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Jack Webster Foundation awards gala evening set for Nov 14

Names of award winners are starting to roll out.

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Friday July 7, 2023 | VANCOUVER, BC [Updated August 3, 2023]

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

The Jack Webster Foundation fosters and celebrates excellence in journalism to protect the public interest for British Columbians.

The 2023 Jack Webster Foundation gala evening to present top awards is set for Tuesday November 14 in Vancouver. Tickets go on sale Tuesday September 12.

Today the winners of two top awards were announced:

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Frances Bula has won the 2023 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Webster Foundation. [web]
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Shelley Fralic Award:

A fairly new award, only in its second year, is the Shelley Fralic Award.

The Shelley Fralic Award honours a BC journalist who identifies as a woman, and who exemplifies Shelley’s legacy as someone concerned with excellence in journalism and making her community a better place.

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Sophie Lui, 2023 Winner of the Shelley Fralic Award.

In 2022, the recipient for the first Shelley Fralic Award was Jennifer Thuncher, Editor, Squamish Chief. This year the Shelly Fralic Award has been awarded to Sophie Lui, news anchor/reporter with Global BC.

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Island Social Trends Editor Mary P Brooke

This year’s set of nominees has included Mary P Brooke, Editor and Publisher of Island Social Trends, based in Langford, BC.

Lieutenant Governor’s Award announced:

On July 25, the winner of the 2023 Lieutenant Governor’s BC Journalism Fellowship recipient was announced. The winner is Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan.

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Kim Bolan has won the 2023 Lieutenant Governor’s BC Journalism Fellowship. [web]

The award is provided in the spirit of supporting a healthy democracy with a thriving journalistic community; the fellowship aware is about producing a piece of long-form journalism to shed light on a subject of importance to British Columbians.

Bolan will produce a series of articles about the increasing international tentacles of BC gangs and organized crime groups.

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