Pioneer News

The 2018 Canadain Picture Pioneers Award Recipients were announced during ShowCanada.  We congratulate all of the below recipients for their dedication to help support others in our industry community.

Pioneer of the Year

Clinton Young – Extreme Reach


Silver Spotlight Award Recipients

Frank Carey – Wallace and Carey ( posthumously )

Loredana Lombardo – VVS Quebec

Pat Marshall – Cineplex Entertainment

Heather Briant – Cineplex Entertainment


Please joins us to help honour all of the above recipients at this year's Awards Dinner which will be held November 15th at the Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto.


In Memoriam

We Remember Our Industry Friends we have lost in the Last Year

Isadore "Izzy" Davis – Atlantic

Graydon Hulse – Ontario

Brent Calvert – British Columbia

Ron Emilio – Ontario

Jacques Beaudry – Quebec

Frank Carey – Alberta

Bill Whalen – Ontario

Gail Shiffman – Ontario

Harry Vowles – Ontario

Doug Pinder – Ontario

The Canadian Picture Pioneers are pleased to announce the 2017 student recipients.

Clarisse Atwill, British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Susan Chipman, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Alexandria Culham, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Lauren Donovan, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Ikram Farah, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Julia Francisco, British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Christopher Gagnon, Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Erin Keough, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Selena Koenig, British Columbia – Landmark Cinemas
Saio Mansaray, Manitoba – Cineplex Entertainment
Alvin Masaba, Ontario – Imagine Cinemas
Reegan McCheyne, Manitoba – Landmark Cinemas
Michaela McKinnon, Nova Scotia – Cineplex Entertainment
Michael Mercieca, Ontario – Paramount Pictures
Shanice Norris, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Laura Nurse, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Katie O'Brien, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Tyler Phill, Manitoba – Cineplex Entertainment
Olivia Siciliano, Ontario – Landmark Cinemas
Kayla Soares, Nova Scotia – Cineplex Entertainment
Carina Thomas, Alberta – Landmark Cinemas
Dylan Walsh, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Brelyn Whelan, Ontario – Landmark Cinemas
Moon Zhang, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Alison Zimmer, Ontario – Mongrel Media

2017 Awards Dinner

Another great Awards Dinner finished, thank you to everyone who attended and especially our Event Sponsors.

This year's recipients, from left to right.

Barry Newstead, Jason Fulsom, John Pedersen, Karen Hansen and Michael Stewart

Executives and Members of the Canadian Picture Pioneers last week attended an international conference on the history of the industry at Ryerson University.

The Pioneers attended to screen for conference members a video presentation of the Canadian Picture Pioneers Video Project.