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Daniels steps down

ArtsConnect is without an executive director. Helen Daniels quit the top job March 31 after more than a decade with the local arts council, a non-profit group that's funded by Tri-City municipalities and the provincial government.

ArtsConnect is without an executive director.

Helen Daniels quit the top job March 31 after more than a decade with the local arts council, a non-profit group that's funded by Tri-City municipalities and the provincial government.

Contacted last Thursday, Daniels was mum on her reasons for vacating the position but noted, "I have been thinking about this for a while."

ArtsConnect president Craig Townsend could not be reached for comment; however, in a press release issued last Wednesday, vice-president Roger Loubert stated: "Now is a good opportunity to take a timely review and to set new pathways for our communities today.... A whole new generation has come before us with changing demographics and new ways of arts and cultural expressions."

ArtsConnect - which is run by a board of directors that includes former Port Coquitlam city councillor Sherry Carroll as secretary-treasurer, Gabriela Caranfil, Kathy Bell, Joan Roberts, Kelven Tan and Johanne Dumas - hosts a number of special events like PechaKucha Coquitlam and ArtWalk.


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