Once again VCTV has been nominated for a Tuned In Canada Award. This year’s nomination category is for “Best Customer Service Story” for coverage of small events.
This is the third time VCTV has been nominated, with wins in 2014 and 2016 in the category of Best Entertainment Programming for their “Discover Valemount” series, co-produced with Tourism Valemount.
Says Station Manager Gord Peters, "We're honoured and humbled to once again have been nominated for a Tuned In Canada Award. It means a lot to us that Valemount residents appreciate our work and took the time to nominate us. As a community non-profit TV station, we are partners with the community; it's a team effort. And the added benefit is that each time we are nominated, Valemount gets profiled across Canada. Hopefully that interest brings tourists and potential residents to the area in the future."
Winners in each category receive $1,000 to donate to a community non-profit organization of their choice. In the case of both wins, VCTV conducted random draws to determine who would receive the prize money. The Canoe Mountain Rodeo Association was drawn in 2014, and the Valemount Quilters Guild in 2016. The Quilters Guild added $500 of their own money and redirected $750 each to the Valemount Senior Citizens Housing Society and Valemount Meals On Wheels.