Arts and culture and creating opportunities for people to come together, has always been at the forefront of Annette’s career.
She holds an honours degree from the Ontario College of Art & Design, and is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Interactive Art & Entertainment program.
Her past professional titles include Executive Director of the Hamilton Arts Council, Managing Director at the The Cotton Factory. Founder and Director of the AGH BMO World Film Festival, Manager of Film, Performance & Special Events at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Artistic Associate at Harbourfront Centre [Toronto] and Producer of ArtsFest in Waterdown.
Growing up in St. Catharines I developed the love of film at a very young age. My first movie I ever saw on the big screen was Jaws. This classic instilled in me the power of movies. St. Catharines had two classic downtown theaters. The Lincoln and the Town Cinemas were classic movie houses. Growing up these theaters gave me and my friends many hours of escape into the many worlds that film offers. After moving to Hamilton I joined Blockbuster video and took my love of film to a profession. I joined Cineplex Odeon at the old Center Mall Theater and continued my professional career showing the movies. As industry developed I moved to the SilverCity Ancaster and we marched the theater into the modern era. I am thrilled the join The Westdale. We look forward to bringing a state of the art facility with a totally classic atmosphere! See you at the movies.