Welcome to the Theatre Society Legacy Fund
The Port Coquitlam Theatre Society began in 1998 as a grass roots organization with a big dream – to have a professional theatre built in the City of Port Coquitlam. That dream came true in 2000, when the 336 seat Terry Fox Theatre was officially opened to the community with an inaugural gala performance event staged by the Society, with the late Betty Fox and members of the Fox Family attending as guests of honour.
The Society officially took over independent operation and management of the Terry Fox Theatre under contract with School District 43 in 2004. After ten busy years in this role, the Society turned the operation of the Theatre back to the District when the contract expired. While under the management of the Society, more than 5,000 community performances took centre stage in the Terry Fox Theatre and 10,000 delighted community patrons walked through the Theatre doors on average each year. During this time, the Society also awarded $10,000 in scholarships to Terry Fox Secondary School students.
After fifteen years of supporting the performing arts, the Port Coquitlam Theatre Society dissolved in 2015. To perpetuate the Port Coquitlam Theatre Society’s long-standing aims to educate, enrich and inspire all forms of performance arts in the region well into the future, the Society has established The Theater Society Legacy Fund – Performing Arts Grant and the Performing Arts Bursary.
The Theater Society Legacy Fund – Performing Arts Grant provides grants up to $10,000 to Performing Arts Projects/Programs within the Tri-Cities region (Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra and Anmore).
The Theatre Society Legacy Fund – Performing Arts Bursary offers two bursaries at $2,000 each, to individuals pursuing higher education in Performing Arts anywhere in the world (candidates must have graduated from a Tri-Cities high school to qualify).