Keynote Speaker Sheila McCarthy with host Scott Walker
Patty Gail Peaker holding the first Visionary Artist Lifetime Award with [from l-r] Julia Howell of the Toronto Foundation, award donor Joan VanDuzer, Executive Director Scott Walker, CSARN Board Chair Hon. Marie Charette-Poulin

Maintaining Creativity 4: Inspiration

CSARN’s fourth annual conference took place on Wednesday, October 16 in Toronto.

Maintaining Creativity 4: Inspiration was held at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge at Bloor.


• A screening of Night Shoot, a short film starring Gordon Pinsent and Sheila McCarthy
• A keynote address by actor/singer Sheila McCarthy;
• Discussions on the theme of Inspiration: how to use it, how to keep it, how to find it again; 
• The presentation of the very first Visionary Artist Lifetime Award to Patty Gail Peaker for her tireless work in the founding of PAL [Performing Arts Lodges] and PAL’s Supporting Cast program;

Videos coming soon! Watch this space.
Generations Panelists Rex Deverell, Shelton Deverell, Tabby Johnson, Joachim Johnson, Briana Brown, Clive Endersby
Inspiration Panelists Joe Sealy, Bernard Poulin, Carol Anderson, Bruce Eves, Rabbi Elyse Goldstein



Here are images from our first three conferences. You can also find videos in the video section.