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2022 Buffy Awards

The 2022 Buffy Awards were handcrafted by local artist, June Heskett. She created fifteen bespoke pieces using charcoal picked from the Athabasca and Clearwater River forest line. Inspired by our region’s skyline, rolling hills, the forest and the rivers, each award had small details that channel the art form that each award category represents. Examples of such details are birds flying in the Dance category, an easel in the Visual Arts category, and a tipi for the Indigenous Artist category. This year, June hoped each award would bring a feeling of calm and a little bit of home to take on the recipient’s future journeys; a piece of Fort McMurray.