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North Vancouver School District wins BRAVO! Award

November 21, 2022


For Immediate Release
November 21, 2022

North Vancouver School District wins BRAVO! Award

On October 24, 2022, the North Vancouver School District won an Award of Distinction during the 2022 BRAVO! Awards Gala hosted by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE).

“We are thrilled and honoured to receive this recognition from the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education,” said Communications Manager Lisa Dalla Vecchia. “Our communications team is responsible for providing strategic communications and public relations support for all our schools and the various district departments to ensure stakeholders and education partners remain informed of important initiatives, events and news regarding the North Vancouver School District.”

This award is particularly significant in that it recognized the efforts of the organizing team of Lisa Dalla Vecchia, Director of Instruction Adam Baumann, and Communications Assistant Maddy Phillips who together launched the school district’s inaugural Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House (May 2022). This family-friendly community event was intended to promote the health, safety and well-being of students, families and North Vancouver community; build the community’s awareness and resiliency around outdoor safety and emergency preparedness; and showcase the expertise of local emergency management bodies and first responders.

“We are fortunate to have a communications team to provide effective communication strategies to stakeholders and education partners across the school district. Families, students and staff are the beneficiaries of these efforts,” said Superintendent Dr. Pius Ryan. “It is important to increase awareness and understanding of the critical management role played by professional communicators.”

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The CACE BRAVO! Awards, presented by SchoolBundle, are the only Canada-wide awards program specifically designed to recognize excellence in school board communications. CACE recognizes and honours exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communications, marketing and engagement through the BRAVO! Awards program each year.

About the North Vancouver School District

The North Vancouver School District provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and bring communities together to learn, share and grow. As a school district with over 15,000 students, their parents and caregivers, and more than 2,500 staff, there is a strong sense of community.

About the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education

The Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE) offers the best resource and professional development, bilingually, for educational communications professionals and system leaders in Canada. We are also the only association, in Canada, to provide direct support for the work of more than 350 communicators and organizational leaders in school districts, school board associations, private school institutions, post-secondary institutions, teacher organizations and provincial education ministries. For more information, visit


Lisa Dalla Vecchia
Communications Manager
North Vancouver School District