Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada’s $3.5 million LIFT Campaign got off to a promising start on April 16, 2009 with the announcement that $1.1 million of that total had already been attained.
LIFT Cabinet members Greg Landry and Len Lockhart moved the event along after short opening remarks underlining the extraordinary accomplishments of the Company.
Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain, Honorary Chair of the Campaign, put the spotlight on the self-discipline and dedication to excellence that drives the artists of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada. “To be at the top of their game, ballet dancers need focus, commitment and a capacity for hard work,” she said. “They are perfectionists.”
Therèse M. Murray, Executive Director, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation, Susan Chalmers-Gauvin, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada Founder and CEO and Campaign Co-Chair Alex MacBeath, listen to remarks from the podium.
Hon. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, Honourary Patron of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada and Cabinet member, chats with Len Lockhart, Cabinet member and Board Member of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada.
The dancers of the company. Absent from this photo is Sasha Onyshenko who was the official event photographer.
Company Founding Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy and Honourary Campaign Chair, Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain.
Campaign Co-Chair Alex MacBeath
Michelle Carinci, Campaign cabinet member, Aldéa Landry, campaign Co-chair and Honourary Campaign Chair Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain exchange a few words.
Pierre Boudreau Deputy Mayor of the city of Moncton delivers remarks from the podium while Cabinet member Greg Landry looks on.
Clarence Sweetland, Mayor of the town of Riverview and Campaign Co-chair, Aldéa Landry.