May 2016 | Issue 31
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Dear <<First Name>>,
As a Canada-wide network we are always looking to expand our reach across the country.
We are currently on the lookout for prospective board members who have the interest and the skills to guide our organization through new stages of development. 
Our current board includes directors from five provinces who provide insight into the intersection of arts and health, and into the development of AHNC as an organization. Our next stage of evolution calls for broadening our board to guide us in fundraising and project delivery at a national level. Interested? Or know someone who is up to the challenge of helping build a national arts and health movement? Let us know by contacting us by email at
Yours in Arts & Health
The AHNC Team

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