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Steinbach Arts Council Staff

Cindi Rempel Patrick, Chief Creative Officer; Cassandra Milcharek, Programs;

Val Lesage, Office and Facility Administration , Communication and Events , Community Arts Co-ordinator

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.

Val Lesage – Office/Facility Co-ordinator

Valerie Lesage is the Office & Facility Coordinator for 4 years with Steinbach Arts Council. She enjoys being part of the vibrant atmosphere here at the centre dealing with the public, exhibits and concerts. Val & her husband enjoy their country home and big beautiful yard. She loves the outdoors going golfing, camping and sitting around a bonfire. To relax she loves to read Dean Koontz, James Patterson and Jonathan Kellerman.

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

Chief Creative Officer

Cindi Rempel Patrick


Office & Facility

Val Lesage


Communication and Events



Cassandra Milcharek

Community Arts Co-ordinator