The Electric City Arts Council (EC3) welcomed arts champion Bill Lockington (LLF Lawyers) and Mayor Daryl Bennett to announce two exciting new initiatives for the arts community at its Annual General meeting tonight: The EC3 Arts Awards Program and the Mayor’s Annual Luncheon for the Arts.
The EC3 Arts Awards are annual awards established to honour and recognize excellence and outstanding achievement in the arts by Peterborough artists and arts supporters. Awards will be presented in visual, media, performing arts and writing and one award will be given to an outstanding supporter of the arts.
The Electric City Arts Council will host the annual Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts with Honourary Patron Mayor Daryl Bennett, to celebrate Peterborough’s artistic achievements and to honour the individuals and partnerships that make Peterborough a truly creative city. The awards will be presented at the luncheon next year.
“EC3 is proud to be able to recognize the great talent and outstanding achievements of individual artists and arts partners and sponsors with these awards and we are thrilled and grateful that Bill Lockington (LLF Lawyers) and Mayor Bennett have so generously stepped up to make this program and the awards event possible” ---- Bill Kimball (EC3 Chair)
They will be joining returning board members Bill Kimball, Pauline Sandys, Nick Ferrio and Lorne Hamilton on the EC3 Board of Directors. Visit our Board page for biographies of each member.
The AGM wasn't all business. Wes Ryan opened the meeting with spoken word and Sean Conway and Gerry Gregg provided musical interludes throughout the evening.