Honour in the Arts Awards

honour-in-the-artsThe Honour in the Arts Awards are two award categories that the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan lobbied the City of Kelowna to create as a part of its Civic Awards program. In existence since 1974 due to ARTSCO’s efforts, these two award categories honour those who have made significant and/or unique contributions to the community.

The Honour is the Arts Award

is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in their community through cultural and/or artistic efforts.

The Teen Honour in the Arts Award

is awarded to a youth, between the ages of 13 – 19, who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts.


Civic Award Winners

Teen Honour in the Arts – Previous Winners

2015 – Lauren Maier

2014 – Antony Knight
2013 – Mandy Jong
2012 – Quinn Bates
2011 – Hayley Manlove
2010 – Grace Kim
2009 – Haley Blais
2008 – Evan Kascak
2007 – Chad Abrahamson
2006 – Melissa Wilmot
2005 – Carmen Harris
2004 – Joshua Ferguson
2003 – Devin Roth
2002 – Mitchell Howanyk
2001 – Greg Sawisky
2000 – Meaghan McRae

Honour in the Arts – Previous winners

2015 – Rosemary Thomson

2014 – Jennifer Schell
2013 – Glenna Turnbull
2012 – Anna Jacyszyn
2011 – Nathan Flavel
2010 – Quinn Best
2009 – Randy Leslie
2008 – George Cwiklewski
2007 – Wendy McCracken
2006 – Gayle Liman
2005 – Neal Faces
2004 – Hugh Parsons
2003 – Roslyn Frantz
2002 – Rod Charlesworth
2001 – Dr. Jayne Brooks
2000 – Alice Hargreaves
1999 – Marina and Harold Pettman
1998 – Gayle Stevenson
1997 – Fran Gebhard
1996 – Michael Griffin & Denise Nahirney
1995 – Deborah Helf
1994 – Ella Hapi
1993 – Colleen Kelly and Marnie Sullivan
1992 – Val Bardot
1991 – John Deschner
1990 – Maev Brennan
1989 – Wendy & Warren Sparks
1988 – Penny Venables
1987 – Doug & Barb Leadbetter
1986 – Pear Slater
1985 – Lynne Atkinson
1984 – Stuart Gordon
1982 – Mary McIntosh and Kay Smith
1981 – Arthur Lo and Linda Tait
1980 – Leslie Hopton and Linda Zimmerman
1979 – Bill Bennett and Jan Woinoski
1978 – Marjorie Denroche and Lloyd Hooper
1977 – Mary Bull
1976 – J. Garfield McKinley and Margot MaLaughlin
1975 – Wally W. Drinkwater, Muriel Ffoulkes, Oliver Jackson, Gwen Lamont, Gweneth Lloyd, Amy Lobb and Roy Lobb
1974 – Elaine Cameron, Christine DeHart, Helen Duke, Janet Graham, Mary Irwin, Emily Pritchard and Blanche Simpson


Other Components of the Honour in the Arts Program

Bursaries

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan generously donates bursaries annually to students who have demonstrated talent and interest in the arts, and who intend to pursue an education in the field.

If you or your organization is interested in providing bursaries for students in alliance with ARTSCO, please contact us

Certificates

The School Certificate Program for School District 23 grades 7 to 12 honours and recognizes excellence in art, music and drama.