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Cisco Systems Ottawa Bluesfest Wins Pinnacle Award

Ottawa, ON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -– Each year, the International Festivals and Events Association recognizes outstanding examples of special events promotions with its Pinnacle Awards competition. This year, Ottawa’s Cisco Systems Bluesfest added yet another Pinnacle Award to their growing collection of accolades, taking the 2006 gold award for ‘Best Event Program’.

For nearly three decades, IFEA media awards have honoured many outstanding promotional and media initiatives. The categories range from 'Most Creative News Stunt' to ‘Best Ad Series’. Winners were announced on September 20 at the 51st Annual IFEA Convention, which was held this year in Ottawa, Canada. With nearly 1,400 total entries in 57 different categories, competition was high. Besides Bluesfest representatives from Ottawa, some event planners travelled from as far away as Singapore, China, and Slovenia to receive these prestigious awards.

Entrants included events as prominent as the Kentucky Derby Festival and as diverse as the Beijing Daxing Watermelon Festival. "We're delighted to be in the winners’ circle once again," says Mark Monahan, Bluesfest’s executive director. "I'm very proud of our team." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers