This award is given to one special lady in our chorus annually. A member that goes above and beyond. It is someone who makes others feel special and that is an "asset" to the chorus, not only in talent but in everything they say and do.
2021 - Renée Carey and Lorraine Gagnon-Lacroix
2020 - Sue Heighway
2019 - Diane Warner
2018 - Ryan Phillips 2017 - Catherine Kalijundic
2016 - Bev Nicholson 2015 - Geri Loukes 2014 - Gwen May 2013 - Frances Logan 2012 - Sue Heighway 2011 - Mary Manion 2010 - Barbara Floyd 2009 - Carol Smith
2008 - Marg Allen 2007 - Diane Warner 2006 - Raymonde Dupuis 2005 - Stephanie Jukes 2004 - Sue Johnston 2003 - Ruth Price 2002 - Cheryl Hurst 2001 - Faye Burkey 2000 - Gaylle Turner 1999 - Ava Tomlinson 1998 - Diane McCormack 1997 - Jo Masters 1996 - Ellen Schmelzie 1995 - Janice Mowat 1994 - Carolyn Armstrong, (One of DSC's Founders)
Gaylle Turner Award - (Durham Shores Founding Director)
This award is to honour the personal commitment to a high level of learning and achievement. It is for a member who has been part of the chorus for more than a year and who has shown their commitment to increase the quality of their personal vocal mechanism and/or a commitment to share their knowledge with their section or the chorus at large. This commitment to learning is demonstrated by doing such things as: attending regional or international music schools, being present for coaching sessions, seeking PVIs, or seeking outside musical training.
The Music Team (Section Leaders, Assistant Directors and the Director) will put forth nominees for this award, and the selection of the recipient will be made by past winners of the award.
2011 - Kelsey Braiden 2010 - Diane Warner 2009 - Carol Smith 2008 - Jean Lorish 2007 - Marg "Mugsie" Allen 2006 - Stephanie Jukes