Welcome to another incredible edition of Made in Manitoba! Our guest today was actually our very FIRST Made in Manitoba guest back in 1999... singer, songwriter, storyteller extraordinaire, Steve Bell.

There are many accolades that we could talk about when it comes to Steve Bell, but most recently Steve was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada! No question that is a VERY big deal. Now, this honour is for far more than just his music, but there's no denying his music has been the vehicle behind the incredible good he's been able to do, not only here in southern Manitoba, but in this great country of ours for decades. 

In addition to his recent appointment, Steve was a recipient of the Queens’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), The Order of Manitoba (2021), and several music awards including multiple Junos & Western Canadian Music Awards.

We will be sharing songs from throughout his career. Michelle connected with Steve, and you can enjoy their conversation and this weekend's Made in Manitoba, below.


booklet of Order of Canada invitationPart of the package Steve Bell received in December announcing his induction into the Order of Canada