The results are in from the Arty Awards

A past “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” contestant was honoured last weekend during the annual Arty Awards in Abbotsford.

A past “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” contestant was honoured last weekend during the annual Arty Awards.

Charlene Hart, 24, danced her way to the top five on the popular show back in 2010, but  came in first place with the Abbotsford Arts Council on Oct. 29, as Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Dance.

The local dancer was recogized not only for her skill and talent, but for her community involvement as well.

Hart volunteers her time teaching young children the art form, and also dances in support of several community activities.

Others artists awarded were:  Brent Ellis for Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Music and Outstanding Youth Emerging Artist (Elementary school); Sheridan Tochkin for Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Theatre; Irene Enns for Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts; Gwynne Hunt for Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts; Dave Farmer for Outstanding Arts Advocate; Ann Grundy for Outstanding Emerging Artist; B. Et han Murley for Outstanding Youth Emerging Artist (secondary school); and Ernie Poignant for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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