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Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation is proud to sponsor these  annual awards.  Each award honours the person deemed to have contributed the most to our region in three critical areas of endeavour.



Tommy Cooper Award


Ontario Federation of AgricultureFor fifty years, the Tommy Cooper Award has recognized the person making the most important contribution to agriculture and rural living in Grey and Bruce Counties during the past year.  Awarded in conjunction with the Owen Sound Sun Times, the award is named for legendary Grey County Agricultural Representative, T. Stewart Cooper.

Brian GilroyThe 2013 Tommy Cooper Award was awarded on Friday, April 25th at the Elmwood Community Centre.  Congratulations to Brian Gilroy of the Meaford area!  Brian was nominated by the Georgian Bay Fruit Growers Association.  For more on Brian and other previous award winners, click here.


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C.A. Charlie Kelly Award

For nearly thirty years, the Charlie Kelly Award has recognized the person who, similarly, has advanced tourism in the region.  This award is made by Bayshore in concert with the Grey-Bruce Regional Tourism Marketing Partners.  Its namesake, Charlie Kelly, was instrumental in extending the local building and tourism seasons to 12-months

Patti accepting her awardOn October 16th 2014, the 2014 C.A. Charlie Kelly Award was presented to Patti Kendall, of the Blue Mountain Village Association. Patti is best known for spearheading the award-winning Apple Pie Trail, which brings together 35 local businesses, including restaurants, art galleries, wineries, spas, tourism operators and of course, apple growers from Collingwood to Owen Sound. For more on Patti, and previous Charlie Kelly award winners, click here.



Malcolm Kirk Award for the Environment

In November 2008 at the Go Green at Blue Environmental Conference in Colllingwood, Bayshore Broadcasting presented a lifetime achievement award to Malcolm Kirk who brought thousands of acres of Southern Georgian Bay coastline and escarpment vistas into public ownership.  Henceforth, the Malcolm Kirk Award for the Environment will be presented to the person making the most significant contribution to the environment.

Bruce DavidsonMerle GunbyCongratulations to Merle Gunby (left, with Bayshore's Deb Shaw) of Owen Sound and Bruce Davidson (centre right, with Bayshore's Ross Kentner and Mike Traynor of the regional Water Source Protection Committee) of Walkerton, who shared the 2010  Malcolm Kirk Award for the Environment for their tireless dedication to an environmentally friendly future.



Bob Whittam Award for the Environment

Bob Whittam award winner Martin Campbell with BBC President Ross KentnerAt the 2011 Elmvale Water Festival, Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Bob Whittam. Whittam is credited with saving the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and turning it into Canada's foremost non-profit, environmental education facility, dedicated to creating an awareness and appreciation of wetlands and the vital role they play in support of wildlife, and really, human life!

The Wye Marsh Centre was established in 1969, operated by the Canadian Wildlife Service.  Then, in 1984, government cutbacks forced its closure.  But they didn't count on Bob Whittam who, along with dedicated staff and volunteers, founded the Friends of Wye Marsh and took over operations in April, 1985.  The rest is history!

On December 12th, 2011, the first ever Bob Whittam Award was given to Wasaga Beach Lion Martin Campbell, who was behind the club's first annual Think Smart Show. For more on Martin, click here.



Caring Nurse Award

The expression “nursing somebody back to health” isn't just a figure of speech. It reflects the primary role of nurses as frontline caregivers who tend to so many of our needs when in the hospital. They empathize with us when we don't feel well and they encourage us as we get better. They serve as a vital link between patients and their families.

Bayshore Broadcasting's planned-giving promotional campaign, Bayshore's Healthy Tomorrows, is proud to present Caring Nurses Awards to nurses all around our region whom you think merit being honoured by our community.

For more on the Caring Nurses Awards and previous winners, click here.

The Caring Nurse Award is proudly brought to you in part by Dr. Moona Rahemtulla and Advanced Pain Relief

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Media Scholarship Fund

The Bayshore Broadcasting Media Scholarship Fund will be making grants to selected students from Grey and Bruce Counties applying to programs that reflect any of the following interests: Radio, TV, Newspaper, Magazine, Internet, Journalism, Entertainment, Media Sales, Broadcast Engineering, Broadcast Production or Film.

Any interested applicant may visit the Community Foundation Website and click on the application icon to fill out a general application.  For further information please email the Community Foundation.



Fanshawe Newscaster of the Year Award

Newscaster of the year 2014, Taylor SimmonsFor many years, Bayshore Broadcasting has sponsored the Newscaster of the Year Award for second year students at Fanshawe College. Congratulations to our most recent winner, Taylor Simmons!

To find out more about Fanshawe College's Broadcast Journalism program on their official website, here.


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