WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR TUNED-IN CANADA: THE CCSA AWARDS
QUISPAMSIS (NB), May 29, 2019 - The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance is pleased to announce the winners of Tuned-in Canada: the CCSA awards, a nation-wide, annual competition that highlights the great work performed by independent, local providers of internet, television and telephone services across Canada.
“The sixth year of Tuned-in Canada saw the launch of a new website, the introduction of a new voting mechanism, and the move to two juried categories,” said Jay Thomson, CEO of the CCSA. “We are always evolving the contest based on member and participant feedback – and are pleased these new updates were widely embraced. This year’s group of winners represent members large and small – who told us inspiring stories, introduced us to great people and showed us wonderful images of their businesses and their communities. As always we are left inspired by our members and proud to be Canadian.”
Winners in each category were determined in two ways: 1) by the most votes/highest score received, and 2) by the most votes/highest score received per capita subscribers. Since CCSA is made up of various sized members, this system levels the playing field for all.
Votes for the three public voting contest categories were either cast online, or through a mail-in ballot system. This year’s mail-in ballots had a definite impact, with more than 13,000 received. The two juried categories were determined by the judges, who evaluated the nominations using specific criteria and provided a mark out of 100.
The Tuned-in Canada winners for 2019 are:
Best people: on-camera community channel personality
Burgeo Broadcasting System (NL) – Steve Hiscock
Best story: giving back
Cable Cable (ON) – Boys and Girls Club
Pic River Development Corporation (ON) – Education complex
Best photo: connecting Canadians
New North Networks (NT) – Unique office
Best story: game changer
Hay Communications (ON) – Internet 100 symmetrical fibre service
Lansdowne Tel (ON) - Cable and Internet infrastructure improvements
Best content: community channel programming
CCAP (QC) – Eautrement
VCTV (BC) – Ancient Forest
The winners in each category will receive $1,000 to donate to a local charity of their choice. If the winner won by both calculation methods, they will receive $2,000. Winners will also be celebrated at Connect 2019, CCSA’s annual conference being held this September in Kelowna, BC.
ABOUT THE CCSA:
The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 110 Independent companies providing internet, TV & telephone services across Canada. Those companies serve hundreds of thousands of customers in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. They include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. They connect hundreds of thousands of Canadians who otherwise might not have access to these critical communications services. For more information, visit https://ccsaonline.ca.
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