Every year, the Advertising Club of Edmonton presents a Fellowship Award to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advertising industry and the community in general. It’s an honour reserved for members of Edmonton’s advertising community who have inspired or shared their knowledge and talents with those in their industry and in the community at large.
Use our online form to submit an entry for the next fellowship award! Nomination deadline is February 15, 2023.
Catrin Owen – Fellowship Award Recipient for the 43rd Annual ACE Awards, celebrated on April 23, 2022.
Described by her nominators – yes, multiple! – as “the most admired communicator in Edmonton”, Catrin Owen has been a fixture in our communications and advertising industry for 20 years. From communications at Edmonton Public Schools to CEO at Calder Bateman to her current role as Deputy City Manager, Communications + Engagement at City of Edmonton, Catrin has shaped the institutions of this city with her sharp strategic mind.
A ”force of nature” in her work, Catrin is a trusted advisor to the important and influential as well as a dedicated mentor for early-career communicators. Her particular talent for making people and their ideas feel welcome has sparked common ground on contentious issues in her work as a facilitator.
In recognition of Catrin making our industry a better place through her world-class skillset, as well as her generosity in sharing her time as a mentor and colleague, ACE is proud to recognize her as this year’s Fellowship Award winner.
2021 – Catrin Owen
2020 – Howard Poon2019 – Sonia Piano2018 – Jeff McLean2017 – Missy Geffen2016 – Helene Leggatt2015 – Bev Holoboff2014 – Ryan Kelly2013 – Joyce Byrne2012 – Kathy Watts2011 – Hans Dys
2010 – Craig Roskin2009 – Gord Deeks2008 – Shelley Britton2007 – Anita McGillis2006 – Randy Cronin2005 – Maureen McCaw2004 – Alan Mabee2003 – Ruth Kelly2002 – Margaret Kool2001 – Frank Calder
2000 – Donna James1999 – Michael Hamm1998 – Val Jenkins1997 – Kathy Shapka1996 – Al Anderson1995 – Lesley Howard-Stafford1994 – Warren Holte1993 – Darryl Hooke1992 – Heather Grue1991 – Bud Hoffman
1990 – Don Smith1989 – Bob Deakin1988 – Marianne Takach1987 – Derek Coke-Kerr1986 – Jim Ford1985 – Lew Roskin1984 – Wally West1983 – Gordon Lloyd1982 – Scottie Schultz1981 – Dr. G.R.A. Rice1980 – Doris Urch1979 – Maxine Kerr