Arrowsmith YWCA Award

May 13th, 2012  |  Published in What's New?

Cambrian College’s Music Program Coordinator Brenda Arrowsmith will be receiving the Woman of Distinction award in the arts category from the YWCA Sudbury in recognition of her volunteer work, her support for many music activities in the community, and the impact she has had on the lives of students. The award will be presented at the YWCA’s sixth annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala on May 5.

“Being a part of the Cambrian music community has helped to foster my strong connection with the local community,” she said. “Although it isn’t necessary to be given an award for something I enjoy doing, it’s an honour to be recognized. I am especially touched to learn that many former students contributed to this nomination as well as some of my peers, for whom I have so much respect. It’s very humbling.”

Arrowsmith, who has been a faculty member at Cambrian since 1983, has earned a number of awards over the years, including Community Volunteer Awards and Cambrian’s President’s Award for Excellence. She has been the principal clarinetist with the Sudbury Symphony for almost 30 years and served as the rehearsal conductor for six years. Arrowsmith has also been involved with the Sudbury Youth Orchestra for over 20 years, is a supporter of local festivals and school music programs, assists with the Northern Ontario Honour Concert Band, and is a member of the Nickel City Highlanders Pipe Band.

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