British Columbians are invited to get good advice about their gut at Badgut.org

British Columbians will soon be invited to get good advice about their gut at Badgut.org, thanks to a generous airtime donation by the province’s broadcasters.

The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) announced its members have chosen the GI (Gastrointestinal) Society and its associated registered charity, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, as this year’s Humanitarian Award recipient.

BCAB President Kevin Gemmell presents the Humanitarian Award to CEO Gail Attara and Development Director Paul Evered of the GI Society

“The Humanitarian Award is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to gain significant exposure for the important work they do at no cost to them for the airtime,” says BCAB president Kevin Gemmell. “The GI Society will allow broadcasters to educate the public about the problems associated with intestinal, digestive, and liver disorders. Our association sees an opportunity to bring to the forefront issues that affect a large populace of British Columbians.”

As many as 60% of British Columbians live with gastrointestinal and liver conditions. As the Canadian leader in providing trusted, evidence-based information on all areas of the gastrointestinal tract, the GI Society is committed to improving the lives of people with GI and liver conditions, supporting research, advocating for appropriate patient access to health care, and promoting gastrointestinal and liver health. Read more »


BCAB Excellence Awards – Winners for 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Excellence Award Winners announced at our 70th annual conference, May 2017 in Osoyoos.

Radio

Bell Media Best Commercial Creative (large market) – Bell Media Radio Vancouver – Dead Frog Brewery
Power104-Q1031 Best Commercial Creative (small/medium market) – Power 104/Q103.1 – Master Glass-Doug
Best Station Imaging (large market) – World Famous CFOX – Irreverent IDs
Best Station Imaging (small/medium market) – Q103.1 – Q’s Heathens Halloween
Community Service Award (large market) – RED FM – RED FM Radiothons – Our Listeners’ Generosity
Community Service Award (small/medium market) – 91.5 EZ Rock – Bell Media – Great Canadian Turkey Drive
Excellence in News Reporting – CKNW News Talk 980 – St. Paul’s Hospital – Fentanyl Crisis

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British Columbians urged to check in on their mental health

CMHA receives Humanitarian Award from BCAB president Kevin Gemmell (left)CMHA LogoBritish Columbians will soon be invited to check in and take action on their mental health thanks to a generous airtime donation by the province’s broadcasters.

The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) announced its members have chosen the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA-BC) as this year’s Humanitarian Award recipient organization.

“The Humanitarian Award is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to gain significant exposure for the important work they do at no cost to them for the airtime,” says BCAB president Kevin Gemmell. “There are significant stigmas around mental health issues. Our association members felt it was important to continue keeping these issues in the forefront, to help break down those stigmas and educate the public so everyone can play a role in helping and healing.” Read more »


BCAB – February Update

Preparations are now well underway for the BCAB 69th Annual Conference set to take place May 17-19 in Penticton. The Board of the BCAB has lined up an excellent slate of presenters along with the social opportunities we all wish to take advantage of.

The BCAB Lineup of speakers includes: Read more »


BCAB Board Members – Meet with MLA’s

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On October 30, 2015, members of the Board of the BC Association of Broadcasters were in Victoria to meet with several MLA’s to bring them up to speed on what your BCAB is up to. This was the first such meeting of the BCAB and MLA’s in quite some time. The BCAB Board provided the following information: Read more »