"Canada has earned worldwide recognition as a leader in video game development and animation. With over US $30 billion in worldwide sales, the video game industry has now surpassed the motion picture industry and is expected to continue its growth at a pace that is making business leaders stand up and take notice. At the forefront of this enormous market, Canadian technology and talent are leading the way. The time is well overdue for Canadians to stand up and take a bow for a job well done!
On Thursday, September 14th, 2006, the first annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA) will take place at the fabulous River Rock Theatre in Vancouver, BC. This year’s awards event will honour Canadian achievements in three sectors of the Electronic and Animated Arts industry: talent development (New Media and Animation Art Schools), animation, and video game development."