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Cranbrook director wins prestigious theatre award

Terry Miller is pictured receiving the  2014 Eric Hamber Award at a ceremony in Kamloops, Saturday, July 12. Presenting the award is Debbie Helf, 2013 recipient. - Kevin Higgins photo
Terry Miller is pictured receiving the 2014 Eric Hamber Award at a ceremony in Kamloops, Saturday, July 12. Presenting the award is Debbie Helf, 2013 recipient.
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Cranbrook Community Theatre's Board of Directors, along with Theatre BC, are proud to announce that Terry Miller is the recipient of the 2014 Eric Hamber Award.

Terry received the award in Kamloops, this past weekend, during Theatre BC's Mainstage Theatre Festival's awards gala.

"This is a huge and unexpected honour," said Miller. "None of us expects to be recognized like this for what we do in community theatre. With great respect, humility, and joy, I accept this award."

The Hamber Award is the most prestigious community theatre honour in the province. It is awarded to a person, organization, or group who have made an outstanding contribution to community theatre in British Columbia over an extended period.

"Any project Terry has taken on is always done to the best of his ability; he works tirelessly and always seems have more to give in order to help others" said CCT President Lorraine Harvey. "This is all done on a volunteer basis, and Terry is plays big part in keeping Cranbrook Community Theatre and the heritage building it is housed in, going."

Terry has been involved with CCT for over 30 years and has been active on stage, behind the scenes, and as a board member. In those 30 plus years, Terry has served as Board President, Production Manager, Building Manager, and currently sits on the Society's fundraising committee. He has directed ten plays, his latest "Halo" opens CCT's season this October.

In 2005, CCT Lifetime member and past Board President, Bud Abbott, received the Hamber Award.

Eric Hamber was BC's 15th Lieutenant Governor (1936-1944) and Chancellor of the University of British Columbia.

Since 1932, Theatre BC has served as the parent association for community theatres across the province. Each July, the Mainstage Theatre Festival features winning community theatre productions from the ten provincial Zone Festivals.

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