Some unexpected and disappointing news.
We have to call off the Vinyl Cafe Christmas Tour as of Monday November 23rd – the day after the concert in Thunder Bay.
I have just learned that I have melanoma. I begin therapy next week.
This is not quite as ominous as it sounds (or not as ominous as it sounded to me). Melanoma, which was once a deadly diagnosis, has, over the last couple of years, become eminently treatable. The treatment is, as my wonderful doctor describes it, the poster child of cancer therapy. He tells me a positive outcome for the immunotherapy I will be receiving should be in the neighbourhood of 85%. So I expect we will be able to reconvene next Christmas, as we would have this year had it not been for my extraordinarily bad timing.
We wondered about the option of doing both – the tour and the therapy – but there is the possibility of side effects from the treatment and I don’t want to be doing shows if I can’t be my best self. Nor do I want to be doing therapy if I can’t bring my best self there.
I know this is a disappointment to those of you who are looking forward to the show. It is a disappointment to me too. It feels like I invited everyone to dinner and am calling to say the party’s off. I don’t know what to say except, I am sorry.
If you do have a ticket to one of our Christmas Concerts (after our Thunder Bay show) you should contact the ticket outlet where you purchased them. You will receive a refund. Ticket refunds will be available beginning Tuesday November 24th, 2015. You obtain your refund at the point of purchase (if you purchased online, call the phone number of the ticket seller).
If you are looking for a Ticketmaster or theatre phone number, you can check our website:
We will announce next year’s concerts in the usual way and if you want to make sure you don't miss them, the best thing to do is subscribe to our newsletter. You can do that here:
Finally, I don’t want you worrying. I am otherwise healthy and, as I said, the likelihood of this being a bump in the road rather than the end of the road is by far the most expected outcome. There are many, many people who are much sicker than I am, who both need and deserve your concern.
My apologies for the disruption and my best wishes to you and your loved ones for the holidays and the year ahead.
News Release - March 26, 2014
Leadership Change Announced For Conexus Arts Centre
REGINA - Rick Mantey, Chair of the Board of Directors, today announced the appointment of Ms. Pat Youzwa as Interim CEO of the Conexus Arts Centre effective April 7, 2014.
"The Board is very pleased that Ms. Youzwa has agreed to provide her knowledge in strategic planning, corporate governance and finance and will assist the Board, and our team, in placing the Centre on the proper self-sustaining course for the future. She also has a deep appreciation for the role the Centre plays within the arts community and the community-at-large.
Ms. Youzwa is a former President and CEO of SaskPower, stepping down in 2010 after serving five and a half years. Ms. Youzwa joined SaskPower after a successful career with the public service of the Government of Saskatchewan, serving as Deputy Minister of Energy and Resources and Deputy Minister of Economic Development.
In addition to overseeing and managing the operations of the Centre, Ms. Youzwa will assist the Board in establishing strategic objectives for the future of the Centre, manage the recruitment of a new CEO and provide recommendations for any legislative or governance changes, which should be advanced for the consideration of government.
Mr. Mantey also took the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions made by outgoing CEO Jim McCrum during his tenure at the Centre and wished him well in his future endeavors.
The Conexus Arts Centre operates under The Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts Act, 2000 and is an Agent of the Crown responsible for providing facilities for entertainment, exhibition and the promotion and presentation of sporting, artistic, educational activities of a local, provincial, national or international nature.
Fredrick D. (Rick) Mantey
Board of Directors
One tap access to all the information you could want. The Conexus Arts Centre App gives you mobile access to everything you need to follow events at the Conexus Arts Centre including upcoming events, tickets, Box Office information, catering information, alerts, social media and much more. With the release of the Mobile App, tickets for all events sold by the Conexus Arts Centre Box office are available in person at the Conexus Arts Centre, by phone 306-525-9999 or 1-800-667-8497 Monday - Saturday 12:00PM - 5:00PM and right up till showtime on showdays, through our Mobile App, Facebook ticketing app, or online at www.conexusartscentre.ca The App is available for download for Apple, Blackberry and Android devices.
Download it today and Stay Connected!
We are excited to announce that tickets for events sold by the Conexus Arts Centre Box Office are now available through the Conexus Arts Centre Facebook Ticketing App.
The Facebook App works as an extension of our online ticketing system that is currently available through our website www.conexusartscentre.ca.
The app draws its information directly from the website and customers have the same experience and security as an individual that purchases tickets online through our website.
Features include much more than a simple ticket purchase - customers can browse through events, select seats, and view order history without ever having to leave Facebook.
Click HERE to go to our Facebook page now!
The Conexus Arts Centre would like to extend their congratulations to the India Canada Association for raising $33,285 for KIDS HELP PHONE. The India Canada Association held their Annual Supper Night on September 29, 2012 here at the Conexus Arts Centre.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the success of this event which to date, the largest third party event for Kids Help Phone in Saskatchewan.” said Cindy Kobayashi, Kids Help Phone Regional Director. “This significant donation allows Kids help Phone to continue to provide help and hope to young people in the province through professional phone and online counseling, information and referrals.”
In addition to federal, municipal and provincial dignitaries, this year’s gala featured guest speaker Marc Garneau, Canada’s first astronaut and the Acting High Commissioner of India, Mrs. N. Chauhan.
This year marked the 31st annual India Supper Night. Having grown exponentially since its inception, this popular fundraising event has so far raised more than $500,000 for a wide range of causes.
Lynn Severt, Conexus Arts Centre's Client Services Manager earned the first CEMP™ designation in Canada. The emerit Certified Event Management Professional (CEMP™) designation is based on a set of occupational standards developed by international industry experts, and is recognized around the world. In order to earn the designation Lynn had to submit a portfolio and proof of at least 5,000 hours of experience. She was also evaluated through an extensive knowledge exam. This designation certifies Lynn to plan international events. You can learn more about Lynn’s great achievement by reading the Leader Post article about her certification in the Saturday October 13th Leader Post.
Dear Valued customers,
We would like to inform you that tickets for Conexus Arts Centre events will no longer be sold through Casino Regina, Casino Moose Jaw, or the Henders Drugs Estevan outlets. Tickets will continue to be available through the Centre’s box office and online. You can contact the Conexus Arts Centre box office by calling 1(306)525-9999 or toll free at 1-800-667-8497 or visit us online at www.conexusartscentre.ca
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Conexus Arts Centre is pleased to now offer Pre-Order Beverage Service for most performances with an intermission. Patrons may schedule their pre-order service at any of the several bars located throughout the lobby and lower foyers before the show and have their beverage of choice waiting for them when intermission begins.