February 26, 2015 - 10:12 AM
KAMLOOPS - Yesterday at the Pavilion Theatre, Western Canada Theatre announced the public phase of a special fundraising campaign — the 100 Heroes Campaign – during its Donor Appreciation Event. The donor appreciation included tours of the busy workshops of the Pavilion Theatre, where WCT’s next show is being built, and presentations highlighting the stories of WCT supporters.
The celebration also revealed some of WCT’s early Heroes and announced the campaign’s goal of having 100 people in our community donate $1,000 each, for an overall goal of raising $100,000 by June 30, 2015. The Campaign also has a category for Super Heroes, for those who are in a position to donate $5,000 or more.
WCT is launching with a significant portion of funds already committed through a “quiet phase” (planning and outreach to WCT’s community of supportive partners and friends.) During her remarks yesterday evening General Manager Lori Marchand announced $34,000 was committed during the quiet phase, commencing with WCT’s 40th Anniversary on Jan. 14, 2015.
“This amount represents support from those who believe in this company and the important role it plays in the provincial and national theatre scene,” she said. “This generous response from our donors is an extraordinary endorsement of Western Canada Theatre and its mission to provide the Kamloops regional community with the best in theatre."
For 40 years, Western Canada Theatre has served and celebrated Kamloops and region by producing some of the finest professional theatre anywhere. In doing so, WCT has played a significant role in Kamloops becoming one of the most liveable cities in the country. And in its important work of developing young artists and developing work with a voice unique to this region, WCT has helped put Kamloops on the national stage.
Throughout WCT’s history, civic, corporate and private partnerships have been essential to the growth of both the company and the City in breadth and depth. Such rich partnerships are an essential part of the 40th celebration.
Together with our partners, WCT wishes to launch the next 40 years with the same energy, inspiration and vision that have driven us so far. The funds raised by the 100 Heroes Campaign will contribute to the stunning productions of the 40th Season and beyond. The Campaign’s collaborations will contribute to the celebration of those civic, corporate and private partners who share our vision of a healthy and culturally wealthy community.
Here’s to our first Heroes!
Michael Black and Denise Fortier
Francis and Helen Barnett
Best Western Plus
Grant and Nancy Chu
Coby Fulton and Margot McMillan
Sharon and Allen Frissell
John and Stephanie Hampel, in memory of Karl and Agnes Hampel
Bryce Herman and Lisa Fuller
ideaLEVER Solutions Inc.
Glynis Leyshon and Richard Brownsey
The Marchand Family
Jeff and Shelley Parr
Bruce Powell, in memory of Jane Powell
Peter Schmitz and Shirley Sze
You can learn more about campaign stories as they grow, along with the number of our heroes, on our website, www.wctlive.ca/100heroes.htm.
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