Thursday, May 02, 2013

Western awards honour Paul and Audrey Grescoe for a lifetime of magazine achievement

Paul and Audrey Grescoe have been named the winners of the Western Magazine Awards Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. It is the first time that a couple have been so honoured.
"Legendary pioneers in the Western Canadian magazine industry, Paul and Audrey's long personal and professional collaboration in journalism and publishing makes them an ideal choice for this prestigious award," said the WMAF release. The LAA judges said, 'in recognition of contributing contributions, and at a risk of weakening individualism, but in celebration of lifelong partnerships, for the first time, and perhaps never to be repeated, the panel of judges recommends Paul and Audrey Grescoe for the 2013 WMAF Lifetime Achievement Award."
Paul Grescoe moved from the newspaper business to become a staff writer and editor with The Canadian magazine and Maclean's and during the 1970s and 1980s was co-owner and editorial director of city magazines in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Later, often in collaboration with his wife, he has written books on business, publishing and travel (notably on Alaskan cruising) as well as crime fiction. 
The awards will be presented Friday, June 21 at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside. The host for the evening will be CBC Radio host Jo-Ann Roberts, who is currently the Harvey Southam Guest Lecturer at University of Victoria.

The nominees for the written, visual, gold awards and provincial magazine of the year categories have been released.

Nominated as best new magazine were Coast Mountain Culture magazine, Homes & Living Magazine, Vancouver and Interlake Arts, Life & Leisure

Nominees for trade magazine of the year are 
Alberta OilBritish Columbia Medical JournalCGA Magazinereel west magazine and West Coast Veterinarian

For best online magazine, the nominees are:,  Swerve, Toque & Canoe and

Regional magazine of the year nominees (from whom is selected the over all Western magazine of the year, are:

Alberta Venture
Eighteen Bridges
Up Here
Up Here Business
    Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine
    Vancouver Magazine
    Western Living
      Sponsored by Government of Manitoba Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Tourism

      Border Crossings
      Canada's History
      Canadian Journal of Green Building & Design
      Prairie Fire
      The Cottager
        Sponsored by Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport

        Grain Magazine
        Saskatoon HOME Magazine
        Westworld Saskatchewan

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