Mr. Jonathan Wener of Canderel will preside over the Segal Centre's 2012-2013
fundraising campaign - The Jonathan Wener Arts Education Fund ensures that
performing arts programming remains accessible for Montreal's future
«Arts and culture are food for the soul. In my mind, it is crucial to
encourage our youth to engage in cultural activities."
MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is
proud to announce the nomination of Jonathan Wener, President and CEO of
Canderel, as Honorary Chair of the Building for the Future campaign. The
objective of the campaign is to raise one million dollars from now to May 2013
towards the creation of the Jonathan Wener Arts Education Fund. The Fund
will support programs uniquely dedicated to promoting heritage, intercultural
understanding, and instilling a love of the performing arts. The campaign will
close with an evening of celebrations at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts
on May, 30(th), 2013.
As part of Mr. Wener's exemplary commitment to the Segal Centre, the Jonathan
Wener Arts Education Fund will help finance the diverse educational activities
and programming offered by the Segal Centre and give greater accessibility to
arts and culture for young Montrealers from all walks of life.
The Fund is centered on the following top three priorities which illustrate
Mr. Wener's passion for the artistic awakening of Montreal's youth: make the
arts accessible to as many as possible, develop innovative educational
programs, and encourage the participation of youth in artistic and cultural
Mr. Wener, a seasoned entrepreneur, does not hesitate to contribute his time
and energy to many different causes; the cause of the arts is one that he
particularly takes to heart. He is of the opinion that "the arts and culture
are an integral part of each individual's life and that the awakening of such
artistic forms must be done at a young age."
Accompanied by the campaign committee and its chairs, Mr. Marc-André
Blanchard, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Tétrault, Mr. Daniel
Fournier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Ivanhoé
Cambridge, Mrs. Isabelle Hudon, President, Sun Life Financial, Quebec and Mr.
Tony Loffreda, Head of RBC Commercial Banking Quebec, Mr. Wener will engage
the business community to encourage to support the Segal Centre. To this date,
more than eighty representatives of the business community have gathered to
participate in the fundraising activities of the Building for the Future
Campaign, an unprecedented show of support for the cultural sector.
During the recent creation of the Forum Arts-Affaires de Montréal by the
Canada Council for the arts, Manon Gauthier, CEO of the Segal Centre,
expressed the importance of rallying the Montreal business community to
support the arts and highlighted the involvement of Mr. Wener and the
co-presidents of the fundraising campaign.
"Financing of the arts and culture sector remains an important issue in
Canada", says Gauthier. "More than ever, the existence and even the survival
of cultural institutions are intricately related to the interdependence
between the arts, business and philanthropy sectors. We are indebted to
Jonathan Wener for his participation and dedication and that of all
representatives of the Montreal business community who have joined the Segal
Centre's Building for the Future Campaign".
About the Segal Centre for Performing Arts
The Segal Centre is a meeting place for all of the performing arts, showcasing
the best professional artists from here and abroad and playing a leading role
in the artistic development of Montreal's youth and the creation of its
cultural legacy. Through theatre, music, dance, cinema and the Academy, the
Segal Centre is setting a broad vision by recognizing the importance of
building bridges through the arts and supporting multicultural projects in
Montreal. The Centre's commitment is to ensure that creativity resonates
within our community and that it remains accessible and inspiring each and
every day, leading the performing arts world of tomorrow. www.segalcentre.org
The Canderel Group of Companies is comprised of several fully integrated,
commercial real estate companies with its headquarters in Montreal. Since
1975, Canderel has grown to become one of the most successful real estate
development and management organizations in eastern Canada. Founded by
Jonathan Wener, Canderel has established an enviable reputation for its
integrity as a major real estate development company and for its sound
judgment and knowledge of the commercial, multi-residential and industrial
real estate business.
Over the years, Canderel has been intimately involved in all aspects of
commercial property development, including land assembly, acquisition and
disposal, planning, design, construction, project management, leasing,
finance, and property and asset management. The group's principal development
activities are in the office, commercial, industrial and residential markets
of Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, in Canada. Canderel's
success to date is largely a reflection of its unique ability to direct all
facets of real estate projects, either on its own behalf, for its clients, or
in joint venture with partners.
Melissa Maloul 514-739-2301 firstname.lastname@example.org
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