VCTV just keeps on winning

Dianne St. Jean
VCTV just keeps on winning

Last week it was announced that VCTV has once again won a Tuned In Canada award from the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA).

This year’s award was won in the category of Best Customer Service Story for their coverage of small events in 2016.

This is VCTV’s second consecutive win, and their third overall.

In 2014 they took an award for Best Community Channel Programming - Entertainment for their Discover Valemount TV series, co-produced with Tourism Valemount (the award was then called the I Heart Local Cable), and won again in the same category and programming in 2016.

 "We are so pleased that one of our viewers nominated us for this award and incredibly grateful all the support from everyone who voted for us. This is a team award between VCTV and the community," commented VCTV Station Manager Gord Peters.

Other winners from across Canada include, also in Best customer service story category: Seaside Communications (NS) - Above & beyond service; Best community building story: Coopérative de Câblodistribution de Ste-Hedwidge (QC) - Connecting our community, and Wightman Communications (ON) - Local Radiothon; Best community channel programming: Hay Communications & HuronTel (ON) - Inspiring women, and Seaside Communications (NS) - Easy Eats; Best on-camera community channel personality: Hay Communications & HuronTel (ON) - Shaunessy Sinnett.

Winners in each category receive $1,000 to donate to a non-profit organization in their community.

VCTV conducted random draws in 2014 and 2016 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.