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CAB Announces 2006 Gold Ribbon Award Winners for
Community Service and Diversity Programming

Vancouver, November 7, 2006 - The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) today recognized the outstanding community service and programming of its members with the presentation of the prestigious Gold Ribbon Awards for Community Service and Diversity Programming. The awards were presented at the Gold Ribbon Awards Luncheon at the CAB’s 80th Anniversary Convention in Vancouver.

The 2006 Gold Ribbon Awards in the Community Service and Diversity Programming Categories were presented this afternoon to the following stations and services:

Community Service

  • Small Market :: CKLM-FM, Lloydminster (The Goat’s Christmas Convoy)
  • Medium Market :: CFIX-FM, Chicoutimi (Histoire sans faim)
  • Large Market : CKMF-FM, Montréal (C’t’encore drôle – album Tel Quel volume 2)

Diversity in News and Information Programming : CKOM, Saskatoon (Seeds of Success)
Aboriginal Programming : CKOM, Saskatoon (Meeting Ground)

Community Service

  • Small Market :: CHMI-TV, Winnipeg(Fame for Food)
  • Medium Market :: CICT-TV, Calgary(Shell’s Spirit of the Future Awards)
  • Large Market : CFJP-TV, Montréal (Donnez au suivant)

Public Service : VRAK-TV, Montréal (R-Force)

Television and Specialty/Pay/PPV
Aboriginal Programming : History, Toronto(Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii)
Diversity in News and Information Programming : CBC Newsworld, Toronto(In the Shadow of Gold Mountain)

Gold Ribbon Awards
The Gold Ribbon Awards pay tribute to achievements in broadcasting in various categories including community service, breaking news, humour, public affairs and promotion of Canadian talent. A total of 518 submissions were received for the 2006 Gold Ribbon Awards.

These awards are among the most prestigious in the Canadian broadcasting industry, and recognize outstanding productions in radio, television, specialty and pay services, and community service.

In 2006, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) celebrates 80 years as the national voice of Canada’s private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian programming services, including private radio and television stations, networks, specialty, pay and pay-per-view services.

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For more information, please contact:

Susan Tolusso
Director, Communications
(613) 233-4035 ext. 331