Marysburgh Mummers Graduation Award
The Marysburgh Mummers are an ever changing group of volunteers of all ages. People come and go. Children start young and grow up on the Mt. Tabor stage. When they graduate, they move on to different experiences.
Recognizing younger volunteers
The Mummers Awards started as part of Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s Awards night. Ten years later, “when we took a look at the Mummers who graduated high school, several of them had not attended PECI”, said Bruce Dowdell, Mummer chairperson. “Some lived outside the County. Others chose to take the Theatre program at Centennial and some of our Mummer families have recently left the area all together. Many of these young people contributed a great deal to past Mummer shows. We decided to change our awards criteria to enable us to recognize their achievements.”
The awards are available to graduating Mummers whether they are moving on to post-secondary education or not. It is our way of honouring the work that these kids put into the arts and the Mummers during their high school years. Theatre is all about thinking outside the box, and some of our graduates are moving in different directions, including work and travel.