Theatre renovations begin at North Peace Cultural Centre

A massive renovation of the North Peace Cultural Centre theatre is underway, and if you're looking to take home a seat of local history now is your chance.

The theatre is closed for the summer as the centre installs 400 brand new seats, new carpets and stage drapes, and upgrades the theatre's lighting system. It's the first renovation of the theatre since it opened in 1992.

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"These renovations are long overdue and we are excited for the community to see a brand new theatre this fall," said Oliver Hachmeister, operations manager.

The cultural centre has more than 300 used seats available by donation for residents interested in taking home a piece of the theatre's history. The fixed seats are suitable for home theatres, or other uses.

"We would rather see them reused than recycled," Hachmeister said.

Those interested can call the cultural centre to reserve as many as they would like by June 30, and the seats must be picked up by July 15.

Tom’s Construction is the prime contractor for the renovations.

The renovations are being supported by capital funding grants from the city, B.C.'s community gaming grants program, and the Northern Development Initiative Trust. 

The cultural society is also in the midst of a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $160,000 from seat sponsorships in support of the project. More than 140 seats have been sponsored so far. 

For more information, call the cultural centre at 250-785-1992.

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