Community service award for News

Sylvan Lake News is again an award winner in competition against its peers in the Alberta community newspaper industry.

  • Jul. 10, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Sylvan Lake News is again an award winner in competition against its peers in the Alberta community newspaper industry.

The newspaper placed second in the Community Service Award category during the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association’s annual Award of Excellence competition. The category was open to all 120+ association members.

The award was presented for the “Our Caring Community” column which appeared regularly during Sylvan Lake’s Centennial year, 2013.

The inspiration of Editor Steve Dills, who carried the project through the year, the column was created to “quantify the generosity of our community with information and a running tally of donations to various groups and organizations”. The year-end total was close to $500,000 although, we know there were probably donations that were missed.

The award was presented at the association’s annual meeting in Calgary last month.

First place in the category was presented to Claresholm Local Press for its Christmas Hamper Program and third place went to the Brooks & County Chronicle for is Seniors Awards of Distinction.