BCMA Awards Showcase

Thursday, October 8, 6-7:30 pm

Join us for BCMA’s first virtual Awards event! This free, access-anywhere event will celebrate our nominees and announce the winners of the 2020 BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Family, friends, and colleagues are all encouraged to attend and celebrate with us. Download and send this invitation: BCMA Awards Showcase Invitation

Program Coordinator, Lorenda Calvert, and Executive Director, Ryan Hunt, host an exciting evening that will highlight the achievements of our sector! Come learn about recent successes in exhibitions and community engagement, and honor the achievements of distinguished members of the arts, culture, and heritage community. Click here to learn more about BCMA’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement.


5:50 PM Orange Carpet Arrive in style! Come as you are or dust off those gowns and tuxedos to “walk” the orange carpet as attendees filter in and get ready for the event! Feel free to download and use the custom Zoom background below!

6:00 PM Welcome! 

6:05 PM Awards Introduction Presented by the BCMA Awards Committee Chair, Tammy Bradford, Manager at Creston & District Museum.

6:10 PM Custom Cocktail Creation Our hosts lead us through the preparation of the evening’s bespoke cocktail recipe, created by Ampersand Distillery. Make sure you have ingredients on hand before the event! Recipe below.

6:20 PM Awards of Merit Lightning Talks Nominees for the Award of Excellence in Exhibitions and the Award of Excellence in Community Engagement present highlights from their recent initiatives. Get a sneak peek by checking out this year’s institutional nominees here!

6:40 PM People’s Choice Voting For the first time ever, BCMA presents the Peoples’ Choice Award. Following the Lighting Talks, audience members will be able to vote on their favourite institutional nominees. Winners will receive the coveted BCMA mug!

6:50 PM In the Kitchen with the BCMA Snack break! Out hosts return to whip up something delicious! Follow along or follow your heart to prepare an appetizer to enjoy during the next segment.

7:00 PM Distinguished Service Showcase We are thrilled to honor this year’s Distinguished Service Award nominees like never before. Come hear about the impact and achievements of this year’s nominees!

7:10 PM Who are you Wearing? Face masks are this year’s hottest accessory. Keep people safe and show your support for your local cultural institutions by wearing a branded face mask! Our hosts will show off some of the latest models.

7:15 Award Winner Announcements Awards committee Chair, Tammy Bradford joins us again to announce this year’s BCMA Award winners!

7:25 Conclusion 

7:30 Awards Reception Stick around to chat and reflect on this year’s BCMA Virtual Conference with your fellow attendees for a special Awards themed Watercooler “Wednesday”. We are excited to see you there!

BCMA Awards Custom Cocktail

BCMA Awards Custom Zoom Background