Consulate General of Canada-Dallas To Sponsor 2017 Ernie Kovacs Award


Dallas VideoFest honors Canada’s own, Kids in the Hall co-founders Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald with the coveted Ernie Kovacs Award on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Alamo Drafthouse Richardson.

Both Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald will be in attendance in Dallas, Texas, to receive the award and will be on hand for a panel discussion, a Q&A with fans and a rare screening of the iconic Kids in the Hall film BRAIN CANDY (1996). Foley and McDonald are being recognized for careers that span more than 30 years, including acting, producing and writing on television, film and stage and especially for their breakout roles playing a multitude of characters in The Kids in the Hall television series which ran from 1988-1995 in Canada and then in the USA.

“Ernie (Kovacs) once said, ‘Television is often called a medium because it’s neither rare nor well-done.’ This year, we will be honouring Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald, two of the great comic minds behind ‘The Kids in the Hall,’ a show which we feel Mr. Kovacs would grant as an exception to that assessment. This event celebrates the enduring power of comic genius, which transcends both geography and generations,” said Vasken Khabayan, Acting Consul General of Canada-Dallas.

About the Consulate General of Canada-Dallas

The Consulate General of Canada, based out of Dallas, is responsible for representing Canada in Texas and the four states that surround Texas: Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The Consulate works to promote Canada-U.S. collaboration in many different areas: encouraging the trade and investment that keep the two countries’ economies growing; strengthening cooperation around security and defense; helping to facilitate people-to- people exchanges in the arts, research, and education; and enhancing business ties and strategic partnerships in everything from energy and the environment, to aerospace, to agriculture and not least, to culture and the arts.

In addition to celebrating Canada’s 150 anniversary of Confederation earlier this year, the Consulate General is happy to celebrate its own 50th anniversary of its establishment in Dallas this month.

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