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THE SCOOP | Banff Centre Announces $10M Donation From Alberta Oil Industry

By Michael Vincent on February 26, 2019

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity today announced the Suncor Energy Foundation has donated $10M to be dispersed over five years through Banff’s Peter Lougheed Leadership Initiative. The donation marks one of the largest donations ever received in the Banff Centre’s 86-year history.

“Through this gift, our hope is more leaders have the opportunity to develop the perspectives and capabilities needed to create connections and spark a bright future for all Canadians,” said Eric Axford, Chair of the Suncor Energy Foundation Boardin a press release statement.

The funds will go to support Indigenous Leadership and Leadership for Social Impact/Innovation programs, including research, program design and development, faculty, and scholarships for participants from remote and underserved communities.

“This transformational gift from the Suncor Energy Foundation will empower the next generation of leaders to move communities forward, and help them navigate a wide spectrum of social, economic, and environmental conditions that are becoming more complex in today’s society,” said Janice Price, President and CEO of Banff Centre.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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THE SCOOP | Hamilton Philharmonic Appoints New Executive Director

By Michael Vincent on May 25, 2020

Kim Varian has been appointed as the new executive director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO), following the departure of former Exec Dir Diana Weir in January 2020.
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THE SCOOP | Three Major BC Arts Organisations Cancel Seasons Until 2021-22

By Michael Vincent on May 21, 2020

Three of Victoria’s largest arts organisations, The Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria, and Dance Victoria, have announced they will be suspending physical programming for the next 18-months through 2021/22.
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THE SCOOP | Toronto Arts Groups Launch New Online Culture Hub

By Michael Vincent on May 13, 2020

Local Toronto-based arts organisations collaborate to launch Arts@Home, a new hub for free community-driven cultural resources.
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