Posts tagged ‘Dora Awards’

March 20, 2013

You Should Nominate Someone! And Two Days of Guest Speaking

A quick reminder from TAPA that nominations for the following Dora Ancillary Awards are due Monday April 1, 2013:

Please click on the above links for nomination guidelines or to learn more about the Ancillary Awards including past recipients.
Harry-Styles-Fabulous-Magazine-2012-one-direction-32323652-1600-1299Spent Tuesday afternoon and will spend this afternoon at Sir Oliver Mowat doing a sort of combination social media career day kind of guest speaker thing for a friend’s grade twelve media classes. I met some of them at the field trip to Harbourfront a while back, and there were some new faces. I decided to play the questions game at the start – here is a piece of paper. Write down a question you want to ask about careers, about social media, about any combination of the two, because that way I have content and more importantly it’s content that matters to you. We had a couple good discussions about Harry Styles (how do you meet celebs?) and Justin Beiber and Lindsay Lohan (how do I get to be famous?) – well, what do you want to be famous for?
Those were a couple of fun questions that we managed to take seriously, but still have fun with. And now I know who Harry Styles is.  And we had a couple bigger, more thought-provoking questions  – I would like to know why I should get a degreeWhat was the hardest point in your life? Valid questions and we had good conversations.
What question came up the most? I thought there might be a couple duplicates of it –  but four out of maybe sixteen students…
How do you know when you finally realize what you have to do officially (in the sense of knowing that this is what you want to do)?
When did you know you were where you wanted to be?
How/when did you discover what you really wanted to do in life?
How do you know when you are where you should be?
Some questions never change. Back in today for a whole new group. We’ll see what questions get added to the list.
Many thanks to Ms. Morton’s Grade 12 media class – good to see you again, great to talk to you again, and you made me think as much as I made you think.
June 26, 2012

Accolades Across the Country

Kind of neat that last night was a celebration of theatre in both Toronto and Vancouver, with the Doras at the St. Lawrence Centre and the Jessies at the Commodore Ballroom.

Love the Doras. Love the chance for as many folks as possible to get together, get gussied up, see each other, celebrate and blow off some steam. Love seeing folks I don’t get enough time to see throughout the year, and I’d imagine it’s the same at the Jessies. A genuine celebration. JOY indeed.

Thom Allison, you are a host to be reckoned with. And so many thanks to the awesome team at TAPA for putting on yet another amazing party.

Dora recipient list is here, Jessie recipient list is here.

The finery isn’t put away yet for me – tonight’s the annual Fundraiser for The Toronto Fringe Festival – hosted by David Mirvish and held in the menswear section of Honest Ed’s (I KNOW, right?) it’s guaranteed to be a Fringe-tastic night!

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