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Mayor’s gala lineup

The Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Gala, coming up on Friday, Sept. 30 is a unique celebration that allows us to honour outstanding local artists.

Tickets are $50 each and include a reception. Call the Arden box office at 780-459-1542.

Below is a list of artists competing in seven categories:

Youth Artist Award

• Lara Hyrak – musician
• Sarah Kelly – writer, visual artist, musician

Emerging Artist Award

• Paige Tirs – dancer
• Samantha Williams-Chapelsky – visual artist
• Aly Yusuf – vocal performer

Established Artist Award

• Trevor Tchir – singer, songwriter, musician

Excellence in Arts Teaching

• Colleen Hewitt – arts teacher
• Darryl Kari – arts teacher
• Judy Smallwood – arts teacher
• Sherri Urkow – dance teacher

Community Arts Group Award

• St. Albert Singers Guild – community choir

Arts Leadership Award

• Heidi Alther – arts administrator
• Pat Wagensveld – visual artist

Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award

• Elke Blodgett – potter
• Michael Lazar – luthier
• Criselda Mierau – choir director
• Dr. Lillian Upright – pianist and music teacher
• Pat Wagensveld – visual artist
• Laura Watmough – visual artist
• Allan Nuttall – visual artist

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