Norman Receives the Vancouver Civic Merit Award
October 31, 2013
Our fearless leader, aka Artistic and Executive Director, Norman Armour, was awarded with Vancouver’s highest civic award by Mayor Gregor Robertson at City Hall, last night.
>> I am proud of the work I have done. I am proud of our city’s art scene, of our Mayor, our Councillors, and proud of the staff in the Office of Cultural Services. Like—I am sure—many of my fellow recipients, this is something of a surprise. But surprises are often good. <<
— Norman Armour
The Vancouver Civic Award has been presented since 1942 to honour outstanding achievements or in recognition of service. Recipients are chosen unanimously by City Council and receive a medallion and inscription in the city’s Civic Merit Book.
Other recipients of this year’s award are Trevor Linden, Vancouver Canucks captain; Ken Lyotier, founder of United We Can; Wendy Grant-John, the first woman elected as regional chief to the Assembly of First Nations; retired obstetrician Dr. Madeline Chung; Eleanor Guerrero-Campbell, former executive director and CEO of the Minerva Foundation; Susan Tatoosh, executive director of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre; Joe Wai, architect of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden; and Faye Wightman, philanthropist.