Mary Walsh is set to receive another lifetime achievement award at the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to throw in the towel just yet.
The iconic Newfoundand writer and performer is this year’s recipient of Earle Grey Award at the Canadian Screen Awards, an award she’s already shared as a member of the Codco team in 2002, back when the awards were still known as the Geminis.
But for Walsh — famous for her work on Codco, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Hatching Matching and Dispatching, as well as numerous other performances that include her role on Little Dog — it somehow seems right that’s she’s won more than a few lifetime achievement awards
In 2012, she was also honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.
“I’m thrilled to get it,” Walsh said in an interview with the St. John’s Morning Show. “When you get older in this business, you kind of get … put on the garbage heap.”
But Walsh, who helped launch Codco as a renegade theatrical troupe in downtown St. John’s in the Seventies, is still going strong.