ACCSC is a not-for-profit organization made up of volunteers from our community. We

create and foster an environment in which all of us can explore, discover and connect

with the vast and vibrant variety of arts and culture in our community.

We do this through many channels, programs and learning and awareness initiatives,

including workshops, speakers, publications, meetings and many diverse events.

Here are some of the initiatives we have bubbling. 

Guiding Statement

This is our Guiding Statement. It sums up why we’re here, what we’re about and all that

we do,

ACCSC Guiding Statement

“Culture Is The Heart And Soul Of Canada's Most Livable Community.”

● We are the leaders and collaborative flag bearers of the message that “Culture is

the heart and soul of Canada's most livable community.”

● We move forward with conviction, with passion and in a carefully considered

manner to turn our vision into a reality. We are driven by the belief that without

culture we are not a livable community, but merely a place to live.

● We are motivators, advocates, teachers, guides, collaborators, a catalyst and

hub for all things cultural in our community and we engage with like-minded

individuals and organizations to enable us to better achieve our vision.

● We promote, influence and inform our community to change the way they think,

act and feel about all aspects of arts, culture and heritage thereby enriching the

quality of life for our community.

● We research, identify and engage with all individuals and groups in the cultural

community to form aligned relationships and to inform and inspire them so they in

turn, may inform and inspire others.

● We see and embrace a future propelled and defined by a new energy and of

shifting mindsets. We use our collaborative energy and resources to fuel that


● We are relevant in all we do - and importantly, we are perceived or seen to be

relevant by stakeholders and our communities.

● We promote and foster the understanding of culture as being an influential

economic driver.

● We advocate for, and strive to achieve, the presence of a Community Cultural

Campus. An inclusive and accessible Campus, one in which cultural disciplines

of all natures can be learned, skills honed, practiced, displayed, and heritage

celebrated. A Cultural Campus that becomes the physical heart of Culture in the


2021/22 Board of Directors:

Our Board of Directors hail from many walks of life and professional careers here in the

County. Each has a passion for arts & culture, each has their own cultural discipline(s),

and each has stepped up and volunteered to make the many elements of our Guiding

Statement a reality.

Chair - Ken Duncan

Vice Chair - Martin Povey

Secretary - Rahat Abdulla

Treasurer - Corrie Verheijen

Creative Director - Rebecca Quinn

Past President - Toni Keller

Strathcona County Recreation Parks & Culture Liaison (non voting) – Jenny Willson

Updated July 2022

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