FMO Award Winners


Stingray Rising Star Award
FMO Songs From the Heart Award
Colleen Peterson Award
Recording Artist of the Year Award
Estelle Klein Award
Taylor Mitchell Bursary

Stingray Rising Star Award

  • 2016 – English: Kaia Kater-Hurst – “Paradise Fell”
  • 2016 – French: Mike Ford – “Je reviendrai”
  • 2015 – English: Allison Lupton – “One More Day”
  • 2015 – French: Melanie Brulée and Anique Granger – “Antidote du doute”
  • 2014 – English: Ian Tamblyn – “Away”
  • 2014 – French: Jean-Marc Lalonde – “C’est toi que ça me prend”
  • 2013 – English: Bill Candy – “Idle Never More”
  • 2013 – French: YAO (Yaovi Hoyi) – “Pensées-soleil”
  • 2012 – English: Tucker Finn – “Headed for Nowhere”
  • 2012 – French: Philippe Flahaut – “Seul dans l’auto avec la radio”
  • 2011 – English: Brenley MacEachern & Lisa MacIsaac – “The Ransom”
  • 2011 – French: Yvan Vollé – “Solitude”
  • 2010 – English: Ambre McLean – “Me, My Heart, And The Moon”
  • 2010 – French: Louis-Philippe Robillard – “Le Pommier”
  • 2009 – English: David Leask and Bruce Madole – “While I Still Breathe”
  • 2009 – French: Cindy Doire and Colin Linden – “Pêché de la mer”
  • 2008 – English: Michael Laderoute – “A River I Know”
  • 2008 – French: Amélie Lefebvre – “Je t’attends”
  • 2007 – English: Catherine McInnes – “Waltzing on Eggshells”
  • 2007 – French: Charlie Sohmer – “Marie Anne Lagimodiere”
  • 2006 – English: Ana Miura – “He Swallows Whiskey”
  • 2006 – French: Phil Lafrenière – “Je Pleure et Je Perds”
  • 2005 – English: Melwood Cutlery – “Ballad of the Moonlight Lady”
  • 2005 – French: Jean-Guy ‘Chuck’ Labelle – “Le Calumet de la Paix”
  • 2004 – English: Michelle Rasky – “Into the New”
  • 2004 – French: Darryn Grandbois – “Oh! Canada” and Michel Payment – “Ouendaké”
  • 2003 – English: Miranda Stone – “Seven Deadly Sins”
  • 2002 – English: Dan Kershaw – “Motel 6”

Prior to sponsorship by Stingray (formerly known as Galaxie), these were part of the Songs From The Heart Awards.

  • 2001 – English: Tery Tufts – “The Better Fight”
  • 2000 – English: Jory Nash – “When I Walk Out”
  • 1999 – English: Aengus Finnan – “Lately”
  • 1998 – English: Terry Tufts – “My Father Would Say”
  • 1997 – English: Jennifer Noxon – “Next In Line”
  • 1996 – English: Ellen Hamilton – “Damn This Wind”
  • 1995 – English: Roger Lee – “Tiny Cup, Big Ocean”
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FMO Songs From The Heart Award

  • 2017- Roots and Blues: Benjamin Dakota Rogers – “The Soldier Song”
  • 2017- Children’s: Preetam Sengupta – “Dream a Little”
  • 2017- Humorous: Doris Folkens  – “Lonesome in the Grave No More”
  • 2017- Instrumental: Chris McKhool and Kevin Laliberté – “Road to Kfarmishki”
  • 2017- Folk Music From Around the world: Chris McKhool and Richard Bona – “Sing for Kwanzaa”
  • 2017- Political: Kate Weekes – “Sing it to the Hills”
  • 2016 – Children’s: Tim Machin – “The Booger Song”
  • 2016 – Humorous: Noosa Al-Saraj – “The Dating Song”
  • 2016 – Instrumental: No entries received
  • 2016 – Multicultural: Angela Saini & Brian Donkers – “Here I Go Again”
  • 2016 – Political: Kaïa Kater-Hurst – “Rising Down”
  • 2015 – Children’s: Rory Gardiner – “Don’t Ever Change”
  • 2015 – Humorous: Shawna Caspi – “Devil’s Rolling Pin”
  • 2015 – Instrumental: Kunle – “My Little Fingers”
  • 2015 – Multicultural: Glen Hornblast – “Freedom Train”
  • 2015 – Political: Shawna Caspi – “Not So Silent”
  • 2014 – Children’s: Kathy Reid-Naiman – “Maloney the Pony”
  • 2014 – Humorous: Dom DeLuca – “(He Thinks He’s The Only) True Canadian”
  • 2014 – Instrumental: Kristin Sweetland & Lyndell Montgomery – “Hello Sailor”
  • 2014 – Multicultural: Audrey Saporno – “She Misunderstood”
  • 2014 – Political: Peter Boyer – “Song for Louis Riel”
  • 2013 – Children’s: Mike Whitla – “Trees Need the Sun”
  • 2013 – Humorous: John Jackson – “Drinkin’ Time”
  • 2013 – Instrumental: Chris McKhool and Kevin Laliberte – “Monti’s Revenge”
  • 2013 – Multicultural: John and Sheila Ludgate – “Northern Soul”
  • 2013 – Political: Ian Tamblyn – “Take the Mountain Down”
  • 2012 – Children’s: Chris McKhool – “Scat in the Hat”
  • 2012 – Humorous: Dan Latner – “The Facebook Waltz”
  • 2012 – Instrumental: Jaron Freeman-Fox – “Waterfall”
  • 2012 – Multicultural: Jaffa Road – “Ana El Nah”
  • 2012 – Political: Mike Ford – “Open for Business”
  • 2011 – Children’s: Noah Aiken-Klar & Joshua Skye Engel – “Grow”
  • 2011 – Humorous: Glen McFarlane – “Grope the Pope (The Throne Exam)”
  • 2011 – Instrumental: Anne Lindsay & Tosh Weyman – “May Our Minds Meet (Namaste)”
  • 2011 – Multicultural: Lenka Lichtenberg – “Peace Is The Only Way”
  • 2011 – Political: Tom McInerney – “Bits and Pieces”
  • 2010 – No subcategory awards this year
  • 2009 – No subcategory awards this year
  • 2008 – Blues: Joelle Roy – “Quand vient le jour”
  • 2008 – Children’s: Markus – “Without You”
  • 2008 – Historical: Chris MacLean – “Sisters of Charity”
  • 2008 – Humorous: Enoch Kent – “Dancing Fool”
  • 2008 – Instrumental: David Gillis – “Snow Day”
  • 2008 – Political: Lynn Harrison – “Bicycle Bell”
  • 2008 – World: Galitcha – “Chuk Dhay”
  • 2007 – Blues: Ken Whiteley – “Everybody Has the Blues”
  • 2007 – Children’s: Russell Leon – “Troubadour”
  • 2007 – Historical: Jon Brooks – “Auction Days”
  • 2007 – Humorous: Angie Nussey – “The Gynecologist Song”
  • 2007 – Instrumental: D’Arcy Wickham – “Feather Fingers”
  • 2007 – World: Frank Patrick – “Believe”
  • 2006 – Blues: Paul Bourdeau & Lynn Hanson – “River By My Side”
  • 2006 – Children’s: Mike Whitla – “Mike on a Bike”
  • 2006 – Historical: Ian North – “The Ballad of Stephen Reid”
  • 2006 – Humorous: Angie Nussey – “Hunny Bunny”
  • 2006 – Instrumental: Anne Lindsay – “Through the Hourglass”
  • 2006 – Political: Phil Lafreniere – “American Dollars”
  • 2006 – World: Melissa Laveaux – “Koudlo”
  • 2005 – Blues: Suzie Vinnick, David Leask, & Liz Tansey – “The Honey I Want”
  • 2005 – Children’s: Ken Whiteley – “Leaves”
  • 2005 – Historical: Dickson Reid – “The Blacksmith & The Lady”
  • 2005 – Humorous: Peter Judd – “This Is How To Build A Wall”
  • 2005 – Instrumental: Eric Stein – “Reunion”
  • 2005 – Political: Layah Jane – “Reverence & Ridicule”
  • 2005 – World: Louis Simao – “Caber Sair”
  • 2004 – Children’s: Lisa Godin – “Buddy Good Buddy”
  • 2004 – Humorous: Caroline Wiles – “Little Boobs”
  • 2004 – Instrumental: Jason Fowler – “Midwestern Lament”
  • 2004 – Political: Segun Akinlolu – “The Small People’s Anthem”
  • 2004 – World: Eliana Cuevas – “Rompe Mi Alma”
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Colleen Peterson Award

Colleen Peterson Award

  • 2016 – Abigail Lapell – “Jordan”
  • 2015 – Graydon James – “Couldn’t Be Any Worse”
  • 2014 – Ken Yates – “The One That Got Away”
  • 2013 – Leila Goldberger – “Sisters”
  • 2012 – Ariana Gillis – “Dream Street”
  • 2011 – Alise Marlane – “L’aurore boréale”
  • 2010 – Lynne Hanson – “Rest of My Days”
  • 2009 – Kyrie Kristmanson – “Song X”
  • 2008 – Chris MacLean – “Feet Be Still”
  • 2007 – Brooke Miller – “Two Soldiers”
  • 2006 – Andy Sheppard – “Until Next Time”
  • 2005 – Lori Cullen and Brian Macmillan – “Away So Long”
  • 2004 – David Gillis – “A Mouse’s Crumb”
  • 2003 – evalyn parry – “The Stone and The Bumblebee”
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Recording Artist of the Year Award

  • 2017 – The Bombadils
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Estelle Klein Award

  • 2017 – Magoo
  • 2016 – Anne Lederman  video  press release
  • 2015 – Sadie Buck  video
  • 2014 – Harvey Glatt  video  press release
  • 2013 – Mike Stevens  video
  • 2012 – Arthur McGregor  video
  • 2011 – Paul Mills  video  press release
  • 2010 – Grit Laskin  video
  • 2009 – Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • 2008 – Bernie Finkelstein
  • 2007 – Stan Rogers
  • 2006 – Richard Flohil
  • 2005 – Ken Whiteley
  • 2004 – Sylvia Tyson
  • 2003 – The Friends of Fiddler’s Green
  • 2002 – Ian Tamblyn
  • 2001 – Jackie Washington
  • 2000 – Estelle Klein
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Taylor Mitchell Bursary

  • 2016 – John Muirhead, Norval
  • 2015 – Braden Phelan, Guelph
  • 2014 – Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Brantford
  • 2013 – Ben Turcotte, Port Elgin
  • 2012 – Emily Kohne, Thunder Bay
  • 2011 – Binaeshee-Quae Couchie-Nabigon, Pic River
  • 2010 – Maria Tullio, Port Hope
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