2018 PAT BEAVEN
Teaching credentials from McGill University launched Pat into what would become a life-long teaching career. She has been an early childhood educator and primary teacher, first in Montreal and then in Toronto.
Dance and theatre have been vital interests and elements of Pat’s life since childhood. After studying Highland dance, she went on to compete and perform across Canada and the US., then certified as a teacher, and is currently an Associate Member of both the BATD (British Assn. of Teachers of Dance) and SDTA (Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance). Pat is in her ... umpteenth year as an actor and director in regional, summer, and dinner theatre productions. She has extensive experience teaching drama and dance classes for preschoolers, teens, adults, and seniors, and regularly presents workshops nationally and internationally, where she shares her love of performing and enjoys learning from her students.
Any kind of creative pursuit - writing, doodling, problem-solving, making art of various kinds – is what makes life fun and gets Pat excited each and every day. “Creativity isn’t just art ... it’s the very essence of being human” is her true belief!
Pat Beaven has tirelessly devoted many years to both the Beach Celtic Festival and to her constant devotion to teaching both the dances and the essence of the Celtic ways.
Congratulations and Slainte!
2017 STEVE LAMB
2016 RORY SINCLAIR
2015 MEGHAN BOLD
2014 PASCAL THE IRISH LEPRACHAUN
2013 HUGO STRANEY
2012 CAROLE STIMMELL
2011 PARIS QUINN
2010 LORRAINE THEED