Kate BarnesKate Barnes; photo by Kayla BurnettWe are delighted to invite you to the Lifetime Contribution Award Celebration for Kate Barnes!

Sunday, September 26, 2021
4:00-6:00 p.m. ET
via Zoom
Click here to register for the Zoom event.

Last year, we announced Kate Barnes as the 2020 recipient of the CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award. The award ceremony we originally planned for September 2020 was sadly cancelled due to the pandemic, but we are delighted to announce the details of the rescheduled event. Although some in-person events will likely have resumed by this point, we have decided to create an online celebration so that we can include as many people as possible, and to make it easy to attend for Kate’s friends, family, and well-wishers from across the continent.

The event will include the award presentation, several group musical contributions, photos, videos, personal reminiscences, tributes and much more.

We will also be inviting participants to record some pieces of music to share at the event. We will notify all registered participants when submissions are open for this.

Share your memories in our Scrapbook

As part of the celebration, we would like to gather your good wishes, stories, reminiscences, and/or reflections on Kate's influence in your life in order to create a digital scrapbook for Kate. We are seeking contributions in the form of text, video, or photos (with some explanation of the content of the photo). You can be funny. You can be serious. You can be heartfelt. You can be silly. Kate will love hearing from you, however you want to share your wishes.

If you would like a prompt to help you gather your thoughts, you may want to choose one or more of these questions:

  • What would you like to wish for Kate at this special occasion?
  • What is one (or more) of your favorite memories of something involving Kate?
  • How has Kate's presence in the world had an impact on you?

If one or more of these prompts is helpful, wonderful! However, they are not required; you may share whatever you wish to say to Kate.

To share your contribution, please fill out this submission form. The form will allow you to upload a limited number of photos, if you have video files or a larger number of photos you would like to share, please email us to arrange this. The deadline for accepting contributions is Sept. 1, and the scrapbook will then be posted on our website and shared at the celebration event

If you have questions about the event or your contribution to the scrapbook, please email crispin@cdss.org

Jeanne Morrill & Ruth Reiner—event committee co-chairs
Crispin Youngberg—CDSS LCA coordinator

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