Monday Magazine M Awards 2014

Monday Magazine M Awards 2014 

The official ballot (survey) is now online for the 2014 Monday Magazine M Awards. Here are all the categories and nominees–if, like me, you prefer to read them all before beginning to vote.  Please note–it is not possible to hit “previous” in the survey without it recording you as having completed. If you want your vote to count you must vote for a minimum of 20 categories (out of 45+).  There are a number of categories where it is possible to enter your own selection–Top Supporter of Local Music, Biggest Supporter of the Performing Arts, Top Emerging Visual Artist .

Voting ends May 30th. One survey per household.


Recognize Victoria’s best and brightest with Monday’s 12th annual M Awards

This year Monday Magazine gathered a team of local arts and entertainment enthusiasts, veterans and industry insiders to determine the nominees for Monday Magazine’s 12th annual M Awards.
The annual M Awards recognize Greater Victoria’s best and brightest in the arts and entertainment field.

Who’s eligible for an M Award?

• Individuals must live in Greater Victoria, or have lived here for part of 2013.
• Performances, show, and events must have taken place in Victoria in 2013.
• For publications and recordings, publisher/label can be from outside Greater Victoria, but the writer/artist must be from Greater Victoria and the work issued in 2013.
• This is the nominee list. Votes determine the winners.

Monday Mag M Awards 2014


Top Concert Promoter

High Tide
Victoria BC Ska Society
CMCT Presents
Global Arts concerts 

Top Studio Producer

Adam Sutherland
Joby Baker
Jason Cook
Myke Hall

Top Band

MindilBeach Zerbin
Slam Dunk

Top Album

Nothcote- self-titled
Tower of Dudes-Make your Own Culture
Current Swell Ulysses
Man Made Lake-Bodhicita:The Shepherd

Top Emerging Artist or Band
The Carlines
Leisure Suit
Space Boots 

Song of the Year

Current Swell –Keys to the Kingdom
Geoff Lundstrom-Wash the Dirt Off
Steph MacPherson-Bells and Whistles
The Backhomes-Talk

Top Solo Artist

Vince Vaccaro
Dougal Bain
Aidan Knight

Top Electronic Music Artist

The Krells
Dan Godlovich
Miami Nights 1984
Neon Steve

Top Jazz/Blues Artist or Group

Maureen Washington
Gord Clements
Chris Millington

Top Folk/Roots Artist or Group

Oliver Swain
Marc Atkinson
The Archers

Top HipHop/Rnb/Urban Artist or Group

Pigeon Hole
Georgia Murray
DJ Murge
Cold Residents

Top Hardcore/Metal/Punk Artist or Group

Psychosomatic ITCH
Class of 1984
The Rebel Spell

Top Rock Artist or Group

Man Made Lake
Isobel Trigger
Acres of Lines
The Roper Show

Top Choir/Chorus

Ensemble Laude
Getting Higher
Linden Singers
Victoria Philharmonic
Via Choralis
Vox Humana

Top Avant Garde/New Music Artist/Composer or Group

Daniel Brandes
Kristy Farkas
Chris Reiche
Alex Jang
The Aventa Ensemble

Top Classical Artist or Group

Lafayette String Quartet
Emily Carr String Quartet
Victoria Bach Ensemble
Sooke Philharmonic
Victoria Symphony
Pacific Opera Victoria

Top Live Music Venue

Alix Goolden Hall
Lucky Bar
Phillips Backyard
St Ann’s Auditorium

Top Music Open Mic
Sunday Hootenanny-Logan’s Pub
Friday nights – Cornerstone Café
BluegrassJamCircle-JamsBay Coofee and Books
Victoria Folk Music Society Sunday nights- Norway House

Top Supporter of Local Music

(to fill in)


Top Original Production

Kitt and Jane (Snafu Dance)
An Improvised Quentin Tarrantino (Paper Street)
Judgement Day (Blood Theatre)
An Improvised Dungeons and Dragons
From the Heart: Enter the Journey of Reconciliation (Will Weigler and ICA)
El Jinete (Puente Theatre)
War of the Eagles (Kaleidoscope Theatre)
Fractured Fables (Snafu and WHoS)

Top Overall Production

Skin of Our Teeth (UVic Phoenix)
My Fair Lady (Blue Bridge)
Calendar Girls (Langham Court)
In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) Theatre Inconnu
From the Heart: Enter the Journey of Reconciliation (Will Weigler and ICA)

Top Improv/Sketch or Variety Show

Atomic Vaudeville
Paper Street Theatre
The Cheesecake Burlesque Review
Watch 4 Bones (Launch Pad)
Derwin Blanshard (Wes Borg)

Top Emerging Company/Artist
Impulse Theatre
Epiphany Productions (Godspell)
Kerploding Theatre
Determined Illusions
Blood Theatre
Scrumpy Productions
Break Contemporary Circus
Gotta Getta Gimmick

Top Musical

My Fair Lady (Blue Bridge)
Miss Saigon (VoS)
El Jinete (Puente Theatre)
Side by Side by Sondheim (Saltwater Inc)

Top Local Actor

Amanda Lisman (My Fair Lady)
Jacob Richomond (True West)

Top Director

Christine Willes (Reasons to be Pretty)
Sarah Jeanne Hosie (My Fair Lady)
Linda Hardy (Skin of Our Teeth)
Michael Shamata (Belfry Theatre)
Timothy Vernon (PoV)

Top Local Dance Production

Dance Days (a festival presented by Dance Victoria)
Bounce Dance Cabaret

Top Local Dancer/Company

Ballet Victoria
Ballet Étoile
Suddenly Dance
Broken Rythms

Top Improv/Sketch or Variety Performer

Morgan Cranny
Wes Borg
Karen Brelsford
Dave Morris

Top Comedian

James Ball
Sean Proudlove
Mike Delamont
Wes Borg
Jason Lamb
Kirsten Van Ritzen

Top Up and Coming Comedian

Alain Williams
Darcy Collins
Myles Anderson
Shane Priestly
Ryan Bangma
Shawn O’Hara
Abdul Aziz
Justine Auben-Drummond

Top Comedy Night

Phillips Comedy Night

Biggest Supporter of Performer Arts

(to fill in)

Top Visual Artist

Rande Cook
Timothy Hoey
Clement Kwan
Linny D Vine
Rick Silas

Top Emerging Visual Artist

(to fill in)

Top Art Show

First Nations and Metis Art Show (CACSP)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 (RBCM)
The Limners: A Victoria Legacy (Winchester Galleries)

Top Art Gallery

Winchester Galleries
Eclectic Gallery
Victoria Emerging Art Gallery
50/50 Collective
Madrona Gallery
West End Gallery
Peninsula Gallery

Top Art Event

Integrate Arts Festival (formerly Off the Grid Art Crawl)
TD Moss Street Paint-In
Sooke Fine Arts
Sidney Fine Art Show
LOOK Show (Community Arts Council)
Art in the Graden (at Glendale Gardens)
Victoria Chalk Art Festival
Top Filmmaker

Jeremy Lutter
Andrew Naysmith
Maureen Bradley
Connor Gaston
Martin de Valk

Top Local Film Event

Movie Monday
Victoria Film Festival
Reel to Reel
Antimatter (Media Art)
Open Cinema


Top Local Books

Raven Brings the Light by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd
Cocktail Culture by Shawn Soole and Nate Caudle
The Land of Heart’s Delight by Michael Layland
Ted Grant:Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism by Thelma Fayle
Blissful by Heather Cunliffe
Every Happy Family by Dede Crane

Top Spoken Word Event/Series

The Victoria Spoken Word Festival
Victorious Voices (high school slam poetry championships)
Tongues of Fire

Top Spoken Word Performer

Jeremy Loveday
Shayne avec igrec
Asia Law

Top Foodie/Boozie Event

Brewery and the Beast
Great Canadian Beer Festival
Feast of Fields
Uncork Your Palate (VictoriaConservatory of Music)
Victoria Whisky Festival
Art of the Cocktail
Fernwood Bites

Top Music Festival

Rock The Shores
Blue Fest
Victoria Summer Music Festival
Victoria International Jazz Festival
Victoria Ska Festival
Victoria Electronic Music Festival

Top Performing Arts Festival

SPARK Festival
UNO Fest
Fringe Festival
Bike Ride (Theatre SKAM)
Family Theatre Festival (Kaleidoscope Theatre)
Victoria Buskers Festival
Heritage Arts Festival

Top Cultural Festival

Victoria French Fest (Festival de la Francophonie)
Highland Games and Celtic Festival
VIC Fest
Culture Days
Greek Fest
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival
Creatively United for the Planet


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