Daily News Wednesday, October 25, 2006
CTV's Lloyd Robertson To Receive The 2006 Arts and Letters Award
annual Maple Leaf Ball being held on Friday, November 17 in mid-town Manhattan's Gotham Hall. The Arts and Letters Award honours prominent
Canadians who have significantly contributed to the development of one of the areas of Arts and Letters, in both Canada and the United States.
Past winners have made contributions through stage, screen, television, music, photography and writing. Previous recipients of the Canadian
Association of New York's Arts and Letters Award include Margaret Atwood, Peter Jennings, Paul Shaffer, Norman Jewison and Karen Kain.
"Lloyd Robertson is one of North America's most accomplished journalists and has led Canadians, both at home and abroad, through the major events
that have defined the country," said Ken Ottenbreit, Co-President of the Canadian Association of New York. "Leading CTV and Canada's top newscast
for more than 30 years, Lloyd is without a doubt the dean of Canadian journalism and we are thrilled to honour him with this award. "
As Chief News Anchor and Senior News Editor of CTV News, Lloyd Robertson is the leader of the country's most-watched newscast, CTV News With Lloyd
Robertson. An accomplished journalist, Robertson joined CTV in 1976 and has been broadcasting for more than 50 years. Throughout his career,
Robertson has guided Canadians through such events as: the Quebec Referendum, Canadian and U.S. elections, 9/11, state funerals, papal
visits and the Terry Fox Run. During his illustrious career Robertson has received numerous awards including the Order of Canada in 1998.
"This is tremendous honour and I am flattered to be in the company of such renowned previous recipients," said Robertson. "I look forward to
celebrating with our American and Canadian friends in New York City this November."
The Canadian Association of New York maintains 126-year-old tradition of bringing together Canadians, expatriates and friends of Canada. The
Association has a remarkable service record, including raising over a million dollars for cancer research by sponsoring the Terry Fox Run in
Central Park each year. The Maple Leaf Ball is the gala event of the year for the Canadian community in New York. Proceeds from the Ball will be
donated to children's charities in New York.