Norman Phillips Bursaries

Ann Lugsdin Memorial Bursary

Audrey Belyea Scholarship

Camerata Nova Bursary

Emmanuel Horch Memorial Bursaries

Frances Wickberg Bursary

James Vaclav Machovec Memorial Bursary

John Melnyk Memorial Bursary

Joy of Music Scholarships

Junior Musical Club Bursary

Len Hew Bursary

Lydia Wiebe Scholarship

M. Winnifred Sim Bursary

Madge O. Stevens Bursary

Mary Campbell Memorial Bursaries

Morna-June Morrow Scholarships

Norman Phillips Bursaries

Stewart M. Thomson Memorial Bursary

W.H. Anderson Family Bursary

Walter & Helen Bohonos Award

Wednesday Morning  Musicale Award and Bursaries

Wickberg/Mercier Bursary

Winnipeg Mennonite Children’s Choir and Alumni Golden Era Bursaries


Norman Phillips Bursaries

Norman Phillips


Throughout his life, Norm was involved with song.  Having been granted the gift of a marvelous instrument, he refined that voice through formal training to become a most accomplished baritone.  In his pre-teen years he was already a soloist and member of the All Saints boys Choir.  As a child he toured western Canada as a headline soloist with the Sea Cadets Band.  Over a span of more than 70 years he sang at countless functions, weddings and funerals.  He graced many an Eastern Star gathering with his voice.  He was an originating member of the Vitalizers; a group that entertained in Winnipeg and across the province for more than 30 years.

Among his favourite occasions of song was when he was singing songs of his Scottish heritage.  This was most evident when he led the singing of the national anthems of both Canada and Scotland at the annual St. Andrew’s Society dinner, an honour he cherished for many years.

Norm was a participant in the Winnipeg Music Festival, having competed as a younger man, but in later years it was his work as a volunteer that he found most rewarding.  Norm and Peggy worked tirelessly at the different venues and just last year were named volunteers of the year along with a group of other dedicated festival workers.  Working the festival also gave them the opportunity to be near to their grand-daughter, Heather who has also inherited this gift of voice and competes annually in the festival.