The Hon. Hilary M. Weston Honored at The Council for Canadian American Relations Gala
Windsor is pleased to announce Windsor’s co-founder, the Honorable Hilary M. Weston was awarded for her distinguished contributions to the arts in Canada and the United States at the Council for Canadian American Relations (CCAR) Black-Tie Gala Dinner last Tuesday.
Fellow honorees included Frank Stella, American Master and one of the most inventive artists of the twentieth century, and CCAR’s Award of Service was presented to Norman Jewison, Canadian filmmaker.
“I was humbled to be honored alongside Frank Stella and Norman Jewison at the recent CCAR gala which marked the cornerstone celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada in the United States,” said the Honorable Hilary M. Weston.
The CCAR was created in 1972 (originally as American Friends of Canada) at the instigation of the late philanthropist Bluma Appel, and through the guidance of David Rockefeller and the late Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The organization produces programs that showcase cross-border collaborations and honor cultural achievement.
As a result of the evening, CCAR provided cash grants to arts organizations selected by the evening’s honorees: the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles, CA; Canadian Film Centre (CFC), Toronto, ON; Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop, Cape Dorset, NU. GALA 2017 marked the cornerstone celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada in the United States.
Windsor (windsorflorida.com) is a private residential community spanning 425 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living.
Windsor provides homeowners privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. Members enjoy an 18-hole links-style golf course, Har-Tru tennis courts, an Equestrian Centre, full-sized polo field, over four miles of riding trails, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, and Gun Club. The Clubhouse, with interiors designed by Yabu Pushelberg, is a favorite gathering place much like the Beach Club which features private cabanas, its own restaurant, a pool-side Cabana Bar and 25-metre swimming pool. Windsor is also known for its art gallery featuring a revolving series of world-class exhibitions, and a Town Hall, which serves as a chapel and a venue for weddings, concerts and lectures.