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Steinbach Arts Council Staff

Alyssa Reimer - Visual Arts Co-ordinator, Cassandra Milcharek – Programs, Sydney Rempel - Office and Facility Administration , Cindi Rempel Patrick - Chief Creative Officer, Tamara Martens - Communication and Events

Cynthia Rempel Patrick - Chief Creative Officer

Cindi is the Chief Creative Officer of the Steinbach Arts Council. She is the founder of the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre which opened in 1996. It is home to over 60 arts development programs for southeastern Manitoba. Her work and volunteer experience within the Department of Cultural Development, Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals, The Treble Teens, Southeastern Music & Arts Festival, Manitoba Arts Network and Arts & Culture Industries Inc. is incorporated with her business experience in her family’s Florist Shop, and creator/manager of Kids ‘R” Kute ! Custom Clothing. Cindi began her music career as a member of The Treble Teens, a pianist, accompanist, singer, choral director and piano and voice teacher for over 25 years. She currently is the Vice Chair of the Manitoba Arts Council and participates in various National and International Arts organizations and projects. She is also a supporter of many other recreational, sports and community organizations in the not-for-profit sector. Cindi loves to travel and her passion includes visiting Cultural Centers, Galleries, Museums and as many Broadway Musicals as possible – she is also an avid hockey and fastball mom. She is married, and has three grown children, and together they enjoy traveling, sports and spending time at the lake. She finds it rewarding to give back to the community, working with other volunteers in many different forums. It is her passion to share creative energy with others to make a better community!

Cassandra Milcharek – Programs Co-ordinator

Cassandra is a graduate from The University of Manitoba – Bachelor of Arts Degree and from Red River College – Culinary Arts Degree.  Cassandra has received an Employment Coach Certificate and has experience working with youth at risk to encourage a positive life style. Cassandra originally comes from a cattle farm in Ashville, MB.  Currently, Cassandra is the Program Manager and Creative Cooking and Dessert Art Instructor at The Steinbach Arts Council.  Cassandra has a passion for cake design and decorating.

Tamara Martens – Events and Communication Coordinator

With a penchant for social activities and love of languages, Tamara feels right at home with Steinbach Arts Council as the Events and Communication Coordinator. Recognized with a Certificate in International Learning, her studies in Canada and Switzerland also earned Tamara a World Languages Diploma. She is fluent in French and English, and continues her studies in Spanish and Japanese. Hailing from the “big city” of Winnipeg, where the arts were readily accessible, she used every opportunity to express her creativity. Tamara has been performing for her whole life, studying at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People from eight years old. No stranger to the stage, she has no problem commanding attention and loves a big production! Calling Steinbach and area her home, she gladly shares the dream of bringing artistic opportunities to our rural communities. When she isn’t at SAC, you’ll find her at home with her husband and son, in the gym playing dodgeball or on stage rocking a karaoke classic.

Alyssa Reimer - Visual Arts Coordinator

Alyssa is a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) graduate from the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, with majors in Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Steinbach, she has also spent time in Winnipeg and Calgary, Alberta for both work and school.

Alyssa is currently the Community Arts Co-ordinator, and has a passion for bringing awareness to contemporary and unconventional forms of art. In her spare time, Alyssa can be found reading sci-fi novels, refinishing furniture, or playing Dungeons & Dragons, both as a player and a Dungeon Master.

Sydney Rempel - Office and Facility Administration

Call (204) 346-1077 to reach any of the Arts Council staff.

Chief Creative Officer

Cindi Rempel Patrick


Office & Facility
Sydney Rempel


Communication and Events

Tamara Martens



Cassandra Milcharek

Visual Arts Co-ordinator

Alyssa Reimer