Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

  • Wednesday, September 20
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Evening Event

Make a grand entrance into UNITE at the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony! Meet museum colleagues from across the border, reconnect with old friends, and mingle with VIP guests at the Opening Reception in the Alberta Ballroom. After delegates have enjoyed light refreshments and entertainment, the celebration will move across the street to the McDougall United Church, a designated Municipal Historic Resource. To adequately highlight this year’s award recipients, this year’s ceremony will be infused with excitement, protocol, and prestige.

The AMA will recognize graduates from the AMA’s Certificate in Museum Studies Program, and present Leadership Awards in the categories of Engagement, Sustainability, and Education, the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, and the Governor General of Canada’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in partnership with the Canadian Museums Association. The WMA will recognize recipients of the Wanda Chin Scholarship, and present its Director’s Chair Award and Charles Redd Centre for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence.

Expect distinguished VIP guests and a little pomp and circumstance at the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.