Canada’s Capital Region shines with 11 awards
[Source: NCC press release]
Canada’s Capital Region ¾ The National Capital Commission (NCC) is pleased to announce that it has won Tourism Innovator of the Year for the sound and light show Mosaika: Canada through the eyes of its people. The award was handed out last night at the 2011 Ontario Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence in Hamilton, Ontario.
The announcement comes on the heels of the NCC being recognized with 10 international awards at the 56th annual International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Convention & Expo.
“Canadians can be proud that their Capital offers state-of-the-art ways to celebrate, commemorate and learn about our culture,” said Guy Laflamme, Senior Vice-President, Capital Experience, Communications and Marketing at the NCC. “The NCC is thrilled to see its productions, programs and events recognized for their excellence by these Canadian and international industry leaders.”
Winners of the 2011 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards were presented on October 3rd in Fort Worth, Texas. The NCC won in the following categories:
- GOLD: Best Event Photograph – Canada Day – The Royal Visit
- GOLD: Best Street Banner – Confederation Blvd.
- GOLD: Best Promotional Poster – Mosaika
- SILVER: Best Full Length TV Program (national) – Winterlude
- SILVER: Best Miscellaneous Multimedia – Decoding Art
- SILVER: Best Single Magazine Display Ad – Ottawa Jazz Festival Program – Today I Toured Canada by Bike Capital Brand Ad
- SILVER: Best Event Photograph – Mosaika
- BRONZE: Best Event Video – Mosaika
- BRONZE: Best Event Website – Mosaika
- BRONZE: Best Educational Program – Raise Your Voices – National Student Banner Contest
The prestigious awards recognize both the quality and creativity of NCC interpretation programs and materials, and brings to eleven the number of awards that Mosaika, the sound and light show on Parliament Hill has won since its launch in July 2010.
For more information about the NCC, members of the public may contact the NCC at 613-239-5000, 1-800-465-1867, 613-239-5090 (TTY) or 1-866-661-3530 (toll-free TTY), or visit the website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca.
About the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership (OTMPC)
The OTMPC is a government agency created in 1999 to partner with Ontario tourism operators to showcase Ontario as a four-season must-see travel destination at home and internationally. For more information visit www.ontariotravel.net. The Ontario Tourism Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the tourism industry. For more information about the awards visit www.ontariotourismsummit.com.
About the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA)
The IFEA is “the premiere association supporting and enabling festival and event professionals worldwide,” and has provided cutting-edge professional development and direction for the festivals and events industry since 1956. The organization officially represents industry-leading members, spanning 40 countries and five continents. They strive to create and maintain “a globally united industry that touches lives in a positive way through celebration”. For more information about the International Festivals and Events Association, visit the website at www.ifea.com.