North Peace Performing Arts Festival

March  10th-24th

2018 Festival

– Awards and Winners

To be eligible for an award, participants are required to have performed at least 2 selections within the same discipline.
Groups must perform 2 eligible Provincial solo classes in order to be recommended to the Provincial Festival.

 2017 Awards

Bev Kleinschroth Memorial – $1000 – Emily Taylor
This award is given to a student who has exhibited a high standard of performance in two or more disciplines, at least one of which is at a senior standard. Students must apply for this award prior to Festival and the successful applicant will not be eligible for the award in future Festival years. The Peace River & District Teachers Association Perennial Award is presented with this scholarship.

Greg Corcoran Passion & Excellence Award – $300 – Arianne Bosma
Greg Corcoran was a gifted artist who was well known for the many instruments he played. An outstanding vocalist, he was a long time member of Peace Players both on stage and in the orchestra pit, and played with various bands for community events. Greg also conducted award-winning junior high and high school bands, and mentored many students through private lessons. This award goes to a multifaceted performer who exemplifies a love of music, a zest for learning and a high standard of performance, in tribute to Greg’s spirit.

The Unsung Hero Award – $400 – Dan Lacombe
Terry Brunham was an integral part of the Festival Movement in Northern Alberta. Be it moving risers, attending sessions, or producing Sound at Grand Concert, Terry always quietly supported North Peace Performing Arts and Provincial Festivals. The Unsung Hero Award will be presented to a participant, or sibling of a participant, who supports his/her attitude with selfless qualities. Please help us recognize and thank them with this award by emailing their name to: Please include reasons why they deserve this award.

Peace River Rotary Music Camp – $500 – Sarah Kyle
This award is presented to a deserving student to help offset the cost of tuition, room and board for a student who wishes to attend summer music camp. Martha Aurelia Elizabeth Vangrud resided in the Peace Country for 38 years, teaching in Dixonville, Brownvale, Grimshaw and Peace River. Her major was Language and Literature and many students will remember her Historic Sites and Sights classes, complete with interesting objects that she would gather from her travels to Japan, Egypt, Rome and Norway. Aurelia sponsored the Junior Speaking Award, which Adele Boucher continues to support, in her honour.

James Bunn Memorial Scholarship – $500 – Sophia Bosma
James Bunn, a long time Peace River resident, was a music enthusiast who was self-taught on piano and guitar. He always enjoyed attending the music festival to hear children, especially his grandchildren, display their talents. This award is presented to a promising piano student who shows enthusiasm and love for music and who would like to attend a summer music camp.

Ethan Collins – County of Northern Lights Most-Promising All Round Instrumentalist

Trophy and $100

Piper Regner – President’s Award – $100

Ruth Spencer – Fairview Music Teachers Award of Excellence – Trophy and $50


Daniel Kang (duet with Joshua Kang) – Allegro

Mody Family Memorial Strings – $50

Ethan Collins & Linus Becher – Theme from Violin Concerto

Millership Family Music – $200


GP Vanier Concert Band – The Voyageurs

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division #37 – $200 for Band Travel

Glenmary SR. Band – Hogan’s Heroes

Eckhart Family Band – $200


Good Shepherd Grade 4-6 Choir – Listen to the Rain

Peace River School Division #10 Chorus – $100


Emily Lutz – With You

Kleinschroth Family SR Musical Theatre – $150

Lauren Bell – You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun

Kleinschroth Family Musical Theatre – $100

Mike & Gloria Lovsin Musical Theatre – $100

Sarah Kyle – Naughty

Royal Canadian Legion #62 Vocal Award – $100

Tenielle Brenna Musical Theatre – $100

Rourke Whalen – Leaning on A Lamp-Post

Bobby Dodds Musical Theatre Comedy – $100

Janna Taplin – A New Life

Catholic Women’s League Vocal – $50

Joseph Becher Sacred Music – $60

Hannah Sadler – I Wonder

Catholic Women’s League – Vocal – $50

Emma Clarke – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Cheryl Carruthers JR Musical Theatre – $100

Jocelyn Connellan – Siulil A Run

Dan Mody & Audrey Dewit – Vocal – $50

Kirsten Krieger – Burning House

George & Arlene Staicesku – Vocal – $100

Emily Lutz & Sarah Kyle – She’s My Sister

Go Auto PR Chrysler & PR Ford Vocal Duet – $100

Autumn Rosendal – Red River Valley

Norman & Vivian St. Andre – Vocal – $50

Kirsten Krieger & Rourke Whalen – Whiskey Lullaby

Royal Canadian Legion #62 – Vocal – $100

Kamdyn Scholl – His Eye Is On the Sparrow

Royal Canadian Legion #62 – Vocal -$100

Hannah Taplin – Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair

Tim Horton’s Musical Theatre – Intermediate – $100


Ryan Bell – Sweep Under Rug

Peace Players SR Speech – $100

Izzy Shewchuk – The Owl and The Pussycat

Aurelia Vangrud Memorial Speech – JR – $50


Autumn Rosendal – Red River Valley

Ralph & Pamela Schipholt JR Piano – $50

Rourke Whalen – Leaning on A Lamp-Post

Grand & Sally Barkwell SR Piano – $100

Liezel Bosma – Tabby Cat Jazz Dance

Ralph & Pamela Schipholt JR Piano – $50

Joshua Kang – Bumblebees

Dan & Helly Lacombe JR Piano – $50

Liam Collins – Clowns

Peace River Sr. Citizen’s – Piano -$50

Diomiro Mapacpac – Spinning Song

Flore Shaw Memorial Bursary Award – Piano – $50

Samantha Popovitch – Carnivalse

Anderson Piano – SR – $50

Madilynn Brunham – 10,000 Reasons

Marie Plazier Sacred Music – $100

Maria Berreth – The Heart Of Worship

Relaxations Massage Therapy – Sacred -$50

Hannah Bosma – Solace, A Mexican Serenade

Donnelly Machining & Fabricating – SR Piano – $100

Bosma Trio – Das Dreyblatt

St. James ACW Frank Richardson Memorial – Duet – $200

Alexis Lee – Birmingham Blues

Dan & Helly Lacombe SR Piano – $50

Jackson Lee – The Bronze Bear

Peace River Sr. Citizens – JR. Piano – $50