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Community Awards – Arts & Culture Award

Apr 22, 2024 | 0 comments

The Town of Innisfail would like to congratulate Wilma Watson on being this year’s Arts & Culture Award winner!

Wilma showcases her exemplary leadership as the president of the Innisfail Art Club. Under her guidance the club has flourished, expanding its membership, enhancing its community presence, and fostering inclusivity across various artistic endeavours. Wilma’s proactive initiatives include bringing art to seniors through collaborations with community centers and lodges, as well as spearheading participation in numerous local events and projects, such as murals, festivals, and workshops.

Her dedication extends beyond the club as she actively engages with other art organizations in Central Alberta, envisioning Innisfail as a central hub for artistic excellence with benefits for the entire town. Wilma’s multifaceted contributions include teaching glass bead making to supporting budding artists.

From the establishment of a robust online presence and expansion of weekly gatherings to engaging with seniors and schools, the club’s activities have seen a significant upsurge. Membership has increased, instructional programs have diversified, and collaborative endeavours have been numerous, including notable contributions to community projects. Beyond local engagements, the club’s outreach has extended regionally, fostering partnerships with other art clubs, and contributing to charitable initiatives.

At the awards ceremony, Wilma was awarded artwork from Carol Mckinnie provided by the Innisfail Art Club.

Stay tuned as we continue to announce the winners of this year’s Community Awards.

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