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

Ruth Urbasik

In 2007, Ruth Urbasik became the Footnotes third recipient of the award. Ruth had started performing, singing and dancing at the age of four. She has entertained in hospitals, nursing and senior residences, for service groups and in various theatres in southern Ontario for over 60 years.

She was one of the founding members of the earliest version of the Burlington Footnotes Company. Ruth is currently Chairman of Community Service Shows for the Burlington Footnotes and organizes on average 10 shows a year.

In 2007 alone, she has performed at various venues in over 30 shows with three different groups: Side By Side (a 4-piece band), The Singing Strummers (guitar, banjo and vocalists) and the Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe (where she also teaches two classes).


Civic Award

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Ruth Urbasik