Marigold centre losing second executive director in five years

Jill Fowler
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TRURO - The Marigold Cultural Centre is on the hunt for a new executive director.
Patricia Maynard, 38, is leaving the centre for a new job after a three-year stint.
"I had an opportunity to take a job that I have been pursuing for years," said Maynard on Wednesday.
Maynard plans to remain at the Marigold centre until a replacement is hired and trained. The job was first advertised in the Truro Daily News yesterday.
During her time as executive director,
the Truro resident helped land some talented performers. "We had the Barra MacNeils, George Canyon, Bruce Guthro, oh, we've had plenty," she said. "And not to mention the local talent, too."
According to Maynard, all the artists enjoyed the surroundings at the renovated movie theatre on Prince Street.
"It's so intimate here ... I just love how the audience responds to certain artists. (The artists) make them feel special. Melanie Doane, her words to me were, 'You guys got it. You know what you are doing here.'"
Maynard doesn't plan to stray very far from the centre once she begins her new job.
"I'm going to volunteer and I offered to be on the board. I have vested interests here and I want to see more good things come."
For Marigold centre chairman Dennis James, finding a third executive director in the organization's five-year history comes with the territory. "There is nothing unusual here," he explained. "This is part of the scenario when you're in a non-profit, particularly when you are in a start-up stage like the Marigold is in ... but we wish (Patricia) the best of luck."

Organizations: Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro Daily News

Geographic location: Prince Street

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Recent comments

  • Jennifer
    January 18, 2010 - 10:04

    It is interesting that the Marigold Cultural Centre is always described as a non-profit organization when investors used the Nova Scotia Equity Tax Credit program to gain 30% in provincial tax credits for active business development. Do the investors expect to reap a return from a non-profit entity????

  • Trish
    January 18, 2010 - 09:53

    I just wanted to clarify that the shareholders are part of the Truro Investment Cooporative. They own the building and the shares bought and renovated the buiding. The Cobequid Arts Council are the operators of the building. The Cobequid Arts Council is a registered non profit organization with charitable status.

  • Artstsy
    January 18, 2010 - 09:52

    SHUT IT DOWN..... complete waste of money !!!

  • John
    January 18, 2010 - 09:43

    Seems to me years after the promotional sales escapade, purchased shares in Marigold were and still are of little value, unless of course you are the collector of the annual trustee fees..

  • Jennifer
    January 18, 2010 - 09:41

    An interesting arrangement indeed.