Fixing Up This World 5:080:00/5:08
Funny Day Saturday 2:580:00/2:58
Down Albert Street 2:490:00/2:49
The Spirit of Song 3:550:00/3:55
You and Me 2:180:00/2:18
Linda's Song 3:240:00/3:24
Face To Face 2:130:00/2:13
True Confessions 4:380:00/4:38
Small Talk 3:350:00/3:35
When Greg died, two of his friends — Alice and Grant Burton — were instrumental in setting up the "Greg Bond Musical Theatre Fund," where donations in Greg's name could be made through the Toronto Community Foundation.
We are proud to celebrate Greg's memory through our primary granting focus of recognizing students, individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to Canada's musical theatre community,
The award recipients exemplify the cooperative spirit, integrity and dedication to excellence that made Greg so well loved by his fellow musicians, cast mates and crew members.
Sheridan College (Toronto)
Sheridan College established the first "Greg Bond Memorial Award" of $1,000 in 1991. Co-founded by Rod Maxwell (also co-founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Sheridan) their Music Theatre Performance Program has become one of the most sought-after of its kind in Canada, providing theoretical and practical training in the core disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. Recipients are selected from recent graduates who are "making change within the arts community."
2023 UPDATE: We are thrilled to announce that we have been able to increase the annual "Alumni" award (for a qualified graduate) to $2,000. Additionally, we have created a second annual $2,000 award, which will go to a deserving fourth-year student. This year, both awards will be presented in-person, on April 27, at the Oakville campus convocation ceremony.
(We are currently working on the list of recent award winners.)
2023—Kimmy Truong (Alumnus)
1999—Brian Elliot and Jackie Hadley Mustakas.
1997—Stephen Patterson: A hard working performer who used the money to continue with lessons.
1995—Deanna Overland: Felt very rewarded to receive recognition after many years from early childhood of diligent struggle.
1994—Michelle Berting Brett: Studied for many years before entering Sheridan. Used the money to make a demo tape which furthered her career.
1992—Susan Greenfield: Susan was a nurse who was attracted to the theatre in Red Deer. She used the money to buy a piano and found the encouragement very helpful.
1991—David Connolly: David is a dancer/choreographer. He was born with no feet but hasn't let that hold him back from a successful stage career.
The Betty Mitchell Awards (Calgary)
Named for Dr. Betty Mitchell — a pioneer of the theatre in Greg's beloved hometown — the "Bettys" were created in 1998 to celebrate and honour outstanding achievement in Calgary’s professional theatre community. From 1998–2019, the annual recipients of the "The Greg Bond Memorial Award" were selected by a jury — and received a $1,000 cash prize — for outstanding contribution to musical theatre in Calgary.
2013—Onalea Gilbertson (pictured above with Ruth Bond)
2005—Elaine Higgin Case
2004—Joe Slabe: Founding artistic director of Forte Musical Theatre Guild
2001—Marilyn Perkins: Founder of Westside Singers
2000—Bob Foster: Musical Director, performer and composer
1998—Tom Doyle: Teacher, composer, performer and playwright.
Timmins Concert Singers
Greg performed twice with the Singers and as usual, he made a big impression. 😁 Created in 1977, under the direction of Rosanne Simunovic, the Timmins Youth Singers combined the voices of local youth, providing the opportunity to explore various styles of music. Later evolving into the Timmins Concert Singers, they continue to perform Christmas and Spring concerts, pursuing a variety of repertoire and sharing the stage with world class Canadian performers. The winners of $250 were:
1998—Sylvain Boissonneault, Jessica Hince and Aileen Roy
1997—Ginette Hebert and Matthew Humphreys
Parent-Child Mother Goose
This one-time award of $500 went to The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program for disadvantaged families, where parents and their young children learn to share the power and pleasure of oral rhymes, songs, and stories.