The 2013 Indspire awards were handed out to the recipients at the Sid Buckwold Theatre in Saskatoon on February 15th. Hosted by Darrell Denis and Cheri Maracle, the show opened with traditional dancers to set the tone for the event. Alberta country musician Terri Clark, along with Sherry St Germain, Burnt Project 1, and A Tribe Called Red provided stellar musical interludes for the awards gala. Award recipient Theoren Fleury, who was born in Saskatchewan, praised his home province for giving him the opportunity to make hockey his career.
The show will be televised April 19th on Global and APTN, and it will be an excellent opportunity to watch the highlights of the 20th annual presentation of the awards, formerly known as the Aboriginal Achievement Awards. The recipients are individuals who have made a difference, and the Indspire Awards recognize their contributions in sports, culture, education, business is a celebration of the talents and intelligence of our people. The awards also are a great source of inspiration for young people who need to believe in themselves to reach their own goals. Listening to people who have spent a lifetime following their dream is an excellent motivation factor.