Winnipeg Arts Council

WAC Arts Awards 2009

On the Rise

  • Marie-Josée Dandeneau

    Marie-Josée Dandeneau goes over and above expectation for a young musician. In a remarkably short period of time, she has emerged as a promising young artist in the music community, having already toured the world and played on numerous albums.

    Nominated by Alan Greyeyes

Making a Mark

  • Diana Thorneycroft

    Touted as one of the most challenging image-makers in Canada, for well over a decade Diana Thorneycroft has received significant critical recognition for her photographic work, both nationally and internationally.

    Nominated by Winnipeg Art Gallery

  • Andris Taskans

    Andris Taskans’ passion for editing Prairie Fire magazine and for organizing literary events has created a unique legacy that continues to benefit readers and writers in Winnipeg and across Canada.

    Nominated by Prairie Fire Press

Arts Champion

  • William H. & Shirley E. Loewen

    For decades, William and Shirley Loewen have supported the arts in Winnipeg. They are motivated by personal passion and social responsibility, and they are as generous as they are unassuming.

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