Still time to save Penticton theatre project, but not much

The Kickstarter Campaign to save the Penmar theatre building closes in two days

PENTICTON - The clock is ticking and time is running out for the quest to raise enough money to save the Penmar Community Theatre project.

Penmar Community Arts Society president Kerri Milton says the Kickstarter campaign which started last month is gaining steam, but admits they are running out of time. The group is restoring the old Penmar theatre building.

The arts society has to reach their goal of $200,000 by 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, but as of this morning donations stood at only $26,930.

“If the goal is not reached... then no money changes hands and the doors do not open,” she says in an email.

Milton says the Kickstarter campaign is garnering international attention but local help is needed too.

“We need everyone to share, share, share. Donations only count if they are posted through Kickstarter,” Milton says, adding cheques can also be dropped off at the Downtown Penticton Association office by 4 p.m. tomorrow. Staff will hold the cheques and post the pledge on behalf of the donor.

“This is for the community and needs the community to be successful,” Milton says.

To make a donation go to the society's Kickstarter page.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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