The Centre for All Canadians

2009 Symons Lecture

Mary Simon, President of the national Inuit organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Mary Simon, O.C., O.Q., LL.D., President of the national Inuit organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, has been chosen to receive the Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Symons Medal and will give the 7th national Symons Lecture on the State of Canadian Confederation. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Homburg Theatre.

Ms. Simon has devoted her life’s work to gaining further recognition of Aboriginal rights and to achieving social justice for Inuit and other Aboriginal peoples nationally and internationally. Her leadership was key in securing international cooperation in forming the Arctic Council made up of eight Arctic nations and in creating the University of the Arctic. She has received many honours for her leadership in developing strategies for Aboriginal and Northern affairs and was a founding Chairperson of the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation, among many other achievements.

“Mary Simon is a timely choice by the Centre as our eyes in the south of Canada turn North on issues of aboriginal rights and social justice, national sovereignty, climate change and economic development. We welcome Mary Simon as she joins the distinguished line of past Symons Medal recipients and Symons Lecturers,” Mr. H. Wayne Hambly, Chairman of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust explained.

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Art Gallery

Wednesday to Saturday 11a.m .-  5 p.m  |  Sunday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Monday and Tuesday Closed
Holiday Hours: Closed December 25 – January 1


Box Office

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  | Sunday Closed

Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.

Mavor’s Restaurant

Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  |  Friday – Saturday  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  |  Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6107 for information.

Showcase Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |   Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6149 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. |   Sunday Closed

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