Thanks to the 2013 edition’s inspiring trio of winners, the fifth edition of the Goldbloom Awards was a success. Special thanks go to Camille Ross and Richard Dagenais from Global Montreal for hosting the ceremony. Kudos to the comedic duo Bowser and Blue for a brilliant performance.
The event, that took place on October 17 2013 at Montreal’s St. James Club, shed light on three very deserving English-speaking Quebecers: Robina Goodwin, a retired home visit nurse and founder of the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders; Judy Martin, President of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres and a governor of Muscular Dystrophy Canada; as well as Kevin Tierney, filmmaker and producer of the bilingual hit movie Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
“We wanted to leave London and see the world,” Goodwin said of herself and her nursing school friend Barbara. “We wanted to work our way around the world, but we didn’t know where we wanted to go, so we flipped a coin.” Read more
“No child is born to ask to go into youth protection,” Martin says. “Every time I go to a meeting and I hear the stories of the problems these children have to face, I just think that we have to keep working to give them a chance.” Read more
“His tireless work as an educator and film-maker has contributed immeasurably to breaking down stereotypes and fostering a better understanding between Anglophones and Francophones,” said Jack Jedwab, Executive Director for the Association for Canadian Studies in his nomination of Tierney for a Goldbloom Award. Read more