The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists will hold their biennial convention in Banff, Alberta from August 21-24, 2008. The editorial cartoonist community in Canada is a close knit community and the convention is an opportunity for members from across Canada to get together, learn new techniques and skills, discuss the politics and practices of their profession and to maintain a sense of camaraderie in the business.
Attending members include the best in Canadian talent. Two Order of Canada recipients, Terry Mosher (Aislin) and Roy Peterson, many National Newspaper Award and Canadian Community Newspaper Award winners and a host of other talented artists who make their living poking fun at our politicians and Canadian life in general. This year, attendees include cartoonists from almost every province in Canada.
A gallery showing of editorial cartoons entitled “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” will feature environmental cartoons from 30 Canadian Cartoonists. This event will be open to the public all day on Friday, August 22 at The Ptarmigan Inn Atrium in Banff. The cartoonists will be on hand to sign their work from 7:30PM – 10:00PM.
Ezra Levant, noted Canadian journalist, lawyer, and conservative political activist will be the keynote speaker at the final banquet on August 23rd.