Manitoba Day Awards

Congratulations to this year's nominees and winners!  The recipients of the 2024 Manitoba Day Awards are as follows:

Popular Publication: Andrew Stobo Sniderman, and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii), Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation

Scholarly Publication: Serena Keshavjee, ed., The Art of Ectoplasm: Encounters with Winnipeg’s Ghost Photographs.

Exhibit: Andrea Klassen, and Gary Dyck, curators, "Leaving Canada: The Mennonite Migration to Mexico”.

Resources and Educational Materials: Mary Jane L. McCallum, et al, "Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis History Project (MITHP)”

Past Manitoba Day Award Recipients


Popular Publication: Gordon McDiarmid.  We Were Builders from Scotland.

Scholarly Publication (Two Winners): Chantal Fiola. Returning to Ceremony | Loewen Royden. Mennonite Farmers.

Exhibition/Project: Riva Symko. The Alloways' Gift | Rosalie Favell's Family Legacy.


Book/Publication: Susie Fisher, Frieda Esau Klippenstein, Roland Sawatzky, and Conrad Stoesz. Mennonite Village Photography 

Book/Publication: Steve Heinrichs and Esther Epp-Tiessen (ed.). Be It Resolved

Exhibition/Project: Mary Jane McCallum and Erin Millions. “Indigenous Afternoons in the Archives [of Manitoba]"

Film/Theatre: Sabrina Janke and Alex Judge. “One Great History (podcast)”


Book/Publication: David Spector, Assiniboine Park: Designing and Developing a People’s Playground (Great Plains Publications)

Book/Publication: Jean Teillet, The North-West Is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel’s People, The Métis Nation (HarperCollins Canada)

Exhibition/Project:  Adele Perry’s University of Manitoba History 3442 class blog

Exhibition/Project: Mariia Kryvosheieva’s exhibit at the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Oseredok), from January 21 to March 3, 2020 titled “Manitoba Pioneers: The First Steps.”

Film/Theatre: Andrew Wall of Refuge 31 films documentary “Volendam: A Refugee Story”


Publication:  Lucienne Beaudry Loiselle, Le Festival du Voyageur Hé Ho!: Une célébration de culture et de patrimoine

Exhibition/Project: Sarah Story, Victor Harper, Emma Harper, Connie Singleterry, Bear Lake Stevenson River Knowledge Preservation Project

Film/Theatre:, Urban Eclipse: Rising Tides of Kekekoziibii.


Publication: Barbara Mitchell, Mapmaker: Philip Turnor in Rupert's Land in the Age of Enlightenment

Publication: Kathryn A. Young and Sarah M. McKinnon, No Man's Land: The Life and Art of Mary Riter Hamilton

Film/Theatre: Maureen Hunter, Sarah Ballenden

Exhibition: Andrea Martin and Tyyne Petrowski, Voices from Vimy: Manitobans on the Ridge 


Publication: C. Nathan Hatton, Thrashing Seasons: Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling (UofM Press: 2016)

Publication: Bernard Mulaire, Caricatures (Éditions du blé: 2016)

Film/Theatre Andrew Wall, The Last Objectors, 2016


Publication: Dr. Stephen Haddelsey, Operation Tabarin: Britain’s Secret Wartime Expedition to Antarctica, 1944-46

Publication: Mary Jane McCallum, Indigenous Women, Work and History 1940-1980

Publication: Ernest N. Braun and Glen R. Klassen, Historical Atlas of the East Reserve

Publication: Glen Suggett and Gordon Goldsborough, Delta: A Prairie Marsh and Its People

Publication: Dale Gibson, Law, Life, and Government at Red River (Volume 1 & 2)

Publication: Orest Martynowych, The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause: Folk Dance, Film and the Life of Vasile Avramenko

Publication: Jacqueline Blay, volumes 1 and 2 of a 5 volume set on French history in Manitoba. Volume 1: Sous le ciel de la Prairie, des débuts à 1870 & Volume 2: Le temps des outrages (1870-1916)

Exhibition/Project: Kristin Tresoor, Dr. Morley Cohen Plaque and Exhibit at Cardiac Sciences Unit, St. Boniface Hospital

Exhibition/Project: Christy Henry, Eileen Trott, Graham Street, and Morganna Maylon, “Gowen’s Brandon – Then & Now”

Exhibition/Project: Dr. Roland Sawatzky, Manitoba Museum, “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”

Exhibition/Project: Mennonite Heritage Centre, a founding partner of the Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID) website


Publication: Randy Turner and Melissa Tait, City Beautiful: How Architecture Shaped Winnipeg’s DNA

Film/Theatre: Kevin Nikkel, Romance of the Far Fur Country and On the Trail of the Far Fur Country

Publication: Jody Perrun, The Patriotic Consensus: Unity, Morale, and the Second World War in Winnipeg,

Exhibition/Project: Suyoko Tsukamoto, “Brandon College and the Great War” exhibit

Exhibition/Project: Will Woodward, Education curriculum project which looked at the role of women in the First World War and Canada’s contribution to the war effort

Publication: Dr. Royden Loewen, Village Among Nations: “Canadian” Mennonites in a Transnational World, 1916-2006

Publication: Rev. Dr. Athanasius D. McVay, God’s Martyr, History’s Witness: Blessed Nykyta Budka, the First Ukrainian Catholic Bishop of Canada

Film/Theatre: Ryan McKenna, Controversies

Exhibition/Project: Kristin Tresoor, BMO in Winnipeg

Exhibition/Project: The Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Preserving the History of Aboriginal Institutional Development in Winnipeg


Exhibition/Project: Abigail Auld, WPGxHBC project

Publication: Esther Epp-Tiessen, Mennonite Central Committee in Canada: A History

Film/Theatre:Aaron Floresco and Rhonda Hinther, The Ukrainian Labour Temple film

Exhibition/Project:Annie Langlois and Thomas Bres, Ma langue, Ma Liberté exhibit

Publication: Carol Matas, Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz

Publication: Michael Payne, Ted Binnema, and Gerhard Ens, Edmonton House Journals, Correspondence & Reports, 1806-1821

Exhibition/Project: Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, "From Colonization to Right Relations: The Evolution of United Church of Canada Missions within Aboriginal Communities" essay & study curriculum

Exhibition/Project: Dr. Caryn Douglas, “Deaconess History of the United Church of Canada” website,

Publication: Nick Ternette, Rebel Without a Pause: A Memoir (awarded posthumously)

Publication: Diane Truderung, Transcona's Story - 100 Years of Progress


Publication: John C. Lehr, Community and Frontier: A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland

Publication: Shannon Stunden Bower, Wet Prairie: People, Land and Water in Agricultural Manitoba

Exhibition/Project: Matt Henderson, Because of a Hat project and book at St John’s Ravenscourt high school

Publication: Bernard Bocquel, Les Fidèles à Riel: 125 ans d’évolution de l’Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba

Publication: Bruce Owen, “Mayhem Under Main” Winnipeg Free Press article

Publication: University of Manitoba Press, “Lost Foote Photos” blog,

Exhibition/Project: Barb Flemington, translate, art project on 100 year old chalkboard slate paired with archival photographs from the S.J. McKee Archives


Publication: Dale Barbour, Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900-1967

Publication: Grace Evans, Donna Royer, and Sally Ito, editors, A Manifest Presence: 100 Years at St. Margaret’s

Publication: Audrhea Lande, With Love To You All, Bogga S: : Stories and Letters from the Remarkable Life of Sigurbjorg Stefansson

Publication: Joe Mackintosh, Andy Dejarlis: The Life and Music of an Old-Time Fiddler

Exhibition/Project: Arnie Neufeld and Bruce Wiebe, Stones and Stories project

Publication: Dr. Arthur J. Ray, Telling it to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court

Musical Album: John K. Samson, Provincial album

Exhibition/Project:Gail Sawatsky and Bev Friesen, Mennonite Women Evolving project

Film/Theatre: Danny Schur, Mike’s Bloody Saturday film

Publication: Dr Jaroslav Z. Skira and Dr. Karim Schelkens, The Second Vatican Council Diaries of Metropolitan  Maxim Hermaniuk, C.Ss.R (1960-1965)

Publication: Ron Stevens, Much Ado About Squat: Squatters and Homesteaders Ravage Riding Mountain Forest

Publication: Robert Sweeney, Portraits of Winnipeg: The River City in Pen and Ink

Film/Theatre: Andrew Wall, The Paper Nazis film


Publication: Jim Blanchard, Winnipeg's Great War: A City Comes of Age

Film/Theatre: Chris Charney (Farpoint Films), Musical Ghosts

Publication: Ronald Friesen, Pioneers of Cheese: A Social and Economic History of the Cheese Industry in Southern Manitoba, 1880-1960

Publication: Pauline Greenhill, Make the Night Hideous: Four English Canadian Charivaris, 1881-1940

Publication: Harold Jantz, Leaders Who Shaped Us: Canadian Mennonite Brethren, 1910-2010

Publication: Reinhold Kramer and Tom Mitchelle, When the State Trembled: How A.J. Andrews and the Citizen's Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike

Publication: Alison R. Marshall, The Way of the Bachelor

Film/Theatre: Richard Stringer, The Bishop Who Ate His Boots


Exhibition/Project: Susan MacWilliam, Flammarion

Exhibition/Project: Roger Godard, Identifying the Manitoba leg of the Dawson Trail

Publication: Randy Rostecki, Armstrong's Point: A History

Publication: Jennifer S.H. Brown and Susan Elaine Gray, Memories, Myths and Dreams of an Ojibwe Leader: William Berens, as told to A. Irving Hallowell

Exhibition/Project: Council of the Town of Carberry (Wayne Blair, Mayor, and Councillors Lin Mann, Stuart Olmstead, Barry Anderson, and Dale Aitken, Establishment of the Commercial Main Street Heritage Conservation District of the Town of Carberry

Publication: David G. McCrady, Living with Strangers: the Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands

Publication: Health Sciences Centre, Editorial Committee, Healing & Hope: A History of the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg


Publication: J. M. Bumsted, Lord Selkirk: A Life

Publication: Owen Clark, Musical Ghosts: Manitoba's Jazz and Dance Bands, 1914-1966

Publication: Louise Duguay and Les Éditions du blé, Pauline Boutal: Destin d'artiste

Publication: André Fauchon and Carol J. Harvey, Saint-Boniface, 1908-2008: Reflets d'une ville

Publication: Gordon Goldsborough, With One Voice: A History of Municipal Government in Manitoba

Film/Theatre: Paula Kelly, Souvenirs (a trio of short films)

Film/Theatre: Jeff McKay, 40 Years of One Night Stands: The Story of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Publication: Teyana Neufeld, Vantage Points: A Collection of Stories from Southwest Manitoba, Vol. 1

Publication: Christina Penner, Windows of Hamilton House

Publication: Donna Sutherland, Nahoway: A Distant Voice


Publication: Dr. Gerald Bedford, The University of Winnipeg, Volume II: The First Forty Years (1967-2007)

Publication: Dr. Jennifer Brown and Margaret Anne Lindsay, The History of the Pimicikamak People to the Treaty Five Period

Exhibition/Project: Russ Gourluck, selection of photographs for "The Encyclopedia of Manitoba"

Publication: Dr. Esyllt Jones, Influenza 1918: Disease, Death and Struggle in Winnipeg

Film/Theatre: Dr. Peter Letkemann, The Ben Horch Story

Publication: Anne Molgat, Claude DeMoissac, Georges Druwé, Lettres des tranchées

Publication: Deidre Simmons, Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives


Publication: Jack Bumsted, St. John's College: Faith and Education in Western Canada

Exhibition/Project: Lorne Coulson, Images of the North

Film/Theatre: Carolyn Gray, The Elmwood Visitation

Publication: Susan Gray, I will Fear No Evil: Ojibwa-Missionary Encounters Along the Berens River, 1875-1940

Publication: John J. Friesen, Building Communities: The Changing Face of Manitoba Mennonites

Publication: Guillermo Quinonez, A Study of Medical Specialization: The History of the Department of Pathology of the Winnipeg General Hospital (1883-1957)

Exhibition/Project: Donna Jacobs and Kat Polischuk, Access Transcona Wall Murals: Transcona Community History

Film/Theatre: Ora Walker, Transcona Remembers (DVD Documentary)

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