Right now, it is Canadian Caribbean Week (running from October 21 to 29) a unique celebration of Caribbean culture and diversity. On Thursday, October 21, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) held their annual Media Awards Luncheon at L’Hotel Place Des Armes in Montreal. A total of 90 media, industry members, national tourism organization representatives and Caribbean dignitaries attended the event. The luncheon serves to recognize Canadian-based media that have captured the essence of the Caribbean in their storytelling.
Frédéric Savard was presented the award for ‘Best News Report in French’ from all channels of Canadian media encompassing newspaper, magazine or television. The award recognized Fred’s story entitled, “Cap Aux Antilles, avec une Grenade et un Magot,” inspired by his press visit to Grenada in June 2009. The article was published in H Magazine, the French-Canadian equivalent of GQ Magazine, which has about 80,000 in circulation.
(Photo caption from left to right: Maureen Wright, LMA Communications Inc; Karen Stephenson, Grenada Board of Tourism; Frédéric Savard, contributor, H Magazine; Sylma Brown Bramble, Caribbean Tourism Organization)