OTTAWA, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Longtime Canadian Association of Journalists board member and champion of journalism Charles Bury will be posthumously honoured by the CAJ during its annual awards banquet on May 10 in Vancouver.
The CAJ invites all who knew and admired Bury, who passed away at age 67 on Feb. 1, to join them in a tribute to the renowned journalist at the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver that evening. While details about the tribute are still being finalized, we're pleased that Bury's son Luke and daughter-in-law Brooke will be in attendance at the CAJ's invitation.
Bury, the long-time editor of the Sherbrooke Record, gave decades of his life to promoting his craft and our organization. A long-time chair of the board, Bury was known for his gentle yet colourful guidance of board discussions.
Soon after CAJ's predecessor organization, the Centre for Investigative Journalism, was founded in 1978, Bury joined and became a key member of the growing group in its first years. He was a presence on the national board of directors for well over two decades until retiring in late 2007.
He was our longest-serving board member and earlier this year the directors approved a fitting tribute that will remain as a legacy of Bury's contribution to the CAJ and through it, Canadian journalism.
The #CAJ14 conference gala and awards banquet is scheduled for a 7 p.m. PT start on May 10. Standalone tickets to the gala are available for $45 apiece, taxes included, through our registration portal. A liveblog of the gala and presentations will be running on the CAJ website while it's underway.
The conference itself offers two days of speakers, panels and workshops designed to appeal to every working journalist. A ticket to the banquet is included with most full-conference registrations.
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing over 600 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
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