2017 Culture & Heritage Award Recipients announced

City to recognize the best in arts and culture


Each year, the City of Nanaimo recognizes individuals and groups that make Nanaimo a more culturally vibrant city. Council has approved the following recipients for the 2017 Culture & Heritage Awards:


HONOUR IN CULTURE - Ms. Gerda Hofman

Recognition of these recipients will take place at a special awards ceremony to be held at the Port Theatre on April 6, 2017. Tickets and ceremony details will be advertised prior to the event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Strategic Link: The Culture & Heritage Awards further the goals of the Cultural Vitality (Creativity, Diversity, Heritage and Innovation) Pillar of the Strategic Plan.

Key Points

  • The Excellence in Culture Award honours organizations and individuals that have achieved regional and/or national recognition in the field of arts and culture (visual, performing or literary arts).
  • The Honour in Culture Award honours groups, corporations or individuals that are known for their dedication and support of the development of the cultural fabric of Nanaimo.


"These awards recognize the best of Nanaimo’s arts and cultural volunteers and creative talent. The work of these dedicated volunteers and professionals contributes to a sense of cultural vitality and pride within our community."

City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • The Culture and Heritage awards (formerly the City of Nanaimo Cultural Awards) were established 1998 to recognize excellence in Arts and Culture within the community.


Chris Barfoot
Culture & Heritage Coordinator
City of Nanaimo
Main Office
Culture & Heritage
City of Nanaimo

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