Husky Energy Inc. renews commitment as Presenting Sponsor for the Midsummer Ball Gala

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BANFF, AB, July 21, 2018 – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is proud to announce the continued support of Husky Energy Inc. as Presenting Sponsor for the Midsummer Ball Gala in 2019 and 2020. The generous commitment was celebrated at the prestigious gala during the 39th Midsummer Ball Weekend tonight.

The Midsummer Ball Gala is a great celebration of artistic talent, creativity, and Canada’s mountain culture. The Ball Gala brings talented artists and community leaders together in support of Banff Centre, and Husky is proud to continue its lead sponsorship,” said Rob Peabody, President and CEO of Husky Energy Inc.

The Midsummer Ball Weekend plays a critical role in raising money for Banff Centre’s Artists’ Fund which provides artists with the education, mentorship, and inspiration they need to realize their creative potential. All proceeds go directly towards Banff Centre’s arts programs and supporting artists on their creative journey.

Held over three days, this annual fundraising event draws over 300 influential leaders, arts supporters, and philanthropists from across Canada to Banff Centre’s stunning campus on Treaty 7 territory in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Ball is an unforgettable fusion of intimate performances, conversations with artists, and outstanding cuisine – all in support of the talented artists who attend Banff Centre’s world-class arts programs.

As Presenting Sponsor for the Midsummer Ball Gala since 2007, Husky Energy has helped countless artists on their creative journey,” said Janice Price, President and CEO of Banff Centre. “With Husky Energy’s continued support, Banff Centre can provide many more artists with the time and space to expand their artistic learning and cultivate their craft.”

This year’s event was held from July 20 – 22, and featured performances by Banff Centre alumni including Laird Mackintosh, Phantom of the Opera’s “André” on Broadway; Séan McCann, former member of the internationally renowned folk group Great Big Sea; JUNO-award winning band, Quantum Tangle; trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann, C.M.; and, participants in the Opera in the 21 Century program.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is generously supported by many passionate individuals, corporations, and foundations. Banff Centre is also grateful for the funding from the Government of Alberta, through Alberta Advanced Education, Alberta Infrastructure, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Arts programs are also supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

For highlights from the 39th Midsummer Ball Weekend at Banff Centre, visit banffcentre.ca/support-us/midsummer-ball

About Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home on Treaty 7 territory in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach. In 2018, Banff Centre celebrates 85 years of creative practice. 

About Husky Energy Inc.: Husky Energy Inc. is an integrated oil and gas company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Its operating business upstream and downstream segments. The company operates in Western Canada, the United States, the Asia Pacific Region and the Atlantic Region.