications (SK)

I heart local programming – best on-camera community channel personality
Grandpa Chris – Cable Cable (ON)
Katie Lohnes – Eastlink (NS)
Kathleen McCollough – Cooptel (QC)
François Fortin – DERYtelecom (QC)

The winner in each category will receive $1,000 to donate to a community charity of their choice.

About the CCSA:
An advocacy and buying group operated by members for members, connecting more than 100 independent cable operators and their subscribers with cost-effective programming and equipment – while ensuring their messages reach regulators and government.


SOURCE Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc.

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For further information: Chris Edwards, Vice-President, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Cable Systems Alliance, Phone: 506-849-1334 ext. 211, Email:


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