This year’s event will take place at River Cafe on Saturday, November 17th at 11:30 AM.  Tickets are $85. You will receive a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket cost. For more information, please contact Cantaré at 403.685.1132 or 

Mark the date on your calendar - you do not want to miss this one!  Be sure to invite your girlfriends and colleagues, and book your table!


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Our Guest Speaker - PATTI PON

Patti Pon, President and CEO of Calgary Arts Development, is an avid arts champion with an extensive track record of leadership in Calgary.

Patti has deep and diverse experience in the arts sector, having served as Vice President, Administration at the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts [now Arts Commons], with stints at the Alberta Performing Arts Stabilization Fund and Alberta Theatre Projects, among others. In the community, she serves on the board of the Calgary Foundation, serves as past Chair for the Community Projects & Development Committee with the Calgary Stampede and is a member of the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee. She was a founding board member of the Asian Heritage Foundation [Southern Alberta] and served on the steering committee for imagineCalgary as well as on the board of CKUA Radio Network. She comes to the position of President & CEO from her most recent position as Director, Resource Development, Calgary Arts Development.

Patti holds a BFA in Drama and an MBA in Arts Administration, and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the 2013 Harry and Martha Cohen Award for her contributions to Calgary’s Theatre Community.

Past Speakers

Patti Pon (November 2018)

Kathleen Sendall (November 2017)

Mary Rozsa de Coquet (November 2016)

Helen Vanderburg (November 2015)

Sheila O'Brien (January 2015)

Jennifer Belzberg (January 2014)

Irene Besse (January 2013)

Dr. Christine Friedenreich (November 2011)

Ladies Luncheon Sponsors 2018 

Alberta Theatre Projects

Calgary Opera Association

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Calgary Pro Musica Society

Cantare Children's Choir

Cookbook Co. Cooks

Luminous Voices

Spiritus Chamber Choir

Marvin Erickson

Catherine Glaser-Climie

Cantaré Music Services, Catherine Glaser-Climie

River Cafe Restaurant

Theatre Calgary