Awards and Bursaries

South Shore Players recognizes outstanding young talent in our local community through the presentation of the Sara K Allen Memorial Bursary and the Ivor Harrington Young Actor’s Award.

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)