No doubt Vancouver is one of the most diverse cities in the world. It is the cultural capital of North America. From Art galleries to Opera, to Film and Music Festivals, Vancouver is a great host to many world-class artists and artistic productions.
And now Vancouver is the home for WAALM Awards and its international cross-cultural activities.
Following the official welcome message from Gregor Robertson, the honorable Mayor of Vancouver, today, Ms. Heather Deal, the honorable Councillor of the City of Vancouver met with WAALM’s President, Dr. Mosi Dorbayani.
During this initial meeting, Councillor Deal was briefed on WAALM’s past international activities in Europe as well as its recent artistic-humanitarian efforts in Canada, including ‘Walk in Style’ project (A world-wide musical project for humanity – Anti-bullying). They also touched on the future co-operation and possible collaboration of the City with WAALM as well as further meetings with other governmental agencies and artistic communities.
The Vancouver City Council is made up of the Mayor and ten Councillors. Councillor Heather Deal is one of the ten honorable Councillors who governs the City of Vancouver. Councillor Deal was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2005 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2011. She brings her passions for sustainability, arts and culture, accessibility and affordability to City Hall.
Councillor Deal has brought forward initiatives that support artists, expand creative spaces in the city, create the food cart program, improve accessibility throughout the city, retain heritage and many more.
She sings in the Vancouver Bach Choir, has served as President of the choir's Board of Directors, and worked with the Portland Hotel Society to bring the Bach Choir to the Downtown Eastside for free concerts.