Artists from Manitoba Earn Top Honours at Covenant Awards

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Gospel Song of the Year winner Carine Bado (right) with GMA Canada's Jaylene Johnson (Photo via GMA Canada's Facebook)
Carine Bado
Fresh IE
Jake Fretz
Jordan St Cyr
The Color

Manitoba-based artists picked up top honours at this year's Covenant Awards, which celebrate Christian music in Canada. The hardware was handed out at gala events on November 17 and 18 in Kitchener.

Bilingual artist and songwriter Carine Bado's "Found & Crowned" was named Gospel Song of the Year.

Bradley "DJC2" Jacobson and Robert "Fresh IE " Wilson picked up awards for Producer of the Year and Visual Designer of the Year. 

Jake Fretz won Musical Collaboration of the Year and Adult Contemporary Song of the Year for "My Home", his collaboration with Cynthia Lok. Fretz also won Worship Song of the Year for his co-write wit Jordan Janzen, "Look Up".

2023 JUNO-winning Singer/songwriter Jordan St.Cyr won Artist of the Year, Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year, and Live Music Artist of the Year. His collaborations also earned Pop Song of the Year and Seasonal Song of the Year

Winkler-based pop-rock outfit The Color picked up awards for Group of the Year and Pop Artist of the Year.

Former Manitoban Mike Janzen earned Folk Song of the Year

Manitoba-based artists landed over 35 nominations this year.  and Rosemarie Siemens are also up for awards this year. 

The GMA Covenant Awards are produced by Gospel Music Association of Canada, a not-for-profit that has been promoting the growth and ministry of Christian music arts in Canada since 1974. Visit to see all of this year's award winners.

GMA Covenant Award Winners

Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year
Jordan St. Cyr

Pop Artist of the Year
The Color

Artist of the Year
Jordan St.Cyr

Group of the Year
The Color

Live Music Artist of the Year - Online or In-person
Jordan St.Cyr

Musical Collaboration of the Year
"My Home" - Jake Fretz & Cynthia Lok - Song writer(s) Cynthia Lok, Jake Fretz

Producer of the Year
Bradley “DJC2” Jacobson & Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson (various projects - DJC2)

Visual Designer of the Year
Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson and Bradley "DJC2" Jacobson - various projects (DJC2)

Adult Contemporary Song of the Year
"My Home" - Songwriter(s) Cynthia Lok, Jake Fretz

Gospel Song of the Year
"Found & Crowned" - Songwriter(s) Carine Bado

Pop Song of the Year
"Rescue" - Songwriter(s) Jordan St. Cyr, Jonathan Gamble, Justin Amundrud

Seasonal Song of the Year
"The Wait Is Over" - Songwriter(s) Jordan St. Cyr, Jordan Mohilowski, Benji Cowart

Worship Song of the Year
"Look Up" - Songwriter(s) Jake Fretz, Jordan Janzen

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