Christine Redfern – Hudson council candidate for District 4
PHOTO COURTESY CHRISTINE REDFERN
With a strong history in the area, raising a family, community involvement, contemporary arts, infrastructure and environmental awareness, Christine Redfern is running to be District 4 councillor in Hudson.
Redfern’s great-great grandparents moved to Pointe-Fortune in 1885. Their home stayed in the family until 1961, when it was expropriated by the Quebec government for the enlargement of the Carillon Hydro-Québec dam. Today, the Macdonell-Williamson house has been restored and is open to the public during the summertime (www.mwhouse.ca).
Christine Redfern moved to Hudson with her partner John and their three young children in 2004. Her children attended St-Thomas elementary school, and participated in many community sports and clubs. Redfern is an active member of the Hudson Yacht Club and Club Ouest Gym.
For many years, Redfern was one of the members of Go Green Hudson. Go Green organized the annual Earth Day Fair, as well as brought free events, seminars and speakers on sustainable living practices to Hudson residents. Some highlights include: Green Renovations for your home, Using Lights While Preserving the Night Sky, The Clean Bin Project, A Chemical Reaction, Eat Your Landscape and No Impact Man.
As a promoter, Redfern worked as the artistic director for Mushroom Enterprises in Toronto in the 1990s. This small collective brought alternative, international events to Toronto audiences. Some highlights include: Allen Ginsberg, Ray Manzarek, Michael McClure, John Cale, Bobby Seale, Annie Sprinkle, Jim Carroll, Townes Van Zandt, Fran Liebowitz, and Crispin Glover.
Currently, Redfern is the founder, director and curator at ELLEPHANT, a contemporary art gallery representing the work of Canadian, Quebec and Aboriginal artists. Located in the Quartier des Spectacles, Christine represents artists who exhibit internationally and whose work is part of major corporate, public and private collections. www.ellephant.org
Lastly, having grown up in a family where generations have worked throughout their careers on maintaining and building Canada’s infrastructure, she knows that good infrastructure is a long-term asset for a town and a public good. She also has access to a network of individuals familiar with the latest technologies, ideas, expertise and solutions.