Entries by David Klassen

Opening Doors

Every day I get to work, I know I’m opening doors to more than just a building.  For more than 40 years, The Steinbach Arts Council has been opening doors of opportunity and unlocking potential in kids and adults from across the region.  In fact, the Steinbach Arts Council opened their door to me over […]

Leaving No One Behind

As we look back on the recent generosity of our community, and the huge success of our “50/50 for kids” fundraising campaign, I want to encourage us, as those who desire to invest in our community, to continue finding all the opportunities we can to help develop the next generation of leaders in our region. Even if those opportunities are through a different outlet…one that we may or may not understand entirely. Whether it’s in the arts…or not.

In the middle – the best place to be.

Recently I interviewed Naomi Woo, Assistant Conductor with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. We talked about the real people behind the famous composers who lived one storey above and below one another in their European apartments, and how they influenced each other in their writing. Apparently, being influenced by our neighbor hasn’t changed over the last couple of centuries!

What IS a virtual gala, anyway?

The Steinbach Arts Council has a long tradition of hosting a huge community event in support of our programming. This year’s “Paint the Town, Virtual Fundraising Gala” is no exception! We’ve taken a new approach (out of pandemic necessity) and pulled out all the virtual stops!