Ember Awards postponed until 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact gatherings and events across Canada, we at Digital Alberta have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Ember Awards until 2021.
We made this choice for two reasons. To start with, we have determined it will be very difficult to hold a virtual celebration that matches the spectacle and sense of community that our physical events have always offered.
But more than that, after listening to our community, we believe the funding that companies and individuals would normally direct towards the Ember Awards would better serve the community by instead going to charities that are supporting Albertans in need, or to buying goods and services from local businesses. This is the time to be helping each other; the awards and celebrations can come later.
For our part, we will redirect our energies to shine a spotlight on Alberta’s digital companies and entrepreneurs through our web, social, podcast, and video channels.
If you know of a person or organization that you would like us to raise awareness of, please let us know.
We would like to thank our community for their continued support of the Ember Awards and the work we do, and we look forward to coming together with you in 2021 to resume our face-to-face celebration of Alberta’s digital talent!