announcING 2019 Pinnacle Award winners

February 8, 2019

On February 7, we celebrated the best in public relations and communications as 13 award recipients walked the red carpet at CPRS Hamilton’s 26th annual Pinnacle Awards Gala. Gold, silver and bronze award winners were announced during the annual event, which celebrates the best work in public relations and communications from the chapter’s area of Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, Guelph and Southwestern Ontario.

CPRS Hamilton congratulates the following Pinnacle award winners for their commitment to professional excellence.


Mohawk_CB4_0159a

Student Project Award
Bronze Award: Mohawk College
Pajamas for POGO Fundraiser
Cynthia Katai, Heather Mueller, Megan Schabla and Samantha Zeitz


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Best Writing Project
Gold Award: District School Board of Niagara
Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Challenging Times
Brett Sweeney, APR

Silver Award: District School Board of Niagara
Education Leading the Way in Supporting Human Rights
Brett Sweeney, APR


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Best Special Events Project
Gold Award: Town of Oakville
Canada Day Celebration
Rebecca Cotter, M.A., CSEP, Janine Ivings, APR, Jeff Smalley and Julie Trites


Sheridan_CB4_0330a

Issues/Crisis Management Campaign of the Year
Gold Award: Sheridan College
Responding to the Academic Strike of 2017
Christine Szustaczek, MCM, APR


MichelleRickard_CB4_0448a

Media Relations Non-Agency Campaign of the Year
Gold: City of Guelph
Victoria Road Recreation Centre Grand Reopening
Michelle Rickard and Heather Flaherty


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Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year
Silver Award: Muse Marketing Group
2018 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Campaign
Joanna Williams, Judy Boswell and Mark Tharme


Sheridan_CB4_0372a

Best Digital and Social Media Project

Gold Award: Sheridan College
2018 April Fool's Day - Launching a Student Uniform
Christine Szustaczek, MCM, APR, Nicole Woodall


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Community Relations Campaign of the Year
Gold Award: City of Guelph
Homecoming 2018: Common problems create unified solutions
Katie Burt, Ashley Bertolo, Mary Jo Milhomens, APR and David Wiedrick


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Community Relations Campaign of the Year
Silver Award: Niagara Health Foundation
Philanthropic Youth at the Kids Ultimate Challenge
Shelby Riddell M.A., OCGC (PR)


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Internal Communications Campaign of the Year
Gold Award: Sheridan College
A Creative History for a Creative Campus
Christine Szustaczek, MCM, APR

Silver Award: Sheridan College
Responding to the Academic Strike of 2017
Christine Szustaczek, MCM, APR


Niagara Health_CB4_0393a

Internal Communications Campaign of the Year

Bronze Award: Niagara Health
Niagara Health Acts of Kindness
Caroline Bourque-Wiley, MCM, APR