Lieutenant Governor asks AGB Guild members to tell their story - in 150 different parts

artsorange 100x100By Pepper Parr

March 6th, 2017



When the Lieutenant Governor of the province , the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, visited the Art Gallery of Burlington recently, to participate in a round table discussion with a group of 15 seniors on how Burlington meets the challenge of affordable housing she also brought with her an idea that she passed along.

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Lieutenant Governor of the province , the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

Dowdeswell shared her idea of a project she has initiated called 150 Stories. In her words: “It is my hope” said Dowdeswell, “ that by actively listening to our stories we can become more aware of and better understand each other and, in turn, create the communities and country of which we can be proud.”

The idea took hold and the volunteers as the AGB are now actively looking for the 150 stories from the people who have made the AGB what it is.

The AGB is a community made up of many individual teams and people. Their strength lies in their ability to connect with others within our own Gallery community so that we can in turn can reach out and continue to grow.

They have decided to follow her Excellency’s inspirational idea and create their own 150 stories – specific to the AGB and are people to consider contributing to the AGB book of 150 stories.

In 150 words, share what it means to be a part of the AGB.

The stories will be collected from now until the AGB Volunteer Appreciation event on April 25th where the stories on display.

Touch base via email with They are going to collect stories until they have reached 150!

Consider submitting images (yourself, or your art) along with your 150 words.

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