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Good night for us Vaughan Today/Town Crier types

Warning: What follows is a bit of shameless patting of self on back.

The combined editorial staff at Vaughan Today/Town Crier had what you might call a good night at the 2008 Ontario Community Newspapers Association Awards.

Here’s the story as it appears in Vaughan Today:

Praise at community newspaper awards

Vaughan Today and its sister Town Crier publications were honoured with five accolades at the Ontario Community Newspapers Association Awards ceremony last week.

Vaughan Today’s website was voted tops in the Surfer’s Selection category.

Philip Alves’s June 27 story, “Jackson’s future in jeopardy” came third in the Best News Story category. The judge said: “Philip Alves provides readers with a fair and straightforward account of the controversy, providing balance and great play for a major story.”

Cartoon of the Year was awarded to the Town Crier’s Patricia Storms. “Her use of simple, easy flowing, and confident lines, combined with great humour, evoke a degree of cheekiness which put her submissions over the top in this contest.”

Lorianna De Giorgio’s article “Blogging sensation launches book of ‘likes’” in the Riverdale-East York Town Crier took third place in the Arts & Entertainment category. Claudia Cautillo also placed third in the Education writing category for her story “A handy way to talk to your baby” in the Riverdale-East York Town Crier.

Vaughan Today associate editor Gordon Cameron has been appointed to the OCNA board.

Vaughan Today
In print: April 24, 2009, page 4
Online: April 24, 2009 [link]