2014 Short List Announcement Event

On March 26, 2014, finalists for the Ottawa Arts Council Arts Awards were announced at an intimate reception at Arts Court. At the same time, the Business and the Arts Recognition Award was presented to Patrick Morris of the Morris Home Team. This Recognition Award was established in 1994 as a way to acknowledge the importance of the participation of local businesses and professionals who have supported the arts in Ottawa. Through this program we have recognized contributions from small businesses and national corporations whose support has had a significant impact on the success of artists and arts groups in Ottawa.

The nomination of Patrick Morris was submitted by Elaina Martin, Founder and Producer of WESTFEST. Patrick Morris has received many distinctions for his work as a realtor during a career that spans 40 years. The Morris Home Team supports a variety of charities in Ottawa. Patrick Morris is recognized for his consistent support of WESTFEST for the past ten years. His support for artists and arts organizations has made an important contribution to the development of WESTFEST and to the arts in Ottawa.