It’s good news for local student Tori Wines, as she is the proud recipient of Spinning Reels fourth annual bursary.
Tori attended BMLSS and actively participated there, she was Deputy Prime Minister for Student Parliament. She is a member of the school’s gold-medal winning Canadian Improv team for three years. She has also been involved with Shakespeare in the Park, and has been working with over 200 young people in the local community in production and acting roles. She is attending York University undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a new program that only accepts thirty people each year.
“It’s amazing that we have boards like Spinning Reels who support the arts and students like me to attend university and to offer the support available for students like me to give back to the community . It is so important and there are not that many in our area that cater specifically to artistic production. I can’t tell you how much this money will help for the year ahead and I hope you will continue to support other young artists as they are starting out as well” Tori said.
Tori will be spending the $1,000 on her course and books.
The criteria for the award state candidates must be students in their final year of study, who will be seeking admission into first-year undergraduate studies at a university or college in one of the following disciplines: Film Studies, Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Animation Arts Programs, Film and Television Production, Theatre Arts– Production or Performance, Digital Media Arts.
The board of Spinning Reels is happy to contribute this bursary to the education of local students knowing it will make a difference.
Spinning Reels is a local not for profit group of volunteers bringing independent movies to Muskoka. They are affiliated with the Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group, providing filmgoers in under-served communities transformative experiences through access to Canadian and International film.
Sandy Yudin who has been on the board for ten years and is part of the sub group for bursaries said, “It is nice to be able to help someone with their education and hopefully end up with Tori bring her films to Bracebridge for us all to see one day”.
An Oscar may make its way to Bracebridge one of these years.