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Awards

“Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal”
Awarded to Roland K. Pirker for “45 years of volunteer work in Canada” by the Hon. David McGuinty, MP for Ottawa South, in a ceremony at the R.A. Centre on 23 February 2013.

“GO FOR GOLD”
Awarded to Roland K. Pirker on June 29, 2012 at noon in Vienna in the Residence of the Canadian Ambassador to Austria, H.E. John Barrett. Minister Hon. Diane Ablonczy handed the award to Prof. Dr. Heinz Gaernter, on behalf of Roland, who was unable to attend the ceremony.

“DAS EHRENZEICHEN DES LANDES KÄRNTEN”
The medal was presented in Klagenfurt at the Spiegelsaal at a ceremony by the Deputy Premier of Carinthia Landesrat Gerhard Dörfler and Landrat Josef Martinz on August 29, 2008.

“DAS GOLDENE EHRENZEICHEN DES AUSLANDSÖSTERREICHER-WELTBUNDES”
The medal was received at the Ottawa Congress Centre during the “Austrian Symposium & Cultural Celebrations” and awarded by AÖWB President Dipl. Kfm. Ing. Gustav Chlestil on May 22, 2005.

“DAS GOLDENE EHRENZEICHEN FÜR VERDIENSTE UM DIE REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH”
“The Medal of Merit in Gold from the Republic of Austria” was awarded on June 11, 2004 through Austrian Ambassador H.E. Dr. Otto Ditz in Rockcliffe, Ontario.

“BUNDES EHRENZEICHEN-ÖSTERREICH”
Austria’s Foreign Minister Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner awarded the Medal to R.K.Pirker at a ceremony, Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at 4 p.m., at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna, Austria (Bundeskanzleramt, Kongress-Saal, Ballhausplatz 2, 104-0 Wien).

"A MATCH FOR LIFE"
For MATCH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE , a film shot in Nepal, Peru, Mali, Zimbabwe and Trinidad Tobago, tells on the hardships and violence women face on a daily basis. It won the Main Prize at the EKOTOPFILM '99 film & Video Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia, October 22, 1999.

“NATIONAL AVIATION MUSEUM”
For CBC OTTAWA, promotional commercials to entice visitors to come to the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa, category commercials in a Television Campaign, Award of Excellence, at the 16th Annual Advertising and Sales Association of Ottawa, Ottawa 1996.

“THE DESERT WITH TOO MUCH WATER”
For the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY and the AGA KHAN FOUNDATION CANADA, documentary showing the struggles to survive of farmers and their children in the Pakistani desert Won the Bronze Apple Award at the National Education Film & Video Festival, Oakland, California, 1994.

“SECUR”
For CBC PRODUCTIONS OTTAWA and for BLINDS OF ALL KINDS l6mm film, 30 Sec., a commercial on a “child-safe pulley”,
  1. Category Award Winner and
  2. Top Ten Single Market Retailer - Canada,
awarded by the Television Bureau of Canada, Toronto, 1993.

“WINTERLUDE 1991”
For NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION in Ottawa, documentary-promo for the Sponsorship Solicitation Program,1/2" Betacam, 12 Mm., Winner of Gold Award at the International Festival Association Conference held in Rotterdam, Holland, Sept.1992.

“TIMEHOPPERS”
For the TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO, a promotional drama to encourage High School Students to become engineers,
- 1/2" Betacam, 29 Minutes.
Won Bronze Apple Award at the National Education Film & Video Festival in Oakland, California, May, 1992.

"TEACHERS OF THE KARAKORUMS"
For AGA KHAN FOUNDATION CANADA & SWITZERLAND, documentary film on female teachers in Northern Pakistan , l6mm film, 28 Mm. Won The Bronze Plaque at the 39th Annual Columbus International Film & Video Festival in Columbus, Ohio, USA, October 24, 1991.

“DOCTORS IN UNIFORM”
For DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
- l6mm film, 22:38 Min., documentary drama to recruit Highschool students to become Medical Doctors,
  1. Won the Gold Lone Star Award at the Houston International Film Festival, Houston, Texas, USA, May, 1990.
  2. Won the Gold medal at the 32nd International New York Film & TV Festival of New York, New York City, USA, Jan.1990.
  3. Won the Bronze Plaque (Chris award) at the 37th Columbus International Film & Television Festival in Columbus, Ohio, USA, October 26,1989.

“GETTING SERIOUS”
for DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE a educational video against drunk driving,
- 1/2" BETACAM, 26:48 Mm., Won Silver Hugo award, category Educational
- Child Audience at the INTERCOM Festival in Chicago, USA, Sept, 1989.

“CANADA'S GOLD MAPLE LEAF-COIN STANDARD”
For ROYAL CANADIAN MINT, promotional film on the making of the gold coin,
-l6mm film, 10:40 Mm., Won Creative Excellence award at the US Industrial Film and Video Festival, Chicago, USA, April, 1987.

“COSTAIN THE MOVIE”
For COSTAIN CANADA, videos on the new homes, a walk through, Won Award of Excellence (Multi-Media Campaign)at the 7th Annual Advertising and Sales Association of Ottawa, Ottawa 1987.

“MOTORCYCLE SAFETY”
For CANADA SAFETY COUNCIL, public service announcements on motorcycle safety Won Award of Excellence (TV PSA) at the 7th Annual Advertising and Sales Association of Ottawa, Ottawa 1987.

“A HIGHER COURAGE”
For DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, documentary on Serge Millen, a Canadian soldier, who lost both hands in a grenade accident in Germany
- l6mm film, 47 Minutes
  1. won Delegates award
  2. 2nd. Prize at the 4th International Military
Film Exhibition in Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept., 1984

“VIANOCE: A CANADIAN SLOVAK CHRISTMAS”
For NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF CANADA, from the multicultural documentary series
- a film on Slovak Traditions, l6mm film, 28 Min., Won Red Ribbon Award at the American Film Festival New York, NY, USA, June ,1979.

“REPRISAL”
for CONESTOGA COLLEGE AND APPLIED ARTS
- l6mm film, 50 Mm., dramatic feature
  1. won Best Performance - Male Actor at the Danubiale Film Festival in Vienna, Austria, November, 1974.
  2. won 4 awards at the International Film Festival
    Velden, Carinthia, Austria, June,1974

    1. won Gold Medal
    2. won Best Cinematography
    3. won Best Feature
    4. won Honorary Gift Embassy of Finland in Austria




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