Wake the Giant Within You

Wake the Giant Within You

Congratulations to the winner of our 2023 Wake the Giant art contest

Hailey Morris has left an indelible mark on the local art community.

Hailing from Thunder Bay, she is a proud member of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation and her journey reflects a deep connection with her Indigenous roots. An alumnus of Hailey's artistic prowess was nurtured in the halls of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School where she honed her skills for four years in the school’s art program.

Hailey has cultivated a remarkable talent and her dedication to her craft which is evident in the unmistakable clarity of her work. Her signature line work reveals a steady hand and unwavering commitment to detail. From the delicate curve of a brushstroke to the intricate juxtaposition of light and shadow, her creations reflect Hailey’s connection with her cultural heritage and her maturity as an artist.

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries; you certainly made the judging process difficult! We’re proud to be part of the Wake the Giant movement, helping to create a more welcoming and inclusive Thunder Bay for Indigenous people, youth, and their communities.

Please note that entries for the 2023 Wake the Giant art contest are now closed. We look forward to seeing more of your incredible creative works next year.

Wake the Giant Art Contest Winner image by Hailey Morris


MNP is one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada, providing client-focused accounting, taxation, and consulting advice. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities for more than 40 years. With more than 300 dedicated professionals serving this unique client group, MNP has developed a diverse suite of services designed to support our clients' path to success.

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