Excellence in Culture / Honour in Culture
The City of Nanaimo and the Port Theatre Society proudly present the 2023 Culture Awards Ceremony on Tuesday April 25th, 2023. Please join us to celebrate the best of Nanaimo’s arts and culture sector while enjoying an evening of FREE entertainment by Nanaimo’s very own local talent.
The Culture Awards have been an important program for community building and partnerships since 1998. They bring awareness to the breadth and variety of the cultural activity in Nanaimo, celebrating the cultural accomplishments of individuals and organizations in our community. The awards also encourage and give inspiration to aspiring young artists and future cultural leaders.
Join us in the lobby following the show to congratulate the 2023 Culture Award recipients. There will be a no-host bar and music presented by the Wellington Secondary Jazz Band.
Joel Good – Excellence in Culture Award
The Excellence in Culture Award recognizes organizations and individuals that have achieved regional and/or national recognition in the field of arts, is recognized as a “Nanaimo Artist,” has demonstrated excellence in their field, and is a significant inspiration to others. Past recipients include 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) and Brendan Tang (2022).
Margot Holmes – Honour in Culture Award
The Honour in Culture Award recognizes individuals, groups and corporations known for their dedication and support of the development of Nanaimo’s cultural sector. Past recipients of this award include Holly Bright (2010), Sandra Thomson (2011), Marian Smith (2012), Eveline O’Rourke (2013), Ian Niamath (2014), Arlene Blundell (2015), Debbie Trueman (2016), Gerda Hofman (2017), William Good (2018), Dean Chadwick (2019), Trish and Geoff Horrocks (2020), Marianne Turley (2021), Christine Whitelaw (2021) and Bruce Halliday (2022).
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Presentation at 7:00pm