Board and Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council (KTMAC) was incorporated on December 31, 2015. However, the volunteer board was hard at work as early as September 2015 seeking grants and funding opportunities for the restoration of the Demonstration Farmhouse.

At the Arts Council meeting of November 4, 2015, the first official Board of Directors and Officers were elected. They included:

  • Eunice Buhler, Chair

  • Tim Lawson, Vice-Chair

  • Carol Reimer, Secretary

  • Mark Bryce, Treasurer

  • Judy Danard

  • Barry Danard

  • Wayne Nichol

  • Joan Kemp

  • Heather Hiebert

The current Board of Directors are:

  • Carol Chapman, President

  • Giselle Beaupre, Vice President

  • Joan Kemp, Treasurer

  • Eunice Buhler

  • Judy Danard

  • Brenda Mitchell

  • Adelyn Nichol

  • Kathryn Beattie

  • Connie Blixhavn (Ex Officio)

The KTMAC invites individuals who have an interest in the arts or the Heritage Home to volunteer for one of our Board committees and perhaps join the Board of Directors at the next Annual General Meeting.

STAFF

The Heritage Home for the Arts officially opened its doors on September 6, 2018. Having been run totally by volunteers up to this point, the KTMAC took a bold step forward and hired a part time Arts Administrator to set up the gallery, develop programming, and undertake fundraising through grants and events. The current Arts Administrator is Jane Ireland (pictured).

The Arts Council was fortunate to receive funding through the federal government's Canada Summer Jobs program which has allowed us to hire a summer student each year. This year, we are pleased to welcome Owen Maurice as staff to assist with summer youth programming and event planning.