Waterloo, Canada — The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will announce the grand-prize winners of the CIGI Community Art Contest at a public awards night on Thursday, October 15, at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo.

The CIGI Community Art Contest, with generous support from The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation – The Musagetes Fund, ran from May 25 through September 8, 2015.

The winning artworks, as chosen by a distinguished panel of judges from throughout the Region of Waterloo, will be announced and displayed at their new home in the CIGI Campus. Shirley Madill, contest juror and executive director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, will present a keynote address “ACE-ing it: Art- Community-Engagement: The role of art in building a thriving community,” before announcing the winners. CIGI President Rohinton Medhora and City of Waterloo Councillor Mark Whaley will also deliver remarks.

Event: CIGI Community Art Contest Awards Night

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Keynote address by Shirley Madill and presentation of winners; 8:00-9:00 p.m. – Public reception and display of winning artworks

Location: The CIGI Campus, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Media Contact:
Erin Baxter, Public Affairs Coordinator, CIGI
Tel: 519-885-2444, ext. 7265, Email: [email protected]

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit www.cigionline.org.

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