Jenny Belzberg Theatre Grand Opening Celebration

Thank You

Thank you so much for your support of the Jenny Belzberg Theatre Grand Opening. It was a momentous event that brought together so many of Banff Centre’s friends and supporters - how inspiring to see you all gathered on our campus this past weekend.

Seeing Jenny’s vision realized during the performances in the revitalized, state-of-the-art theatre gave me goosebumps, as I am sure it did for many others. There was not a dry eye in the house as we all felt the transformational power of art and inspiration coming together.

Jenny’s legacy as a friend to artists grows stronger every day as we continue to receive gifts for the Jenny Belzberg Future Fund. This new fund will support performing arts creation at Banff Centre, including large-scale artistic projects created for this stage, and will also ensure that the Jenny Belzberg Theatre remains as beautiful as it is today. 

Jenny said, “Banff Centre is in my heart,” and I know it is in all of your hearts as well. We hope to see you back again soon to take in all that Banff Centre has to offer, including upcoming performances in the new Jenny Belzberg Theatre.

Thank you,

Janice Price
President and CEO 
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


A Tribute from Banff Centre Alumni

Jenny Belzberg Theatre Grand Opening Celebration Sponsors and Supporters

Banff Centre applauds the following who made this event possible:


Government of Alberta Logo

Government of Canada

Azimuth Capital Management Logo

Belzberg Family

Jarislowsky Fraser Logo

Mawer Logo


Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation

Chris and Mary Fong

Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust

SOMAR Family Foundation (Sandy and Larry Martin)

Jeff and Kim van Steenbergen

Jenny Belzberg Theatre

Jenny Belzberg Theatre
Photo credit: Tom Arban Photography

The Jenny Belzberg Theatre is a venue dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of performing artists who participate in education, performance, and training programs on our campus. The revitalization of the Banff Centre’s largest theatre and its elegant new design by KPMB Architects was made possible through the generosity of Jenny Belzberg and her family.

Learn more about the project

Jenny Belzberg Future Fund

A very special thank you to the generous Jenny Belzberg Future Fund supporters who have established a new fund in honour of Jenny Belzberg and her many contributions to artists over the years. This fund will help set the stage for artists in the future to enjoy performing on the stage of the Jenny Belzberg Theatre.

$25,000+ Supporters

Barbara, Kendra, Greg & Elana Belzberg
Susie and Vahan Kololian
The Paperny Family Foundation
The Ryder Family
SOMAR Family Foundation (Sandy and Larry Martin)
James M. Stanford
The David and Rose Zivot Family Foundation

$10,000+ Supporters

Gavin Berger and Craig Berggren
David and Leslie Bissett
Steve Kaganov
Stephen Kennedy
Gerald Knowlton
M. Ann McCaig
Mary Rozsa de Coquet
C.A. Siebens
WestCreek Developments Ltd

$5,000+ Supporters

John C. Armstrong, Q.C.
D. Bruce and Carol Bentley
Dale and Jane Birdsell
Ann Calvert
Annie Freeze
Ellen and Allen Borak
Beverly MacLeod
Phil and Harriet Libin and Stuart Libin
Kim and Peter Cohos
Cohos and Proud Families
John Evison and Monica Sloan
John and Marilynne Gillespie
Liz and Ross Kaplan
Lynne Kearns
Rose, Lily and Bill Lister
David and Laura Martin
Robert and Debbie Proud
Brian and Gayla Rogers
Kathleen and Richard Sendall
Royop Development Corp.
Kathleen and Richard Sendall
Jeff and Liz Anne Tonken
Cal and Edith Wenzel (Shane Homes Ltd.)
W. Brett Wilson


Cheryl Cohen
Faye Cohen and Stacey Hersh
Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation
Stephanie and Brian Felesky
Volker Gruschow
Ron Holdsworth and Connie Hunt
Judith Kilbourne
Jeff Kovitz, Q.C. and Dr. Micheline Maylor
Marsha Laub
Ruth and Gary Ramsden-Wood
Dale and Andrea Shumka
Jack Chetner
Corey McKeown
Mike and Annabelle Bondar
Joe and Sondra Spier
Theresa Tucker
Lorne and Beth Price
Zolf Family
Michèle Stanners

*as of March 14, 2022

Banff Centre Contacts

Jennifer Knorr, Manager, Stewardship, Reach, and Events
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity