On March 12, 2009 HWSDA member Lyn Pflueger was honoured by Immigrant Services Calgary with the Arts and Culture award at the 2009 Immigrants of Distinction Awards ceremony. The Immigrants of Distinction Awards salute the achievements of immigrants to our country who have promoted diversity and inclusion and through their accomplishments have helped define our communities. The Arts and Culture award is presented to an immigrant who merits recognition in an artistic endeavor within the visual or performing arts fields.
The sold out gala held at the Westin Hotel in Calgary had the Honourable Norman L. Kwong, CM. AOE Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Hounourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Calgary mayor Dave Bronconnier in attendance to witness first hand how immigrant Canadians realize their dreams and successfully contribute to Canadian society.
Lyn Pflueger emigrated from Australia to Canada in 1967 and settled with her family in Bragg Creek Alberta. Her love of tactile craft began there and over the decades her body of work and travel experiences have been shared with many of our HWSDA members at guild events and exhibitions. Through her involvement with the Sheep Creek Weavers Guild, the Alberta College of Art + Design and the Alberta Craft Council, Lyn has contributed her time, energy and knowledge to promote the importance of fine craft in the Canadian art environment. Congratulations Lyn with this most deserved recognition and many thanks for your considerable contributions to our cultural community in Alberta!
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