Remembering Dr. Moti Shojania

The Winnipeg Arts Council is heartbroken to learn of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Moji Shojania. Moti was a passionate advocate and generous supporter of the arts. She volunteered her time with us, Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, the Institute of Humanities, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. She served on our Board for almost nine years including three years as Chair, presiding over Winnipeg’s designation as Cultural Capital of Canada and our twenty-fifth anniversary event featuring Salman Rushdie.

Moti was a firm believer in the connection between the arts and the world around us. We appreciate how she represented us during her tenure, always speaking enthusiastically and eloquently about the importance of all the arts.

Her charm and warm heart will be missed. The Winnipeg Arts Council Board and Staff extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Majid Shojania and the Shojania Family.