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Glass Banjo

The Glass Banjo Award is the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s highest honour, recognizing volunteers, supporters, partners and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to making the Festival what it is.

Past Recipients

2016

Bob Frayer
MTS

2015

The Schwab Family
Long & McQuade

2014

Trudy Schroeder
Rene's Septic Services

2013

The Singleton/Hiebert/Sultz/Helene Family
The Fairmont Winnipeg

2012

Gord Finch Site Electrician
Sound Art

2011

Bill Merritt Past General Manager
Premier Greg Selinger Province of Manitoba

2010

Terry Sargeant Past-President
Big Rock Brewery Sponsor

2009

Manitoba Hydro Sponsor
The Potter Family Site Crew

2008

Inland Audio Visual Sponsor

2007

Ron Oswald Board Member
Jack Cram and Francene Adelman Daytime Stage Coordinators
Canwest Global Foundation Sponsor

2006

Andy Szukiewicz Birds Hill Provincial Park Maintenance Manager
Assiniboine Credit Union Sponsor

2005

Danielle Carignan and Alexander Svenne La Cuisine Coordinators

2003

Mayor Glen Murray City of Winnipeg
Suzi and Rich McClear KAXE Public Radio

2002

Randy Woods Main Stage Host
“Peter Paul Van Camp” Winnipeg Free Press

2001

Winnipeg Foundation
Darlene “Toots” Toews Graphic Designer

2000

Brenda Douglas Past-President CBC

1999

Birds Hill Provincial Park
Michael Handler Past-President

1998

Mitch Podolak Founder
Harry Paine La Cuisine Coordinator
Rosalie Goldstein Past Artistic Director

1997

Burkhard Weiss Festival Tents
Jon Singleton Treasurer and Board Member
Beth Shore Board Member and Travel Agent

1996

Karen Lawlor Past Staff and Main Stage Coordinator
Jane Graham Past-President
Bob Smith Site Manager

1995

Kim St. Hilare
David Landy Photographer

1994

Karen Dana La Cuisine Coordinator
Leslie Hambleton La Cuisine Coordinator

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteering with the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a rewarding experience and a great way to support the festival!