Bernard Cormier

Bernard Cormier has served as the City’s Cultural Affairs Officer for the last 30 years. He has been an active force on boards and committees of arts organizations nationally, provincially, and locally. Some of these include the Creative City Network of Canada, Arts and the Cities, Imperial Theatre, Saint John Community Arts Board, the Saint John Arts Centre, and more recently the Saint John Arts Awards Gala – “The Originals”, and the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium Inc. As The City’s Cultural Affairs Officer, he is the point of contact for the Saint John Community Arts Funding Program, which has been providing annual grants to local arts and cultural organizations and groups since 2006.

Bernard is an authority on protocol and ceremonial, and accomplished semi-professional magician, world traveler, and aficionado of local history and Royal visits to New Brunswick.