ANGIE NOLAN NAMED 2018 CHAMPION OF ARTS & CULTURE AT THE WHISTLER EXCELLENCE AWARDS

ANGIE NOLAN NAMED 2018 CHAMPION OF ARTS & CULTURE AT THE WHISTLER EXCELLENCE AWARDS

ANGIE NOLAN NAMED 2018 CHAMPION OF ARTS & CULTURE
AT THE WHISTLER EXCELLENCE AWARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 25, 2018

WHISTLER, BC – A favourite local actor, film-maker and all-round arts instigator, Angie Nolan, was awarded the 2018 Champion of Arts & Culture Award at the Whistler Excellence Awards this evening. 

Angie’s nomination form, submitted by Stephen Vogler, best captures why Angie is a true arts champion, “When it comes to championing arts and culture in Whistler and beyond, Angie Nolan is the real deal. When she’s not stepping in to help others with their theatre, film or comedy projects, she’s spearheading her own unique creations. Her work in writing and filmmaking has resulted in award winning films such as the 2016 winner of the 72-Hour Filmmaker Showdown, Control Shift, and the selection of her film The Twisted Slipper in the national Crazy 8s competition, resulting in a screening at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. She has also been shortlisted for various screenwriting competitions enabling her to work with top professional mentors in the industry.”

“Back at home, Angie shares her knowledge tirelessly through her On the Arc acting classes, and through the Flag Stop Theatre Mentorship Program at The Point Artist-Run Centre where she also helps to bring in top Canadian professionals as part of the program. On the board of directors at The Point Artist-Run Centre, Angie is one of the driving forces behind the grassroots initiative, always ready to commit a hundred percent in areas of communication, social media, planning, photography, video, theatre instruction, decorating, and even washing dishes! She brings the same level of commitment to the Whistler Film Festival as Director of Industry Programming. But it’s not just what Angie does that enriches the cultural fabric of Whistler; it’s how she does it: with enthusiasm, energy, good spirit, a sense of fun and a commitment to professional work.”

There were a number of strong nominees alongside Angie Nolan, with the top three including Whistler’s “coolest person” and Whistler arts & culture icon, Ace McKay Smith, and Black Ohm Tattoos owner, artist advocate and talented visual artist, Dave Petko. Both Ace and Dave have  contributed significantly to the growth of Whistler’s arts scene over the years.

The Champion of Arts and Culture award was created by Arts Whistler in 2003 on behalf of the arts community, to recognize local businesses for their contributions to arts, culture, and heritage in Whistler. In 2014, the award was expanded to include individuals – the volunteers, cultural workers, and artists who have also made enormous contributions to our community for many years. The selection jury is comprised of members of the arts and business community. As a dedicated business champion of the arts, Whistler Real Estate Company continues to demonstrate their support of the arts community as the presenting award sponsor again this year. Past recipients include Joan Richoz, Stella Harvey, Stephen Vogler and Mountain Life Magazine.

“We are so fortunate to have so many enthusiastic, community-minded artists call Whistler home. Angie Nolan is a key figure in Whistler’s arts and culture scene, not only with her fantastic contributions in film and theatre, but also as a confidence-building cheerleader for other local artists. We are grateful for this annual opportunity to recognize the remarkable people and businesses who are contributing to Whistler’s arts and culture success – people like the irrepressible, engaging and awesome Angie Nolan,” said Maureen Douglas, Executive Director at Arts Whistler.

For the full list of 2018 Whistler Excellence Awards nominees and winners,
visit whistlerchamber.com


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kmaitland@artswhistler.com | 604.935.8456

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