April 27, 2015 - 9:26 AM
KAMLOOPS - Federal funding will help the Pavilion Theatre with renovations and upgrades this summer.
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund has announced $60,000 in funding for the Western Canada Theatre Society. The money will help the 165-seat black box theatre with a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for the performance space and lobby.
"Western Canada Theatre is extremely grateful for the support we have received from Canadian Heritage's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. The funding was a vital component to upgrading the heating and cooling system in our home base, the Pavilion Theatre, ensuring the ongoing vitality of this important venue in Kamloops,” society general manager Lori Marchand said in a media release.
The aging building has needed a number of upgrades over the past couple of years. The heating and ventilation system upgrade was set to begin last summer and was expected to be done in several stages.
The theatre is also used as a rehearsal hall and is the only fully equipped professional theatre in the region.
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