Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009: Day 1: Brisk Start
Kelly Neal, Managing Director, OIAF, comments: “The Festival has a great relationship with the staff at the Museum of Civilization. They have a fantastic team there and we hope that this dispute is resolved quickly. We have been in touch with the union that represents the workers and we are doing everything we can to support them. Festival goers can pick up a sticker showing their support and can choose not to visit the Museum itself before and after screenings.”
“Because the Museum is sponsoring our event, financial support to the corporation is limited. Festival goers will be able to cross the picket line,” Neal says.
Janet Hetherington is a writer and cartoonist who shares a studio on Ottawa with artist Ronn Sutton and a ginger cat, Heidi.