Tickets on sale now for the 35th annual Bernice Adams Memorial Award

Posted on Tuesday May 09, 2017

Cambridge, Ontario. May 9, 2017… Tickets are now on sale for the 35th annual Bernice Adams Memorial Awards. Honouring local artists whose talent and passion for the arts have enriched Cambridge culture, this year’s event will be held on Thursday, May 25 at Cambridge City hall, 50 Dickson St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at an early bird rate of $30 before Friday, May 19 or $35 afterwards. Tickets can be purchased at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts or at the door on the evening of the event. Admission includes light refreshments and entertainment. A silent auction will be held to raise funds for the Bernice Adams Memorial Award Trust Fund which supports local bursaries and scholarships.

“Cambridge is a city with a thriving arts and culture community,” remarks Mayor Doug Craig. “These awards are a way to recognize and honour the talented individuals whose contributions to the arts enrich our community and make Cambridge a cultural destination in the region.”

Award recipients are chosen by the Cambridge Cultural Awards Committee. Finalists for the 2017 Bernice Adams Memorial Award are:

  • Waterloo Region Record Communications/Literary arts: Shelley Byers and Trina Hall.
  • Music: Eric Bolton, Amber Proulx and Bradley Moggach.
  • Performing arts: Rufus John, Part & Parcel Theatre Productions, and Tyler Watson.
  • Visual arts: Greg Pautler, Tania Hanscom, and Edward Hanson.
  • Outstanding youth: Rachel Symon, Christian Bender, Emeline Rosen, Erika Bout, and the cast of “Of Mice and Men” from Part & Parcel Theatre Productions.

2017 Special Trustee Award
John Snowdon has been selected for the 2017 Special Trustee Award. Snowdon has over 50 years of experience as a theatrical actor, director, producer, set designer, workshop leader and adjudicator. He has graced stages across Ontario as an actor in addition to directing over 80 live productions around Southwestern Ontario. In 1992, Snowdon was awarded the Commemorative Medal for his significant contribution to Canada through his work in theatre from the Canadian Government on behalf of the Queen. Snowdon has dedicated countless hours to sharing his knowledge of theatre by leading workshops and consultancies with both emerging and establishing theatre professionals.

“Arts and culture continue to play a vital role in making Cambridge a great place to live,” said Paige Corrivieau, Chair of the Cambridge Cultural Awards Committee. “Our city truly has a fantastic wealth of talent as represented by the caliber of this year’s nominees and we are thrilled to come together to celebrate their achievements.”

The Bernice Adams Memorial Awards were established 35 years ago to honour the efforts of former City councilor Bernice Adams in advancing the creative community in Cambridge. The unique focus of the awards is to recognize those with a passion for the arts who actively contribute to the local community through their craft.

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