RTDNA Canada recognizes Adrian Raaber with an Prairies Region Lifetime Achievement Award

"On behalf of RTDNA Canada, I want to congratulate all of you recognized with a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. Even more important, I want to thank each of you for the contribution you have made to our industry."
Lis Travers

My interest in story telling started when I was a teenager, and my parents bought me a Super 8mm film camera, editing equipment and projector.  I started making short silent films, starring my little sister or school friends.   

Since I wasn’t sure if I wanted to work in the film industry or the Television industry, I took both film classes and television courses, in high school. 

Television won out, and after graduating from Fanshawe College, in Television Broadcasting, I started my lifelong career in 1981 at CKBI TV in Prince Albert. 

After meeting my wife Linda, there, we moved pretty much together to work at ITV (now Global Edmonton) then to CKND (now Global Winning) and finally we came as a package deal, in 1987, to start up STV Regina (now Global Regina). 

I started by technically producing and directing the nightly newscasts along with numerous other live TV shows.  After about eight years, I moved to ENG/EFP shooting and editing and later became Supervisor of ENG and Editing. 

Along the way I got a couple of awards, one, a TVB award in 1982, for a commercial I shot and edited in Prince Albert, and a RTNDA award for videography, in 2007, for a news story I shot and edited. 

I always enjoyed very much trying to tell stories through the lens of the camera, and meeting very unique and interesting people along the way. 

Thank you video from Adrian

A message from Adrian’s Nominator

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