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Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Board of Directors’ Statement of Purpose

To lead a progressive performing arts centre that is a gathering place, offering a balance of community and professional programming guided by artistic vision and excellence.

To build, foster and celebrate cultural vitality and diversity in the City of Burlington so that the Performing Arts are seen as an important component of everyday life.

Ken Smithard

Ken Smithard – Board Chair

Ken Smithard, a recent retiree from his role as President of Cogeco Connexion in Burlington. Ken has over 25 years of Business experience of which 19 of them have been…

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Ed Rafih

Ed Rafih – Vice Chair

Ed Rafih is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Quantum Enterprises and its subsidiaries in Burlington and the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. Ed’s experience is in automotive retail, commercial real…

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Peter W. Van Dyk

Peter W. Van Dyk – Interim Finance Chair

Peter W. Van Dyk is a third generation Insurance Broker with PV&V Insurance Centre, a Burlington based brokerage. Born and raised in Burlington, Peter spent time performing music locally and…

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Deirdre Flynn

Deirdre A. Flynn – Secretary

Deirdre Flynn is a hands-on, results oriented leader who is now enjoying early retirement and is working freelance. Deirdre's career path led her to become a Senior Retail Executive with…

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Councillor Angelo Bentivegna

Councillor Angelo Bentivegna

Angelo and his family have lived in Ward 6 for over 35 years. Educated in Montreal at Loyola University and McGill University. Angelo had a successful career as a self-employed…

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Kelly Gleeson

Kelly Gleeson

Kelly Gleeson is a Vice President and Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy in downtown Burlington where she and her team manages over $200 million of clients’ wealth. She has…

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Cindy Palmer

Cindy Palmer

Cindy is a driven and results-oriented senior Human Resources leader with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of HR including HR strategy, compensation, incentives, rewards, retirement plans, benefits, HRIS,…

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emilie cote

Emilie Cote

As the director of Recreation, Community and Culture, our team works to provide inclusive recreational and cultural programs for all ages and abilities. Over the last 15 years, I have…

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BURLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

THE ORGANIZATION
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (‘BPAC’) is a state-of-the-art, LEED Gold Certified facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects. Since it opened in September 2011 BPAC has become the focal point for performing arts activity in Burlington, providing close to 400 days of use between the Main Theatre, the Community Studio Theatre, the Family Lobby and the outdoor Plaza. BPAC is a charitable organization, presenter, a rental venue, an educator, a community hub and the focal point for performing arts activity in downtown Burlington.

OUR VISION & MISSION
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (‘BPAC’) offers the best in the performing arts to the Burlington community. We nurture and support local artists, arts organizations and promoters, and we engage the citizens of Burlington in meaningful arts experiences, animating the community and enriching people’s lives. Our vision is to capture the hearts and minds of the community through the power of the performing arts by entertaining, engaging and inspiring the citizens of Burlington; maintaining an active engagement with the whole community and by taking a leadership role in community cultural development.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
The Burlington Theatre Board Inc. is a governance board composed of volunteers responsible for the stewardship and general oversight of the organization. The Board provides strategic direction to the Executive Director and meets approximately 10 times a year, with additional time expected for sub-committee work.

The Burlington Theatre Board Inc. is specifically seeking Board members with skills in the areas of Legal, Accounting, Fundraising, Board Governance and Strategic Planning and Marketing and Promotions, as well as a passion for the performing arts and deep ties in the Burlington community.

For more information please visit burlingtonpac.ca/about/board-of-directors/

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your resume and letter of interest in PDF format, to bpacboard@gmail.com no later than February 16, 2024.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees, volunteers, patrons and artists. BPAC is actively interested in supporting BIPOC peoples and members of the LGBTQ+ communities and we encourage members of those communities to apply. We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.