On May 25th we celebrated the 76 generous individuals and businesses in our Patron Program at our annual luncheon, presented by ATB. This event is an opportunity for artists to meet our supporters, share their work, and build relationships. We are so grateful to all of our patrons, whose contributions help us remove financial barriers to our programming.
This year we crowned Barbara Steckly as our Patron Saint. Barbara and her team at Preferred Client Services have supported the Nina for many years, through our Patron Program and beyond.
While artists and patrons enjoyed lunch and exchanged their gifts, the talented Rose Marie C provided music. After lunch, guests listened to Aba Garbrah share some of the experiences she has had as an artist in the Nina Collective, and Cody Johnson thanked patrons for their support with a surprise speech.
We would like to thank ATB for sponsoring this event as well as the Alberta Avenue Community Centre for the use of their space.
You can learn more about our Patron Program here.