Susan Lester, President

susanlesterSusan Lester has been on the board of the TBCAF since 2007 serving as Treasurer, Co-ordinator of the “Fill the Seats and Enrich Lives” program and currently as President (since 2013). Born, raised and educated in Toronto (B.A. York U./B.Ed. U. of Toronto), Susan was “dragged kicking and screaming” to Thunder Bay in 1973 by her newlywed husband – the late Justice Ron Lester. Vowing to stay only one year due to her perceived notion of a lack of an arts culture in the “far North”, Susan was proved wrong. She raised her family of three children with Ron, retired after 28 years as an educator with the Lakehead Board of Education and continues to enjoy and participate in Thunder Bay’s arts scene. Susan strongly encourages anyone that has enjoyed performances at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium to consider a Legacy Gift to our Foundation to ensure the Auditorium’s future as one of the finest concert halls in North Amercia for our next generations