Excellence in Culture Award

This award is presented to an organization or individual that has achieved regional and/or national recognition and is recognized as a “Nanaimo artist", demonstrating excellence in their field, and a significant inspiration to others.

This award category presents the community with the opportunity to recognize people and groups they believe have made a significant contribution to making Nanaimo a culturally vibrant city.

Traditionally, recipients are honored as part of a lively, public celebration at the Port Theatre in April.

Past Recipients

  • Bryan Stovell, Nanaimo Concert Band (1998)
  • Diana Krall (1999)
  • Lynne Bowen (2000)
  • Ingrid Jensen (2001)
  • Marlin Wolfe (2002)
  • Sandra Good (2003)
  • Carole Martyn, Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts (2004)
  • Joelle Rabu (2005)
  • Francine Peters (2007)
  • VI International Children's Festival (2008)
  • Carmella Luvisotto (2009)
  • David Gogo (2010)
  • Steve Jones (2011)
  • Jillian Vanstone (2012)
  • Vancouver Island Symphony (2013)
  • Pat Coleman (2014)
  • Grant Leier & Nixie Barton (2015)
  • Susan Juby (2016)
  • Jacqui Kaese (2017)
  • Rick Scott (2018)
  • Devon Joiner (2020)
  • Ay Lelum (2021)

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