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Sandra Faire

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Sandra Faire is a Canadian television producer and philanthropist.[1] Formerly a producer with CBC Television, where she created and produced variety entertainment programs such as The Joyce Davidson Show, Video Hits and Comics!, since 1997 she has owned and operated her own private production firm, Sandra Faire & Associates, which produces programming primarily for CTV and The Comedy Network.

The company's productions include Comedy Now!, Comedy Inc., The Holmes Show and So You Think You Can Dance Canada,[2] as well as television specials for musicians such as k.d. lang, Rita MacNeil, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Corey Hart, The Rankin Family, Amanda Marshall and Anne Murray. The company also produced the feature film My Own Private Oshawa.[3]

Faire is married to Ivan Fecan, an executive with CTV.[1] The couple have been involved in philanthropy, acting as patrons or sponsors of institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Ballet of Canada, Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Hospital for Sick Children and York University,[1] as well as creating the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Dance Fund, a scholarship fund for dance students which has also provided prize money to non-winning finalists on So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

In 2012, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for culture and the arts.[4]

In 2008, she received an honorary doctor of laws from York University.[5]


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