The following tribute was written by Susan Jones and published in the January 1st edition of the St. Albert Gazette. Since it's too difficult to fully express the feelings felt right now and all that Pat has contributed and received from the St. Albert community this article expresses quite well her legacy.
Friday night's Mayor's Celebration of the Arts gala honoured many artists in multiple fields. The list of nominees for the 7 categories were the finest artists that St. Albert has to offer. Pat Wagensveld (VASA President) was nominated in two categories; Leadership in the Arts, and Lifetime Achievement in the Arts! She has been honoured to receive the Mayor's Lifetime Achievement award in the Arts.