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Singer Sarah Harmer to Be Honoured by Folk Festival

September 13, 2012 5:55 PM | Entertainment

By Sarah Klein

Sarah Harmer (HANDOUT)

Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer will be presented with the 2012 Artistic Achievement Award by the Winnipeg Folk Festival on November 8.

During a gala at the Folk Festival in the City event, the Burlington, Ontario native will be recognized for outstanding artistic achievement as a festival performer who has made a significant contribution to folk music.

“Being given the Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Achievement Award is a big honour,” Harmer, a two-time Juno Award winner, said in a statement. “It pushes me to keep using my imagination to create both as a musician and a citizen.”

The gala will take place at The Fort Garry Hotel. Tickets are $150 and are on sale now through the Winnipeg Folk Festival office at (204) 231-0096 and online at WinnipegFolkFestival.ca. Corporate tables of 10 are available for $1,500. A $75 ticket is also available for the performance part of the evening only. A tax receipt will be issued for the charitable portion of the ticket price.

Ace Burpee of 103.1 Virgin Radio will emcee the evening.