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News Release
October 18, 2016
 
Creative City Network of Canada Announces 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners!

(Surrey, BC) - The Creative City Network of Canada celebrated its inaugural Awards of Excellence last night during the Creative City Summit Welcome Reception hosted at Surrey City Hall.

The Awards of Excellence Program recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievements of Canadian municipalities, and its voting members, and encourages excellence in the development and delivery of cultural policy, planning and practice.
 

The 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners 
 

Cultural Planning Award presented by DIALOG


City of Hamilton, ON - Transforming Hamilton Through Culture
 
Hamilton’s Cultural Plan takes a holistic and integrative approach to planning and establishing goals in which City departments work together to achieve high level city-building to create and celebrate a vibrant city including spaces, places and people.
 

Public Art Award presented by Polygon


City of Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Arts Council Public Art Program
 
Winnipeg’s Public Art Policy was developed by the Winnipeg Arts Council on behalf of the City of Winnipeg in 2002. The Policy was approved in 2004 and has evolved into an ever-expanding Public Art Program that includes local, national and international commissions, artist residencies and an innovative collaborative community art program.
 
*Honourable Mention, City of Hamilton, ON - The Eagles Among Us
 

Cultural Events Award Presented by Kwantlen Polytechnic University


City of St Albert, AB - The Northern International Children's Festival of the Arts
 
Celebrating 35 years and attracting 50,000 people annually from throughout Central and Northern Alberta, The Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival is one of North America’s longest-running arts festivals for children.
 
*Honourable Mention, City of Richmond, BC - Richmond Maritime Festival
 

Cultural Leadership Award Presented by Downtown Surrey BIA


Burke Taylor, Taylor-Harvey Inc., and Co-director, Centre for Cultural Planning and Development, UBC
 
Burke founded and was the first President of the Creative City Network of Canada – an initiative to create and support a community of practice among Canadian municipal staff with arts and cultural development responsibilities.
 
About the Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC)

The Creative City Network of Canada is a national, non-profit organization made up of municipalities, organizations, and individuals working to support cultural development in their communities. CCNC facilitates knowledge sharing and professional development in the field of local cultural policy, planning and research.  www.creativecity.ca
Copyright © 2016 Creative City Network of Canada, All rights reserved.

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