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Ward 8 News: Remembering Michael Green

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Michael Green
This week our city lost one of its pioneers. On Tuesday, February 10th, Michael Green was killed along with four others in a car accident north of Regina. Barely more than 24 hours later, hundreds of Calgarians including Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Councillor Evan Woolley gathered at the Arts Commons' Big Secret Theatre (where Michael had hit the stage only a few weeks before) to honour the man, the artist, and the citizen-extraordinaire.
 
Michael Green was co-founder and co-artistic director of One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, a company that has pushed the boundaries of artistic expression in Canada and elevated Calgary's cultural profile around the world. He founded and curated the city's annual international arts festival, the High Performance Rodeo, which in 2016 will have its 30th year. He was curator and creative producer of Calgary 2012 when our city was named Cultural Capital of Canada. He performed, wrote, directed, managed, nourished, championed, celebrated and built theatre. He touched countless lives in this city and abroad. He was an inspiration, a mover and shaker, a city-builder, and a friend.
 
The loss to our city is tragic and irreparable, but Michael's legacy will live on.


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