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DATCA 2013

November 4th, 2013

This month’s RMG Fridays is moved back a week and hosted on the second Friday in November. It is for a great reason! For the second year in a row, the RMG has partnered with the Region of Durham and Durham Tourism to present the Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards (DATCA).


The event is sure to be busy and attended by many! The event blends the familiar format of RMG Fridays, an event that includes live music and a cash bar, with the DATCA event, which includes an inspiring awards ceremony, honouring the best in creative achievement from 2013.

“Durham Region’s creative talent is thriving, and our judging committee was impressed by the quality of nominations submitted for this year’s Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards,” said Kerri King, Tourism Manager. “Our rich heritage, dynamic attractions, and thriving arts and culture scene make up a quality of life in Durham Region that is second to none.”

Awards to be presented are:

Best creative collaboration
Best story about Durham Region
Best entertainment in Durham Region
Best creative innovation
Best use of creativity to advance social and environmental sustainability
Best example of philanthropy in the arts

Congratulations to the nominees:

  • Blue Heron Books; Shelley Macbeth
  • Broken Arts/Fallen Love; Harley Pageot (Three Nominations)
  • City of Pickering
  • Draughthorse Productions; Diana Lopez Soto
  • Durham Improv; Stephanie Herrera
  • Edward and Marla Schwartz
  • Geetika Dance Co.; Geeta Leo
  • Herongate Dinner Theatre; Ann Ward
  • Highest Level Entertainment; Marko Ivancicevic
  • Janice McHaffie
  • Jay Yerema-Weafer
  • Municipality of Clarington, Mayor Adrian Foster
  • Oshawa Space Invaders; Steven Frank (Two Nominations)
  • Peacefully Productive Studios; Darrin Davis
  • Pickering Museum Village; Katrina Pyke
  • Social Solutionz, Abilities Centre, Accessible Arts; Adam Wilkinson
  • SOUND TEAM Team Building Events; Rob Hanson
  • The Table; Carol Cavallari

The event is free and open to all! Please come out on Friday night and celebrate creativity with us. Doors open at 6:30pm and the awards start at 7.  

Read an article in the Oshawa Express about this event.

Read more about The Art of Transition.

Check out The Art of Transition on Facebook.

Learn more about RMG Fridays at the RMG Website.

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