The Mississauga Arts Council celebrated a milestone anniversary during the 25th annual MARTY awards, honouring the best of the city’s arts and culture scene, last Thursday at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Hundreds of guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, networking – and, of course, a series of awards honouring established and emerging artists in the city.

Bollywood Monster Mashup took home the Festival of the Year award, while Michael Buchert was honoured with the Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year award, Heather Snell was awarded the Laurie Palle Patron of the Arts achievement, and Lata Pada took home a Lifeme Achievement award for her work with Sampradaya Dance Creaons. Other winners from Thursday’s ceremonies included Suma Nair (Established Dance), Alexander Desouza (Emerging Digital Arts), Shazia Javed (Established Digital Arts), Adrian Arnieri (Emerging Fashion and Beauty), Rashi Bindra (Established Fashion and Beauty), Paul Edward Costa (Emerging Literary Arts), Keith Garebian (Established Literary Arts), Uforia (Emerging Music Group), The Dreamboats (Established Music Group), Julijana Hajdinjak (Emerging Music Instrumental), Ross MacIntyre (Established Music Instrumental), Jaclyn Holmes (Emerging Music Vocalist), Arlene (Established Music Vocalist), Calliope Sound Producons (Established Theatre Arts), Katherine Laird (Emerging Visual Arts) and Hans Pippe (Established Visual Arts).

The event has honored many notable names throughout its 25-year history, including musical winners like Alx Veliz, Chuck Jackson, Billy Talent and Suzanne Hou, science ficon bestseller, writer Robert J. Sawyer and local TV legend and volunteer winner, Jake Dheer.

Originally Published By: Peel Weekly News 


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