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Provincial Task Forces

Each provincial initiative is supported by a volunteer group known as the Provincial Task Force which helps develop connections and partnerships with other initiatives, networks and sectors. As part of the role they play in helping to promote and develop provincial events, representatives from each Provincial Task Force are also encouraged to connect with their counterparts in other provinces to encourage continuity, collaborative learning, and to exchange ideas and strategies.

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Alberta

Sarah Iley
Chair, Alberta Task Force
Manager of Culture, the City of Calgary

Claire-Simone Becq
Ceramic Artist
Alberta College of Art + Design Student

Sarah Blue
Market and Community Outreach
Cambrian House

Rick Curtis
Executive Director
Alberta Recreation & Parks Association

Robert Davis
Executive Director
Rosebud Theatre

Colin Jackson
Chair
Imagination 150

John Mahon
Executive Director
Edmonton Arts Council

Erica Mattson
Director of Marketing & Communications
Calgary Arts Development Agency

Tom McCabe
CEO, Theatre Calgary
Chair, Premier's Council on Arts & Culture

Alexander Middleton
Co-Chair
ArtsScene

Penny Ritco 
Executive Director
Citadel Theatre

Terry Rock
President & CEO
Calgary Arts Development Agency

Tom Thackeray
Ex officio Task Force member
Assistant Deputy Minister
Government and Program Support Services Division, Services Alberta
and
Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Culture & Community Spirit, Culture Division

Alison Turner
Communications Director
Edmonton Arts Council

Contact the Alberta Task Force via email

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British Columbia

Beth Carter

Director-Curator

Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

Douglas Durand

Cultural Planner, Cultural Services

City of Vancouver

Michael Fera
Program & Events Coordinator
Place des Arts

Rob Gloor

Executive Director

Alliance for Arts and Culture


Caroline Ivey

Cultural Services Coordinator

City of Kelowna

Howard Jang

Professor of Professional Practice, School for Contemporary Arts
Director of the SFU Woodward's Cultural Unit
Simon Fraser University

Liesl Jauk

Manager, Community Cultural Development

City of Richmond

Sheila McKinnon

Manager, Arts Services

City of Surrey

Barb McLean

Cultural Services Officer

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission

Lucille Pacey

President & CEO

Arts Umbrella

Jean-François Packwood
Executive Director

Francophone Cultural & Artistic Council of BC

Joan Roberts
Executive Director
Place des Arts

Judy Robertson

Chair, BC Task Force
Communications Specialist

Metro Vancouver


Paul Sontz

Manager, Cultural Tourism and Tickets Tonight

Tourism Vancouver


 


Contact the British Columbia Task Force via email

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Manitoba

Culture Days Manitoba Board of Directors

Jean Giguère, C.M.
Co-Chair & President, Culture Days Manitoba Board
Vice-Chair, Culture Days National Board
Director, Business for the Arts
Chair Emeritus, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Sylviane Lanthier
Co-Chair & Vice-President, Culture Days Manitoba Board
Executive Director, Centre culturel franco-manitobain

Thomas Sparling
Secretary-Treasurer, Culture Days Manitoba Board
Executive Director, Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba

Barbara Warrack
Retired Music Coordinator, Seven Oaks School Division

Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Cherry Karpyshin
General Manager, Prairie Theatre Exchange  

Crystal Kolt
Cultural Coordinator
, Flin Flon Arts Council 

Dominic Lloyd
Programs and Arts Development Manager
, Winnipeg Arts Council

Dorothy Dobbie
Past President
, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Javier Schwersensky

Director of Marketing, Sales and Programs
, The Manitoba Museum  

Jeff Herd
Executive Director
, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet 

Monica Lowe
Chair, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg Committee
Distribution Director, Winnipeg Film Group

Patricia Sanders

Associate Director of Policy, Planning and Partnerships
, Manitoba Arts Council

Virginia McKee 
Planning and Program Analyst
, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection, 
Province of Manitoba

Culture Days Manitoba Task Force

Jean Giguère
Co-Chair, Culture Days Manitoba
Director, Culture Days National Board
Director, Business for the Arts
Chair Emeritus, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Sylviane Lanthier
Co-Chair, Manitoba Task Force
Executive Director
Centre culturel franco-manitobain

Dorothy Dobbie
Past President
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Bill Elliott
Director of Finance & Operations
The Winnipeg Art Gallery

Jeff Herd
Executive Director
Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Camilla Holland
General Manager
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Cherry Karpyshin
General Manager
Prairie Theatre Exchange

Crystal Kolt
Cultural Coordinator
Flin Flon Arts Council

Dominic Lloyd
Programs and Arts Development Manager 
Winnipeg Arts Council

Virginia McKee
Planning and Program Analyst
Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection
Province of Manitoba 

Patricia Sanders
Associate Director of Policy, Planning and Partnerships
Manitoba Arts Council

Trudy Schroeder
Executive Director
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Javier Schwersensky
Director of Marketing, Sales and Programs
The Manitoba Museum

Thomas Sparling
Executive Director
Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba 

Barbara Warrack
Retired Music Coordinator 
Seven Oaks School Division

Contact the Manitoba Task Force via email

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Amy House
Chair, Newfoundland & Labrador Task Force
Chair
Association of Cultural Industries of Newfoundland & Labrador

Gaylene Buckle
General Manager
Theatre Newfoundland Labrador

Gillian Davidge
Manager, Education and Public Programming Unit
The Rooms

Eleanor Dawson
Director of Arts, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Newfoundland and Labrador Government

Dr. Smita Joshi
Director
NL Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism

Patricia Parsons
Manager – Central Division
Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries

Donna Roberts

Labrador Cultural Outreach Officer
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Mona Rossiter
Commercial Coordinator
Suncor Energy

Reg Winsor
Executive Director
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council 

Contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Task Force via email

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New Brunswick

Jeanne-Mance Cormier
Co-chair, New Brunswick Task Force
Curator
Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton

Nadia Khoury
Co-chair, New Brunswick Task Force
Chair
New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts

Julie Basque
Société culturelle des Tracadilles

Tim Borlase
Chair
ArtsNB

Susan Chalmers-Gauvin
CEO
Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada

Akoulina Connell
Executive Director
ArtsNB

Brendan Doyle
Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts

Nathalie Dubois
Director, Arts Development
Dept. Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Jennifer Duguay
Tourism Manager
Town of Hampton

Jane Fullerton
CEO
NB Museum

Luc Gaudet
General Director
Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe

Francesca Holyoke
Department Head, Librarian
Archives and Special Collections, University of New Brunswick

Marie-Thérèse Landry
Director
Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles

Natalie Landry
Executive Director
NB Crafts Council

Nathalie Landry
Coordinator, New Brunswick Task Force
Communications Consultant
Écho Actions Communications

Cat LeBlanc
Member Services Director
NB Film Coop

Don Matheson
Executive Director
NB Youth Orchestra

Karen Matheson
Director of Education
Science East Science Centre

Melissa McCarthy
Archives Advisor
Council of Archives New Brunswick

Adda Mihailescu
Art Educator, Manager of Public Programs
Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Bill Mitchell
Assistant Regional Director
York Library Region

Ruth Murtgatroyd
Executive Director
Fredericton Regional Museum

Ingrid Pataki
Director
Gallery 78

Rosemary Polegato
Professor, Department of Commerce
Mount Allison University

Robert Powell
Mayor of Oromocto
Town of Oromocto

Krista Rae
Marketing & Public Relations Officer
Kings Landing Historical Settlement

Roxanne Richard
Cultural Development Officer
City of Moncton

Murielle Savoie
Cultural officer
Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne

Kate Thompson
Public Services Development Librarian
New Brunswick Public Library Service

Kate Wallace
Executive Director
ArtsLink NB

Amani Wassef
Director of Education/Community Engagement
Fredericton Playhouse

Angela Watson
Cultural Development Officer
City of Fredericton

Dawn Waye
Tourism Administrator
City of Miramichi

Caroline Young Walker
Program Consultant
Dept. Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Contact the New Brunswick Task Force via email

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Nova Scotia

Nancy Morgan
Chair, Culture Days Nova Scotia Task Force
Independent Arts Management Consultant
Outreach Coordinator, Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre
Interim Administrator, Performing Arts Lodge Halifax
Dartmouth, NOVA SCOTIA

Greg Guy
Senior Communications Officer
CBC Nova Scotia

Susan Jeffries
Community Development Officer
Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage

Jennie King
Sales and Marketing Manager
Neptune Theatre

Charlie Rhindress
Associate Artist
Neptune Theatre

Contact the Nova Scotia Task Force via email

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Ontario

Ontario Culture Days Board of Directors

Ontario Culture Days Incorporated as a not-for-profit in January 2015. Our founding board is made up of the following members:

Warren Garrett (Chair)
Executive Director
Ontario Presents

Anita Gaffney (Secretary)
Executive Director
Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Gary Filan (Treasurer)
Vice President Business Development
Aimia

Andrea Halwa
Executive Director
London Arts Council 

Maria Jurewicz
Senior Analyst, Consulting Group
TrojanOne

Ontario Culture Days Task Force

Adam Belovari
Culture Coordinator
City of Burlington

Adele Dobkowsky
Executive Director
Arts Build

Andrea Halwa
Executive Director
London Arts Council

Angela Paparizo
Cultural Planner
City of Burlington

Angie Aranda
Outreach and Events Coordinator
Neighbourhood Arts Network
Toronto

Anita Gaffney
Executive Director
Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Antoni Cimolino
General Director
Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Astero Kalogeropoulos
Manager – Arts, Culture, Festivals and Events l Economic Development
City of Waterloo

Bernadette Ward
Executive Director
Oakville Arts Council

Beth Angle
Arts & Culture Committee Staff Liaison
City of Niagara Falls

Brandon Moore
Communications Coordinator
Theatre Ontario

Carly Anderson
Coordinator
Arts Milton

Carol Bauer
Artist & Member Services
Quinte Arts Council

Carol Feeney
Executive Director
Quinte Arts Council

Cathy Masterson
Manager of Cultural Affairs
The City of Windsor

Charles Smith
Project Lead
Cultural Pluralism in the Performing Arts in Ontario (CPPAMO)
Toronto

Christopher Menard
Cultural Development Coordinator
City of Windsor

Claire Hopkinson
Executive Director
Toronto Arts Council

Dhira Ghosh
Event Coordinator
London Arts Council

Donna Goodwin
Tourism and Economic Development
Simcoe County

Eileen Smith
Arts and Culture Marketing Coordinator
Perth Arts Connect

Elizabeth Bender
Municipal Cultural Planning Coordinator
Township of Centre Wellington

Ellen Timms
General Manager
Port Credit BIA

Emily Trottier
Business Development Officer
Greater Sudbury Development Corporation

Erika Olsen
Project Manager
Kenora Arts Project

Erin Vaughan
Community Event Facilitator
City of North Bay

Gillian Hards
Cultural Services Coordinator
Town of Richmond Hill

Gordon Duff
Treasurer/Deputy CAO
Town of Minto

Gregory Peddie
Arts Development Coordinator
City of Brampton

Haleigh Fox
Cultural Event Coordinator
City of Orillia

Helen Yung
Independent Artist/Consultant
Culture Days

Jacoba Knaapen
Executive Director
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts

Jacqueline Soczka
Manager of Culture
City of Orillia

Jane Taylor
Facilities Director
Aurora Cultural Centre

Janis Luttrell
Recreation Programmer, Arts and Culture
City of Newmarket

Jen Rafter
Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
City of Guelph

Jennifer Tupling
Cultural Coordinator
City of St. Catharines

Jodi Hendriks
Culture & Community Enhancement Programmer, Recreation, Culture, & Wellness
Town of Pelham

Joelle Berlet
Culture Days Coordinator
Humber College

John Lindsay
Chair
Sudbury Arts Council

Kalsang Dolma
Drebu
Toronto

Karen Parker
Executive Director
Downtown Belleville BIA

Karina Douglas
Reference Librarian/Vice-President
Timmins Public Library/Porcupine Art Club

Kelly Schermerhorn
Culture Days Committee
Town of Greater Napanee

Kelly Stahl
Senior Advisor, HACE Creative Economy
Economic Development and Tourism, City of Brampton

Kerri King
Tourism Manager, Planning and Economic Development Department
Regional Municipality of Durham

Kiri Butter
Cultural Services Coordinator
City of Thunder Bay – Recreation & Culture Division

Kirsten Gunter
Director of Communications
Ontario Arts Council

Kristian Clark
Executive Director
CARFAC

Leah Bayly
Supervisor Cultural Services
City of Thunder Bay

Lindsey Shoenmakers
Tourism Coordinator
Regional Municipality of Durham

Lisa Abbott
Supervisor Events and Promotions, Culture Division
City of Mississauga

Lise King
Event Coordinator, Culture Days Corbeil
King’s Framing, Corbeil

Lori Medeiros
Special Events/Scheduler/Membership Coordinator
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Culture Centre

Lori Talling
Tourism Coordinator
Regional Municipality of Durham

Marie Lalonde
Executive Director
Ontario Museum Association

Marnie Lapierre
Coordinator for Festivals Events and Special Projects
City of Timmins

Melissa Foster
Communicators Coordinator
North York Arts

Mirella Tersigni
Community Development Coordinator
City Vaughan

Nadja Pelkey
Executive Director (interim)
Arts Council Windsor and Region

Natalie Kaiser
Executive Assistant
Toronto Arts Council/Toronto Arts Foundation

Nichole Anderson
Executive Director
Business for the Arts

Nicole Drake
Arts & Culture Coordinator
City of Brantford

Onalee Groves
Culture Officer
City of Barrie

Pam Mackenzie
Community Organizer
Timiskaming District

Patti Broughton
Executive Director
Guelph Arts Council

Robert Giarda
Communications Officer, Cultural Services Department
City of Kingston

Robert Williams
President
Municipal Cultural Planning Inc.

Samantha Rodin
Executive Director
York Region Arts Council

Sara Munroe
Arts and Culture Coordinator
City of Brantford

Sanjay Rangnekar
Coordinator
Arts Milton

Shelagh Paterson
Executive Director
Ontario Library Association

Sonya Poweska
Culture Program Specialist
Economic Development, City of Waterloo

Stephanie Vegh
Executive Director
Hamilton Arts Council

Stephen Near
Program Director
Hamilton Arts Council

Susan Nagy
Executive Director
Lakeshore Arts

Warren Garrett
Executive Director
Ontario Presents

Valerie King
Executive Director
Arts Council of Sault Ste Marie & District

Contact the Ontario Task Force via email

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Prince Edward Island

Henk van Leeuwen
Chair, Prince Edward Island Task Force
Executive Director
Culture PEI

Darrin White
Executive Director
PEI Council of the Arts

Peggy Reddin
Director of Arts Education
Confederation Centre of the Arts

Ghislaine Cormier
Executive Director
Fédération culturelle de l'IPÉ

Contact the Prince Edward Island Task Force via email

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Saskatchewan

Rose Gilks
Chair, Saskatchewan Task Force
General Manager
SaskCulture Inc.

Suzanne Campagne
Executive Director
Conseil culturel fransaskois

Marian Donnelly
Culture Days Coordinator
SaskCulture Inc.

Gerry Folk
Executive Director
Cultural Planning & Development
Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport

David Kyle
Executive Director
Saskatchewan Arts Board

Contact the Saskatchewan Task Force via email