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Greg Bond Memorial Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Greg Bond Memorial Award. Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2011.

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 excellence 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 Awards Steering Committee. The successful nominee will receive a $1000 cash award and be recognized at the Betty Mitchell Awards, August 8, 2011, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.

Previous recipients have included: Doug McKeag, 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, Joel Cochrane.

To submit a nominee, please mail to:

Betty Mitchell Awards, Re: Greg Bond Memorial Award PO Box 924 Station T Calgary, AB T2H 2H4

or email to:, Subject Line: Greg Bond Memorial Award.

With the current labour dispute at Canada Post we encourage, where ever possible, that nomination submissions be emailed to If that is not possible, please contact the steering committee at the same email address to arrange alternate delivery or pickup options.

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