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May 23, 2001
Toronto companies score big in new media
Toronto companies dominated the nominations for the 2nd annual Canadian New
Media Awards. This year, 560 nominations were received from across Canada and
60 finalists have been chosen -- the top five finalists and a winner in each of
the 12 categories. Forty-seven per cent of this year's nominees were from
Toronto and 53 per cent of the finalists are from Toronto.

"Toronto is a key driver to the successful Canadian New Media Industry and it
is gratifying to have that acknowledged by the industry," said Mayor Mel
Lastman. "It's great that Torontonians are being recognized for their hard work
and talent."

The finalists from Toronto are:

New Media Visionary
· Catharine Devlin
· Dan Fill
· Kim Peters
· Paul Hoffert

Lifetime Achievement
· Brian Kieller
· Catharine Devlin
· Mark Fox

Industry Advocate of the Year
· Myles Kesten
· Nick Jones

Most Promising New Company of the Year
· Trailervision Inc.
· Trapeze
· Workopolis

Graduate of the Year
· Grace Lee
· Michael Pedersen

Volunteer of the Year
· Adele Newton
· Jennifer Evans
· Julian Wharton
· Leila Boujnane

Producer of the Year
· Dan Fill
· Fiorella Grossi
· Michel Blondeau

Designer of the Year
· Paul Fleming
· Todd Major

Employer of the Year
· Devlin Applied Design
· ThinData

Programmer of the Year
· Diana Arruda
· Samir Elmasry

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony to be held on Monday, May 28
at 7:30 p.m. in the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. The Awards are
produced by Delvinia and presented in partnership with the Department of
Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, MultiMediator,, and

The Canadian New Media Awards are being established as a not-for-profit
organization. More information about the Awards can be obtained from the
Canadian New Media Awards Web site located at

A public reception will follow in the Atrium of the Canadian Broadcasting
Tickets to the reception are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $25 plus
service charges for adults and $15 plus service charges for students.

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