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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gohs receive lifetime achievement award

>> by Cynthia Brett
On February 25th, Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh, co-founders of The Goh Ballet Academy, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a social service organization for new immigrants in British Columbia. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. gives the award annually to celebrate the achievements of immigrants. As part of the honour, the Gohs performed for over 700 people at the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala, which raised $475,000 for the organization.
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Ballet Kelowna appoints new executive director

Meaghan Williams
>> by Naomi Brand
Ballet Kelowna has appointed Meaghan Williams as its new executive director. Williams brings a strong background in arts management, having worked for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Turning Point Ensemble. Williams is also a professional musician herself and currently plays bass for both the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. Williams said, “Iʼm honoured to join Ballet Kelowna and share the enthusiasm and love of dance of this professional company in the Okanagan Valley. I believe that Ballet Kelowna is poised for exciting growth and Iʼm thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of that journey.”
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