Canada Day Wins International Communication Award
Vancouver-based Canada Day wins in IABC 2010 Gold Quill Special Event Category
Vancouver, BC – Canada Place Corporation is a winner of the prestigious 2010 Gold Quill Award for excellence in business communication, presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) at last night’s Gold Quill Award Gala Dinner. Canada Place competed with peers from 28 countries to capture an Award of Merit in the Communication Management: Special Events category for Canada Day at Canada Place 2009.
“As a Canadian icon, we are honoured to celebrate our nation and provide inspirationally Canadian events for our community and visitors,” says Brett Calder, Canada Place Corporation. “We are thrilled to be recognized among leading organizations for communication and business excellence. Our next Canada Day event is just around the corner on July 1st where once again we will be providing an outstanding day of entertainment and celebration.”
On July 1, 2009, Canada Place Corporation welcomed 175,000 guests to Canada Place and its surrounding streets for a one of a kind street festival. The daytime celebration was followed by the inaugural Canada Day Parade, enjoyed by 100,000 spectators, and the two-barge Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show viewed by over 400,000 spectators. The free daytime street festival encompassed six city blocks and neighbouring Harbour Green Park and featured non-stop Canadian entertainment. Details for Canada Day 2010, the largest event in Western Canada, is available at www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca.
The winners of IABC Gold Quill Awards represent excellence in organizational communication and their work plans serve as best practices for professional communicators across communication disciplines. “This year we had entries from nearly every continent, in four different languages, and the winning entries once again showcase what a dynamic, vibrant and innovative profession we share,” says Melissa Dark, vice-chair of the 2010 Gold Quill Awards. Visit the Gold Quill Awards web site to see the complete list of this year’s award winners.
About Canada Place
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown harbour front, Canada Place generates over $1 billion per year in economic activity and is the inspiring national landmark welcoming local residents, visitors and ships to the West Coast. Canada Place Corporation is the owner of Canada Place, and is the coordinating landlord for the organizations at Canada Place including the Pan Pacific Hotel, Port Metro Vancouver corporate offices and Cruise Ship terminal, World Trade Centre and Vancouver Convention Centre East. Canada Place Corporation also hosts a number of marquee annual community events including Canada Day and Christmas at Canada Place. Canada Place was home to the Main Press Centre, which was part of VANOC’s Main Media Centre for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. www.canadaplace.ca
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 15,000 members in 80 countries. For more information, visit www.iabc.com.
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