The Winnipeg Music Project was invited to join the Polaris Music Prize jury earlier this year. It was incredibly exciting to be apart of such an intensive process and become exposed to artists on a national level. When it was announced that the long list would be revealed in Winnipeg, the Polaris Music Prize invited Ashley Bieniarz to present 10 of the 40 names on the list alongside Wab Kinew, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Stephen Carroll from Manitoba Film & Music and The Weakerthans. Afterwards a surprise performance from Snotty Nose Rez Kids ended the event. Thank you to the Polaris for inviting us for such an exciting experience, it will never be forgotten!