Diana Hayes has a long history with the arts on Salt Spring Island, having been on the board of the Salt Spring Festival of the Arts many years ago; its mandate was to raise the money to create an arts centre. She is furthermore a founding director of the Theatre Alive Society, and immerses herself in writing and publishing her beautiful poetry.
Diana arrived on Salt Spring Island thirty-two years ago, as a graduate student, and never left. Her passion for horses and seals continues to express itself: she is the first swimmer of the Salt Spring Seals, “the mother of us all,” as they say! Much of her poetry speaks to her love of the ocean.
Diana works for the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, and brings her fundraising skills and knowledge to ArtSpring as its treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. Her warmth, creativity, and long acquaintance with the island make her a deeply valued member of the ArtSpring Board.