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Steering the Ship

Alanna Jankov (2)

Alanna is a longtime resident of Charlottetown, has long been a persistent advocate for small business and the arts and culture world in the city.

An intelligent entrepreneur, the experience Alanna gained through her successful visual communications business equipped her with the skillset to assume her current role as CEO of The Guild – a role at which she has excelled since 2011.

Jankov has been honoured with several awards, including the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Holland College, the “Cultural Industry Award” from the City of Charlottetown, and the “President’s Excellence Award” from Downtown Charlottetown Inc.

Alanna holds key positions on volunteer boards within the City, including the Women’s Network of PEI, the PEI Family Violence Prevention Service, Music PEI, and CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation).

Her passion for a variety of social justice issues carries into her vision for City Council – Jankov will work hard to develop more creative affordable housing options for people who want to live in Charlottetown’s downtown core, while maintaining the heritage integrity of the City’s various neighbourhoods.

An avid runner and yoga enthusiast, Jankov, the mother of two adult children, lives in a century home with her husband, Steven McLean, and their three dogs.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Wit at the Guild

PEI’s own WITTY Mama, an all women’s improv comedy company, will host a night of improvisational comedy in Charlottetown on Friday, April 29, 2016, at The Guild. Proceeds will go to PEI United Way and to scholarships for WITTY Mama classes for women.

Alanna Jankov, Executive Director of The Guild, is thrilled to support WITTY Mama’s second show. “It’s important to The Guild to support, nourish and be part of creating opportunities for women to participate in theatre,” she said.

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For anyone wondering what you can expect from a night of Improv, veteran performer and director of WITTY Mama, Nancy McLure said, ‘You can expect anything! It could be good, it could be bad, it could be funny, it could be sad. What you can count on is having some fun being part of a creative experience like no other.’

WITTY Mama was born from the original WITTY (Women’s Improv Thrown Together, Yo), a group of women who came together to laugh, stretch themselves, and grow their improv skills in the winter of 2015. Kirstin Lund, one of the founders of WITTY Mama saw the opportunity for a women’s improv group after having experienced improv years ago, through Laurie Murphy of F.I.G.H.T. Club and Drill Queens fame. ‘I’d been searching for a chance to do it again regularly ever since,” said Lund, “It struck me one day that I didn’t need to wait any longer for someone else to provide the opportunity.”

Lund and Patti Larsen, a former F.I.G.H.T. Club performer, came together soon after to coordinate and offer improv classes to women with sponsorship from The Guild.

The show, which starts at 7:30 pm, will be compromised of two 40-minute sets, with the doors, and downstairs bar, opening at 7:00pm. Tickets are ON SALE now for $15, and are available through The Guild.