On the Rise
Winner: Marie-Josée Dandeneau
Nominator: Alan Greyeyes
About Marie-Josée Dandeneau
Marie-Josée Dandeneau goes over and above expectation for a young musician. In a remarkably short period of time, she has emerged as a promising young artist in the music community, having already toured the world and played on numerous albums.
Making a Mark
Winner: Diana Thorneycroft
Nominator: Winnipeg Art Gallery
About Diana Thorneycroft
Touted as one of the most challenging image-makers in Canada, for well over a decade Diana Thorneycroft has received significant critical recognition for her photographic work, both nationally and internationally.
Making a Difference
Winner: Andris Taskans
Nominator: Prairie Fire Press
About Andris Taskans
Andris Taskans’ passion for editing Prairie Fire magazine and for organizing literary events has created a unique legacy that continues to benefit readers and writers in Winnipeg and across Canada.
Winner: William H. & Shirley E. Loewen
Nominator: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Opera, and the Manitoba Theatre Centre
About William H. & Shirley E. Loewen
For decades, William and Shirley Loewen have supported the arts in Winnipeg. They are motivated by personal passion and social responsibility, and they are as generous as they are unassuming.