Le Lézard
Classified in: Tourism and vacations
Subjects: ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT, Contests/Awards

Glenbow receives gift of $3.5 million towards Glenbow Reimagined Campaign from Philanthropists Dave Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund


CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glenbow is thrilled to announce that its fundraising campaign, Glenbow Reimagined, has received a $3.5 million gift from Dave Werklund and Susan-Norman Werklund in support of the museum's ongoing transformation. In recognition of this generous gift, Glenbow will be naming the museum's newly renovated second floor feature gallery the Werklund Exhibition Gallery in their honour.

As passionate supporters of arts and education, Dave and Susan's contribution to the Glenbow Reimagined Campaign reflects a shared confidence in the benefits a revitalized Glenbow will bring to Calgary's downtown.

The Glenbow Reimagined Campaign is transforming Glenbow into a people-centered place that celebrates Calgary's vibrancy. As part of this transformation, the renovated feature gallery will span 11,000 square feet and showcase travelling exhibitions that explore historical and contemporary art, fashion, design and innovation from around the world.

"Glenbow extends its gratitude to Dave and Sue through the honorary naming of the museum's second floor feature gallery," said Nicholas R. Bell, President and CEO, Glenbow. "This donation is a gift not only to our ongoing fundraising campaign but also to our community, as it bolsters Glenbow's impact on Calgary's cultural and economic landscape on a global scale."

"We are honored to have the feature gallery named after us," commented Dave and Susan. "We are thrilled to see the vision for the newly revised Glenbow come to fruition and to be a part of the new and exciting exhibitions that will be part of Calgary's vibrant cultural and arts scene."

With the support of the Werklunds and other major donors including all levels of government, the Shaw Family Foundation and individual museum supporters, Glenbow has raised over $158 million to date. However, to sustain Glenbow's facility, programming, exhibitions, activities and events for years to come, Glenbow is still welcoming additional community contributions. To learn how you can support the Glenbow Reimagined Campaign, please visit www.glenbow.org.

About Glenbow

Founded in 1966 as an independent, non-profit museum, archive and gallery, Glenbow cares for an extraordinary collection of more than 250,000 works of art and historical objects ? from Canada and cultures around the world ? on behalf of the people of Alberta. Glenbow Reimagined is a project to renovate the museum's nearly 50-year-old building and provide a vibrant, thriving cultural resource in the heart of Calgary, committed to expanding the accessibility and impact of arts and culture. Glenbow's main building is closed as it renovates to become the JR Shaw Centre for Arts and Culture. While renovations are underway, visitors can experience exhibitions at the museum's satellite gallery, Glenbow at The Edison.

Media Contact

Kelsey Wilson
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
C: 403.471.1284
E: kwilson@brooklinepr.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9f914d36-0692-4789-8187-91ef96a5fa3f



These press releases may also interest you

at 17:25
Lynx Air (Lynx) today announced the addition of two new routes from Hamilton to Vancouver and from Toronto to Kelowna, providing new ultra-affordable options between these popular destinations. Canada's leading ultra-affordable airline will offer...

at 16:31
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") announced today that it recently signed an agreement with B2B gifting technology platform, Gift & Go. This relationship will provide casino operators who use the IGT ADVANTAGEtm casino management system the...

at 16:30
Appearing before a sold-out crowd at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, superstar singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini proudly accepted and presented a $5,000 contribution to The Trevor Project before the show, as part of her ongoing advocacy and...

at 15:00
Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii's hometown carrier, is preparing for strong summer demand to Hawai'i by increasing weekly frequencies between Honolulu and Austin (AUS), Boston (BOS), Las Vegas (LAS) and Pago Pago (PPG). The airline will also add a fourth...

at 14:49
Wednesday 22/03/2023  PICK-2: 3 5  PICK-3: 7 6 6  PICK-4: 1 3 9 0  ENCORE: 3444138  DAILY KENO1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 49, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59, 63, 67, 70. SOURCE OLG Winners

at 14:25
As Russia continues its illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, Canada will remain steadfast in its support for those who have been forced to flee. This includes helping people find a temporary safe haven in Canada and providing them with the...



News published on 13 october 2022 at 13:30 and distributed by: