When I received the email notifying me that I had won the 2019 DOC Institute Vanguard Award - I was truly surprised. It came at the right time - when I was wondering if indeed I should rally my resources and attempt another film. And yes, partly due to this recognition, I think I will. The Vanguard Award is a peer-juried national award - and to gain the recognition of some of Canada's most accomplished documentarians is a high honour indeed. Thank you DOC Institute, Documentary Organization of Canada, BMO Canada, and the jury. Truly.