And the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize goes to … Michael Redhill!

And the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize goes to … Michael Redhill!

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TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2017 /CNW/ – Michael Redhill has been named the winner of the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday Canada. The announcement was made at a black-tie dinner and award ceremony hosted by Mary Walsh and attended by nearly 500 members of the publishing, media and arts communities. The gala was broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One and live-streamed on CBCBooks.ca.

Michael Redhill is the winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize, for his novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday Canada. (Pictured here left to right: John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer at Scotiabank, Michael Redhill, Winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director, Scotiabank Giller Prize) (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

This year the Prize celebrates its 24th anniversary. 

The shortlist of five authors and their books, announced on October 2, 2017, included:

  • Rachel Cusk for her novel Transit, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Ed O’Loughlinfor his novel Minds of Winter, published by House of Anansi Press
  • Michael Redhillfor his novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday Canada
  • Eden Robinson for her novel Son of a Trickster, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada
  • Michelle Wintersfor her novel I am a Truck, published by Invisible Publishing

The esteemed five-member jury panel made up of Canadian writers André Alexis (2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner), Anita Rau Badami (jury chair) and Lynn Coady (2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner), along with British writer Richard Beard and American writer Nathan Englander selected the longlist, shortlist and ultimate winner.

Of the winning book, the jury wrote:

“To borrow a line from Michael Redhill’s beautiful
Bellevue Square
, “I do subtlety in other areas of my life.” So let’s look past the complex literary wonders of this book, the doppelgangers and bifurcated brains and alternate selves, the explorations of family, community, mental health, and literary life. Let’s stay straightforward, and tell you that beyond the mysterious elements, this novel is warm, and funny, and smart. Let’s celebrate that it is, simply, a pleasure to read.”

MICHAEL REDHILL is a novelist, poet, playwright and former publisher of Brick. He is the author of the novels, Consolation and Martin Sloane, which was a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize; the short story collection Fidelity; and the poetry collection Light-Crossing; among other acclaimed works. He lives in Toronto.

During the award ceremony, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman performed a tribute to Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Prize who died in August. A roster of distinguished authors  Lawrence Hill, John Irving, Rupi Kaur, Thomas King and Madeleine Thien  introduced the shortlisted authors and presented video profiles highlighting the nominated books.

Listen to CBC Radio’s q tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET for an interview with Michael Redhill and relive the gala at CBCBooks.ca.

Ask the author your questions about his book during a live Twitter chat hosted by @GillerPrize on November 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET using the hashtag #GillerWinner.

Images from tonight’s gala will be available on the Media Resources page at www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca

PARTNERSHIPS AND SPONSORSHIPS:

Audible is the exclusive audiobook sponsor of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In September, the world’s leader in Audiobooks and audio entertainment launched Audible.ca, a dedicated service for Canadians which celebrates our country’s rich literary and theatrical tradition.

The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize will be given an opportunity to explore, expand, and develop their practice during a two-week, self-directed residency in Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s exclusive Leighton Artists’ Studios.  Banff Centre is Canada’s leading destination for arts training and is located in the heart of Banff National Park. (banffcentre.ca)

About the Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The Prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller by her husband, Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who passed away suddenly in August 2017.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $906 billion (as at July 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

About Scotiabank Giller Light Bash

Now in its 16th year, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash is hosted nationwide in seven cities – Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Halifax – in support of national literacy organization Frontier College. All proceeds support Frontier College and provide essential literacy programs for children, youth and adults in communities across Canada. For more information, please visit www.gillerlightbash.ca

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

About Audible

Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 300,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

About Banff Centre

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach. www.banffcentre.ca

About Cineplex

A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors.  As Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex welcomes 75 million guests annually through its circuit of 163 theatres across the country.  Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online eSports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming.com).  Additionally, Cineplex operates a location based entertainment business through Canada’s newest destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ (The Rec Room), and will also be opening new complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as exciting new sports and entertainment venues in communities across the country (Topgolf).  Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.

Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs approximately 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States.  To learn more visit Cineplex.com or download the Cineplex App.

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King Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing Wins 2017 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

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King Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing Wins 2017 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

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CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Receiving a Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau is an honor to select businesses. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award honors businesses that have been “Doing It Right – Ethically.” King Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing is pleased to announce today that it has received a 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

“Companies receiving the Torch Award have distinguished themselves as businesses that operate in an ethical manner,” said Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “They know the importance of their customers, employees, community members and other stakeholders to their business’ success. This is at the heart of why the BBB conducts the Torch Award program. We want to encourage businesses to do their best because it benefits everyone.

King Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing won the 2017 Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics for companies with 10-99 employees. The award was presented at a luncheon ceremony on Thursday, November 16th at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare.

“We are proud to win this prestigious award,” said Tim Willson, President and CEO of King Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. “The Torch Award is one way we can show our customers the dedication we have to them.”

King Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing is celebrating 50 years of offering consumers the best in HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical. “Our desire is to stay focused on what we do best; provide outstanding products and unsurpassed customer service,” said Willson.

For more information contact:
Luke Willson
(708) 687-6898
Luke@kingheating.com

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Dental Marketing Management Team To Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

HOUSTON (PRWEB) November 20, 2017

“I’d been trying to connect with an organization to help ever since I learned about the devastation,” says AIM Dental Marketing President Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow. “I was scheduled for disaster relief training with the American Red Cross to be deployed ‘..at a location to be determined.’ I then received an email from the hospital’s emergency department where I volunteer with the subject ‘Volunteers Needed To Rebuild Hurricane-Devastated Homes.’ Within a day, Virginia and I had our plane tickets,” concludes Bobrow.

The organization, Barrington Regional Hurricane Relief, requested volunteers to travel to Houston at their own expense to help those in need to repair and rebuild hurricane-devastated homes in the Harris County area in November.

The need is great.

Over 185,000 homes were estimated to be damaged or destroyed, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management, leaving tens of thousands of residents homeless.

The Barrington Regional Hurricane Relief team is working closely with local partner Annise Parker of Baker Ripley, who will help the Team identify those areas where the team can make the greatest impact.

Projects will take place in economically challenged areas where homeowners cannot afford to make the repairs that are need to make their homes habitable again..

“Having worked in our funded oral health projects overseas will no doubt help us to acclimate to our Spartan surrounds,” says Norton. “We know people are in need and, with so many disasters occurring to so many fellow human beings we simply chose not to sit back and observe from afar. We’re fortunate to have the means and flexibility to participate in such events – we’re sure we’ll come back with new friends and happy in the knowledge we’ve made a difference,” concludes Norton.

The AIM Team also manages The Dentists’ Climb For A Cause Foundation, a special fund raising enterprise of AIM Dental Marketing, the nation’s oldest full service dental marketing agency. Learn more at http://www.AmericanDentalMarketing.com

Volunteers and charitable donations can be made online through The Build Team at http://www.BRHRelief.org.

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