Michael Cade (seen here during a media tour of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on June 29, 2010) has been elected the chair for the British Columbia Touring Council. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Michael Cade (seen here during a media tour of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on June 29, 2010) has been elected the chair for the British Columbia Touring Council. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Michael Cade elected chair of B.C. Touring Council

Cade has been director of Cultural Centre since it opened, has vast background in arts and theatre

The director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre has been elected the chairperson for the British Columbia Touring Council (BCTC).

The announcement came Thursday (May 20) for Michael Cade who has been the artistic and managing director for the Cultural Centre since it opened in 2010, and part of the BCTC for more than 20 years.

“The work this organization does to support the touring of live performances throughout our province is truly amazing. I am honoured and humbled to sit as board chair for this fantastic arts service organization,” Cade said.

BCTC exists for successful and sustainable touring and presenting of professional performing arts in British Columbia.

Cade moved to Chilliwack in 2009 to open the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the fall of 2010.

He has an extensive background in arts and theatre.

Cade has worked with Western Canada Theatre, Sunshine Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, Freefall Theatre, Bastion Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Frederic Wood Theatre, and the Globe Theatre. He has managed the Sagebrush Theatre; Pavilion Theatre; Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Mainstage and Marie Flemming Hall; in addition to Chilliwack’s HUB International Theatre and Rotary Hall Studio Theatre.

He was the stage manager for the opening of the Phoenix Theatre at the University of Victoria, worked for the Kamloops Art Gallery, and took university level art studio and art history classes at UVIC, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

Cade has also worked as a performer, props master, poster designer, box office staff, front of house manager, ticket agent, scenic designer, and production manager. His work included a Crown Performance for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. He has presented more than 500 shows.

“The Society is honoured to share the vast skills that Cade brings to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with the British Columbia Touring Council, benefiting all who embrace the performing arts in our province,” the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society said in a press release.

BCTC members include volunteer and professional presenters, agents/managers, artists, and artistic companies working to ensure that communities and audiences across British Columbia have access and opportunities to participate in live performances.

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Michael Cade has been elected the chair for the British Columbia Touring Council. (Submitted)

Michael Cade has been elected the chair for the British Columbia Touring Council. (Submitted)

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