Honour in Culture Award

Nominate someone for an award

The intake period for 2021 nominations has closed (December 10, 2020) and nominations are currently being reviewed. 

Do you know of an individual, group or corporation known for their dedication to and support of the development of Nanaimo's cultural fabric?

Nominate them for an Honour in Culture Award or check out the other award categories. This is your opportunity to recognize people and groups you believe have made a significant contribution to making Nanaimo a culturally vibrant city.

Trish & Geoff Horrocks (2020)

Photo - Trish & Geoff Horrocks, 2020 Honour in Culture Award RecipientsTrish and Geoff Horrocks are named as the recipients of the 2020 Honour in Culture Award for their unique ability to build community and connection between musicians of all ages and skill levels. Trish and Geoff believe in an inclusive learning environment, and carefully tailor their teaching materials and their approach to support student success.

For over a decade, they have been outstanding music teachers in Nanaimo, bringing musicians together to learn and play. The result is a rich mix of multi-generational, multi-level players who come together to bring joyful music to the community.

Photo by Craig Letourneau Photography

Video by Kelly Adams Video & Photography

Celebrating the 2020 Culture & Heritage Award recipients

Each year, the City of Nanaimo recognizes outstanding contributions to the culture and vibrancy of our community with the Culture & Heritage Awards. In 2020, Council announced the following honorees:

Traditionally, recipients are honored as part of a lively, public celebration at the Port Theatre. This year, because of measures to protect our community from COVID-19, the gathering will not take place as planned. In place of the event, on behalf of Council, Mayor Leonard Krog personally delivered greetings and a special gift to the homes of local award recipients, while practicing physical distancing. As well, we’ve released specially commissioned photographs and video profiles that celebrate the achievements of each honoree.

Past Recipients


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