Mayor Stephen Mandel and PACE Chair Jennifer Faulkner proudly announced our nominees for our 25th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts at City Hall today.  They are:

Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts

ATCO Gas & ATCO Electric
Capital Power Corporation
Sam Osman – Film Alberta Studios
The Delcon Group
WorleyParsons/CoSyn Technology

Award for Sustained Support of the Arts

Maryanne Gibson
REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, Jon Hall, Marketing Manager

John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts

Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society
Wendy Hollo
Sharara Dance and Fitness Studio
Sun & Moon Visionaries Aboriginal Artisan Society
The In Crowd (Aimée Hill and Jason Kodie), CBC Radio

ATCO Gas Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement

A.J. (Al) Rasko
Brian Webb

CN Award for Youth Artist

Ileanna Cheladyn
Candace Chu
Danielle Lowe
Olivia Wik

DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction

Pamela Anthony
Jane Ash Poitras
Don Berner
David Garber
Drew McIntosh
Marsh Murphy
Ritchie Velthuis

Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist

Jason Carter
Punita Chohan
Alexis Marie Chute
Braden Gates
Caleb Nelson
Dara Humniski
Mieke Maligne
Alison Neuman
Amy Shostak
Sean Sonego
Erin Elizabeth Ross
Claire Louise Uhlick

Robert Koetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

NOBODY CRIES AT BINGO
by Dawn Dumont, Thistledown Press
SANTA ROSA
by Wendy McGrath, NeWest Press
FREDDY’S WAR
by Judy Schultz, Brindle & Glass, Publishing Ltd.

TELUS Courage to Innovate Award

Ellen Chorley
iDance Edmonton
Darcia Parada of Mecury Opera
Karyn Stirling, Expressionz Café

We warmly congratulate all our nominees and wish them the very best of luck.  Come to the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts on Monday, April 2 at the stunning Winspear Centre to see who receives awards.  Click here to purchase your tickets online or call the box office at 780.428.1414.  Remember, this year the cost of tickets includes an opulent after-party!