BCTC 2017 Awards Winners Announced


BCTC 2017 Awards Winners Announced

Announcing the BC Touring Council 2017 Award Winners
The BC Touring Council Annual Awards were presented at Pacific Contact on April 1, 2017 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby, BC.

The Touring Award of Excellence recognizes an  outstanding body of work, long-standing service and  contribution. The recipient of this award  exemplifies  excellence in the performing arts touring sector. The  Touring Award of Excellence was presented to Bill  Millerd, Artistic Managing Director, The Arts Club Theatre. Bill, who has overseen the Arts Club Theatre  Company for over 40 years, will step down as artistic managing director at the end of the 2017-18 season.

The Touring Artist/Artistic Company of the  Year was awarded to an artist or artistic company who  toured BC within the past year, who demonstrates  artistic excellence in  their discipline and the highest  degree of  professionalism. This year’s Artistic  Company of the Year was awarded to Axis Theatre  Company. Daune Campbell, General Manager of Axis  Theatre was on hand to accept the award.

 Presenter Of The Year demonstrates commitment to  artistic and managerial excellence, demonstrates  community involvement, the highest  degree of  professionalism in presenting and contributes to  the awareness  and development of the arts. The 2017  Presenter of the Year was awarded to Michael &  Hazel Jeffrey of the Kitimat Concert Association in  Kitimat, BC.

The Agent or Manager of the Year demonstrates  professionalism and respect for artists and presenters,  and demonstrates ethical and best practices  in business. This year’s Agent or Manager of the  Year was awarded to Tom Landa of Cubbyhole  Artists.

The Raising Curtains Award recognizes those who  work behind the curtain or behind the scenes. The  recipient of the Raising Curtains Award was Jerry  Yoshitomi of Meaning Matters.

Best Booth in the Contact Room
This year’s Best Booth in the Contact Room, chosen by  members  of  BCTC’s Youth Advisory Council, went to Travis  Bernhardt. Travis  wins a half page advertisement in the 2018 Pacific Contact printed  program.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and members of the BC Touring Council, congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients.

For further information about the awards or to view a list of nominees, winners and past recipients, visit our website.

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