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, OCTOBER 23, 2017, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
WHERE: CRAFT ONTARIO, 1106 Queen St. W., Toronto
Advance Member: $30
Advance Regular: $45
Advance Student: $20
At the Door: Add $5
You can also purchase tickets onsite at the Craft Ontario Shop, or give us a call at 416-925-4222 x 222.
Craft Dinner features an auction of contemporary objects by Ontario makers for the table: beautiful serving dishes, hand-turned bowls, cutting boards, utensils, vases, mouth-watering centre pieces, and more. Enjoy local, organic hors d-ouvres alongside Ontario wine and beer, and the opportunity to meet your maker...
Every ticket purchased enters your name in a draw to win a free dinner for two at Union, a Canadian-French bistro with a weekly menu of classics-inspired fare made from local ingredients.
Don't miss an evening of fantastic company, delicious food, live music by the Chris Platt Trio, and the chance to bring home the best of contemporary craft - all while supporting the work Craft that Ontario does to help members keep making.