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Alberta Magazine Awards, Conference and Gala in Calgary on March 22, 2012

Alberta Magazine Awards 2012The Alberta Magazine Awards will be presented at the Alberta Magazine Excellence Gala, March 22 at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, as part of the 2012 Alberta Magazines Conference. This is a celebration of you or someone you know in the Alberta magazine industry, featuring Showcase Awards (new digital category!) and Achievement Awards, cash prizes, plus all that glorious glory — and they need your submissions before January 31, 2012.

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Calgary’s City Style and Living Magazine Receives Two National Awards

City Style and Living Magazine CalgaryCity Style and Living magazine garnered two prestigious awards for “Best of Show” and “Best Article in a Consumer magazine” from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The annual Caribbean Tourism Organization Media Awards Luncheon, held on December 8, 2011 at the Novotel Toronto Centre drew a crowd of nearly 100 media, industry members, national tourism organization representatives and Caribbean dignitaries attended the luncheon. This event serves to recognize Canadian-based media that have captured the essence of the Caribbean in their story telling. The prizes for Best Article in a Consumer Magazine, followed by Best in Show, were awarded to Kailash Maharaj and a team from City Style and Living magazine for their article ‘Paradise Found’, which ran in the Fall 2010 issue of City Style and Living.

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Avenue Magazine Invites Support for Petition to Commemorate Saturday Night Live in Edmonton

Saturday Night LiveDo you think that there should be an SCTV monument, street name or something else to commemorate Edmonton’s unique place in pop culture history as the location where Saturday Night Live was filmed for a time? How about a prominently placed sign welcoming people to Melonville? A bronzed Bob and Doug, sitting on a park bench in Churchill Square? A simple plaque? Or maybe a ceremony, festival or annual party? What would you like to see? You’re invited to sign Avenue Edmonton’s online petition to demonstrate your support for such a commemoration. In February 2012, Steve Sandor, editor of Avenue Edmonton, will present the petition and your comments to the City of Edmonton.

Alberta Magazine Spotlight > AlbertaViews: Perspectives on a Province

AlbertaViews MagazineAlbertaViews is in its fifteenth year of publishing and according to its website description “is the must-read magazine for the people who are shaping the new Alberta. Innovators in politics, education, industry, public service and the arts share and discover fresh perspectives in our in-depth analysis of everything relevant to the public interest of Albertans. Recognized for its editorial excellence, Alberta Views is one of the most respected publications in Canada, and has won Magazine of the Year and both the National and Western Magazine Awards. Right now no other province is as complex, vibrant and creative as Alberta, and no magazine covers it like Alberta Views.” I once had the pleasure of working for a time with their founding editor Jackie Flanagan on promoting the launch of the magazine in Alberta.  I agree that no other magazine in covers Alberta the way they do.  Readers with an interest in film and movie makers in Alberta will be particularly impressed with their December 2011 issue.

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Alberta Magazine of Interest: SOS Children’s Safety Magazine

SOS Children's Safety Magazine EdmontonThe Edmonton-based SOS Children’s Safety Magazine is recognized as a viable resource for preventative educational material in Canada. The publication was founded in 2002 and has grown substantially over the last nine years in readership and circulation. By providing new innovative design and relevant content through hard copy and online presence, the magazine has attracted a captivated audience across the nation. Last year in 2010 they distributed over 260,000 copies of the publication and received honourable mention from the country’s top political leaders, law enforcement agencies, and educational faculties. Topics include teaching children and parents alike about bullying, peer pressure, the huge crystal meth epidemic, teen suicide and much more.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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