2017 Award Winners
CULTURAL PLANNING AWARD
City of Moncton, NB - 2016-2026 Culture Plan
The City of Moncton’s Cultural Plan 2016-2026 is a comprehensive 10-year plan aimed at enriching the cultural life of the City of Moncton. The Plan will be used as a tool to ensure that a cultural lens is applied across the work of various departments, guide funding decisions, and enhance municipal policies.
The Award was presented by Nichola Reddington, 2015-2017 CCNC Board President, and accepted by Joanne Duguay, City of Moncton.
PUBLIC ART AWARD
Edmonton Arts Council, AB - Tsa Tsa Ke K’e (Iron Foot Place)
Created by celebrated Canadian Indigenous artist Alex Janvier, this artwork evokes Edmonton’s landscapes, seasons, and deep history as a meeting place for many cultures. The imagery is executed in Janvier’s signature style, a combination of Indigenous and contemporary art influences and techniques. Facilitated by the Edmonton Arts Council from planning to final unveiling, all project team members worked meticulously within the parameters of best practice to realize a meaningful, beautiful, durable, and artistically relevant outcome.
The Award was presented by Anna Whelan, CCNC General Manager, and accepted by Julie Stormer, City of Edmonton, on behalf of the Edmonton Arts Council.
CULTURAL EVENTS AWARDCity of Calgary, AB – Canada Day 2016 Our City, Our Country, Our Celebration
The City of Calgary’s Canada Day celebrations are hosted at a number of municipal venues. The City has thoughtfully evolved the scope and scale of this event to provide everyone who attends Canada Day with an experience not just a show. The City of Calgary proudly honours our Treaty 7 origins, our pioneer heritage and now celebrates their city’s success as the home to multiple generations of immigrant Canadians who speak over 200 languages.
The Award was presented by Nichola Reddington, 2015-2017 CCNC Board President, and accepted by Teresa Byrne, City of Calgary.
CULTURAL LEADERSHIP AWARDDr. Nancy Duxbury
Nancy Duxbury, PhD is the Executive Director of the Centre of Expertise on Culture and Communities, a three-year research project on cultural infrastructure in Canadian cities and communities, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. She is a member of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Culture Committee, and a former member of Statistics Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Culture Statistics and the Canadian Cultural Observatory’s Advisory Council. Since 2009, she has been a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal and, since 2010, Co-coordinator of its Cities, Cultures and Architecture Research Group.
The award was presented to Dr. Nancy Duxbury by Nichola Reddington, 2015-2017 CCNC Board President.
Congratulations to the 2017 Creative City Network of Canada Awards of Excellence Recipients: the City of Moncton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Calgary and to Dr. Nancy Duxbury.
Photos by Stoo Metz