What a fantastic night this year's TD Airdrie Mayor's Night of the Arts was...seeing so many friends and celebrating with those who received this year's beautiful awards which were created by local artist Erin Conn. I enjoyed my evening backstage sharing the winner's names with the presenters and chatting and laughing with performers and friends. Though I didn't think it was possible after living in Airdrie for almost 20 years, I met several lovely new people and enjoyed champagne, h'ors deuvres and delicious Avenue Cakery treats. I was so privileged to be a guest and a recipient of the FortisAlberta Professional Artist award last year and thrilled when my friend Michelle Wiebe received it this year as well as seeing my friend Samreen receive an award for her contribution to the community.
Another highlight for me was watching Storm, a successful local band whom I've been cheering since they were 14 years old collaborate with local musician Christin Hudson who went to school with my eldest daughter and recently won the Calgary Stampede Talent competition and immediately donated the $10,000 prize to a shelter. Their performance was such a hit it ended up on CBC Calgary this morning. I am so proud to live in this community filled with so much talent and grace.
AIRdirondack Art Project