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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. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years 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. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years 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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GIVEAWAY | Win 2 Tickets To See Esprit Orchestra's Grand Slam!

By Ludwig Van on March 15, 2019

Esprit Orchestra plays Koerner Hall on Sunday, March 24, 2019 —  enter now for a chance to see them free, on us!
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PRIMER | The Orpheus Choir Of Toronto Know How To Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Brian Chang on March 5, 2019

The Orpheus Choir of Toronto has taken the theme of International Women’s Day wholeheartedly and channelled it into four brand new compositions by female composers with words from female authors.
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SCRUTINY | RCM Offers Moderate Magic From Mozart's The Magic Flute

By Arthur Kaptainis on March 21, 2019

The Glenn Gould School's bare-bones production of The Magic Flute offered intermittent charm but uneven vocal quality.
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