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Nominees announced for 2021 Arts and Culture Awards

September 9, 2021   ·   0 Comments

The Town of Orangeville has received 32 nominations for the 2021 Arts and Culture Awards.  An impressive selection of individuals, businesses and organizations have been acknowledged for their contributions to arts and culture in Dufferin County. 

“On behalf of the Town of Orangeville, congratulations to all nominees and thank you for contributing your time, effort and talent to our community’s creative sector,” said Councillor Lisa Post, Chair of the Cultural Plan Task Force. “Every nominee deserves to be recognized and celebrated for the positive impact of their work, especially this year.”  

The nominees for the 2021 awards are:

Established Artist of the Year:

  • Deb Menken
  • Emilia Perri
  • Wendy Reid

Emerging Artist of the Year:

  • Arlo Sun
  • Andrew McArthur
  • Adam Thompson

Student Artist of the Year:

  • Haley Marfleet
  • Mariko Kato
  • Katrina Creelman

Arts Educator of the Year:

  • Tiffany McCabe
  • Jada Milne-Doucette
  • Ann Randeraad
  • Tyler Reed
  • Ricky Schaede

Community Arts Volunteer:

  • Christina Clare
  • Diane Bator
  • Jim Waddington
  • Nikki Caruana

Community Impact by a Business:

  • Branching Out Support Services
  • Music Together of Orangeville
  • Old Mill Hub (formerly Mill Street Mall)
  • Art of 8 Martial Arts Academy
  • True Nature Media
  • TriTone Music Studios

Community Impact by an Organization:

  • GLOW Youth Group
  • Orangeville Business Improvement Area
  • Rotary Club of Orangeville Highlands
  • Valley Alive
  • Westminster United Church

Creative Cultural Event:

  • Celebrate Your Awesome
  • Music In the Hills
  • Downtown Orangeville Holiday Events

More information about the contributions of each nominee can be found online at

The awards will be presented virtually this year. The community is invited to celebrate with the nominees and winners online at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 7. The event can be viewed online on the Town of Orangeville’s YouTube channel at and on the Facebook page for the Economic Development & Culture office.

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