CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Voices of Canada

Speaker Series — Dec. 4: Jim Fleck, an art and culture icon

January 26, 2015

Majestic Boardroom, Rogers OMNI Television,

545 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, M5V 1A3

The Advisory Council for Ontario’s Ministry of Culture says that sometimes, it is easy to take for granted the benefits that arts and culture have on our quality of life and economy. The reason is that arts and culture are so integral to our collective identity and so woven into the fabric of our society.

Let’s hear Dr. Jim Fleck – a businessman, academic and philanthropist, as he expounds on this, at the same time hear our views from our respective communities through our representation during our Speakers’ Series, Thursday, December 4, 2008. Dr. Jim Fleck is Chairman of the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, President of the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation, Chairman of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Building Committee overseeing the Frank Gehry renovations and extension, and past Chairman of the Board and President of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

He was founding president of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, and director, treasurer and vice-President of The National Ballet of Canada. He was the 2003 winner of the Edmund C. Bovey Award for Leadership Support of the Arts, a national award to recognize individual members of the business community who have contributed leadership, time, money and expertise to benefit the arts. Dr. Fleck was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1997.

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