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Recap: 2014 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts - MasterMaq.ca Blog
The 27th annual Mayor's Celebration of the Arts took place last night at the Winspear Centre. It was the first for Don Iveson as mayor, and he seemed to enjoy the opportunity, telling the audience, "I'd be lying if I said this wasn't one of the reasons I wanted to be mayor." He made a point of shaking every winner and performer's hand on stage, and happily snapped photos with and high-fived other nominees and guests in the lobby before and after the show. He even took out his phone while on stage and said, "it's not an awards show without a selfie!" Thrilled to be at Mayor's Celebration for #yegarts with artists, their supporters, & @PACEdmonton! #yegcc #mca2014 pic.twitter.com/8iXIygxUer — Don Iveson (@doniveson) April 29, 2014 This year's event supported the Music Enrichment Program, which provides stringed music and orchestral lessons to children across the city. The non-profit organization first began in 1959, and today is administered by the Edmonton String Players Association