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Mamdani Arts Leadership Award recipients announced

Congratulations to Meg Van Rosendaal and Bob Chartier for receiving the Mamdani Arts Leadership Award! Meg and Bob are the are the community-builders behind the vision for Calgary’s Music Mile. Over the last several years they have worked with venues, musicians and community members to amplify the music scene that exists between the National Music Centre and The Blues Can all year round. Their volunteer leadership and commitment made them perfect recipients of this year’s award.

“Meg and Bob have been instrumental to the creation of the Music Mile in Calgary,” said Strategic Group CEO Riaz Mamdani. “Their leadership, their devotion, their commitment… their vision of creating more gigs for more musicians in more locations has made the Music Mile the incredible success it is today.”

Normally announced during the annual Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions, the Cultural Leaders Legacy Awards honour some of the very best of Calgary’s arts and culture industry. Strategic Group is proud to sponsor the Mamdani Arts Leadership Award (named after the Mamdani family) to celebrate and support the sometimes unsung heroes of arts and culture organizations: volunteer board members.

Learn more about this year’s winners on Calgary Arts Development’s website.

Meg and Bob are the second recipients of this award. Last year’s recipient was Peter Schryvers for his leadership in the creation of the Beltline Urban Murals Project and Festival.

(Photo: Riaz Mamdani and Bob Chartier talk about future plans for Music Mile.)