Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame

Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame

June 17, 2011 09:00 ET

Canadian Telecom's Golden Evening: The 7th Annual Telecom Laureate Awards Gala Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2011) - From the telephone to the BlackBerry, from satellites to walkie-talkies - it's all telecom, and it's all Canadian. Today, Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame proudly announced that the 2011 Telecom Laureate Awards will be held Wednesday evening, November 2nd, 2011 at the new Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada. Mark your calendar now and plan to join over 400 telecom business and government luminaries to celebrate excellence in Canadian telecommunications and to honour the Class of 2011 Telecom Laureates who have made significant contributions to the industry throughout their careers.

The Telecom Laureate Awards gala is the annual flagship event staged by Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame, the not-for-profit organization with a mission to safeguard, promote and celebrate the past, present and future excellence of Canadian telecommunications. The Telecom Laureate Awards Gala is an important celebratory night for the telecommunications industry featuring extensive networking reception opportunities, speeches and awards presentations by key industry and government leaders, as well as exciting audio-visual staging and lighting. It is one of the few annual events where the industry can unite together to celebrate its success and promote its future.

"We are expecting an excellent turn-out for our 7th annual gala dinner and induction ceremonies," says Lorne Abugov, Founder and Director of Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame. "Over the years, our guests have included senior executives from Canada's largest telecommunications companies, suppliers to the telecommunications industry, Government of Canada and Provincial officials, members of the CRTC, Industry Canada and the Competition Bureau and the family and guests of the Telecom Laureates and award winners. This is a premiere networking event."

The Class of 2011Telecom Laureates and a Special Recognition Award recipient will be officially inducted into Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame joining a prestigious list of 42 other remarkable Laureate and Special Recognition Award inductees who have received the industry's highest distinction since 2005. Profiles of previous inductees can be found in the virtual Hall of Fame at, and photo/video galleries of the Awards gala over the past six years can be viewed at

"The Telecom Laureate Awards gala is always the culmination of a year's work for Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame, and we are very pleased this year to have secured one of Canada's most spectacular event venues in the new Ottawa Convention Centre", adds Lorne Abugov. "On behalf of all of our volunteers and the members of our Board of Governors, I cordially invite all of those who serve within or support this great Canadian industry to gather on November 2nd in Ottawa for what has quickly become 'Telecom's Golden Evening'."

For information on tickets, corporate tables, and sponsorship opportunities for the 2011 Telecom Laureate Awards, please email or call 613 878 1532.

About Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame

Established May 30, 2005, Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit charitable corporation with a mission to safeguard and promote the past, present and future excellence of Canadian telecommunications. The Hall of Fame fulfills its mission through three principal programs: The Telecom Laureate Program, the Outreach Program and the Education Program, which all serve to celebrate the historical legacy of success of Canadian telecommunications, promote current innovation leaders within the industry and encourage Canadian youth to consider the industry as a fulfilling career choice for their future.

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