Saskatchewan Economic Development Association presents City with Community Development Award
An endeavor to support local artists and celebrate Prince Albert’s cultural assets and downtown district has resulted in another provincial recognition. Last week, the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA) presented the City of Prince Albert with the Community Development Award at the annual SEDA conference on May 2, 2018 in Saskatoon for its work on the “Locals” Culture video. This award recognizes a community partnership that works together in ongoing economic development work and activities and is one of three awards handed out by the Association annually.
“The video was rooted in the community and relied on so many people to come together to make it happen. It showcases our local talent and our downtown beautifully and highlights the many features that make it a unique cultural space. It has been an exciting project and this external recognition helps to put a new spotlight on Prince Albert and our incredible local talent,” said Judy MacLeod Campbell, Arts and Cultural Coordinator for the City of Prince Albert.
“We are pleased to celebrate the City of Prince Albert’s project which showcases the downtown district as a unique asset and destination for the community – a cultural and economic hub,” said Verona Thibault, Executive Director of SEDA.
The City commissioned the video in support of actions identified in the Municipal Cultural Action Plan (MCAP). “Locals” artist LJ Tyson wrote the original song for the video and local videographer Evan Jenkins directed the video. The work of the MCAP continues with many new or ongoing projects slated for 2018.
The video was also recognized this year through a nomination for Video of the Year in the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. The complete video is available for viewing on the City’s You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb8PjRFP-Uk
Judy MacLeod Campbell
Arts and Cultural Coordinator
Phone: (306) 953-4825