2009 RTNDA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Feb 23, 2009

TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada - The Association of Electronic
Journalists is pleased to announce that two individuals will be honoured with
the 2009 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Award in the Prairie Region. The awards
will be presented at the RTNDA Prairie Regional Awards Banquet in Edmonton, AB
on May 30, 2009.
The 2009 RTNDA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are:

Hal Gardiner has served the public as an on-air newsman for over 40
years. His career began in March 1968 and has spanned small market radio in
Weyburn and Estevan as well as the large markets of Edmonton and Calgary.
Hal's contribution to the community has been overwhelming. He's reported on
all of the major news events in Alberta's two largest cities. Hal has also
been involved in fund raising efforts too numerous to mention.

Carl Worth began his career in radio in 1965 at the young age of 17 in
Dauphin, Manitoba. In the early 1970's, Carl made the move to CJGX in Yorkton.
A few years later, he moved further west to work for CKCK Radio in Regina. In
1981, Carl made the bold move to television when he became a reporter for
CFQC-TV in Saskatoon. In December 1986, Carl was appointed Assignment Editor
with STN News "The Provincial" - a newly created regional news program. In
1999, Carl accepted the job of News Director for CTV Regina, a position he
still holds today. Carl is the consummate news person. He has mentored many
young journalists who have moved on to successful careers in large markets.
Carl has been a long-time member and supporter of RTNDA, serving most recently
as the Regional Director for TV for the Prairies. He is a well respected
member of the broadcast industry and highly regarded in his community.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2002 to recognize
individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and
continued excellence during the course of their career in broadcast
journalism.

RTNDA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in
Canada. The members of RTNDA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast
journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently
about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions,
opinions and ideas. The RTNDA Canada Code of Ethics adopted by the Canadian
Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our
profession.

For further information: Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTNDA Canada at (416) 756-2213 or email: sherry@rtndacanada.com or visit www.rtndacanada.com


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