Nathan Hatton wins Manitoba Day Award

Nathan Hatton’s Thrashing Seasons: Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling was awarded a 2017 Manitoba Day Award by the Association for Manitoba Archives.

The award recognizes users of archives who have completed an original work of excellence which contributes to the understanding and celebration of Manitoba history. Your project was nominated by Chris Kotecki from the Archives of Manitoba.

This year, awards were given out for scholarly history, popular history, and multimedia projects.

Scholarly history nominees included:

David Calnitsky, “More Normal than Welfare; The Mincome Experiment, Stigma, and Community Experience.” (Canadian Review of Sociology, 53(1), 26-71.)

Peter Letkemann, A Book of Remembrance: Mennonites in Arkadak and Zentral, 1908-1941 (Old Oak Publishing, 2016).

Kurt Korneski, Race, Nation, and Reform Ideology in Winnipeg, 1880s-1920s (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015).

Ryan Eyford, White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West (University of British Columbia Press, 2016).

C. Nathan Hatton, Thrashing Seasons: Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling. (WINNER)

Phil Keddie (with special mention for Jackie Wolf-Keddie), Boom and Depression: The Pas and District in the late 1920’s and 1930’s (Self-published, 2012).

Popular history nominees were:

Wayne Chan, Manitoba at Christmas: Holiday Memories in the Keystone Province (Self-published, 2016).

Gordon Goldsborough, Abandoned Manitoba: From Residential Schools to Bank Vaults to Grain Elevators (Great Plains Publications, 2016).

Bernard Mulaire, Caricatures (Les Éditions du Blé, 2016) (WINNER)

The Multimedia winner was Andrew Wall, for his documentary The Last Objectors (Refuge 31 Films, 2016)