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2021 ORAH AWARDS
November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
REGIONAL AWARDS NIGHT TO HONOUR EXCELLENCE IN ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE WITHIN THE REGION
WATCH THE LIVESTREAM ON NOVEMBER 24TH, 2021
The Orillia & District Arts Council (ODAC), Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) and the City of Orillia’s Business Development, Culture and Tourism Department are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2021 Orillia Regional Arts & Heritage Awards.
The awards were established to recognize the valuable contribution that educators, historians, and event organizers and supporters make to the vibrancy of our communities. On November 24, 2021, at the third annual Orillia Regional Arts & Heritage (ORAH) Awards, the sector will come together in person, as well as a livestreamed event, to celebrate its achievements and honour this year’s nominees.
And the nominees are…
Education in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Award recognizes an educator, not necessarily a teacher by profession, whose knowledge and teaching skills inspire others to pursue their interest in the arts and heritage.
This year’s nominees are: Alex Andrews, Heartworks Children’s Studio, the Orillia Music Centre, and Ron and Ann Harrison.
Emerging Artist Award recognizes an individual of any age who is in the early years (under five years) of launching a career in the arts. Nominees can be pursuing any genre of art including, but not limited to, visual arts, performance arts, literary arts and many more.
This year’s nominees are: Brazzledazzle, Norman Catchpole, and Sam Johnston (SAMMY).
Heritage: Restoration, Renovation and Publication Award recognizes an individual or group who brought to life regional history through a physical restoration or creation of a permanent public record.
This year’s nominees are: Fred Blair and Michael Hill.
Event in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Award recognizes an individual, organization, or corporation for their part in organizing a single or annual event that showcases the region’s creative talent or cultural heritage.
This year’s nominees are: Mariposa Arts Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night; OMAH History Committee’s History Speakers Series; and Streets Alive Productions’ Hippie Van Sculptures.
Qennefer Browne Achievement Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of their community. It was named in honour of Qennefer Browne, who gave much of herself to support both arts and heritage organizations within the region.
This year’s nominees are: Lance Anderson, Blair Bailey, Dick Johnston, and Ron Schell.
This year’s winners will be announced and celebrated on November 24 at the Orillia Regional Arts & Heritage Awards Night. The Gala Awards Night will be at St. Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter St. North. There will be a red-carpet gala, complete with paparazzi, (so put on your fancy clothes) starting at 6 p.m., and the awards will start at 7 p.m.
All attendees must sign in and must provide proof of vaccination and ID. Masks are mandatory. The awards will also be livestreamed on the OMAH YouTube channel. The awards are proudly sponsored by eCapital.
Come join and celebrate this vibrant sector in our region!
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