GEORGE TOWNSEND AWARD (TOWNSIE)
This two part award, one for the best Anglophone cartoon and one for the best Francophone cartoon, was initiated by the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists under President Wes Tyrell (Christopher Tracey) at the 2014 Convention in Havana, Cuba. They parallel the National Newspaper Awards. (See AWARDS NATIONAL NEWSPAPER). During the 2016 Toronto Conference the awards were given by the reorganized Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists which was renamed the Association of Canadian Cartoonists. See ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN EDITORIAL CARTOONISTS & ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN CARTOONISTS
Christian Daigle (Fleg) and Michael deAdder at the 2014, Convention in Havanna Cuba.
Dale Cummings and Christian Daigle (Fleg) at the 2016, Convention, Toronto. Dale Cummings.
Andre-Phillippe Côte and Graeme MacKay at the September 20-23 2018 Joint Conference with the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists and the Political Cartoon & Satrire Festival, Sacramento, California.
Andre-Phillippe Côte (left) is handed his Townsie by Christopher Tracy “Wes Tyrell”.
Graeme MacKay receiving his award from Christopher Tracy “Wes Tyrell”.
Wes Tyrell to Robert MacMillan, 10 Sept. 2016. Wes Tyrell to Robert MacMillan, 7 Nov. 2016, (Including photos). Wes Tyrell to Robert MacMillan, 4 January 2019. (Including photos).