The COC’s Life Trustees Council honours those who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to Canadian opera, saluting the individuals who have been integral to the COC’s artistic evolution and history of accomplishment.
Gillian is the Performance Manager at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto. With degrees in both Music and Journalism, she’s worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, freelance writer, and a TV producer for a number of home and design shows before ending up in her current role. This past spring, she supported our Season Matching Campaign, which focused on our COC Orchestra.
Maureen Shewchuk and Valerie Gow are long-time Friends members who have recently moved up into the Best Friends level of support. The pair recently shared with us what first inspired them to see an opera, why they're passionate about supporting the arts, and what "refreshing" changes they've noticed around the opera house.