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artist Etienne Zack awarded national winner of the seventh
annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. RBC
Financial Group, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation,
has named Vancouver artist Etienne Zack the national winner
of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. (September 2005)
donates $30,000 to the Shaw's Actor Apprentice program.
At the start of any career, you need that first big break
to boost your professional experience. (August 2005)
donates $90,000 to Dance Saskatchewan. RBC Dominion
Securities, through RBC Foundation, announced a $90,000
commitment to Dance Saskatchewan Inc., becoming title sponsor
for Dare to Dance through 2007. (May 2005)
receives award for support of the arts in Calgary.
RBC was awarded the Sustained Support Award for 2005 at
the 12th annual Mayor's luncheon for Business and the Arts,
an event celebrate the arts, artists and the partnerships
forged with business and patrons of the arts in Calgary,
Alberta. (April 2005)
donates $50,000 to Manitoba Children's Museum.
RBC Financial Group (RBC), through RBC Foundation, today
announced a $50,000 donation to the Manitoba Children's
Museum to support innovative new programming. (April
Financial Group launches seventh annual Canadian painting
competition. RBC Financial Group, with the support
of the Canadian Art Foundation, today announced the call
for entries for the 2005 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.(March
- 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
- 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
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.