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Full house at the Kickoff Gala! Sam Van Schie photo.
Full house at the Kickoff Gala! Sam Van Schie photo.

Wow–what a weekend!

The Gala was a resounding success, and the Civic Theatre packed ‘em in all weekend long for Skyfall. You came, you saw, and you celebrated.

On Friday night we had great media presence (see Star story below, with thanks to Sam Van Schie), and yes, we even had paparazzi thanks to Robyn Sheppard’s LVR oh-so-enthusiastic drama students. Inviting 250 people into the Civic Theatre lobby was a bit like cramming people into a Volkswagen Beetle, but a whole lot more fun. Thanks to everyone who came out, sponsored seats, made donations, or just had a good time and cheered us on.

Now, the fun really begins with a Community Challenge! Read all about in in the Nelson Star, below:

Nelson’s Civic Theatre Society halfway to first fundraising goal

By Sam Van Schie

A generous donation from an anonymous community member has pushed the Nelson Civic Theatre Society past the halfway point on its fundraising effort towards digitization of the theatre.

The donor paid $60,000 to buy the theatre’s first digital projector. Add that to amount raised by early membership sales, seat sponsorships and other donations, and the society is now about¬† $75,000 away from the first phase of its plan, with a price tag of $150,000 for purchase and installation of the projector and digital surround sound system. Read more>>

Full house at the Kickoff Gala! Sam Van Schie photo.

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