Award show roundup
The three British Columbia chapters of the Canadian Public Relations Society have distributed three awards recognizing excellence in public relations in that province. The first award went to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Insurance Corporation of BC for a campaign promoting the ongoing use of bait automobiles to catch car thieves. The second award went to the Islands Trust and the San Juan Preservation Trust for the publication A Place in the Islands, which provides information to new residents about living on an island. The third award went to DeSmoggBlog.com, a global warming awareness website. The Canadian Public Relations Society has BC chapter in Vancouver, Victoria and Prince George. This is the first time the organization has conducted a provincial awards program. "These awards help to promote public understanding of the kind of work that our public relations sector is doing to serve the public interest," said Ange Frymire, chair of the awards committee. "The inaugural competition is morphing into what will become an annual tradition of recognizing individuals who are shaping our industry through best practices and high-calibre communications work."