With Thanksgiving weekend here, many of us in Ontario will be gathering in our friends & family bubbles, and fondly reminiscing about the fun we had this summer while the colours of fall signal a change to the final scene of 2021.
And, what a year it has been!
After many months of carefully navigating pandemic restrictions, reaching out to patrons as often as we could with online shows, virtual performances and staying in touch with you by emails and phone calls, it was exhilarating to finally present our PORCHSIDE Festival this summer that brought artists and audiences together again in person for 24 shows over 5 weeks. We cannot thank you enough for supporting this brand new series of outdoor performances!
In August, we held our 2nd Annual Sunday in the Vineyard fun-raiser at Georgian Hills in Clarksburg. This unique event was another highlight of 2021 in which theatre lovers came together for a wonderful afternoon among the vines, tasting local food and wine, and listening to the magnificent music created by violinist, Victoria Yeh. It was a spectacular Sunday!
We also launched our REIGNITE Membership Campaign at Sunday in the Vineyard with a new brochure to explain the importance of Membership and the benefits you get with your tax-deductible donation. If you have not seen the brochure, you can view it on our website: https://theatrecollingwood.ca/support-us/membership/ or call the Box Office and we will be happy to mail you a copy!
Later this year, we hope you’ll join us for our annual Christmas production. Details are coming soon! Erica is also planning for an exciting year ahead when we will expand the PORCHSIDE Festival and bring back indoor productions in safe and accessible venues. You can also expect some intriguing events to warm up the winter months!
All of the shows and events that Theatre Collingwood presents are not possible without the support of our Members who help bridge the gap between ticket sales, fundraising and our operating expenses. During these challenging times, we need your support now more than ever and we appreciate everyone who has already made a membership donation!
As a special ‘Thank You’ to our FRIENDS OF THEATRE COLLINGWOOD Members, you will be entered into a draw to WIN One of FIVE $100 Gift Certificates from our Dine & PLAY partners! By the end of October, simply donate a minimum of $50 to become a Member and stay tuned to see if you are a lucky Winner! The draw will take place on Monday, November 1st, 2021. THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK!
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