The 2013 Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts was held on June 6, 2013 at the Fort Garry Hotel. Over 500 people were in attendance including individual artists, arts organizations, local businesses and many City Councillors.
Mayor Sam Katz was on hand to share remarks with the crowd and to present the 2013 Winnipeg Arts Council Awards. The Luncheon was hosted by writer and broadcaster Bill Richardson, who also delivered a short keynote about his evolution as an artist. The patrons were also entertained by a performance by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg.
In 2013 This year the Winnipeg Arts Council also gave out a special award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts to nonagenarian actress 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!
See all the winners of the 2013 Winnipeg Arts Council Awards here.