Courier columnist Allen Garr’s very first time at the annual Jack Webster Awards for journalism Wednesday night was a good one. He won the City Mike Award as commentator of the year. Garr, a veteran journalist who has written for the Courier since 1999, was honoured for his popular weekly columns which focus on city politics and civic issues.
The recognition was part of a range of awards handed out Wednesday by the Jack Webster Foundation which honours the best in B.C. journalism in print, broadcast and online.
The Courier’s Vancouver Special series was nominated in the best feature print category but lost out to the Vancouver Sun. Courier contributor Chris Cheung was one of several journalism students who won an award for student journalism.
Kudos for Garr from newspaper colleagues:
The #WebstersAward City Mike award winner is Allen Garr. Great choice.— Marsha Lederman (@marshalederman) October 30, 2014
Oh how great!!! Allen Garr at the @VanCourierNews has won the Webster City Mike award!! So fitting. (But now missed my chance to nom. him)— Frances Bula (@fabulavancouver) October 30, 2014