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Interior Design Volunteer Honoured at Calgary’s First IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast

Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) presented Adele Bonetti, Principal of Concetto Interior Design Ltd in Grande Prairie Alberta with the prestigious Leadership Award of Excellence for 2015.

The eight-city IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast makes two Canadian stops annually, with 2015 marking Calgary’s debut, and recognizes outstanding contributions to the interior design industry. The Leadership Award of Excellence was presented to Adele on November 5 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

"IDC congratulates this year’s influential honouree,” says IDC CEO, Susan Wiggins. “Adele’s passion for the profession is clearly demonstrated through her various volunteer roles.”

As an inexhaustible volunteer for both Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA) and IDC, Bonetti’s contribution to the profession of interior design in Canada has been profound. She has served as a council member of the IDA in various capacities for more than 20 years, including six as president.

From 2008 to 2010, Bonetti was the provincial director and treasurer of IDC and was the Alberta representative on the IDC restructuring task force. More recently, she served three years as IDA’s director to IDC and was secretary in the final year of her Board term. She currently serves as chair of IDC’s By-law and Policy Committee and is the IDA registrar.

“I am very humbled to be honoured in this way,” says Adele. “I consider it to be much more about the celebration of the growth of interior design and the interior design associations in Canada than about the recognition of one person.”

In 2010 Adele was named Downtowner of the Year by the Grande Prairie Downtown Association in recognition of a body of work that she completed in the central business district of Grande Prairie. She is also a Fellow member of both IDA and IDC.

The keynote address was delivered by Chris Fields, senior brand strategist at Twist Marketing, who discussed his work with community development in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and encouraged attendees to think creativity and more aggressively about marketing and community building.

Click here to see photos from the eventPhoto credit: BUILDEX Calgary | Kelly Mulner

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