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City of Thunder Bay announces arts and heritage awards nominees

The City of Thunder Bay has announced the nominees for its annual Arts and Heritage Awards.

Author Jean E. Pendziwol and the Roy Coran Big Band among them

Thunder Bay artist Michel Dumont is nominated for an Arts and Heritage Award in the visual arts category. (CBC Thunder Bay)

Magnus Theatre, The Thunder Bay Community Band, visual artist Michel Dumont and the pop culture convention ThunderCon are among the nominees for this year's Thunder Bay Arts and Heritage Awards, which will be presented Feb. 23 at Magnus Theatre.  

Hosted by the CBC's Lisa Laco, the ceremony will honour more than 30 nominees in 13 categories, including music, visual arts, and literature.

It will also salute the sponsors, venues and cultural organizations that support artists and cultural events in the city.

Tickets for the event are $40 each and provide access to the awards ceremony, a pre-ceremony reception at Magnus Theatre and an after party at Red Lion Smokehouse, featuring performances by Arley Hughes and Greenbank.

Tickets can be purchased at the Magnus Theatre box office or online at 

Here is the full list of nominees:

The Roy Coran Big Band 
Thunder Bay Community Band 

Visual Arts 
Vik Wilen
Michel Dumont 

Stage Performance 
Candi Badanai 
Salt Water Moon 
The Magical Lamp of Aladdin 

Jean E. Pendziwol
Twenty Years on Snowshoes (Anthology – Multiple Authors) 
Donna White 

World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project

Cultural Organization 
Raag Rung Music Circle 
Cambrian Players 
Magnus Theatre 
Sleeping Giant Folk Music Society 

Cultural Sponsor of the Year 
Copperfin Credit Union 
Bay Credit Union 
Rollason Flowers Ltd. 
Urban Abbey 
Fay Gleeson Dance Centre 

Cultural Venue of the Year 
Maple Tops Paramount Theatre 
Panamania Latin Street Dancing 
Red Lion Smokehouse 

Cultural Festival or Event of the Year 
Festival of Colours 
Superior Theatre Festival 
Vox Popular Media Arts Festival

Cultural Professional of the Year 
Tiina Flank 
Marcia Arpin 


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