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Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony and Dinner...

11 May 2012

Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony and Dinner including President's Reception

Location: Canadian Museum of Civilization, Grand Hall
100 Laurier Street Gatineau, Quebec

President's Reception  
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

During this elegant cocktail reception be sure to see the exhibit of winners of the 2012 OAA Awards. Come, relax and enjoy the company of your colleagues. A great beginning to an evening of celebration.

OAA Awards Ceremony and Dinner
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Master of Ceremonies: Evan Solomon 


Our Master of Ceremonies, Evan Solomon is a  two-time Gemini award winning broadcaster and journalist, Evan Solomon is the host of the most watched national political affairs TV show in the country, CBC News Network’s Power and Politics with Evan Solomon. On the daily broadcast, Solomon interviews all the key politicians and powerbrokers who affect your life. 

Solomon was the co-host of the Gemini award winning programs CBC News: Sunday and CBC News: Sunday Night, the weekly current affairs news shows. He covered events all over the world, from the recent elections in Iran, the navy’s battle against piracy in the Persian Gulf to the immediate aftermath of the Tsunami in Bandeh Acheh, Indonesia. 

Solomon has also hosted the CBC shows Hot Type and the Gemini award-winning CBC show Futureworld, which explored the latest developments in technology and innovation. He produced and hosted a series called The Change Makers, and a series for PBS in America, called Masters of Technology. 

He was the co-founder and for eight years the editor-in-chief of Shift magazine, an award-winning international magazine about technology and culture.  

A published author, Solomon’s books include the best-selling Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy Is Changing Everything, which was nominated for the National Business Book Award and the National Science Book of the Year, and Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine: How to Solve the World’s Food Crisis. Both books were recently re-released as Food and Fuel. He is also the author of the best-selling novel Crossing the Distance and two children’s books published by Penguin Books. 

Solomon has worked as a journalist in North America and Asia, giving him a global perspective on the topics he addresses. 

OAA Awards

Continue the fun during dinner before celebrating the achievements of the 2012 award recipients. The annual OAA Awards offer Ontario architects, students and interns an opportunity to showcase their best work and increase public appreciation of the services provided by the architectural profession. 

The 2012 Awards include:

  • Best Emerging Practice 
  • Design Excellence
  • Concepts & Presentations
  • G. Randy Roberts Service Award
  • Honour Roll  
  • Landmark Award
  • Lifetime Design Achievement Award
  • People's Choice Award
  • Order of da Vinci

Remember to invite your colleagues, employees, friends and family to celebrate with you at the Celebration of Excellence. Dress is semi-formal.

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Master of Ceremonies sponsored by:


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