Crofton House School Alumnae Award

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My launch into musical theatre can be traced to the old gymnasium of Crofton House School in Vancouver where I appeared in a production of Moliere’s timeless comedy, Le Bourgeois Gentleman. My dear Dad had these vintage photos tucked away, and I remember how proud he and my mother were when I was awarded ‘Best Actor’.

On March 2nd I’m returning to the school to receive another award! To my surprise and honour I have been selected as the recipient of the Crofton House School 2018 Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award. The Alumnae Junior Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Isabel Chen, and it will be a great honour to share the stage with this remarkable young woman.

Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Crofton House School and the CHS Alumnae Association are pleased to present this year’s Alumnae Achievement Award winners. The Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an alumna in recognition of her outstanding dedication and accomplishment toward her life’s work. The Alumnae Junior Achievement Award is presented to a young alumna, under 40 years of age, in recognition of her accomplishments in making a difference in the lives of others.

Ann Mortifee C.M. ’65

The Crofton House School Alumnae Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award winner – Ann Mortifee C.M. ’65 for her outstanding accomplishments in the performing arts and her tireless work raising awareness towards a wide range of social and environmental issues.

Ann graduated from Crofton House in 1965 and began her career in the performing arts. Ann has composed a number of musicals, as well as scores for ballets, operas and award-winning television specials; she has written over 300 songs and has recorded 10 albums.

In addition to receiving multiple nominations for Genie and Juno Awards, Ann has also been the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including the Order of Canada (1991), YWCA Woman of Distinction Award (1992), and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). In the midst of her successful musical career, Ann realized music’s power to raise social awareness for a variety of causes that range from world peace to the environment. In addition to her dedicated work with patients in palliative care, Ann has brought monumental awareness to the power of self, the necessity of environmental protection and the importance of social innovation.

In addition to her great contributions and promotion of care for patients in palliative care through her Healing Journey projects, Ann facilitates consciousness workshops and has co-founded two foundations for social innovation and environmental awareness.

Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

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