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Mark Dailey honoured with media award

Visiting with the children of William G. Davis Public School was a passion near and dear to Mark Dailey’s heart.

Dailey last visited the school May 10, 2010, talking to the students about television and news.

Last week, our late friend was honoured for his commitment to the students as the school named its media award on his behalf.

“The award goes to an individual who has shown an interest and curiosity in media events around the school, by taking pictures, assembling projects using multimedia, being part of the media club, and working well with media literacy in the classroom. This person has gone above and beyond expectations both in and out of the classroom. It is my pleasure to announce and present this award – this first ever award – the Mark Dailey media award, to Jessica Dunn,” said Dailey’s widow, Kim.

Our beloved colleague has received many honours since his passing last year. Among them, Dailey was recognized with the Radio-Television News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award. A vocal advocate for men’s health, Prostate Cancer Canada renamed their local hero award in recognition of Mark.

Mark passed away last December, just months after announcing he had kidney cancer, which later spread to his lungs. He was 57.