The Theatre Society Legacy Fund is pleased to announce the 2017 Performing Arts Grant and Performing Arts Bursary Winners.

Performing Arts Grant Winners:

Coquitlam Place des Arts for their Place des Arts Youth Theatre ProjectThis grant will help establish their enhanced theatre training and performance program for youth. The new Coquitlam Youth Theatre (CYT) for local youth ages 10-17 will work with a team of professional arts instructors to learn singing, dance and acting techniques while also staging an exciting production. Each aspiring actor will audition to be cast in two of four shows. The program will benefit young actors with valuable performance opportunities and mentorship from arts professionals, while also improving access to the arts for our diverse community.  Grant awarded: $3,500

Planet Protector Academy: Emergency Prep Squad.  Emergency Prep Squad’s (EPS) will showcase their performances in 10 Tri-Cities schools. EPS builds on the past successes of DRP touring shows & digital Planet Protector Academy programs: it’s an exciting new hybrid that combines live performance, narrative video, game design, & engaging offline arts activities into an immersive experience, through which kids learn about, collaborate creatively, & take action on emergency preparedness. Grant awarded: $10,000

Evergreen Cultural Centre for their Canada 150! Youth Engagement Project.  Canada 150! is an original theatre production that will feature 30+ local youth (aged 10 – 21) and 5 adults. The production will feature music, dance, singing, martial arts & more to highlight Canadian historical events and personalities from the past to present day.  Cast members will experience auditions, rehearsals, mentoring under professional theatre artists and will perform for public and school audiences. Grant awarded: $6,500

Performing Arts Bursary Winners:  Louise Hung and Tiana Jung