At this time of year we also ask that you consider becoming a Theatre Collingwood Member. You do so by making a donation of any amount of $50 or more. Each category has special perks that also go along with the level of donation, and your total donation is tax deductible. Theatre Collingwood is a non-profit professional theatre company with charitable status. You may ask "why become a Theatre Collingwood Member"? There are many charities to donate to. We need your help in order for us to continue to bring great shows to Collingwood. Our ticket prices only cover about half of what it costs to put our shows on. Did you know that we bring in talent who have performed at The Stratford Festival, The Shaw Festival, Mirvish Productions, and also Broadway? At TC we help to fuel your spirit! It is important to have organizations that support your body and your physical health, but it is equally important (especially in this day and age) that we take care of our spirit. Live theatre does that for so many. Live theatre also provides a very positive environment for communities to come together. We provide programs for our youth to learn about theatre, to express themselves, and to gain self confidence. AND we tell the stories! It is the artists that design the hospitals, buildings and trails in our community. It is the artists who write and sing the music we enjoy. It is the artists who design the look of our beautiful downtown. It is the artists who perform in movies on the screen. It is the artists who create our delicious foods, design our clothes, and cut our hair. Artists make our world more beautiful. I will share a message I was told from one of our very generous donors. She said to me recently that there are so many causes to give to, and she did give to many. But she told me that theatre spoke to her spirit and for that reason she felt she must support it. She did very generously. And when her days ended she also left a legacy fund for us for multiple years of donations. Theatre Collingwood is 36 years old this year. We have done much for this community. We are now working with others to see a centre for the arts be built in Collingwood. But there is no need for a centre if there is no theatre company. Please consider having 2020 visions this year. See the future of Theatre Collingwood, and become a Member. Thank you.