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2014-02-21 at 10:09

City hands out Arts and Heritage Awards

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The city celebrated its annual Arts and Heritage Awards Thursday night, handing out achievement awards to more than 11 local artists, cultural organizations and businesses.

Awards included cash prizes of $500 to $1,000 and original works of art by local artists Linda Brown, Jean Marshall, and Christopher Stones.

A news release issued by the City of Thunder Bay about its Arts and Heritage Awards can be read below:

Arts & Heritage Awards Celebrate Thriving Cultural Sector

February 20, 2014 – The achievements and contributions of talented local artists, cultural organizations and businesses were celebrated at the City of Thunder Bay’s annual Arts & Heritage Awards last night at the Prince Arthur Hotel.

“The awards evening is important in recognizing the achievements and talents of those actively engaged in the cultural sector and also those who have made significant contributions to the sector”, said Leah Bayly, Supervisor of Cultural Services & Events. “We are proud to support and congratulate all of the nominees and winners.”

Awards were presented to:

  • Shayne Ehman – Performing & Media Arts
  • Jean Marshall – Visual Arts
  • Liana and Robert Frenette –Built Heritage
  • Robert Neff – Cultural Heritage
  • Community Arts & Heritage Education Project – Cultural Organization
  • Carly Irrgang – Outstanding Youth Contributor to the Arts
  • Claudia Otto – Cultural Educator
  • Michael Sobota– Cultural Supporter
  • Gallery 33 – Cultural Business
  • Philpot & Delgaty Insurance Services – Small Business
  • The Chronicle Journal – Large Business.


The nominees represented a wide spectrum of culture in Thunder Bay from individual artists, film creators and historians to cultural business, educators, and supporters. Awards included cash prizes of $500-$1,000 and original works of art by local artists Linda Brown, Jean Marshall, and Christopher Stones.

A list of all nominees and award winners can be viewed at www.thunderbay.ca/cultureawards.

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