Best of Canada’s Sign Industry Awards
On Friday, September 21, 2018, the Sign Association of Canada held a gala event to honour and celebrate the Canadian sign industry. The event provided an opportunity for SAC/ACE to announce the winners of their Best of Canada’s Sign Industry (BOCSI) competition.
Form:Media of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada entered two projects, and both were recognized with BOCSIes! Their interpretive program for Fort Needham Memorial Park tied as a finalist in the Unique Signs category. A branded environment and interior signage system for the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute was the finalist for the Sign Systems Category, and was honoured with Best in Show.
Fort Needham Memorial Park
Re-opened on December 6, 2017, the Fort Needham Memorial Park commemorates the 1917 Halifax Explosion. When two ships collided in the harbour, this maritime disaster generated the largest man-made explosion prior to the Atomic Age. The project entails memorial and interpretive elements to better present the Explosion story to residents and visitors, and park upgrades to prepare the site for the anniversary event.
Design: Ekistcs Planning & Design and Form-Media in Consortium; sub-consultants: Elected Engineering, DesignPoint Engineering; and Light Energy Production; General Contractor: Turfmasters; Metal work: ACE Machining, and Steel Arts.
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute
The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) was founded to ensure an Africentric approach to African Nova Scotian/African Canadian education. As an Africentric-based institute that focuses on educational excellence, the DBDLI assists learners of African ancestry in Nova Scotia, identifying and addressing the gaps and educational equity issues through research, publications and educational resources. This new offices serves as a office space for staff, and a community outreach centre.
Design: Ekistics Planning & Design and Form-Media in Consortium; General Contractor: Avondale; Signage: Eye Candy Ltd.
About the Awards
The Best Of Canada’s Sign Industry Awards honour the top work of sign companies and related organizations across the country, with winners selected by an expert panel of independent judges. The awards program is jointly managed by Sign Media Canada and Sign Association of Canada.