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Orford Joins Confederation Board

Confederation Centre of the Arts Welcomes New Board Member

Prince Edward Island’s own Angus Orford joins board executive

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The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Angus Orford to its local board of directors.

“Angus brings a wealth of experience, a strong business background, and a passion in cultural heritage and the performing arts,” says Robert Sear, CCOA board chairman. “On behalf of Confederation Centre of the Arts, we are pleased to welcome Angus as we begin a new five-year strategic plan, aiming to connect with people across the nation and produce programming that explores Canada’s evolving identity.”

Orford is the current V.P. of Corporate Planning and Energy Supply for Maritime Electric (MECL), Prince Edward Island’s electric utility. He is responsible for engineering, operations, and system planning for the utility, providing transmission and distribution service to approximately 80,000 customers. He previously worked with FortisOntario Inc., and several other positions within MECL.

“Growing up in Downtown Charlottetown, Confederation Centre was a focal point of the neighbourhood; the various expressions of art enriched my life from an early age and continue to do so for my children,” remarks Orford. “As Islanders, we are all fortunate to have access to this artistic hub and I am proud to be a part of its continued success.”

Orford’s education includes a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University as well as both Bachelor of Science (UPEI) and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Technical University of Nova Scotia).

Orford’s philanthropic work includes past and current board work with Charlottetown Airport Authority; the UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering; the Charlottetown Downtown Residents Association; the Charlottetown Rotary Club; and previously with the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts; the Provincial Easter Seals Campaign, and the Summerside Rotary Club. 

The new board member joins fellow Executive members Robert Sear, chair; Alex MacBeath, vice-chair; Lori Pendleton, secretary-treasurer; Margo Thompson; and Kateri Coade. For a complete list of all board members, visit the Centre’s website.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Coade Joins Confed Board

The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) has announced the appointment of Kateri Coade to its board of directors.

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Robert Sear, CCOA board chairman, says the organization is delighted to have Coade join the board. “Kateri brings an expertise in social work and community engagement as well as years of experience educating othersabout Mi’kmaq cultures, traditions, and ways of life,” he remarks. “We are pleased to welcome her and are sure she will help strengthen Confederation Centre of the Arts as it continues to grow its reach and become accessible to more people.”

Coade is a member of the Abegweit First Nation and currently resides in Rocky Point with her husband and two daughters. She works for Abegweit First Nation as the director of social development programs and is a strong voice for Mi’kmaq people living on P.E.I. Her robust network and friendships in the Mi’kmaq community has led to increased opportunities for performers to present and share Mi’kmaq songs and traditional dancing at various events.

The new board member holds her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UPEI, and her Bachelor of Social Work and her Master’s in Social Work from Dalhousie.

She currently volunteers on other boards including the P.E.I. Rape and Sexual Assault Board of Directors; the P.E.I. 2023 Canada Games Bid/Host Committee; the MCPEI Indigenous Justice Committee; the Abegweit First Nation Mental Wellness Committee; and various other committees related to front-line social work and the First Nations population.

Coade joins returning executive members Bob Sear, chair; Alex MacBeath, vice-chair; Lori Pendleton, secretary-treasurer; Margo Thompson; and Pamela Williams.

Continuing national directors for CCOA include: Arlene Perly Rae, ON; Dan Mathieson, ON; Charles Scott, ON;  Dr. Frederic L.R. Jackman, ON; Murray Kilfoyle, MB; Dr. Peter Stoicheff, SK; Richard Homburg, NS; and Sean Finn, QC.

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