Monthly Archives: June 2015

KIP Award Press Release

Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center

Receives a “Keeping It Personal” Award

 STERLING, VA (March 2, 2015)—Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center from North Vancouver, British Columbia has won First Place, for the second year in a row, in the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s 2014 Keeping It Personal (KIP) Awards, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery, funeral service and cremation profession.

Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in five categories. Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center was honored in the Most Personalized Pet Service or Memorial category.

The ICCFA’s 2014 KIP Awards contest attracted 38 entries from the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Israel. Communications and marketing professionals from outside the cemetery and funeral service profession performed the judging.

Kevin Woronchak, owner of Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Centers, brought into focus the important role pets play in our families and the importance of keeping them safe.

“A Day to Heel” became an official day of remembrance after holding a celebration of remembrance for six pets that perished of heat stroke in May of 2014. This memorial service included raising of individual tribute blankets, a balloon release by families in memory of their companions and the dedication of a bench, bearing the names of the dogs.

All KIP Awards recipients will be recognized at the ICCFA 2015 Annual Convention & Exposition, April 8-11 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, and in ICCFA Magazine.

Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization industry. Its membership is composed of more than 7,500 rooftop locations and 15,000 professionals in the cemetery, funeral home and crematory industries, as well as memorial designers and related businesses worldwide. To learn more, please visit or connect with ICCFA on Facebook and Twitter.