“My Friend Ted” podcast needs your vote!

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Please help us help Ted Stehr win a People’s Choice Webby Award for Best Podcast Documentary!  New Westminster resident Ted Stehr passed away April 2020, several years after being diagnosed with ALS.  His friend and media producer Robert Ouimet created the 5-part documentary podcast “My Friend Ted” which shares a year in Ted and his family’s journey after his diagnosis. 

The People’s Voice Webby Award is determined by the most number of votes from the public. Voting started on April 20 and ends on May 6, – we have two days left!

Please consider casting a vote for My Friend Ted to win a Webby People’s Voice Award. Anyone can cast a vote, and it’s free.

The podcast has been singled out as one of the five best podcast documentaries in the world in 2021 and is up for a Webby Award in the podcast documentary category. The Webby is the top award honouring excellence on the Internet, so this is a big deal! 

Ted’s wife Robyn So is sure “Ted would’ve been chuffed and so proud. I can see the huge grin lighting up his face.”  She adds:  “For Ted and me, creating the podcast was an act of optimism in the face of a terrible terminal disease. Working with Robert gave Ted something to look forward to each week, and their interviews became a vehicle for jokes, reflection and exploring end-of-life questions.”

Ted and Robyn are long-time residents of Second Street in New Westminster and have had their beautiful arts and crafts home—the 1911 Captain Wooster House—twice on the HOMES TOUR. 

The winner is chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and will be announced on May 18.

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