Calvin Abrahamson's devotion to the arts is manifested in countless ways. He has served as president of Theatre Regina and Theatre Canada and as an adjudicator at various Canadian and international drama festivals. He has worked throughout Saskatchewan to develop cultural facilities, among them the Regina Performing Arts Centre. A long-time proponent of Native arts, he has most recently devoted himself to training First Nation actors and technicians. He has written and directed plays on issues relating to First Nation peoples that provide hands-on experience for those he has trained. In addition, he has shared his expertise on Inuit art and culture and the history of theatre in western Canada as a lecturer at the University of Regina. This is a promotion within the Order
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on: October 23, 1989
Invested on: April 18, 1990
Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Community Theatre and former Administrator of the Calgary Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Prehistoric Park, he has dedicated himself to the cultural community for many years. He has directed his enthusiasm and business skills towards the promotion of Inuit Fine Art, the encouragement of amateur theatre in Canada, and the support of a variety of other cultural, economic and humanitarian endeavours.