The School of Dance thanks the City of Ottawa for their ongoing support.
2019 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards
Congratulations to Maura-Siobhan LaRue, Magdalena Shew and Nikita Koziel Ly, recipients of the 2019 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards, provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration!
Ruth Watson, winner of the 1999 Celia Franca Award, presented the 2019 Celia Franca Award to Rhiannon Beausoleil-Morrison and Claire Viitaniemi during The School of Dance Season 41 Lift Off event!
The Celia Franca Award is represented by the sculpture After Arabesque by Canadian Artist Anne Harris.
The Award, in honour of Miss Franca, a great Canadian icon and a co-Artistic Director of The School of Dance for many years, is presented annually to young dancers showing commitment, dedication, excellent work ethic, exemplary behaviour and an outstanding love of dance.
OTTAWA September 16, 2019: The School of Dance today announced the names and home communities of its 2019-2020 Award Recipients. Each year, for the past 41 years, The School of Dance has been privileged to provide scholarships and bursaries to young people in the community through the dedicated hard-work of its Directors, individual and corporate donors and grants and gifts received from Canadian Foundations.
The School of Dance 2019-2020 Award recipients are Mathylde Gagnon (Gatineau District 8 - de Hull-Wright, represented by Cédric Tessier), Alegra Yawadio Kumba (Ward 13 - Rideau-Rockcliffe, represented by Rawlson King), Mia Pincombe (Gatineau District 3 - de Deschênes, represented by Mike Duggan), Faelan Savage (Ward 15 - Kitchissippi, represented by Jeff Leiper) and Leia Wheable (Gatineau District 1 - de Aylmer, represented by Audrey Bureau).
Charlie Devine (Ward 9 - Knoxdale-Merivale, represented by Keith Egli) is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Barbara Hoglund Scholarship. The annual award is presented in honour of Barbara Hoglund, who died tragically in a car accident.
The 2019-2020 Norman McLaren Award was awarded to Felix Benoy (Ward 13 - Rideau-Rockcliffe, represented by Rawlson King). The award honours Norman McLaren’s commitment to young artists and acknowledges his legacy through his 1952 OSCAR award-winning short “Neighbours” produced by the National Film Board of Canada and filmed in Rockcliffe Park near The School of Dance 200 Crichton Street home.
The 2019-2020 Guy Glover Awards were awarded to Tyler Fletcher (Ward 12 - Rideau-Vanier, represented by Mathieu Fleury) and Rowan Mee (Ward 13—Rideau-Rockcliffe, represented by Rawlson King). The awards honour Guy Glover’s commitment to the arts in Canada, in particular dance, and his early work in the establishment of the Canada Council for the Arts.
The 2019-2020 Diana Kirkwood Award was awarded to Alejandra Brey-Zuniga (Ward 15 - Kitchissippi, represented by Jeff Leiper). The award honours Diana Kirkwood’s commitment to the dance and the arts community of Ottawa and her 41 year support of The School of Dance.
The 2019-2020 Stuart Conger Award was awarded to Findlay Davies (Russell, Ontario). The award honours Stuart Conger’s commitment to life-learning opportunities for young people and his dedication to the arts in Ottawa.
The 2019-2020 Earl Crowe Award was awarded to Isabella Schimilinsky and Luciana Schimilinsky (Ward 8 - Hull-Wright, represented by Cédric Tessier). The award honours Earl Crowe, a prominent member of the Ottawa arts community, and his commitment to the arts in Ottawa.
The 2019-2020 Victoria Prystawski Award was awarded to Maylissa Jean (Ward 22 - Gloucester-South Nepean, represented by Carol Anne Meehan). The award honours Victoria Prystawski for her enthusiasm, strong leadership and ongoing dedication to the arts in Canada. As a member of The School’s Board of Directors for 41 years, Victoria Prystawski is committed to providing opportunities for young Canadians to excel in the arts; an integral part of building our next generation of artists.
For more information about the 2019-2020 Award Recipients and The School of Dance please Contact Fern Villeneuve, Director of Client Services.
The School of Dance wishes to thank those who contributed via The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign
Stuart Conger Learning Centre
The Centre, named for Stuart Conger to acknowledge his years of dedicated support of The School, is located on the second floor of The School of Dance. <Learn more>
The School of Dance thanks the Conger Family for their support
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The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:
The School of Dance thanks the Province of Ontario for their support
We would like to thank
Ministry of Culture for Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, Cultural Human Resources Council, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Ontario Arts Foundation, City of Ottawa, The Celia Franca Foundation, The Chawkers Foundation, Cold Nose Productions, The Harold Crabtree Foundation, The George Lunan Foundation, The Community Foundation of Ottawa, Acacia Fund, Gunther, Inge Abrahamson Fund, Betty Davison Fund, The Ottawa Citizen, Shirley and Stuart Conger, Joyce Conger Fund for the Arts, Stephen Conger, Jane Low, Microsoft, TechSoup, MDS Nordion, Canada Post Corporation, J.P. Bickell Foundation, TD Canada Trust, Cross Border Management, TELUS, CIBC, mbna, Victoria and Walter Prystawski, Michael Potter, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Bridgewater Systems, Spiteri, Ursulak LLP, Kathleen Grimes, Iain Trevena, anonymous, Anonymous.
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