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2004 Arts & Heritage Award Winners

Eleanor Albanese
Eleanor Albanese
Eleanor’s contributions in theatre, visual art and arts education to the community have been considerable.  From writing plays, facilitating workshops with all ages, teaching at Lakehead University and Confederation College, leading community arts projects to her position as Ontario North Coordinator with the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Learning Through the Arts.  

Eleanor has been involved with many Thunder Bay community agencies in developing collaborative arts projects and continues to direct, teach and guide children and adults through residencies and projects with numerous school boards, Magnus Theatre, Playwrights Guild of Canada, and Nunavut Artic Teacher’s College. 

In whatever Eleanor undertakes, she inspires those around her to look beyond the obvious and reach for the creative potential within.

HeritageJean Morrison
Jean Morrison 
Jean Morrison was among the first group of scholars to receive their Masters in History from Lakehead University in 1973. With over 30 years of heritage experience, Jean has made an extraordinary cumulative contribution to the heritage field in Thunder Bay. 

As Historian for Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) her legacy of research and acquisitions helped to shape the foundation of the Fort’s interpretive and education programmes which continue to impress citizens and visitors alike. In recognition of her work, FWHP has named the resource library “The Jean Morrison Canadian Fur Trade Library”.

Jean has written on the fur trade and local labour history for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, The  Canadian Encyclopedia, The Beaver, and the Thunder Bay Historical Museum.