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Village Media Bulletin: July update

All posts 11 Jul 2022

Our first newsletter of the summer is packed with updates from the last month on live events, awards, new team members and more.

What's new?

Welcome to the team!

June saw a number of new team members join our Village, including:

TimminsToday reporter Jinsh Rayaroth
Central news desk reporter Kyle Pura
HalifaxToday subject matter expert Youjeen Cho

Welcome and congratulations!

Live events are back!

We celebrated another successful launch in June with The official launch event took place in Georgetown with members of our HaltonHillsToday editorial and sales teams in attendance, alongside community leaders from Georgetown and Acton.

June also marked our longest-running live event with SooToday’s 20th-anniversary city-wide treasure hunt. Hundreds of participants joined in the scavenger hunt to find SooToday branded containers full of cash at local landmarks across the city. The community had a blast participating and it was an adventure for all of the staff who helped pull it off!

A special thanks to Drew, Riley and Sheridan for their weeks of work on this unique event.

Guelph CBAs

GuelphToday’s Community Builders Awards reception was a well-received celebration of the deserving award recipients. Winners, sponsors and judges came together to honour the winners with a luncheon at Sugo on Surrey.

Village launches national news aggregator

Village Report is a national news aggregator that brings all the latest headlines from across the country together, in one easy-to-navigate spot.

Have you signed up to receive your daily round-up of the top Canadian stories?

Finding Emma is a must-read

Have you read the latest Big Read? James Hopkin’s poignant article is about a little girl from Garden River First Nation who vanished without a trace after being taken to a Thunder Bay residential school. More than a century later, a relative has finally pieced together her tragic story.

Did you hear? 📣 We won!

Village Media took home the Business of the Year Award (26+ employees) at this year’s Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards 🥳

It’s an honour for everyone’s ongoing hard work to be recognized by our hometown Chamber. Congratulations, team!

Spotlight on Golden

Amy Golden

A big congratulations to our own Amy Golden, who was featured in Yellow Scene Magazine’s recent article The Heroes: The Journalists of Colorado. If you haven’t yet, give it a read!

What's next?

We are busy working on our inaugural Community Builders Awards program in Barrie and nominations have opened for our second annual CBAs in Sault Ste. Marie 👏

Pawesome Villager of the month

This month’s “Good Boy” dedication goes to….Donut!

(proud parent: Macie May, Longmont Leader)

See you next month!