2016 Don Whitton Memorial Bursary

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Gabriola Players is currently accepting applications for the Don Whitton Memorial Bursary.

Don WhittonDon was a member of Gabriola Players from its inception. He was involved in numerous productions before he passed away in 2010, and was also the guiding spirit behind our improvisation workshops.

In his memory, Gabriola Players offers an annual bursary* to a Gabriolan who is registering or has registered to study some aspect of Theatre Arts at a British Columbia university, college or recognized training centre.

The focus of study can be acting, directing, stage management or any related technical skill, such as lighting, sound or set design. Applicants must be a minimum of ten years old. There is no upper age limit. The Bursary may or may not be awarded in any given year, depending on whether or not there are applicants who meet the qualifying criteria.

Applications must be received by 1 September 2016. If there is a successful candidate, his or her name will be announced at the Gabriola Players AGM in September and the bursary will be awarded by Don’s wife, Sue Whitton.

For information about the supporting documents required and to download an application, click here.

* The basic bursary of $500 is topped up during the year by concession sales at Gabriola Players performances and by donations from individuals. The 2016 bursary will be approximately $1000.

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