Without these hard working people we would not be able to make a difference in our communities.
Prior to joining Kids Up Front Atlantic, Scott enjoyed a lengthy career as a producer, director and playwright in the theatre, at the helm of Ship’s Company Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, and Eastern Front Theatre. As principal consultant at Scott Burke Consulting Incorporated, Scott has been instrumental in planning and implementation of the repurposing of the Lunenburg Academy, a National Historic Site, and will continue to work on that project.
Scott served as the Program Director for the arts Vest Nova Scotia Program which provided sponsorship training and incentive matching funds over a five year period. Burke led Partnership Management at the Atlantic International Film Festival for the last two years and continues to create strategic, business, and fundraising plans for performing arts organizations.
The Hon. Myra A. Freeman CM,ONS,MSM,CD, a graduate of Dalhousie University, is an educator whose focus on youth related issues has been a hallmark of her commitment to community. Through her former service as Nova Scotia’s 30th Lieutenant Governor, Honorary Captain (Royal Canadian Navy), Governor of Mount Saint Vincent University Board, and former Director of the RCMP Foundation, the International Women’s Forum of Canada, Save the Children Canada, the Chairperson’s Advisory Group to the Canadian Judicial Council, and the Advisory Board of both the Prince’s Charities Trust and the Coady International Institute, she has served in leadership capacities and provided a greater awareness of community to the public.
Currently, Mrs. Freeman serves as Chair of the Telus Atlantic Community Board, and National Board Member of the Canadian Institute of Military Veterans Health Research, Historica Canada, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards- Canada, and Youth Philanthropy Initiative. Her pursuit of excellence has led to recognition within the National Honours System as Member of the Order of Canada, the Order of Nova Scotia, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Canadian Service Decoration. Mrs. Freeman is the recipient of the Public Policy Forum of Canada Award, the Progress Women of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award, the Richard Ivy School of Business and Women’s Executive Network Trailblazer Award, and holds six Honorary Degrees.
She is married to Lawrence Freeman, a partner at Stewart McKelvey, and the proud mother of three children and five grandchildren.