Manitoba Day Awards

The nomination form for the 2020 Manitoba Day Awards is available HERE. Please fill out and save the form and email to on or before March 15, 2020.

AWARDED TO: Users of archives who have completed an original work of excellence which contributes to the understanding and celebration of Manitoba's history

AWARD: Determined by the AMA Board.

NOMINATED BY: A member in good standing of the Association (Institutional, Associate Institutional or Individual member). Note: it is not required that the recipient be a member of the AMA.

SELECTION: The Selection Committee’s recommendations are to be approved by the Board of Directors.

AWARDED: At the Manitoba Day Awards reception (date TBD).

Nominations should be emailed to on or before March 15, 2020. You must make arrangements to provide the Selection Committee with reference materials to enable their adjudication. Once your nomination form has been received, the Special Initiatives Member-at-Large will contact you to make arrangements for receiving copies of the nominated work.

Past Manitoba Day Award Recipients


Book: 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.


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

Book: 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 


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

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

Film Production: Andrew Wall, The Last Objectors, 2016



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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Exhibitions and Websites:

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

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

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

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


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

Kevin Nikkel, Romance of the Far Fur Country and On the Trail of the Far Fur Country

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

Suyoko Tsukamoto, “Brandon College and the Great War” exhibit

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

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

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

Ryan McKenna, Controversies

Kristin Tresoor, BMO in Winnipeg

The Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Preserving the History of Aboriginal Institutional Development in Winnipeg


Abigail Auld, WPGxHBC project

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

Aaron Floresco and Rhonda Hinther, The Ukrainian Labour Temple film

Annie Langlois and Thomas Bres, Ma langue, Ma Liberté exhibit

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

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

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

Dr. Caryn Douglas, “Deaconess History of the United Church of Canada” website,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Arnie Neufeld and Bruce Wiebe, Stones and Stories project

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

John K. Samson, Provincial album

Gail Sawatsky and Bev Friesen, Mennonite Women Evolving project

Danny Schur, Mike’s Bloody Saturday film

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

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

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

Andrew Wall, The Paper Nazis film

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