Volunteer Council

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The Volunteer Council is made up of recognized volunteer leaders who have demonstrated outstanding support for the volunteer organization, and who are committed to the goals of the Vancouver Symphony Society.  The Council is a resource link between the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and volunteers. Its work is twofold: to provide leadership to volunteers through training and communication and by providing financial support for the orchestra and administration through events including the Holland America Luncheon and the Symphony of Style.

Leadership roles are assumed in succeeding years after spending time observing and participating as committee members. The Council meets 3 times each season and the executive and committees may meet more frequently.


Chair: Azmina Manji
Vice-Chair: Beryl Ferguson
Secretary / Treasurer: Marlies Wagner
Member: Candace Bailes, Noelene Buckner, Barbara Morris, Jean Pirie, Mary Wallace Poole


Symphony of Style
Azmina Manji  & Beryl Ferguson, Co-Chairs 2018

Holland America On-board Luncheon
Noelene Buckner, Chair 2019


Concerts (all venues)

Gift Shop

Lottery in Malls
Evelyn Kenny

Gloria Davies

Tea & Trumpets
Marlene Strain

Volunteer Hours Records
Sheila Foley

Contact Information
Holland America Luncheon
Email: vsovolunteers@vancouversyphony.ca
Telephone: 604.684.9100 ext. 444

Symphony of Style
Email: fashion@vancouversymphony.ca
Telephone: 604.684.9100 ext. 444

Staff Contact
Castine Breckwoldt
Manager of Gift Shop and Volunteers
Telephone: 604.684.9100 ext. 240
Email: castine@vancouversymphony.ca

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