Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Michelle Valberg


Award-winning Canadian photographer, renowned for her soulful portraiture and stunning landscapes.

Began her visual arts education at the University of Ottawa in the Fine Arts Department, and is a graduate of Algonquin College's Photography program.

Owns and operates the only combined photography gallery and studio in Ottawa - Valberg Imaging.

Contributed her talents to countless fundraising initiatives for a range of charities in Ottawa.

Board member of the CHEO Foundation and the SCO Health Services Foundation and co-chair of Capital Talk, an Ottawa-based committee that organizes local charity fundraisers.

Self-published author; one of her books entitled Dare to Dream: A Celebration of Canadian Women showcases 100 inspirational women.

Received a Women of Distinction award (Arts Category) from the YMCA/YWCA in 2000.

Named Ottawa's Businesswoman of the Year by the Women's Business Network in 2003.

Was honoured with the Ottawa Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Award in 2004.

Received the St. Joe's Women's Shelter Quality of Life Award and she named Algonquin College's Alumnus of the Year in 2005.


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