PostScript Excellence Awards Recognize BCRTA Members

On October 4th, 2019, the BCRTA celebrated the inaugural PostScript Excellence Awards. Three BCRTA members were recognized for their contributions to PostScript Magazine.

Sheila Gair Award

First up was the Sheila Gair Award, named for PostScript’s long-time editor and columnist. This category recognizes the best Personal Experience Article.

The nominees were:

One Hand on the Wall by Leslie Davidson (Summer 2018)
Art of Ikebana by Lynda Grace Phillipsen (Fall 2018)
A New Course: Life Aboard SV Khamsin by Gillian West (Winter 2018)
Making a Difference for Moms by Kate Patten (Winter 2018)
Northern Adventure by Cheryl Hofweber (Winter 2018)
A Rediscovered Joy by Pat Thiesen (Spring 2019)
CO2 Challenge by Norman Gleadow (Spring 2019)

The winner was Pat Thiesen of Delta.

Pat Thiesen receives her PostScript Excellence Award from Tim Anderson

Best Travel Article

The PostScript Excellence Award for Best Travel Article had plenty of strong contenders. The nominees were:

Vamonos Guatemala by Bev Hiscock (Summer 2018)
Ocean House Haida Gwaii by David Wei and Suzanne Clouthier (Fall 2018)
Leaping Tiger Gorge by Ed Armstrong (Fall 2018)
Time to Get Smart (travel tips) by Lenora Klappe (Fall 2018)
Cuba: Mojitos and More by Gary Yakimow (Winter 2018)
Fez by Garry Litke (Spring 2019)

The winner was Garry Litke of Penticton.

Garry Litke receives his PostScript Excellence Award from JoAnn Lauber

 

Best Photo

A number of strong photos were published in the past year. Most were submitted as part of an article. Nominees for the PostScript Excellence Award for best Member photo were:

Ocean House Haida Gwaii by David Wei (Series ) (Fall 2018)
Leaping Tiger Gorge by Ed Armstrong (Fall 2018)
Havana by Gord Yakmow (Cover Winter 2018)
Tannery in Fez, Morocco by Garry Litke (Spring 2019)

Here are the photos:

Ocean House floating resort at Stads K’uns Gawga (Peel Inlet) Haida Gwaii by David Wei

 

Leaping Tiger Gorge by Ed Armstrong

 

Havana, by Gord Yakimow

 

Tannery at Fez, Morocco by Garry Litke

The winner was David Wei.

David Wei receives his PostScript Excellence Award from Charan Gill.

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to all contributing BCRTA members who together make PostScript Magazine a unique treasure.