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Thunder Bay Celebrates Culture at 8th Annual Arts & Heritage Awards
Date: February 26, 2018
Time: 4:21 PM - 4:21 PM
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February 26, 2018 – The achievements and contributions of talented local artists, cultural professionals, organizations and businesses were celebrated at the 8th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards presented by Copperfin Credit Union on Friday evening at Magnus Theatre.

This year’s nominees represented a wide spectrum of Thunder Bay’s cultural sector including artists, theatrical groups, musicians, volunteers and cultural businesses. The awards event featured performances by Café Paris (Martin Blanchet Jazz Quintet), Cambrian Players Improv and the World Dance Collective.

Congratulations are extended to all nominees and the 13 award winners for their amazing contributions to the local culture sector.

Awards were presented to: 

Music – Thunder Bay Community Band
Visual Art – Michel Dumont
Stage Performance – Candi Badanai
Literature – Jean E. Pendziwol
Heritage – World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project
Cultural Organization – Cambrian Players
Cultural Sponsor of the Year – Bay Credit Union
Cultural Venue of the Year – Maple Tops Paramount Theatre
Cultural Event of the Year – ThunderCon
Cultural Professional of the Year – Marcia Arpin
Cultural Volunteer of the Year Achievement Award – Heather Dickson
Outstanding Youth Achievement Award – Micah Pawluk
Lifetime Achievement – Fay Steadwell

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Contact: Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor – Recreation & Culture Division
625-2487 or  
Facebook: Thunder Bay Culture & Events