Border Crossings, a Winnipeg quarterly cultural magazine, won magazine of the year and Manitoba magazine of the year at the 31st Annual Western Magazine Awards. The awards were presented June 21 in Vancouver. The foundation also announced that the winners of the WMAF Lifetime Achievement Award are Paul and Audrey Grescoe.

Border Crossings, a Winnipeg quarterly cultural magazine, won magazine of the year and Manitoba magazine of the year at the 31st Annual Western Magazine Awards. The awards were presented June 21 in Vancouver.

The foundation also gave the WMAF Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul and Audrey Grescoe, who both have extensive careers in Canadian journalism. The Western Magazine Awards board calls them "legendary pioneers in the Western Canadian magazine industry," and adds "Paul and Audrey's long personal and professional collaboration in journalism and publishing makes them an ideal choice for this prestigious award."

They co-owned Vancouver Magazine, founded Calgary and Edmonton Magazines and were the first editors of Calgary Magazine.

As well, Paul worked for the Canadian PressThe Brandon SunThe Winnipeg Tribune and The Toronto Telegram and later became a staff writer and editor with The Canadian Magazine and Maclean's. Audrey worked at The Hamilton Spectator, The Globe and Mail, freelanced for Weekend MagazineThe Canadian MagazineThe Financial Post MagazineHomemaker’sChatelaineReader’s DigestThe Imperial Oil ReviewCityWomanVancouver Magazine, Vancouver Calendar Magazine and was an associate editor of Western Living Magazine.

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Paul and Audrey have also written and edited books, and were co-owners of a publishing company — Tribute Books — in Vancouver and Toronto.

Here are the rest of the award winners, with a full list including finalists available on Western Magazine Awards website

WRITTEN AWARDS

ARTS, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT
Eighteen Bridges, Curtis Gillespie, The Populist

BUSINESS
BCBusiness, Roberta Staley, Rise of the Cyclotron

ENVIRONMENTAL
AlbertaViews, Paul Haavardsrud, A Burning Dilemma

FICTION
Sub-Terrain, Lee Kvern, Detachment

HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, How I Lost My Mother

NEW WRITER
Profiles West, Melissa Molloy, The Accuser and Us

PROFILE
Up Here, Katherine Laidlaw, 'I don't want kids to be hungry'

PUBLIC ISSUES
Eighteen Bridges, Jonathan Garfinkel, Theatre of War

REGULAR COLUMN OR DEPARTMENT
Backofthebook.ca, Mark Leiren-Young, Mark Leiren-Young culture column

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Focus Magazine, Rob Wipond, The Case for Electroshocking Mia

SERVICE
Western Living, Various Contributors, How to Peel an Artichoke

TRAVEL AND LEISURE
Up Here, Eva Holland, I found the sweet life

VISUAL AWARDS

BEST PHOTOGRAPH – ARCHITECTURAL, LANDSCAPE OR STILL LIFE
Impact Magazine, Paul Zizka, The Land That Does Not Melt

BEST PHOTOGRAPH – PEOPLE AND PORTRAITURE
New Trail, John Ulan, Changing Face of the North

BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE OR SERIES
Swerve, Joey Podlubny, Double Take

BEST ILLUSTRATION OR ILLUSTRATION FEATURE
Sub-Terrain, Carl Wiens, Detachment

BEST ART DIRECTION – ARTICLE
Vancouver Magazine, Taryn Dufault, The Food Issue

BEST ART DIRECTION – COVER
Avenue, Anders Knudsen, Avenue Last Supper Cover

 
GOLD AWARDS

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE – ALBERTA/NWT
Eighteen Bridges, Max Fawcett, Why Knot?

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE – BC/YUKON
Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, How I Lost My Mother

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE – MANITOBA
Border Crossings, Katie Addlemann, Head On: Flashpoints and Clashpoints in the Art of Adad Hannah

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE – SASKATCHEWAN
Grain Magazine, Ayelet Tsabari, Yemeni Soup and Other Recipes

MAGAZINES OF THE YEAR

BEST NEW MAGAZINE
Coast Mountain Culture Magazine

TRADE MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Alberta Oil

BEST ONLINE MAGAZINE
Toque & Canoe
 
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – ALBERTA/NWT
Eighteen Bridges

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – BC/YUKON
Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – MANITOBA
Border Crossings

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – SASKATCHEWAN
Grain Magazine

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – WESTERN CANADA
Border Crossings

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