Monthly Archives: July 2007

York’s Arts for Children of Toronto founder awarded Order of Canada

The Guardian – York
July 12, 2007

York’s Arts for Children of Toronto founder awarded Order of Canada
She’s noticed that kids in the poorer neighbourhoods of the city are amongst the most talented young artists she’s seen

By Clark Kim

Like father, like daughter.

Lola Rasminsky, who founded the Arts for Children of Toronto that provides high-quality arts programs in under served communities including the former city of York, has recently been named a Member of the Order of Canada, following in the footsteps of her late father Louis Rasminsky.

He had served as the governor of the Bank of Canada from 1961 to 1973 and became one of the first people to be appointed a Companion to the Order of Canada in 1968.

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Arts School’s Founding Director Named to the Order of Canada

July 11, 2007

Arts School’s Founding Director Named to the Order of Canada

Lola Rasminsky, the Founding Director of The Avenue Road Arts School, has been named a Member of the Order of Canada.

Rasminsky is among 71 new appointees announced on June 29th by Governor General Michaëlle Jean. Former Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Reform party founder Preston Manning, golfer Mike Weir and broadcaster Pamela Wallin are some of the other notable individuals appointed.

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