After 25 well-worn years, the North Peace Cultural Centre is replacing all the seats in the theatre this summer, and patrons have a chance to pick the best seat in the house while supporting the local arts.
The Front Row Center seat sale fundraising campaign is officially underway, with an ambitious goal of raising $160,000 to support the first major renovation of the theatre since 1992.
"The theatre seats are in various states of disrepair after 25 years of constant use by performance groups, local talent, touring concerts and school shows," said Baptiste Marcere, Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre. “This is a great opportunity echoing the sentiment of the original seat sale fundraiser that allows us to create a strong future for our cultural centre and ensure a tradition of artistic excellence continues in Fort St. John."
Individuals and businesses can become a Seat Sponsor for just $400 per seat, which includes a charitable tax receipt. Seat Sponsors will be recognized with a dedication plaque attached to their selected seat to celebrate their support of the arts, cherish the memory of a loved one, or raise their company’s profile in the community.
This capital campaign is being supported by the City of Fort St. John and the Province of British Columbia through the BC Capital Gaming Grants program.
The Theatre will be closed from June 15 to September 15 for the installation of the new seats, as well as new carpeting, drapes, and lighting. Sponsors will be treated to an exclusive concert celebrating the completed renovations later in September.
To learn more, visit npcc.bc.ca/seats, or call the box office at 250-785-1992.