Evan R. Klassen is the Managing Director of Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, BC and currently serves as Director, Regional Portfolio for the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres. A local arts advocate, Mr. Klassen has supported efforts towards the Kamloops Centre for the Arts, and the BC Interior Community Foundation. Previously he was Director, Artistic Operations and Production for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Active in his community, Mr. Klassen was Board Chair of Seven Oaks House Museum, Board Member of the Manitobans for the Arts and Board Member for the Winnipeg Arts Council. He also was Secretary-Treasurer of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Mr. Klassen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Winnipeg and a Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management from MacEwan University.
His appointment as a member of Council was made on July 31, 2020 for a one year term.