The winners were announced Friday, June 20th at the 36th Annual Awards Gala at the Velma Rogers Graham Theatre, 333 Bloor Street East, Toronto. Each year, through this gala event, CEMA recognizes and celebrates excellence in media, while also acknowledging Canadian Multiculturalism Day, held annually in June.
We are privileged to honour colleagues who are devoted to serving and reflecting the diverse audiences of this country. CEMA Award Winners for 2014 are:
PRINT –MATTHEW KWONG, Freelance Journalist
For his engaging story published in theToronto Staron Black Ontario students finding their heritage at a U.S. College.
RADIO –MYKA BURKE, Journalist, CHIN Radio –Ottawa
For the compelling feature “Climbing Canadian Mountains – Swiss Style”, broadcast on CHIN’s German Language Radio Show.
TELEVISION – NEWS SERIES –JASVIR SINGH SHAMEEL, Reporter,OMNI Television
For an analytical six-part series about auto insurance inOntarioonOMNI News: Punjabi Edition.
TELEVISION – DOCUMENTARY –ARAF MOHAMMADI, Documentary Maker
For the very touching TV documentary “Survivor from Magadan”, about a survivor who spent 10 years in Stalin’s labour camps.
TELEVISION –HARNARYAN SINGH, Host and Play-by-Play Commentator
For CBC’sHockey Night inCanadain Punjabi,a groundbreaking language hockey broadcast.
INNOVATION AWARD –DUNCAN McCUE, Journalist, CBC News, The National
For his trailblazing work associated with the delivery and development of the journalism program at theUniversity of British Columbia, and the “Reporting In Indigenous Communities” (RIIC) website.
SIERHEY KHMARA ZINIAK AWARD –PHIL LIND, Vice-Chair, Rogers Communications
For dedication to Multiculturalism and its expression through the medium of television.
The Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award, named for CEMA’s founder, is presented annually to an outstanding individual who, through his or her work, has spoken for Canadian multiculturalism.