Theatre Feeding the Community
Canadore’s Rep 21 contemporary theatre company presented $3,000 to the gathering place and over 900 lbs. of food to the College’s student food bank this afternoon.
For the sixth season of Rep 21, Canadore collected financial donations in support of the gathering place of North Bay and non-perishable food items for the Canadore student food bank in lieu of charging admission.
“We were delighted when Canadore approached us with their innovative idea of using their Theatre Arts program as a means of raising financial support for us,” said Jill Clark, Executive Director of the gathering place. “Partnerships like this are essential to the survival of small charities like ours. We are thrilled that the College will continue this unique fundraising program in 2013.”
Rep 21 is a one-of-a-kind theatre company consisting of graduates from Canadore’s Theatre Arts program working alongside industry-trained professional actors, directors and instructors. In July, graduates performed in three highly-acclaimed productions: Can You See Me Yet, Waiting for the Parade and This Is Our Youth.
“This was another outstanding season for Rep 21,” said David Himmelman, Dean of Media and Dramatic Arts. “We are grateful that our community embraced this idea so generously. We had a record attendance at our productions in North Bay, and the outpouring of generosity and support for the gathering place and our student food bank is heartwarming.”
The gathering place is open Monday to Friday and serves approximately 135 people each day with a cost of approximately $3,000 a week to operate. The charity relies solely on volunteers, private donors, sponsors and fundraisers to keep the service open. To learn more about how you can help, visit www.thegatheringplacenorthbay.org.
Canadore provides access to over 60 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and student services. The College confers approximately 1,000 graduates each year and has over 37,000 alumni.