Silver Leaf Award Winners 2015

Back to Blogs Posted: October 28, 2015

Professional communicators from across Canada were recognized this month for outstanding work in communication management and skills with receipt of a Silver Leaf Award from the Canada West and East Regions of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

The esteemed Silver Leaf Awards recognize a strategic approach to communications programs conducted by professional communicators in more than forty categories, including brand communications, internal communications, writing, and issues management. Of the more than 110 entries submitted in 2015, 48 entrants were honoured with a Silver Leaf Award – 21 received an Award of Excellence and 27 an Award of Merit.

“The professional communicators recognized this year demonstrated exceptional skills in planning and delivering strategic communication programs,” says Kathleen Bell, ABC, Chair, IABC Canada West Region. “The caliber of entries was exceptional. We are pleased to recognize the hard work of each winning entrant and their significant accomplishment in achieving this prestigious award.”

“Organizations and audiences across Canada benefit from the high standards of work delivered by these winners,” says Rob Plant, Chair, IABC Canada East Region. “It is with great pride that we honour and celebrate these individuals who have demonstrated the highest standards of communications excellence.”

In particular, we would like to congratulate our BC Winners:

Advertising Campaigns
Tracy Bains, Nadheera Udawatthe, Ashley Akyurek, Tiffy Riel, Kate Pasieka

Entry title: Pedestrian Safety Campaign
Award of Excellence

Brand Communication 
Christine Sorensen, Patricia Wejr,
British Columbia Nurses’ Union

Entry title: BCNU Brand Communication
Award of Merit

Employee Engagement
Maile Conwi, Laurie Dawkins, ABC
Vancouver Coastal Health 

Entry title: VCH People First Awards
Award of Merit

Government Communication Programs
Kathleen Vincent, Michelle Frilund
City of Coquitlam

Entry title: Separate Your Waste
Award of Excellence

Internal Communication
Kera McArthur, Alex Russell, Ailsa Mannell
Entry title: 2014 Influenza Immunication Program – Beat the flu! Join the resistance.
Award of Excellence

Media Relations
Elettra Communications
Entry title: Mahony & Sons: Stamps Landing
Restaurant Opening
Award of Excellence

Special Events – Internal
Maile Conwi, Laurie Dawkins, ABC, Rennie Brown, APR and Gen Hadley
Vancouver Coastal Health 
Entry title: VCH People First Awards Gala
Award of Excellence


The complete winners list is available on the IABC Canada website. More information about the awards can be found here.




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