Donor Profile: Bulger Young

© Andrea Thomson

Kenneth Young, Valerie Nixon and John Rouatt of Ottawa law firm Bulger Young have practiced together for about 30 years. In fact, Kenneth and Valerie are married to one another. Naturally, it was a shared decision for the firm to join the NAC Foundation’s Corporate Circle in 2013.

John and his wife Sharon used to be more regular attendees in a sports arena than in a performance hall. “We were introduced to the Pops series many years ago when we were given tickets to a show which involved ‘dueling pianos’” John says. “We were surprised by how much we enjoyed something that did not have three periods, nine innings or four quarters. We have been regular NAC Orchestra attendees ever since.”

“Giving to the NAC has made us more aware of the integral part the performing arts plays in our city,” says Valerie. “We have a daughter in first year engineering. She has studied piano since the age of four and her playlist includes piano, pop, country, and opera. We believe that the business community benefits from the diversity the arts provide, which is one of the reasons we support the NAC — we are helping to mould the next generation.”

Kenneth, Valerie, and John are proud of Bulger Young’s contributions to the NAC, and they regularly promote the Corporate Circle to business colleagues. “The NAC gives us an elegant setting for special events, and a magical place where we can relax and dream,” they share. “We receive so much more than we give. It would be a pretty empty city without the NAC.”

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