Alex Mustakas

Recognized as a true visionary for the arts in Canada, Alex emigrated from Cyprus at the
age of six. A natural performer at heart, he was always drawn to the stage, and to that end has spent the last 24 years enhancing the cultural life of multiple communities throughout Ontario while simultaneously benefiting local economies.

In addition to donating resources from his charitable arts organization to support the fundraising efforts of over 750 charities throughout Ontario, Alex has personally raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local initiatives by spearheading successful collaborations with the Waterloo Regional Police Service, United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo, St. John’s Kitchen, and others.

Alex has generously supported numerous community arts groups by providing his business acumen. He has also served on Advisory Boards to Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University, the latter of which awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Letters in recognition of his lasting impact on Canada’s artistic and cultural landscape. Alex is a proud recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Most recently, he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Media and Entertainment.

We celebrated Alex’s outstanding contributions to the community as he embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity, and genuine passion that makes Kitchener-Waterloo such a desirable place to live, work, and of course, play.


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