Bill Pristanski, Principal at Prospectus Associates served as Chair of the Eleventh Black and White Soirée at the National Arts Centre. He was delighted to announce that the evening raised a record $415,000 to be shared by Opera Lyra Ottawa and the National Arts Centre Orchestra to develop young Canadian musicians. The co-chairs of the evening were the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and Christine Elliott, MPP for Whitby-Ajax. Her Excellency Governor General Michaelle Jean attended the performance with her husband and daughter.
At dinner, seated at the main table with Mr. Pristanski and his wife Bambury were the Soirée’s co-chairs, Minister Flaherty and Christine Elliott, Chief Supreme Court Justice Beverley McLachlin, Governor of the Bank of Canada Mark Carney, Executive Vice President of Bell Canada Lawson Hunter and CEO of Canada Post Moya Green.
Also attending the evening were Health Minister Tony Clement, Clerk of the Privy Council Kevin Lynch, Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage Judith LaRoque, Chair of the CRTC Konrad Von Finckenstein and Competition Bureau Director Sheridan Scott.