BIG Awards are part of the BIG on Bloor Festival opening ceremonies on the Bloordale Stage at 1141 Bloor Street, July 20, 2013, 1:00 PM.
Elected officials, Councilor Ana Bailão of Ward 18, Jonah Schein, Member of Provincial Parliament, and Andrew Cash, Canadian Member of Parliament, will present awards to outstanding local citizens.
Please check back to see the list of 2013 award winners!
If you have a suggestion – someone you think should be an award winner – contact your local elected official mentioned above and make your recommendation.
Please invite the family, friends and community to join us in honouring our out-standing citizens on July 20, 2013, 1:00 pm.
“Nowhere in the City of Toronto do we have the unique level of culture, talent, and creativity as in our own backyard. Whether it is that neighbour maintaining the community garden, or that parent starting a new recreation art program for youth, we may not know their names, but we are surrounded by their positive contributions as community leaders. The BIG awards are our chance to learn about the incredible projects taking place in our neighbourhood and recognize those people who make our area a special place to live, work and play.”
- Ana Bailão, City Councilor of Ward 18
“The BIG Awards are a great way to honour the local groups and individuals who work so hard to improve our communities. I am proud to be able to recognize those doing outstanding work in Davenport.”
- Jonah Schein, Member of Provincial Parliament
“A community is as good as the people in it. In Davenport we have great people—people willing to put in countless hours volunteering, people willing to put their significant gifts, skills and intelligence to the purpose of creating a thriving community that cares for each other. It is important that from time to time we take the time to honour those unsung heroes in our midst who help make Davenport such a great place to live, to work and to be.”
- Andrew Cash, Canadian Member of Parliament
Thank you to Sonia D’Agostino, Coordinator of the 2013 BIG Awards
Andrew Prosser Prize is presented by the Bloordale BIA and Ana Bailao for emerging practitioners in animation, journalism, photography or video.
The Andrew Prosser Prize is awarded in his memory, 1988 – 2010. Andrew Prosser was a Bloordale resident and activist, a volunteer with the Bloordale BIA, a member of TAIS: Toronto Animated Image Society, a contributing editor and founder of Bloor Magazine and creator of Bloordale videos: The New Bloor Festival, A Mayor for Bloordale and Gloam. His talent as a writer, actor, photographer, musician and videographer, and his humor and generosity is sorely missed by Bloordale friends, neighbours, BIA and the City of Toronto.
The 2012 BIG Awards were coordinated by Sonia D’Agostino, the 2011 BIG Awards, by Erin Mays.