Inside the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards Ceremony

On September 26, the fifth annual Made in Alberta Awards celebrated local makers, artisans and business owners at Calgary’s Central Library.

All the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards winners. Photo by Chris Landry.
All the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards winners. Photo by Chris Landry.

On September 26, local makers, artisans, business owners and producers congregated at Calgary’s Central Library to celebrate the winners and runners-up of the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards.

Attendees had the chance to mingle, network and congratulate the winners and runners-up over refreshments before and after the ceremony. Emcee Bindu Suri from Global News guided attendees through the ceremony as the 10 award categories, along with the Reader’s Choice Award and Overall Winner Award, were presented for 2023. This year’s winning products included delicious ghee made in Calgary, a wildflower wine made in Millarville and a soap set made in Edmonton. Visit madeinalbertaawards.ca for a full list of the winners and runners-up in every category.

Be sure to check out the Made in Alberta Market on November 22 and 23 at Bow Valley Square. Entries for the 2024 Made in Alberta Awards are also open now.

Thank you to the Alberta Food Processors Association, Calgary Economic Development’s Trade Accelerator Program, Oxford Properties, Global News and Wild Rose Brewery for sponsoring the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards ceremony.

 

Inside the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards

2023 Made in Alberta Awards trophies. Photo by Chris Landry.
2023 Made in Alberta Awards trophies. Photo by Chris Landry.
Emcee Bindu Suri of Global News. Photo by Chris Landry.
Emcee Bindu Suri of Global News. Photo by Chris Landry.
Avenue editors Shelley Arnusch (left) and Tsering Asha (right). Photo by Chris Landry.
Avenue editors Shelley Arnusch (left) and Tsering Asha (right). Photo by Chris Landry.
The teams from Vresh Foods and Monster Sauce, co-winners of the savoury food category, with Chanry Thach. Photo by Chris Landry.
The teams from Vresh Foods and Monster Sauce, co-winners of the savoury food category, with Chanry Thach. Photo by Chris Landry.
Hugo Bonjean and Ilse de Wit of Spirit Hills Winery with Candace Potter of Wild Rose Brewery. Photo by Chris Landry.
Hugo Bonjean and Ilse de Wit of Spirit Hills Winery with Candace Potter of Wild Rose Brewery. Photo by Chris Landry.
Staci D Wolfe of WolfDen Designz, winner of the Amy Willier Award for Indigenous Artisans, with Jason Chernow. Photograph by Chris Landry.
Staci D Wolfe of WolfDen Designz, winner of the Amy Willier Award for Indigenous Artisans, with Jason Chernow. Photo by Chris Landry.
Rviita Inc, winners of the Non-alcoholic drink category, with Candace Potter of Wild Rose Brewery. Photography by Chris Landry.
Rviita Inc, winners of the non-alcoholic drink category, with Candace Potter of Wild Rose Brewery. Photo by Chris Landry.
Fallentimber Meadery accepting the award for the 2023 Reader's Choice Award. Photograph by Chris Landry.
Fallentimber Meadery accepting the 2023 Reader’s Choice Award for its Meadjito drink. Photo by Chris Landry.
One21's Theo Popilchak (middle), the 2023 fashion and accessories winner and overall winner, with Avenue editors Tsering Asha (left) and Shelley Arnusch (right). Photo by Chris Landry.
One21’s Theo Popilchak (middle), the 2023 fashion and accessories winner and overall winner, with Avenue editors Tsering Asha (left) and Shelley Arnusch (right). Photo by Chris Landry.
Meet the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards Winners. Photograph by Chris Landry.
All the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards winners. Photo by Chris Landry.
Photo by Chris Landry.

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