Mirna Zagar, executive director of Vancouver’s Scotiabank Dance Centre, was presented a medallion in recognition of her work in developing cultural relations between Canada and Croatia. Canadian Governor General Michaëlle Jean presented the award in late October in Zagar’s hometown of Zagreb, Croatia, during Her Excellency’s visit to the area. The Dance Centre says goodbye to Member Services Co-ordinator Leah Rae, who has been on staff for the last two years. As such, all membership inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be addressed as soon as possible. In November, the Centre offered several diverse workshops, including classes with Nadia Cusimano, a Body-Mind Centering instructor practicing in Berlin, London and Australia, November 23rd through 27th and November 30th through December 4th. On November 15th, Belly Dance Vancouver hosted “Geisha Mystique: Introduction to Classical Japanese Dance”, a one-day workshop with Colleen Lanki of Vancouver’s TomoeArts. On November 22nd, Vancouver’s Julia Cha held an “Oriental Flamenco Fusion” workshop exploring movement vocabulary derived from flamenco and bellydance.