Remembering Jim August

The Winnipeg Arts Council is saddened to learn of the passing of Jim August. Jim served as a member of WAC’s Board of Directors for four years, including three as Chair. He inspired the Board with his determination that all Board members would be recognized and included. His love of and support for the arts in Winnipeg was lifelong.

A tireless advocate for downtown and community development, Jim understood the importance of the arts in that context. Throughout his career he worked to make Winnipeg a better place for everyone and he understood that a healthy and vibrant arts community was integral to that. His ideas were ambitious and progressive, always with the intent of building and advancing Winnipeg.

We remember Jim for his leadership and his humour. The Winnipeg Arts Council extends deepest sympathy to Jim’s family and all who knew him.