Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2010
The deposits of oil and gas, the fields of cattle and crops and the majestic timber forests are important assets, but it is the people of Alberta who are its most valuable resource
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When the doors first opened at the Art Gallery of Alberta in January, Allan Scott was beaming like a brand new parent. The gallery’s volunteer chair led a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign to build downtown Edmonton’s newest and stunning cultural hot spot. And after seven years of hard work, along with donating $100,000 of his own cash to the $88-million effort, Scott’s dream is now a reality. The former president and CEO of Edmonton’s economic development corporation was given the John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts at Mayor Stephen Mandel’s Celebration of the Arts Awards in Edmonton this year.