WAC Arts Awards Winners for 2014

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 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.

RBC On the Rise

RBC On the Rise Nominee Leonard Sumner

Leonard Sumner

Leonard Sumner is an Anishinabe MC/singer-songwriter/videographer from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation in the Interlake Region of Manitoba. He is truly a role model for young people in Manitoba.

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Nominated by National Screen Institute.

Making a Mark

Making a Mark Nominee Aganetha Dyck

Aganetha Dyck

Aganetha Dyck is a Winnipeg Artist who is interested in environmental issues, specifically the power of the small.

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Nominated by Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Making a Difference

Investors Group Making a Difference Award nominee Laurie Lam

Laurie Lam

Unsung hero, writer, administrator, teacher and compassionate keeper of the flame, for 29 years Laurie Lam has been a selfless difference-maker in the Winnipeg arts community, especially for the Royal MTC.

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Nominated by Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

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Candice Masters

As a 30-plus-year volunteer with the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Candice Masters has shown tireless dedication to helping ensure the Festival’s long-term stability and success. The show literally would not go on without Candice, the Festival Stage Manager.

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Nominated by Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Arts Champion

Arts Champion Award Nominee Richard Irish

Richard Irish

For more than 25 years, Richard Irish has been a community leader through his commitment to arts and culture by volunteering, providing his expertise and philanthropy to the cultural sector.

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Nominated by Manitoba Opera.

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