courtesy Ashley Callingbull
Adam Beach and Ashley Callingbull at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala.

Needed: Selfless Souls to Party With Adam Beach and Ashley Callingbull!

ICTMN Staff
6/27/14

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation is seeking nominees for its 10th annual awards, and the winners will get to attend the star-studded gala in October.

Dreamcatcher Fund Communications Director Ashley Callingbull (yes, the same Ashley Callingbull who is a model, Blackstone actress and Miss Universe Canada contender), Enoch Cree, contacted ICTMN with details on the nomination process and the big party.

Signed on to host the event are actors Adam Beach, Salteaux, and Lorne Cardinal, Cree, and legendary surf-pop group the Beach Boys will rock the house. A host of celebrities—Canadian and not, Native and non-Native—are expected to attend. In previous years, attendees have included actor Gil Birmingham, rapper Ludacris, country singer Shane Yellowbird, model Mariah Watchman, actor Emmanuel Lewis, and actor Eric Schweig (Blackstone)—just to name a few.

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An ideal nominee will be, according to the application, "a community organizer who has worked with either youth or community groups at the grassroots level and have not received the level of recognition deserving their work," and any Canadian Aboriginal is eligible. The awards are presented to recipients in five categories: Sports, Education, Arts and Entertainment, Health, and Lifetime Achievement.

The Gala will take place October 23, 1024, and nomination forms are due July 8click here to download the PDF. Alternatively, you can get the form from the official DCFund.ca site, where you can also learn a lot more about what the foundation's mission and activities.

To get an idea of the pageantry and flair of the big shindig, check out these personal photos Callingbull shared with ICTMN from a previous Dreamcatcher Gala:

Mariah Watchman and Ashley Callingbull at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala. Photo courtesy Ashley Callingbull.
Actress and singer Andrea Menard, Shane Yellowbird, Lisa Ground (Ashley's mom), and Ashley Callingbull at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala. Photo courtesy Ashley Callingbull.
Canadian Football League player JR Larose, Ashley Callingbull, and Shane Yellowbird at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala. Photo courtesy Ashley Callingbull.
Adam Beach and Ashley Callingbull at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala. Photo courtesy Ashley Callingbull.
Ashley Callingbull and Eric Schweig at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala. Photo courtesy Ashley Callingbull.
Rapper Kardinal Offishall and Ashley Callingbull at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala. Photo courtesy Ashley Callingbull.
Ashley Callingbull on the red carpet at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala. Photo courtesy Ashley Callingbull.

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Derek Stephen McPhail
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am a humble mixed-blood character from a small town in northern Ontario, who never blows his own horn. until recently, I spent twelve years as a project coordinator for a Canadian non-profit housing provider, called "Frontiers Foundation", working in numerous on and off-reserve communities coordinating new home construction and home improvement projects. also, developed a series of no budget promotional videos, CDs and theatrical events with Charles Catto, the recently deceased founding director, for fund raising. have also spent many years as "uncle Steve", a singer/songwriter/guitarist in a Canajun Blues band, called "The Uncles"; and have self-produced a series of "uncle Steve" CDs. feel free to check out a recent collection, called "Feed The Hummingbirds", which can be previewed at: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=uncleSteveMcP. despite being a wacky bonehead, who fortunately many years ago gave up the demon alcohol, am still the "life of the party". am also developing two original feature film screenplays: a Gothic western, called "Outlaw Trail" and a small town time-travel romantic comedy, called "Dreaming Together"; so, am keen to schmooze with talented native actors and producers.
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