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Volunteer Recognition


The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild recognizes its volunteers in a number of ways. Members of the year and extraordinatory volunteers are recognized at the CBBAG Annual General Meeting each June. And, life memberships are awarded to CBBAG members who have made a significant volunteer contribution over many years.

The CBBAG life members (including a few highlights of their contributions) are:

Ann Douglas: past president; past workshop coordinator; magazine distribution volunteer
Betsy Palmer Eldridge: past board member; CBBAG core curriculum developer
Betty Elliott: founding board member; past workshop coordinator; magazine distribution volunteer
Edna Hajnal: past secretary to the board; chair of the Publication Distribution Committee
Dan Mezza: past president; member of the National Education Committee
Richard Miller: past board member; initiated and designed original CBBAG website; past newsletter editor
Shelagh Smith: founding president; past managing director; co-founder Art of the Book exhibitions
Ellen Spears: founding board member; past membership director; Home Study videographer and editor
Don Taylor: founding board member; co-founding newsletter editor


Participating in CBBAG


The participation of members is essential to the operation of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. CBBAG values its members who give their time, creativity, and financial support to achieve CBBAGs mission. CBBAG encourages individual integrity, commitment, reliability, initiative, and cooperation. Members are expected to meet their commitment to participate in and/or provide support for specific programmes or activities.

Working for CBBAG has many benefits:
• share your passion for the book arts
• network opportunities
• put your skills to good use and learn new ones
• share experiences
• accomplish great things

In addition to these, there are other opportunities that require a longer commitment such as committee and board work. CBBAG would love to hear from you your volunteer contribution will ensure CBBAG continues to provide the highest quality of resources, training and educational programmes to the book arts community and interested public.

You must be a member to volunteer for CBBAG. For more information on working for CBBAG please leave a message at the CBBAG office, 416-581-1071, e-mail volunteers@cbbag.ca or complete the application form. CBBAGs volunteer coordinator will get in touch with you to discuss our current opportunities for volunteering at CBBAG.

Interested in CBBAG and not yet a member?


Want to find out more about CBBAG? There are many ways to participate in CBBAG. The local CBBAG Chapter has events throughout the year that require help on a short term basis such as the book arts gatherings, exhibitions and community events. If you would like more information on your local chapter, please leave a message at the CBBAG office, 416-581-1071, e-mail volunteers@cbbag.ca A CBBAG member will get in touch with you to answer any questions.

CBBAG Volunteering form

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