Mr. Jonathan Wener of Canderel will preside over the Segal Centre's 2012-2013 fundraising campaign - The Jonathan Wener Arts

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." 
-Jonathan Wener 
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. 
About Canderel
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 
SOURCE: Segal Centre for Performing Arts 
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