By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter David Garneau had to sit for five months with the news, “I didn’t even tell my own mum!”that he had won the Governor General’s award for Outstanding Contribution in the arts. “It’s been like carrying this secret, almost like a big stone under my shirt?and then when the announcement came it was like the rock was out of my shirt, but now I’m wearing a disco ball on my head and getting way too much attention,” said Garneau. On March 28, Garneau was announced as a winner, receiving $25,000 and a bronze medallion. The Outstanding Contribution Award is given to artists who have made an exceptional contribution to visual arts, media arts or fine crafts in a volunteer or professional capacity.
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