Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lost Foote Photos blog got an award!

THIS JUST IN: The Lost Foote Photos blog and Jock Lehr's Community and Frontier were among seven projects recognized by the Association for Manitoba Archives.

The Manitoba Day Award was established in 2007 to recognize users of archives who have completed an original work of excellence which contributes to the understanding and celebration of Manitoba history. 

The awards ceremony was last week at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum. 

Thanks to the AMA and to everyone who contributed to the blog!

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(clockwise from top left): Bruce Owen, Ariel Gordon, Jock Lehr, Matt Henderson, Martin Comeau, Barb Flemington, Bernard Bocquel, and one of Matt Henderson's SJR students; Jock Lehr at the mic; Chris Kotecki of the Manitoba Archives; and the very well wrapped award.

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The winners of the 7th annual Manitoba Day Awards include:
  • John C. Lehr for the publication Community and Frontier: A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland published by the University of Manitoba Press, 2011.
  • Shannon Stunden Bower for the publication Wet Prairie – People, Land and Water in Agricultural Manitoba published by the UBC, 2011.
  • Matt Henderson – teacher at St. John’s Ravenscourt School for the project conducted by his grade 11 students in which they created original works of short historical fiction about the development of the Red River settlement between 1738 and 1869 for inclusion in a published book Because of a Hat. These were done based on research done on a visit to the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives. The book was launched at McNally Robinson in Feb 2013.
  • Bernard Bocquel for the book « Les Fidèles à Riel 125 ans d’évolution de l’Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba Un récit journalistique (Matière à réflexion) » which was published at the Les Éditions de La Fourche in 2012.
  • Bruce Owen for his article “Mayhem Under Main” published in the Winnipeg Free Press Oct 6, 2012. See http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/mayhem-under-main-172936311.html
  • University of Manitoba Press for the blog “Lost Foote Photos” http://lostfootephotos.blogspot.ca created in support of the publication “Imagining Winnipeg: History Through the Photographs of L.B. Foote.
  • Barb Flemington for the art exhibit translate, executed upon 100 year old chalkboard slate paired with archival photographs from the S.J. McKee Archives and mounted at the Tommy McLeod Curve Gallery in the John E. Robbins Library, Brandon University. Available to view at http://barbflemington.ca/?p=277

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