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Arts and Culture

RBC Financial Group contributes to the cultural fabric of communities through donations, sponsorship and employee involvement.

2005 Highlights

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Local Initiatives

  • Banff, Alberta: RBC donated $1 million to The Banff Centre to help support the RBC Youth Scholarships program, the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Centre's annual Midsummer Ball.

  • Brandon, Manitoba: The RBC Foundation donated $5,000 to the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba for its Arts Connects School Tours Program.

  • Crowsnest Pass, Alberta: RBC's Margaret Woodward used her RBC Employee Volunteer Grant to donate $500 to the Crowsnest Pass Museum.

  • Foam Lake, Saskatchewan: RBC's Joan Paley was named RBC's Volunteer of the Year and donated $1,500 in grants to the Tuffnell Community Hall. Paley volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Foam Lake School of Dance, Foam Lake School of Music and the Shebo Rodeo.

  • Oakville, Ontario: RBC was recognized for its arts patronage in support of the RBC Festival of Classics, which presents classic plays at outdoor theatres in Oakville.

  • Regina, Saskatchewan: To help celebrate Saskatchewan's centennial celebration, the RBC Foundation donated $50,000 to the Government House and its mission to preserve and promote the province's legacy.

  • Richmond, British Columbia: RBC donated $9,000 to the Richmond Art Gallery's Family Sundays Program, in order to make the visual arts accessible to low-income families free of charge in Richmond. Each-three hour session is organized on a drop-in basis and provides an enjoyable, non-intimidating environment for children and parents. Family Sundays is facilitated by a group of 10-12 high school students who are interested in a career in arts and culture.

  • Rocky Mount, N.C. - RBC Centura donated $25,000 to Artspace, a nonprofit visual art and education center in Raleigh, N.C. that attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year. Artspace presents exhibitions and educational programs in an open-studio environment, will use RBC Centura's donation to improve its facilities and expand its educational programs.

  • Swift Current, Saskatchewan: RBC donated $5,000 to the Saskatchewan Abilities Council for its members to take part in weekly music and drama therapy programs.

  • Vancouver, B.C.: RBC Foundation donated $7,500 to Festival Vancouver's Community Access program, providing admission to more than 2000 disadvantaged persons to 50 concerts and another dozen throughout British Columbia in August 2005.

  • Vernon, B.C.: RBC donated $4,500 to the Vernon Museum's traveling memory trunk, which contains artifacts from the region's gold-rich history. The trunk will travel to schools throughout the Okanagan.

  • Victoria, B.C.: More than 40 young musicians, aged 12 - 15 from a variety of schools in Greater Victoria will receive training at a level that they would not normally attain thanks to the Cathedral Festival Youth Initiative, a program offered by the Victoria Conservatory of Music and supported by RBC Foundation with a $4,000 donation.

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba: RBC presented the annual Ballet in the Park at Winnipeg. Three free performances featured students from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.



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