CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Greg Bond Memorial Award (Honouring Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary)
This annual award is intended to honour the outstanding achievement by an individual – either for this season or for accumulated dedication or achievement – in musical theatre in Calgary.
The award is made possible through the Toronto Community Foundation, and is presented by the Bond Family in memory of their son, Greg (1954 – 1989). Greg studied and worked in musical theatre across Canada, from Banff to Charlottetown as well as in Australia. His life was marked by a drive for professionalism, a talent for composition, and a desire to continually study, create and perform. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and his remarkable ability to give and engender respect from everyone whom his life touched.
Criteria for nomination:
Must be a Calgary resident who has continuously striven for exellence in his/her craft;
Will have contributed to the profile of musical theatre in Calgary;
Will have the qualities of: cooperation, self-discipline and work ethic;
Areas of specialization may include, but are not restricted to: performance, musical direction, education, choreography, composition, instrumentalist;
Is a professional in his/her field, and viewed as such by his/her peers.
The nominator will elaborate on the manner in which the candidate meets the above criteria. Additional letters of testimony will be accepted to a maximum submission of ten pages total.
The recipient will be chosen by a jury consisting of past recipients plus other industry professionals, as selected by the Betty Mitchell Steering Committee. The succesful nominee will receive a $1000 cash award and be recognized at the Betty Mitchell Awards, August 24, 2009, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.
Previous recipients have included: Tom Doyle, Margot McDermott, Bob Foster, Marilyn Perkins, Stage West Calgary, Hal Kerbes, Joe Slabe, Elaine Higgin Case, Mark Bellamy, David Rhymer and Denise Clarke.
Previous nominees who have not received the award may be resubmitted.
Deadline for application: June 30, 2009.
Please mail to:
Betty Mitchell Awards
Re: Greg Bond Memorial Award
PO Box 924 Station T
Calgary, AB T2H 2H4
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact the Chair of the Jury, Kathryn Kerbes at email@example.com.