The Owen Sound Cultural Awards celebrate excellence in the arts, culture and heritage in the greater Owen Sound area. These awards serve to underline the importance of culture to Owen Sound residents, and to recognize groups and individuals for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the area’s cultural vitality.
The City of Owen Sound hosts an annual celebration where nominees are recognized for their contributions and an original work of art is given to the winner in each category.
Owen Sound Cultural Awards
Awards Ceremony and Celebration
The Bayshore Community Centre, February 19, 2017 at 2:00pm
Everyone is welcome to attend the awards ceremony and celebration, featuring a special appearance by Owen Sound’s Poets Laureate Larry Jensen and Rob Rolfe, with music before and after the ceremony. Hosted by singer and radio personality Steve Ritchie. Come out and celebrate the achievements of local artists and supporters.
Cash bar. Light refreshments. Free admission.
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2017 Award Nominees and Winners
CULTURAL CATALYST - Awarded to Kee-May Ip
Presented by the Owen Sound Sun Times
- Will Henry
- Kee-May Ip
- Jon Mulder - Galaxy Cinemas
- Michael Warren
CULTURAL HERITAGE - Awarded to Community Waterfront Heritage Centre
Presented by Kongats Architects
- Community Waterfront Heritage Centre
- Kee-May Ip
- Owen Sound Farmers Market
EMERGING ARTIST - Awarded to Raven Taylor
Presented by Wall-Tech Drywall
- Levi Dow
- Billy Goodkat
- Chris Morton
- Raven Taylor
- Riel Warrilow
MOST PROMISING NEW EVENT - Awarded to Saints & Sinners: Taste of the Trail
- Saints & Sinners: Taste of the Trail
OUTSTANDING EVENT - Awarded to Grey Bruce One World Festival
Presented by Zehrs Owen Sound
- Grey Bruce One World Festival
- Scenic City Film Festival
- Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival
OUTSTANDING GROUP - Awarded to Owen Sound Art Banner Society
- M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre
- Owen Sound Art Banner Society
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL - Awarded to Don Buchanan
- Don Buchanan
- Bryan Leckie
- Kate McLaren
- Wil McReynolds
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Awarded to Ariel Barkley
Presented by Bayshore Broadcasting
Congratulations to all nominees!
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