WAC Arts Awards Winners for 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 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

Lara Ciekiewicz

Hailed as "mesmerizing," "magnificently bell-toned," and "stunning," soprano (and proud prairie girl) Lara Ciekiewicz is making her mark as a compelling singer-actress on opera and concert stages across North America. 

Nominated by Manitoba Opera.

Making a Mark

KC Adams

KC Adams in a Winnipeg-based artist whose artistic practice addresses racism, challenges and perceptions of the indigenous community, human impact on the land, and by extension, the marked impacts of colonization. 

Nominated by Urban Shaman.

Making a Difference

Patricia Bovey

Pat Bovey is a museologist, curator, art historian, writer and educator whose work has focused on developing professional standards and on increasing public access to arts and culture. 

Nominated by MAWA.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Sylvia Flam

Adding up all of the years that Sylvia Flam has volunteered for arts, culture, health care, and animal protection, it comes to over 240 years. Sylvia is an outstanding example of her commitment to volunteering. 

Nominated by Shakespeare in the Ruins and PTE.

Nicola Schaefer

Since moving to Winnipeg over 40 years ago, Nicola Schaefer has been a tireless volunteer in the arts. Her quiet exemplary leadership has been an inspiration and her efforts have made meaningful and enduring contributions. 

Nominated by Agassiz Chamber Music Festival.

Arts Champion

Graham C. Lount Family Foundation

Founded in 2001 by Graham Lount, The Graham C. Lount Family Foundation's overall mission is to promote the healthy development and personal growth opportunities of children and youth residing in Greater Winnipeg. 

Nominated by Martha Street Studio.

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