Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Brooks: Cork and Canvas Features Argentinian Flair

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As life slowly returns to ‘normal’, what better way to celebrate than an evening of fine wine and food, auction items, wonderful music and dancing. These were the trappings of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Cork and Canvas held April 28 at the Calgary Petroleum Club.

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The signature event, started by Tibor and Livia Fekete 25 years ago, continued its winning streak and this year’s gala was a sold-out affair with 250 guests. Highlights included: a five-course gourmet meal paired with fine wines provided by Zorzal Vineyards and Winery; Argentine-inspired dance performances by Leo and Yuki Sato of Tango Calgary; solo piano performances by Janina Fialkowska; and the skill of auctioneer John Copithorne in raking in top dollars for live auction items.

Guests in attendance included: Cork and Canvas Gala Chair Tim Onyett of Deloitte; Maydelin Nunez of Rockwell Automation; CPO music director Rune Bergmann; Imperial Oil’s Peter Shaw with his wife Andrea Shaw; Dr. Lacey Symphony sponsors Emma Rokosh and Jeff Wollin; CPO CEO Marc Stevens and his wife Claire Stevens; Eileen Marikar of Keyera, Nancy Brennan, Kirsten Bell and Kelly Hill; Anna Premyslova and Kevin Dehod of CWB MacLean & Partners; Dynasty Power’s Nancy Cho, Juan Carlos Morales with Gaurav and Priya Sharma; Monica Cheng, Courtney Carston and Ashton Menuz of Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Marie Rozsa de Coquet; Andrea Brussa; Patrick Hunter and his wife Sharie; Richard Bartrem of WestJet; Kelly Streit of Fashion Models; Pat Moore; Jim Campbell of the Calgary Phil; and others.

At the Calgary Philharmonic’s flagship benefit event, Cork and Canvas, Imperial Oil’s Peter Shaw and his wife Andrea Shaw are seen. Photos, Bill Brooks .jpg
CPO supporters, left to right, Andrea Brussa, Patrick Hunter and Sharie Hunter.
CPO supporters, left to right, Andrea Brussa, Patrick Hunter and Sharie Hunter. .jpg
Left to right, Eileen Marikar of Keyera, Nancy Brennan, Kirsten Bell and Kelly Hill at OPC's flagship Cork and Canvas fundraising event held at the Calgary Petroleum Club.
Left to right, Eileen Marikar of Keyera, Nancy Brennan, Kirsten Bell and Kelly Hill at OPC’s flagship Cork and Canvas fundraising event held at the Calgary Petroleum Club. .jpg
Left to right, Juan Carlos Morales of Dynasty Power, Nancy Cho with Priya and Gaurav Sharma.
Left to right, Juan Carlos Morales of Dynasty Power, Nancy Cho with Priya and Gaurav Sharma. .jpg
Alongside Sam Loeck (centre) of CPO at Cork and Canvas, Anna Premyslova and Kevin Dehod of CWB MacLean & Partners.
Alongside Sam Loeck (centre) of CPO at Cork and Canvas, Anna Premyslova and Kevin Dehod of CWB MacLean & Partners. .jpg
Left to right: OPC supporters Jeff Wollin and Emma Rokosh pose with Claire Stevens and her husband Marc Stevens, CEO of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
Left to right: OPC supporters Jeff Wollin and Emma Rokosh pose with Claire Stevens and her husband Marc Stevens, CEO of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. .jpg
Left to right, Monica Cheng, Courtney Carston and Ashton Menuz of Blake, Cassels and Graydon, with CPO cellist Kathleen de Caen.
Left to right, Monica Cheng, Courtney Carston and Ashton Menuz of Blake, Cassels and Graydon, with CPO cellist Kathleen de Caen. .jpg

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