The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Awards honour the outstanding contributions and achievements made by Canadians in a variety of sectors – and the Alberta theatre community was well-represented among the recipients.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
The following were recognized in 2012:
Ken Agrell-Smith, retired drama teacher from Harry Ainlay Composite High School (Edmonton)
Trevor Anderson, filmmaker and improviser (Edmonton)
Bob Baker, Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton)
Gail Barrington-Moss, former Cultural Services Director for the City of St. Albert (St. Albert)
LaVerne Erickson, co-founder of Rosebud Theatre (Rosebud)
Michael Green, co-founder of One Yellow Rabbit and the High Performance Rodeo (Calgary)
Mark Hopkins, co-Artistic Director of Swallow-A-Bicycle (Calgary)
Keith Johnstone, co-founder of Loose Moose Theatre (Calgary)
Julian Mayne, former Executive Director of Fringe Theatre Adventures (Edmonton)
Bob McPhee, General Director of Calgary Opera (Calgary)
Christy Morin, Director of Arts on the Avenue (Edmonton)
Lawrie Seligman, Director of Cultural Services, Horizon Stage (Spruce Grove)
***We’re following up with the Government of Alberta Protocol Office to see if we can track down a consolidated list of Award winners, and will update this post as new information becomes available. In the meantime, if we have missed anybody you know of, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to this list!
Theatre Alberta congratulates each of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee recipients. We are greatly impacted by the work you have done for the Alberta theatre community.