Capitol Theatre director named presenter of the year

The peer nominated award was presented in Vancouver by the B.C. Touring Council

Fresh off of one award, the director of the Capitol Theatre has won another.

Stephanie Fischer was recently named Presenter of the Year by the B.C. Touring Council.

The award is given to the member of the touring council who best demonstrates professionalism, community involvement, and artistic and managerial excellence.

The award winners, who are recognized at the touring council’s annual conference, are nominated and voted on by a group of peers.

Their were about six other presenters nominated for the award.

Joanna Maratta, the executive director of the Touring Council, praised Fischer for her ongoing dedication to the local community and the provincial touring council.

“She’s a very committed person who without much provocation will be the first one to jump on participating in a workshop or leading a session, and she’s a strong member of the touring council,” said Maratta.

“It’s not a surprise. It’s well deserved. She is a leader in the field.”

Related: Stephanie Fischer awarded the medal of good citizenship

Maratta also called Nelson a pillar of the provincial arts community, calling the situation at the Capitol Theatre unique.

Fischer has been involved with a number of community organizations in the non-profit sector for over two decades including Touchstones Nelson, Kootenay Kids, the City of Nelson’s cultural development committee, and the Capitol Theatre.

The awards were presented in Vancouver last month.

Fischer was also recently awarded the Medal of Good Citizenship by the provincial government.

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