JULY 19, 2016



25 Ports Win AAPA’s Comms Competition

Joseph R. Fonseca, July 19, 2016, MarineLink.com

Winning entrants in AAPA’s 50th annual Communications Awards Program will be recognized at an Oct. 26 awards luncheon in conjunction with AAPA’s 105th Annual Convention and Expo in New Orleans, which runs Oct. 23-26.

The recipients of the 2016 Overall Award of Communications Excellence trophies – the top awards in AAPA’s Communications Awards Program – are Port Everglades in Florida (Category 3); St. John’s Port Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador (Category 2); and the Port of Grays Harbor in Washington (Category 3).  Each of the three categories of ports is based on the size of the port’s public relations/advertising/marketing budget.

Read more here:  http://www.marinelink.com/news/communications-awards412736.aspx




Nisqually Tribe Prepares for Upcoming Canoe Journey

Lisa Pemberton, July 18, 2016, The Olympian

The Nisqually Reservation has been abuzz with activity as volunteers prepare for the upcoming Canoe Journey.

“We’re excited; it’s coming soon,” said Carrol Clark, as she cut out material for vests that will be worn by the tribe’s dancers and other participants during the event July 30-Aug. 6. “This is crunch time.”

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the Port of Olympia on July 30 to watch more than 100 tribal canoes arrive at the tip of the Port Of Olympia peninsula. Given the tide predictions, the landing ceremonies are expected to begin about 1 p.m. that day, according to organizers.

Read more here:   http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article90392022.html



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