Media Monday Edmonton: Update #87

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Today at lunch a handful of local media personalities gathered in Churchill Square for a fun ping pong doubles tournament! I was fortunate enough to be paired with Citytv’s Ryan Jespersen, though we lost to 630 CHED’s Scott Johnston and CBC’s Mark Connolly. Over on the other table, the Edmonton Journal’s Brittney Le Blanc and Metro’s Ryan Tumilty were defeated by CTV’s Graham Neil and the Edmonton Sun’s Linda Hoang. In the final game, it was Scott and Mark that took the victory. Good game guys!

Ping Pong Battle!
Scott & Mark do a celebratory fist bump

The media tournament was just the warm-up of course – the main event was Mayor Stephen Mandel versus EEDC CEO Brad Ferguson. The mayor was playing in support of the Abbottsfield Recreational Centre Society, while Brad chose to support Junior Achievement. The audience was encouraged to wager loonies or toonies on the winner, with all the proceeds going to their respective charities. Donovan Workun emceed the event and did a fantastic job of keeping it entertaining. In the end, Brad was the winner by two points!

Ping Pong Battle!
Mayor Mandel and Brad Ferguson discuss their match

It was a fun way to spend the lunch hour – thanks to EEDC for the opportunity to participate! You can see a few more photos and a video here.

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

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