Kate Murphy Bursary Fund

for One Piano, Clawhammer banjo, or Stepdance Learner at our 2022 Family Camp

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In honour of the late

Kate Murphy

(1950-2021) 

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Founder of the Mulligan Dancers, part of several bands, including Murphy’s Law and the Dawnbreakers, and loyal friend to all. This fund is to encourage young people with an interest in the traditions that Kate particularly loved, by sending them to AlgomaTrad's family camp where they can work with some of the best teacher/performers in the country for a magical week.


Anyone interested in applying for this bursary should write a short paragraph or record a short phone video about their music/dance background and interests. The committee, made up of Kate’s friends and family, will announce decisions in by June 30th, 2022.


Please email sarah@algomatrad.ca with your submissions by June 20th.

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Anne Lederman, Kate Murphy,
& Ian Bell

BURSARIES

AlgomaTrad has several bursary funds to support those who need financial help to participate in our camp and programs. For a description of each bursary and how to apply, please see below.

Bursaries are funded by generous supporters and help people in need attend AlgomaTrad. If you would like to donate to an existing bursary, please click on the "donate to fund" button beside the name of the bursary.

Annie Bartlett Bursary Fund

for One Learner at our 2022 Family Camp

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In honour of the late

Annie Bartlett

(1998-2018) 

AlgomaTrad was a life changing experience for Annie. Dance calling and art brought her new direction, joy and confidence in her teenage years. 

When she was granted a ‘Make A Wish’, she chose to speak at a youth rally about her Cystic Fibrosis and about how she did not want to be defined as a sick girl but as a ‘Speaker. Activist. Artist. Dance Caller.’

 

Annie’s speech was a big success and, despite her frequent, lengthy stays in hospital, many speaking opportunities followed. With her husband Jack and family, she had an exciting life full of travel, joy and opportunities. 

 

And Annie’s highlight? Bringing people together and Dance Calling at her own wedding with Pat and Julie’s band playing.

 

Anyone interested in applying for this bursary should write a short paragraph or record a short phone video about their interests. Annie’s family and friends will announce decisions in June 30th, 2022.

Please email sarah@algomatrad.ca with your submissions by June 20th.

Annie Bartlett at We Day
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Nicholas Missere Bursary Fund

for All AlgomaTrad Learners

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In honour of the late

Nicholas Missere

(1993-2002) 

This fund is to remember the fun-loving and musical example of our fellow fiddler Nicholas Augusto Missere. AlgomaTrad aims to do this by providing financial assistance to people who strive to expand their experience of traditional music, dance, and art as they continue to grow in their understanding of music, dance, and art in their lives. 

 

In remembering the joy and talents of Nicholas, we offer financial aid from this bursary fund in areas of traditional music, dance, and art instruction and performance, with an emphasis on inspiring learners of these activities.

 

This bursary fund can:

  • assist a learner to attend the Algoma Traditional Music and Dance and Heritage Arts Family Camp;

  • assist individuals to enhance their music, dance or art abilities through workshops or lessons offered by
    AlgomaTrad throughout the year;

  • be utilized from time to time, as determined by the AlgomaTrad Board of Directors, to assist the operations of the AlgomaTrad Family Camp in providing activities that promote the growth of
    traditional music, dance and art in the Algoma region.


Anyone interested in applying for this bursary should email music@algomatrad.ca.