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April 25, 2002
City of Toronto to host third annual Canadian new media awards
Economic Development -- The Canadian New Media Awards are a national event with
a homegrown feel.

Toronto-based interactive solutions company Delvinia Inc. launched the Canadian
New Media Awards in 2000 to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of
individuals and companies in the Canadian new media industry. This year's
awards have attracted 843 nominations -- an increase of 51 per cent over 2001.

"We are committed to promoting the growth of Canada's new media industry and an
important part of that is to recognize the hard-working people who represent
the best that this industry has to offer," says Adam Froman, Delvinia President
and CEO.

Toronto will host the Canadian New Media Awards celebration that recognizes the
accomplishments of Canadian companies and individuals in the new media

"The City of Toronto is overjoyed to be the host city for this event," says
Brenda Librecz, Managing Director, Economic Development. "It is only fitting
for Toronto to host the awards since this city is the largest multimedia centre
in Canada."

The 60 finalists will be announced on April 29 and the winners will receive a
Pixel Award at a ceremony to be held on May 27 at the Bluma Appel Theatre, St.
Lawrence Centre. Tickets are available for $60 by calling 416-366-7723 or

The awards are produced by Delvinia Inc. and generously supported by the
Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, Canada Council for the Arts,
the City of Toronto, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, Liberty Village New
Media Centre,,, Sheridan College and Humber

The City of Toronto's Economic Development Division is working with the new
media industry to support further development. The City is proud to support the
Canadian New Media Awards as an important showcase for the capabilities of
Toronto companies and the range of innovation of its people.

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