City of Thunder Bay announces arts and heritage awards nominees
Author Jean E. Pendziwol and the Roy Coran Big Band among them
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 www.magnus.on.ca.
Here is the full list of nominees:
The Roy Coran Big Band
Thunder Bay Community Band
Salt Water Moon
The Magical Lamp of Aladdin
Jean E. Pendziwol
Twenty Years on Snowshoes (Anthology – Multiple Authors)
World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project
Raag Rung Music Circle
Sleeping Giant Folk Music Society
Cultural Sponsor of the Year
Copperfin Credit Union
Bay Credit Union
Rollason Flowers Ltd.
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