In Memory: Myrta Rivera, Founding Board Member of MT Space

MT Space was deeply saddened by the passing of Myrta Rivera, one of our founding Board Members, on September 24. Myrta was a key supporter of our Artistic Director, Majdi Bou-Matar, when he first arrived in Waterloo as a new immigrant with ambitious ideas for creating a space for immigrant artists to flourish.

Myrta RivieraAs part of Myrta’s commitment to helping newcomers establish themselves and succeed in their careers in Canada, she agreed to sit on the founding Board of Directors of MT Space in 2005, dedicating much of her time and energy to growing the emerging organization. Myrta also helped to establish a strong partnership between the K-W Multicultural Centre and MT Space - a relationship that is still thriving to this day.

Myrta was a kind and generous person who dedicated herself to making immigrants feel at home in Waterloo Region. Her support, encouragement and ability to connect people helped MT Space to grow into the organization that exists today.

View the Record’s editorial about Myrta here.