Community Arts Council receives $10k for theatre fund

Community Arts Council accepts $10k anonymous donation for theatre fund

The Quesnel and District Community Arts Council (QDCAC) is thrilled to announce that a longtime resident of our community has anonymously donated $10,000 to the Theatre Building Fund.

After the defeat of the referendum for the multi-centre (theatre, arena and meeting space) in 2013, a Theatre Building Fund was set up with the North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee.

Donations for this fund can be made to the City of Quesnel and all donations of $100 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt.

The QDCAC is excited to report that with the recent donation, the fund has grown to $29,021.19.

It was determined in 1989 that Quesnel was in need of a Performing Arts Centre. Plans were that a 400-seat performing arts theatre would be added to the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre.

It was not to be. Since then, a group of dedicated volunteers have been working to make it a reality.

“We are still passionate about a proper theatre for our community. It would be a much-needed attraction for concerts and performances,” QDCAC’s Bernice Heinzelman says.

“With this infusion of $10,000, the theatre project is that much closer to reality.”

For more information, contact Heinzelman at 250-747-1727.

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