Awards and Bursaries

South Shore Players presents the Sarah K. Allen Memorial Bursary and the Ivor Harrington Young Actor’s Award to deserving recipients.

Sarah K. Allen Memorial Bursary

Named in honour of its first recipient, the $1,000 Sarah K. Allen Memorial Bursary is awarded to a graduating, or graduated, high school student who pursues theatre arts at the post-secondary level and demonstrates financial need.

Preference is given to an applicant who is/has been a member of South Shore Players and is not a previous recipient.

SSP’s Board of Directors reviews applications and determines recipients. The number of bursaries awarded is determined by the Board. Should a bursary not be accepted, or should a recipient not proceed with a theatrical arts program, the bursary may be offered to the next eligible applicant or carried forward to the next year.

Apply for the Sarah K. Allen Bursary.

2022 – Morgan Landry (Park View Education Centre)
2021 – Not awarded due to COVID-19

Ivor Harrington Young Actor’s Award

The Ivor Harrington Young Actor’s Award, established in 2001 by its creator (Ivor Harrington, 1935-2005), recognizes the talent and commitment of SSP’s younger participants. Award recipients are selected by the Board of Directors.

2022 – Peyton Nickerson (Puss, Puss in Boots – A Pantomime)
2021 – Not awarded due to COVID-19
2020 – Not awarded due to COVID-19
2019 – Dustin Chaplik (Prince/Beast, Beauty and the Beast – A Pantomime)
2019 – Oliver Pickering (Jacques, Beauty and the Beast – A Pantomime)
2018 – Leilani Thorogood (Alice, The Caterpillar Tales)
2018 – Megan Spencer (Queen of Hearts, The Caterpillar Tales)
2017 – Wyatt Patton (Simple Simon, Jack and the Beanstalk – A Pantomime)
2016 – Mary Olivella (Cinderella, Cinderella – A Pantomime)
2016 – Molly Redden (Buttons, Cinderella – A Pantomime)
2015 – Hannah Ernst (Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables)
2015 – Alex Abriel (Christopher Wren, The Mousetrap)
2014 – Thomas Owen (Tin Man, The Wizard of Oz)
2013 – Lucas Sangster (Oliver, Oliver – The Musical)
2013 – Myles Jaworski (Howard, Inherit the Wind)
2011 – Mary Olivella (Annie, Annie – The Musical)
2010 – Molly Redden (Elf, Hansel & Gretel or The Mosher Twins Get Lost in the Woods)
2008 – Jonathan Whynot (Detective Bud Fraser, That’s the Spirit)
2006 – Kristen Lawlor (Melody, Grand Old Duke of York)
2005 – Kelly Levy and Jonathan Whynot (Jim, Gentlemen of Fortune)
2004 – Helen Himmelman (Momma Bear, Goldilocks)
2003 – Nina Hynick (Annelle, Steel Magnolias)
2002 – Dominique Cristal (Frauline Lina, Please… Call Me Frankenstein!)
2001 – Alexandre Bergeron (Old Man of the Sea, Sinbad)