2014 Nanaimo Cultural Awards Celebration

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the City of Nanaimo honoured four recipients in the cultural and creative fields at the City’s annual Cultural Awards Celebration, including Ian Niamath Architect AIBC.  The City’s Cultural Committee selected this year’s honourees based on each individuals significant contributions to Nanaimo’s cultural vitality. Candidates were identified through a community nomination process. Two new award categories were created this year; Emerging Cultural Leader and Lifetime Cultural Achievement.

The four awards recipients include: Shayd Johnson; Kenneth Gogo; Pat Coleman and Ian Niamath Architect AIBC.  Ian Niamath will receive The Honour In Culture Award for his many years of volunteer service and support for the arts and cultural sector including the Nanaimo Art Gallery, The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival and for his design / architectural work on many of Nanaimo’s building projects- most notably Nanaimo’s waterfront and renowned Harbourfront walkway.


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