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K.W. Irmisch Award The City of Burlington's
Civic Award for Arts Person of the Year

Rosemarie Maurice

On September 2000, Rosemarie Maurice became the Footnotes’ first recipient. She introduced dance programs for older adults (55+) at the Burlington Seniors Centre in 1991. Classes have since grown from two per week to 10. For more than nineteen years, Rosemarie has taught and continues to teach in Hamilton, Ancaster and Oakville.

From 1995-2000, she was Director/Choreographer for the Footnotes, a seniors’ song and dance troupe and also provided choreographed routines for RBC Seniors Jubilee at Roy Thomson Hall, The Oakville Seniors Variety show, The Oakville Spectacular and the Hamilton Geritol Follies.

As part of the Burlington Mundialization Programme, both in 1999 and 2004, she undertook the responsibility of preparing members of the Footnotes to entertain citizens of Burlington's twin city Itabashi, in Japan.

From September 2001 until today, she remains as Founder/Artistic Director and President of the Board of Directors for Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe Inc., which now consists of more than 100 members. Rosemarie was also recently awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work with seniors in our community.


Civic Award

Rosemarie Maurice

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