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Steinbach Arts Council Staff

Alyssa Reimer -Technical Administrator , Mandy Dyck - Arts Program Assistant, Sydney Rempel - Office and Facility Administration , Cindi Rempel Patrick - Chief Creative Officer, Tamara Martens - Communication and Events, Stephanie Nykiforuk - Administrative Assistant

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!

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 - Technical Administrator

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 Technical Administrator, 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

Stephanie Nykiforuk - Administrative Assistant

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


Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Nykiforuk

Technical Administrator

Alyssa Reimer

Arts Program Assistant

Mandy Dyck