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Gold Medal Awards

Gold Medals are awarded for each academic year (September 1 to August 31) in each province or designated region to the candidates in Levels 1 through 10 who have obtained the highest marks in each level and discipline. To qualify for Gold Medals Awards, candidates must obtain at least 80 percent on their practical examination and complete their academic co-requisites. For full details on Gold Medal eligibility, please consult a current syllabus.

The Gold Medal Awards Ceremonies are free community events held in six regions across Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario/Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.

Gold Medalists and their teachers are notified about their award and invited to the ceremony via email in early October. 

Dates and Locations

ATLANTIC CANADA GOLD MEDAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 PM
LIlian Piercey Concert Hall, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts 

MANITOBA GOLD MEDAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 PM 
Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg Art Gallery

VANCOUVER CELEBRATION WEEKEND

*NEW* British Columbia Gold Medal Awards Recital 
Saturday, November 5 at 3:00 PM (by invitation only)
Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music 
 
Vancouver Convocation and Gold Medal Awards Ceremony 
Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 PM​
Chan Shun Concert Hall, University of British Columbia 

CALGARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND 

*NEW* Alberta Gold Medal Awards Recital 
Saturday November 12 at 1:00 PM (by invitation only)
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library 
 
Calgary Convocation and Gold Medal Awards Ceremony
Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 PM
The Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University 

TORONTO CELEBRATION WEEKEND

*NEW* Ontario and Quebec Gold Medal Awards Recital 
Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 PM  (by invitation only)
Mazzoleni Hall, The Royal Conservatory 
 
Toronto Convocation and Gold Medal Awards Ceremony
Sunday, November 27 at 1:00 PM​
Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory 

SASKATCHEWAN GOLD MEDAL AWARDS CEREMONY 

Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 PM
University Theatre, University of Regina 

For more information about the Gold Medals awards and events, please send an email to goldmedals@rcmusic.ca