Vancouver Island Health Authority videos earn international awards in New York City

Victoria-based MultiMedia Services take a grand award and two gold for

The Vancouver Island Health Authority’s MultiMedia Services won three awards at the international Questar Festival for excellence in corporate video.

“Grief, Loss and Dementia,” in which family members of people with dementia talk about their losses, grief and the importance of support, won the Questar grand award for best Health Awareness video. It also won a gold award in the Non-Profit Organizations Health Awareness category.

MultiMedia Services also won gold for “Violence Prevention – What role do I play?” in the category of Non-Profit Organizations Safety. The video was created for VIHA Occupational Health and Safety and is used by facilitators as part of the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum.

“It is an honour to be part of this prestigious group of winners,” MultiMedia Services manager Robert Martin said in a release. “Our team of creative experts produces world-class resources for VIHA and it’s gratifying to be recognized internationally.”

The production team for the videos included Ken Smith, Stewart Lockhart, Bill Blair, Wayne Dupuis, Alex Paredes and Sherry Lepage.

The awards ceremony was held last month in New York City.

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