It’s time for us to add another plaque to our wall.
The Reminder was recently named as this year’s recipient of the Community Ambassador Award, determined jointly by Community Futures Greenstone and the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce. According to a release from Community Futures Greenstone, the award is given to “an organization that contributes to the betterment of the community.”
Earlier this year, The Reminder won a total of nine awards between the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association (SWNA) Better Newspaper Awards and the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Competition, along with 12 total podium finishes.
The paper won Best Overall Paper in its circulation class and Best Editorial Page in both provinces. Senior Reporter Eric Westhaver won four awards for his photographs and stories.
“The recognition we’ve received in the past 12 months has been overwhelmingly positive, but this award is different from the rest for us. It’s from a local group. It’s from people we know, people we work and communicate with regularly. Receiving something like this shows us that we're on the right track with our community,” said Westhaver.
Other award winners include three recipients in the Business Excellence Award category, each locally owned and operated businesses - Urban Trendz, the Big Island Drive In and Ped’s Threads. The Emerging Entrepreneur Award has been given to Alannah Skot, the owner of Rubi’s Outdoors near Phantom Lake.
All the awards will be presented during the Infusion Entrepreneurship Conference Oct. 28 at the R.H. Channing Auditorium.