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2013 Tim Sims Award Nominees Announced

Toronto, September 27, 2013 - The Tim Sims Encouragement Fund and the Ontario Arts Foundation are pleased to announce the nominees of the annual Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Awards.


This year's nominees are...






These five exceptional young comedians and comedy act will perform for the coveted Tims Sims Encouragement Award at the Cream of Comedy 2013 presented by the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund and the Second City, and hosted by one of the current stars of CTV’s “Satisfaction” Pat Thornton (2005 Tim Sims Award nominee!). An esteemed jury will select one grand prize winner who will walk away with a cheque for $5,000.


CREAM OF COMEDY 2013, hosted by Pat Thonton

Monday, October 28th at 8:00pm

The Second City Theatre, 51 Mercer Street

Tickets: $15 + tax

Box office: 416-343-0011

About the Tim Sims Encouragment  Fund
Now in its 18th year, The Tim Sims Encouragement Fund (www.timsims.com) supports and promotes promising comedic performers in the early stages of their careers. The TSEF was established in 1995 by Lindsay Leese in memory of comedian Tim Sims, well known for his brilliant talent and his dedication to supporting new talent.

About the Ontario Arts Foundation
Established in 1991 as a public charitable foundation, the Foundation holds over 300 endowments totaling more than $60 million and pays out over $2 million annually in support of the arts in Ontario.

List of Previous Tim Sims Award Winners

For more information, please contact:

Deanna Palazzo
Producer, Tim Sims Encouragement Award
Tel: (647) 407-8615


Alan Walker
Executive Director, Ontario Arts Foundation
Tel: (416) 969-7413


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