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Arts champions celebrated

Strategic Group was the proud Champion Sponsor for the fifth consecutive year of Calgary’s highly awaited Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions. Held on March 13, 2019,  the event honoured arts and business leaders through engaging conversation and an awards presentation.

Together, we are all arts champions, and recognize the smart, passionate, and committed individuals that lead and support our arts organizations which make our community thrive.

The new Mamdani Arts Leadership Award launches Strategic Group as a Cultural Legacy Leader. It was created to recognize the role of board members who lend their expertise, talent, and time to support art organizations and festivals that make Calgary such a great city. Congratulations to this year’s award recipient, Peter Schryvers with the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association. Peter spearheads the Beltline Urban Murals Project. He is celebrated for helping to energize the popular Beltline community with public murals, inspiring other local communities to follow suit.

Congratulations to all of Wednesday’s award winners and a big thank you to Calgary Arts Development, the City of Calgary, Strategic Group team members, guests, and volunteers who helped on the event. For more information on the Mamdani Arts Leadership Award, click here or read CEO, Riaz Mamdani’s message from the event program here.

Photo credit: City of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Peter Schryvers, and Strategic Group CEO, Riaz Mamdani. Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo.