The Foster Festival Board of Directors

The Foster Festival is honoured to be supported by highly engaged Board of Directors – and we thank each of them for their commitment to bringing humour to the heart of Niagara!

2019 Annual Report

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2020 Directors

Tom Arkell
Rhiannon Barry
Alison Buchanan
Brandon Currie
David Hulley
Lorrie Littleton
Debbie MacGregor
James O'Brien
Jennifer Wallace


Finance Committee

Glen McCann
Robin McPherson
Tom Arkell
Candice Turner-Smith

Nominating Committee

Deborah Slade

Events Committee

Deborah Slade
Annalisa Medina
Emily Oriold

Bylaw & Policy Committee

Glen McCann
Tom Arkell

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Board Officers | 2019 Season

Chair | Glen McCann

Glen McCann is a retired Lawyer and Partner at Sullivan Mahoney LLP. Glen’s practice specialties were corporate and commercial law and taxation. Currently, Glen and his wife Cathy run Cellar Door Wine Experience. Additionally, Glen is a frequent actor in local stage productions

Vice-Chair | Deborah Slade

Deborah is the former director of the Brock University Centre for the Arts. Deborah joined the Centre for the Arts in 1984 and became its director in 1987, transforming it into an internationally respected cultural institution. Over the years, Deborah programmed more than 1,400 shows for an estimated one million patrons. 

Treasurer | Robin McPherson

Robin is a the other half of Janice and Robin Digital Communications. Many people also know her on Instagram as @uglyshirt where she shares her photos of downtown St. Catharines. You'll also often see her selling 50/50 tickets at The Foster Festival shows. 

Secretary | Annalisa Medina

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