CWA Canada members can win tickets to CJFE awards gala


CWA Canada is holding a lottery to provide tickets for up to six members to attend the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression gala in Toronto on Nov. 30.

Three women will be honoured for their courageous reporting, including the winner of a $2,000 investigative journalism award sponsored by CWA Canada and renamed this year in memory of the media union’s first leader, Arnold Amber, who passed away on Labour Day. His work as a journalist, labour leader, activist and longstanding service as CJFE president will also be honoured at the gala.

The lottery is for tickets only ($200 each). Winners are responsible for associated costs such as transportation and accommodation. Deadline for entry is Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. ET; winners will be announced the next day.

All members are eligible. To enter, email your name to, with “CJFE Lottery” in the subject line. Please mention any dietary restrictions/preferences such as vegetarian.

The annual gala “helps share powerful stories from journalists and media workers who put their careers, freedom, and often their lives on the line to bring the world the truth,” said Megan Drysdale, CJFE’s co-director. “We’re excited to celebrate the work of these three women who are dedicated to exposing important stories of misjustice and abuse at the hands of powerful and influential people and organizations.”

Elena Milashina, a Russian reporter at Novaya Gazeta, will be given the International Press Freedom Award. Robyn Doolittle of The Globe and Mail will receive the Arnold Amber Award for Investigative Journalism. The Vancouver Sun’s Kim Bolan will claim the Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award.

Visit the CJFE website for more information on the award recipients and details about the gala.

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