Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation

October 14, 2014 15:47 ET

NEWS ADVISORY: 33rd National Manning Innovation Awards Gala

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) -

Attention: Ottawa Assignment Desks/News Producers and Photo Desks:

WHAT: Winners of the 2014 Manning Innovation Awards ( will be in Ottawa to receive Canada's most prestigious innovation awards at the 33rd national awards gala of the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation.
WHEN: Wed. Oct. 22, Reception: 6:00 PM Dinner: 6:45 PM concludes 9:45 PM.
Awards Presentation throughout dinner, followed by dessert buffet.
Media registration and pool feed set up available from 4:30 PM.
WHERE: Ottawa Westin Hotel.
WHO: Winners of 2014 Manning Awards. Includes four students winning Young Canadian Awards and four adults receiving Manning Awards. The eight winners are from Ottawa (2), Laval, Charlottetown, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal (2). Winner profiles at and
Host: Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette, OC, OQ
Guests: 500+ leaders from business, academia and Canadian innovators.
Attendees include: Her Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lt. Governor of ON (will present the $100,000 Principal Award), Tom Jenkins, OC, Chairman Open Text, Dr. David Strangway, OC, President Emeritus U of T and UBC, Michaëlle Jean, Daniel Lafond, Tony Clement, Peter McKay, Ed Holder, Janice Charette, Hon. Preston Manning, PC, CC, Trustees and Chapter Chairs of the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation from across Canada, award sponsors, families of Manning laureates and winners.
WHY: The Foundation was established 33 years ago to honour Canadians who have the imagination to innovate and the stamina to succeed. There are more than 250 Canadians who have received awards and 2,500 Canadians who have been honoured as nominees.
NOTES: b-roll footage, high res photos available of winners and ceremonies. Photographer available. Photo areas available. Pool Feed available. Winners are in Ottawa starting Tues. Oct. 21/afternoon and available until Thurs. Oct. 23.

Contact Information

  • Rosemarie Enslin
    403 630 8421/403 909 8421

    Alex Imler
    AND at media registration table Ottawa Westin