Postponed PAMZ Blue Skies Awards for 2020

Immediate release: April 24, 2020

In light of the global COVID-19 Pandemic and its many implications, the Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) has decided to postpone the 2020 Edition of the PAMZ Blue Skies Awards Program.

We recognize and appreciate all the time applicants have dedicated to the preparation of their nominations to date. We apologize for any and all inconveniences caused by the postponement. PAMZ currently is planning to reschedule the biennial awards to the spring of 2021 and will resume planning for the program later this year.

The Blue Skies awards recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and local governments who are doing exemplary work to improve air quality in central Alberta. The awards recognize achievements in:

  • Innovation and application of technology to reduce energy use and air pollution;
  • Environmental protection activities that reduce air pollution, conserve energy or protect environmental health;
  • Public education and outreach activities that reduce air pollution to protect and promote a healthy environment.

“We are very disappointed to have had to postpone the Blue Skies awards for this year, but know in our hearts and minds it was the right thing to do in these difficult times. For the time being, stay home, stay safe.” Said Kevin Warren, PAMZ’s Executive Director.

For more information about the Blue Skies Awards and the decision, go to or contact Kevin Warren at (403) 862-7046.

PAMZ is a multi-stakeholder non-profit organization consisting of industry, government, environmental organizations and the general public. It was formed in 1997 to monitor and manage air quality within the Parkland Region. The area it encompasses includescommunities within the central Alberta region, running from Three Hills east to the BC border west and from Crossfield south to Ponoka north. See map at