The Prix Rideau Awards First Annual General Meeting

For immediate release

Ottawa, December 21, 2010 – The Prix Rideau Awards held its first Annual General Meeting on December 9th. During this meeting, five members were elected to the organization’s Board of Directors. Ian R. Stauffer, lawyer and long-time participant of the GCTC’s Lawyer Play, will chair the board, Tracey Black, executive chef and owner of Epicuria Fine Food Store and Catering, will act as Treasurer, and Paulette Gagnon, known for her commitment and involvement in theatre in French Canada and Franco-Ontario, as Secretary. Judi Pearl, English Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, and Yves Turbide, French Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, will also sit on the board.

The Prix Rideau Awards Steering Committee wishes to welcome these newly elected members and would like to take the time to thank Kris Joseph and Margo MacDonald for their contribution to the growth of this organization, both as provisional board members and former Steering Committee members.

This meeting also provided the opportunity for the Steering Committee’s Co-Chairs, Judi and Yves, to present a history of the Prix Rideau Awards as well as many of the changes and improvements that lie ahead for future of the organization. Furthering the Prix Rideau Awards commitment to bilingualism, the new website will be fully functional in both languages and will include information on the organization’s revitalized mandate and award terms and criteria. Furthermore, among the changes already made, the Prix Rideau Awards has welcomed new members to its Steering Committee to increase its visibility within the community and to help with the organization of its annual gala.

The Prix Rideau Awards is pleased to announce that its 2011 annual gala will be held on April 10.

The new Board of Directors for the Prix Rideau Awards (from left to right):
Paulette Gagnon, Tracey Black, Yves Turbide, Judi Pearl and Ian R. Stauffer

For general information:
Prix Rideau Awards
C.P. 1087, Station B
Ottawa (Ontario), K1P 5R1

Lisa L’Heureux, Communications Coordinator