Saturday, April 28, 2012
violet goosen | women of distinction awards
Long-time Pacific Theatre board member Violet Goosen has been nominated for the YWCA Women Of Distinction Awards in the area of Arts, Culture and Design. Congratulations, Vi!
"Recognized nationally as one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for women, the Women of Distinction Awards honours women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. The Awards also honours businesses and organizations that support the wellness and diverse needs of their employees." YWCA
"Violet has enabled the award-winning Vancouver Chamber Choir to not only survive in an increasingly difficult financial climate but to thrive. For 38 years Violet has sung, led, mentored, inspired and single-handedly made the Vancouver Chamber Choir an international tour de force. She has championed Canadian music by raising funds to commission hundreds of new works by local composers as well as those from outside British Columbia. In addition to her tireless efforts to advocate for the arts in Canada, Violet has been instrumental in developing and enacting initiatives in the area of music education and outreach programs for youth and young professionals." YWCA Arts, Culture & Design nominees
Read a tribute to Vi on facebook, and her bio at the Vancouver Chamber Choir website