Message from the Honorary Campaign Chairperson


For the past six years, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada has been enriching the hearts and minds of audiences with its unique art form and has become an acclaimed cultural ambassador for the region. In fact, as Pamela Scott Crace, Editor of Progress Magazine, has pointed out, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada has the potential of doing for Atlantic Canada what the Cirque du Soleil has done for the country as a whole. However, like virtually all other arts organizations in the world, the Company’s continued ability to flourish depends as much on private support as it does on government grants and gate receipts.


Today, the Company is poised to write an exciting new chapter of its success story as it sets its sights on soaring to new heights. This is a venture that is well worthy of all our generous support.


The Honorable Margaret Norrie McCain , O.C., O.N.B.



Message from Campaign Co-Chairs




Aldéa Landry, C.M., P.C., Q.C., President, Landal Inc. and Alex A. MacBeath, Global Leader, Privately Held Business Services, Grant Thornton International


Successful organizations combine far-reaching vision with genuine commitment, dauntless drive, remarkable innovation and astute business acumen. Over the course of its brief history, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada has demonstrated all of these qualities along with an extraordinary mastery of its art form.


In doing so, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada has served to enrich Atlantic Canada in a multitude of ways: opening the eyes and hearts of local audiences to the wonders of professional ballet, attracting exceptional artists from around the world who now call this region home and creating new opportunities and role models for young dancers in the region. And through its growing focus on touring, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada has extended a bridge between Atlantic Canada and the rest of Canada, the United States and Europe.


We are extremely proud and honoured to be associated with Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada. The Company is a glowing example of what can be accomplished through pure audacity and a sheer dedication to excellence. We are also incredibly enthusiastic about what this Company will certainly be able to achieve over the next five years and beyond — thanks to the much hoped for success of its major fundraising campaign!




Rex Anthony

Chair, FP Resources Limited

St John's NL


David Booth

President, Global Sales and Marketing Computer Science Corporation

Falls Church MA USA


Libby Burnham, CM, QC, DCL

Associate, Link Strategies

Toronto ON


Helena Cain

Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Xwave

Saint John NB


Hon Senator Catherine S Callbeck

Former Premier of Prince Edward Island

Bedeque PE, Ottawa ON


Dr Robert Campbell

President, Mount Allison University

Sackville NB


H Reuben Cohen, CC, QC, LLB, LLD

Chancellor Emeritus, Dalhousie University

Moncton NB


Rick Emberley

Executive Chairman, Bristol Group Inc

Halifax NS


Yvon Fontaine, Chevalier, Ordre des arts et des lettres (France)

President and Vice-Chancellor, Université de Moncton

Moncton NB


Hon Raymond Frenette

Former Premier of New-Brunswick

Pointe du Chêne NB


Susan Hicks

CEO and President, Technology Venture Corp

Moncton NB



Hon Bernard Lord, ONB

Former Premier of New Brunswick

President and CEO, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Moncton NB


Wade MacLauchlan

President, University of Prince Edward Island (June 2009)

Charlottetown PE


Clare McCain

Chair, Theatre New-Brunswick Foundation

Florenceville NB


Dr Dan O'Brien, CM, ONB

Former President, Saint-Thomas University

Chester NS


Steve Parker

Chairman and CEO, CCL Group

Halifax NS


Hon Brenda Robertson, CM, ONB

Senator, Retired

Moncton NB


Allan Shaw, CM, LLD

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Shaw Group

Halifax NS


Dr Tom Traves

President, Dalhousie University

Halifax NS


Hon Camille Thériault

Former Premier of New Brunswick

President, Fédération des Caisses Populaires Acadiennes

Caraquet NB


Hon Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, ONB, DHC, LLD

Honorary Patron, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada

Senator, Retired

28th Lt Governor of New Brunswick

Sackville NB




Patrick Albert

General Gifts Chair

CEO, Acadian Mobile Steam

Moncton NB


Michelle Carinci

Lead Gifts Chair

CEO, Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Moncton NB


Jean-Marc Delaney

Special Gifts Chair

Office Managing Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Moncton NB


Ken Evans


Moncton NB


Greg Landry

Major Gifts Chair

VP National Bank Financial

Moncton NB


Leonard Lockhart, OC

In-house Gifts Chair

Board Member, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada

President, Leaf Holdings Limited

Moncton NB


Larry Nelson

In-house Gifts Chair

President and CEO, Lounsbury Group of Companies

Moncton NB


Doug Robertson

General Gifts Chair

Director, Innovation Policy and Research Projects, ACOA

Moncton NB


Lois Scott

Major Gifts Chair

VP Clinical Solutions, McKesson Canada

Moncton NB


Bill Whalen

Communications Chair

President and CEO, Hawk

Moncton NB