Health Arts Society was founded in the first days of 2006 to meet the need for high quality live professional arts programmes for people in health care sites. The largest audiences in health care for arts programmes are found in residences for elders. Combined with its sister societies in every province, the organisation is now the largest arts presenter in Canada to people in care, bringing the talents of some of the Nation's finest performers to people who cannot now enjoy performances in concert halls and theatres.
Health Arts Society
Honorary Patrons: Jane Coop, C.M., Stephen M Drance, O.C., M.D., Suzie LeBlanc, C.M., Tania Miller, Bramwell Tovey, O.C., C.M.
Board of Directors: Bruce Wright (President), Anita Ghatak (Vice President), Russell Smith (Treasurer), Sylvia L’Ecuyer, C.M., Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Secretary), Dr Alastair Carruthers, David Cousins, Michael Gallagher, Jean Hodgins, George Laverock, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Barbara-jo McIntosh, Paul Mitchell-Banks, Chantal Ryan, Barbara Small, Sally Warren
Advisory Board: Judy Kirk, Dr. Beverly Spring, Max Wyman, O.C.
Founder and Executive Director: David Lemon, M.S.M.
Artistic Director: Karen Lee-Morlang
General Manager: Raymond Aucoin
Director of Development: Beatriz Orbegoso
David Lemon, M.S.M.
Founder, Executive and Artistic Director
David Lemon, M.S.M., founded Health Arts Society in 2006. During his decades in business Lemon was an active supporter of arts practices and a member of many boards of arts organisations. UBC conferred an Honourary Doctor of Laws on Lemon in 1997 and he was the recipient of the Edmund C. Bovey award in 1996. In 2016 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada in the name of the Queen. Health Arts Society was inspired by Lemon’s observations of family and friends’ experiences of life in long-term residential care.
Registered Charity # 81014 0749 RR0001