About Health Arts Society
Health Arts Society was founded in the first days of 2006 to meet the need for high quality live professional arts programmes for people in health care sites. The largest audiences in health care for arts programmes are found in residences for elders. Combined with its sister societies in every province, the organisation now the largest lively arts presenter in Canada to people in care, bringing the talents of some of the Nation's finest performers to people who cannot now enjoy performances in concert halls and theatres.
Health Arts Society
Honorary Patrons: Jane Coop, Stephen M Drance OC MD, Tania Miller, Bramwell Tovey, Suzie LeBlanc
Board of Directors: Bruce Wright (President), Christopher Gaze (Vice President), Sylvia L’Ecuyer (Secretary), George Laverock; Barbara Small, Russell Smith
Advisory Board: Judy Kirk, Dr. Beverly Springer, Max Wyman
Founder, Executive and Artistic Director: David Lemon
General Manager: Raymond Aucoin
Administrator: Karen Taylor
David Lemon founded Health Arts Society in 2006. During his decades years in business Lemon was an active supporter of arts practices and a member of many boards of arts organisations. UBC conferred an Honourary Doctor of Laws on Lemon in 1997 and he was the recipient of the Edmund C.Bovey award in 1996. Health Arts Society was inspired by Lemon’s observations of family and friends’ experiences of life in long-term residential care.
Registered Charity # 81014 0749 RR0001