Years

WAC Arts Awards Winners for 2008

Arts Champion–Special Award

Harold Buchwald (Posthumous)

Harold Buchwald was a true Canadian, Manitoban and Winnipegger. But more importantly, he was a true arts champion of the Winnipeg Arts Community. His passion for the arts has greatly benefited many people throughout his life and will continue to benefit artists, arts organizations and the communities of Winnipeg well into the future. The Board of the Winnipeg Arts Council has unanimously accorded this Arts Champion–Special Award to the memory of Harold Buchwald. To be accepted by Mrs. Dee Buchwald.

Nominated by Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Opera and the Manitoba Theatre Centre.

On the Rise

Victoria Prince

Victoria Prince is an artist who creates exceptional original work for the right reasons, as an artist driven to create art for artistic reasons. She doesn’t follow the rules or boundaries and for this we must be grateful. This award will give Victoria Prince the true recognition as the original artist she deserves.

Nominated by Dave Barber.

Making a Mark

Vince Fontaine

Vince Fontaine is a powerful presence in the Winnipeg arts community as a musician, songwriter, producer, administrator and leader of the internationally acclaimed music group, Eagle and Hawk.

Nominated by Andrew Balfour.

Investors Group Making A Difference

Rory Runnells

Rory has been a significant creator in the Manitoba theatre community for more than 25 years. He is a writer, a producer, and a developer of new plays.

Nominated by Bruce McManus.

Arts Champion

Assiniboine Credit Union

Assiniboine Credit Union has been a true partner for the Winnipeg Folk Festival and many other arts organizations in this city. In good times, and in not-so-good times, ACU has been a committed and loyal supporter. Assiniboine Credit Union’s interest in community building is manifested through its investment in arts organizations like the Winnipeg Folk Festival as well as fellow nominees Art City and the West End Cultural Centre. We nominate ACU for the Arts Champion Award for its work in building a strong arts community in Winnipeg.

Nominated by Winnipeg Centennial Folk Festival, Art City and the West End Cultural Centre.