Tonight’s Program of Events

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Hyatt Regency, Vancouver

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

General no-host reception – ballroom foyer

6:00 p.m. 

Entrance of lead party 

Welcome and info by hosts Gloria Macarenko / Paul Haysom 

Land acknowledgement by Bryce Williams 

Welcome/address, Her Honour, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia 

Address by the Honourable David Eby, Premier of British Columbia

  • Excellence in Investigative Journalism 
  • Excellence in Business, Industry & Labour Reporting, Endowed by Jean Cormier 
  • Excellence in Legal Journalism 
  • Excellence in Health Reporting 

Presentation of the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award 

Acknowledgement of Professional Development Fellows 2023, 2023 BIPOC and Student Journalism award winners 

7:00pm – Dinner Service


Welcome back from you hosts 

  • Excellence in Environment Reporting 
  • Excellence in Reporting in a Language Other than English 
  • Excellence in Community Reporting

Presented by the Al Roadburg Foundation 

  • Excellence in Community Reporting

A few words from our Presenting Sponsors by video 

Presentation of the Bill Good Award 

  • Excellence in Multimedia Journalism 
  • Commentator of the Year – City Mike Award, Presented in Memory of Linda Webster 
  • Excellence in Technology Reporting 

Presentation of the Shelley Fralic Award 

A fireside chat featuring veteran journalist/news anchor, Lisa LaFlamme, conducted by Gloria Macarenko of CBC Radio, Vancouver 

  • Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Reporting 
  • Excellence in Feature Reporting 
  • Best News Reporting of the Year, Presented in Memory of Keith Bradbur

Event wrap-up and end of the evening

Thank you to our generous sponsors


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