Every five years, Craft Ontario hosts a gala evening for friends of the organization. It is a chance to get together, catch up, and enjoy a wonderful meal. It is a time to reflect on our progress, celebrate our successes and look ahead to our future in the company of those who also believe deeply in the importance of craft. The evening centers on the presentation of the Anniversary Award Series.
The Anniversary Award Series was established in 2011 to celebrate the spirit of community and giving as exemplified by some of the craft community’s greatest supporters - M. Joan Chalmers C.C., O.ONT, Mary and Bill Corcoran, John and Barbara Mather and the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee. Craft Ontario is pleased to present this year's recipients of the Anniversary Award Series. Presented every five years in alignment with our major anniversaries, these awards celebrate those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the spirit, vitality and longevity of Ontario’s craft community.
The Joan Chalmers Award, established by the Craft Ontario Board of Directors, recognizes an individual’s longstanding support of craft in Ontario.
The Mary and Bill Corcoran Award, established by Craft Ontario’s Volunteer Committee, celebrates volunteerism and the support of craft-based organization.
The John and Barbara Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement, established by the Craft Ontario Board of Directors, is awarded to an individual who is truly outstanding in their field and has displayed exceptional committment to the further development of craft.
The Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee 40th Anniversary Award is a one-time award recognizing excellence in the field of professional craft practice.
WHEN: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018, 6:00 - 9:30 pm
WHERE: THE GOOD SON, 1096 Queen St. W., Toronto
Member: $160 (receive a tax receipt for $45)
Regular: $175 (receive a tax receipt for $60)
Family-Style, Group of 8: $1,200 (receive a tax receipt for $295)
You can also purchase tickets onsite at the Craft Ontario Shop, or give us a call at 416-925-4222 x 222.
Enjoy an evening of fantastic company, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a 4-course family-style dinner and drinks, as well as the opportunity to celebrate the 2018 recipient of the John & Barbara Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement. The evening will feature a silent auction of contemporary craft objects, and wrap up with a handmade object for the dining table as a special thank you from Craft Ontario.
CRAFT DINNER is an opportunity for the community, patrons, business leaders and philanthropists to collectively share their commitment to support makers, advocates and volunteers who have made a difference in the fine craft sector.
SILENT AUCTION Leading up to, and during the evening, an online silent auction of beautiful craft work for your home is available to bid on. Bid high and bid often in support of Craft Ontario's annual programming! Can't make the dinner event? You can still bid on auction items to help fundraise for Craft Ontario's annual programming. The auction works will be on display at the Craft Ontario Shop on Monday, November 19, 11 am - 6 pm.
A huge THANK YOU to all of the members who donated their work in support of Craft Ontario!