The Charter Women’s Award

The first ALCTF Charter Women’s Award – Musical Theatre Performance Program given to a second year female student for outstanding improvement in vocal music in Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance was presented to Hadley Mustakas.  The selection was made by the program faculty.

Hadley Mustakas
Hadley Mustakas. Photo credit: Lifetouch Photography

The award was part of a virtual presentation held on 10 June 2022.  This allowed Charter Women Zora Buchanan, Jean Edwards and Mary Jane Large as well as past and current Foundation directors Bill Buchanan, Kiimberly deWitte Catherine Hurley, Judith Davidson-Palmer and Wendy Rowney to ‘zoom in’.  The event included awards and musical and dance performances by the talented students in the program.

This award, in recognition of the Charter Women of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and their outstanding contributions to the Club’s artistic disciplines, has been established by the Foundation to provide an annual award of $500 to support exceptional Canadian women artists.

Initial funding has been provided through donations by Club Charter Women Zora Buchanan, Jean Edwards, Pat Fairhead, and Mary George, former Club President and current Foundation President Marianne Fedunkiw and Foundation Director Catherine Hurley.

Charter Women celebrate 25th anniversary in 2010

Charter Women's Club

FRONT ROW: Anne Mirvish, Jeanie Hersenhoren, Lela Wilson, Margaret McBurney, Connie Briant, Jean Edwards, Jessica Steven
BACK ROW: Mary Tuck Corelli, Di Hore, Janet Rough Young, Zora Buchanan, Diane Kruger, Margaret Ludwig, Mary-Jane Large, Kathleen Hermant, Harriet ‘Sis’ Weld

This award, in recognition of the Charter Women of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and their outstanding contributions to the Club’s artistic disciplines, has been established by the Foundation to provide an annual award of $500 to support exceptional Canadian women artists.

Initial funding has been provided through donations by Club Charter Women Zora Buchanan, Jean Edwards, Pat Fairhead, and Mary George, former Club President and current Foundation President Marianne Fedunkiw and Foundation Director Catherine Hurley.