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WAC Arts Awards Winners for 2013

WAC Arts Award Winners for 2013

WAC Arts Award Winners for 2013
From left to right, 2013 WAC Arts Award Winners from left to right, Alison Norberg, Gail Asper, Odette Heyn, Faye Thomson, Doreen Brownstone, Curtis Nowosad and Deco Dawson.

The Winnipeg Arts Council is pleased to present the winners of the 2013 Winnipeg Arts Council Awards. This year’s nominees came from a wide range of disciplines and reflect the diverse nature of the Winnipeg Arts Scene. For the first time, the awards also included an award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

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Alison Norberg

Alison Norberg

In her five years as President of the MCC Board, Alison Norberg has, with wisdom, professionalism and a huge commitment of time, guided the organization through a period of renewal marked by innovation, collaboration and financial stability.

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Nominated by Manitoba Craft Council.

RBC On the Rise

Curtis Nowosad

Curtis Nowosad

With a recent CD, invitation to the Banff Centre and the Betty Carter program, and scholarship bids from both Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, drummer Curtis Nowosad is truly a rising star.

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Nominated by Charlene Diehl.

Making a Mark

Deco Dawson

Deco Dawson

Deco Dawson is an international award-winning filmmaker and theatre designer working in Winnipeg. His work demonstrates a remarkable command of the medium, often blurring the lines of any given genre while creating visually stunning, surreal, and psychologically captivating independent films.

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Nominated by Carson Natrass.

Investors Group Making A Difference

Odette Heyn & Faye Thomson

Odette Heyn & Faye Thomson

The School of Contemporary Dancers is recognized as a leading national centre for professional contemporary dance training in Canada.  Directed by Odette Heyn and Faye Thomson, the Professional Program is renowned for its excellent training methods and high caliber of its students and graduates.

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Nominated by Stephanie Ballard.

Arts Champion

Gail Asper

Gail Asper

Gail Asper's commitment to the arts is indefatigable. Her support is evident not just through her financial contributions (of which there are many) but through her work as an advocate, fundraiser, volunteer and arts administrator.

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Nominated by Dry Cold Productions & Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

Doreen Brownstone

Doreen Brownstone

Doreen Brownstone is one of Winnipeg’s most celebrated actors, with a stage, film and television career that spans six provinces and more than 50 years. Doreen’s commitment, drive and talent seem to defy the boundaries of time, leading her to be the first Canadian Stage actor to work past the age of 80. She was the only actor to work at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre during both its first and fiftieth seasons!

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