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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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SCRUTINY | Xiao Nan Yu's Farewell Performance In "The Merry Widow" A Must See

By Paula Citron on June 20, 2019

Xiao Nan Yu is ending her glittering twenty-two-year career as Principal dancer with the National Ballet in the manner she so richly deserves.
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REPORT | New Study Argues For More Improvisation In Classical Music

By Anya Wassenberg on July 2, 2019

A recent study by Imperial College London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in the UK provides a convincing argument for improvisation in classical music.
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THE SCOOP | Sistema Toronto Lands $72K Grant For At-Risk Kids

By Michael Vincent on July 18, 2019

Sistema Toronto has announced they have received a sizeable grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to give children in need the opportunity to hone their musical abilities.
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