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From Vancouver With Not-so-Much Love…

We were just forwarded this letter by the excellent Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia. It was sent by the gallery’s director and curator, Scott Watson. According to an article in The Tyee, there has been a decline in core funding over two years of more than 88 per cent in British Columbia, from
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Jim Fleck: “The Ideal Enlightened Citizen” -Yo Yo Ma

Before we get to our Report from New York, we should mention the gala dinner that we attended last night in celebration of one of Canada’s most notable philanthropists and cultural supporters, Mr. Jim Fleck. Jim Fleck. Image: rotman.utoronto.ca Cultural bigwigs from Karen Kain to (VoCA favorite) the extraordinary cabaret star Patricia O’Callaghan came out to salute Mr. Fleck and
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News: Toronto Arts Community Sets up Department of Culture

The OLD Canadian twenty dollar bill. Image: members.shaw.ca Did you know that if you look at the NEW Canadian twenty dollar bill – you’ll need a magnifying glass – you will read the following quote by French-Canadian author Gabrielle Roy (1908 – 1983): Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts? Nous connaitrions-nous seulement un peu
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