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Kiwanis Community Theatre renovations coming soon

Wednesday, January 15, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
ABRIDGED NEWS RELEASE
 
DAVID ORAZIETTI,
SAULT STE. MARIE MPP
 
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Orazietti announces $70,000 for Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre
 
Province provides funding for renovations to theatre
 
SAULT STE. MARIE - The provincial government is investing in the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre with $70,000 for theatre renovations, David Orazietti MPP, announced today.
 
“Our government is pleased to support the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre in renovating and enhancing the theatre experience,” said Orazietti. “This funding will provide greater comfort, and therefore greater enjoyment, for patrons attending arts and cultural events at this theatre.”
 
The provincial funding, which is being delivered through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) over the next year, will include new décor, new seating and seating layout, improved air handling in addition to theatre signage.
 
“It is amazing what can be accomplished when a project has many supporters. In the end, incredible things get done. The Community Theatre Centre is pleased and excited to receive this grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Brian Wilson, Board of Directors’ representative, Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre. “In conjunction with support from the Algoma District School Board, and the Federal Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, this grant will ensure the completion of a significant renovation project at the theatre centre.”
 
A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation builds healthy and vibrant communities.
 
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whatstheproblemhere 1/15/2014 10:33:08 AM Report

Huh? They just replaced all the seating in there last summer.
Stevie-E 1/15/2014 10:47:46 AM Report

Why, Oh Why do we keep putting good money after bad on projects that will not benefit the community where it is most needed.

I said it once and will say it again...

...Put the damn community theatre downtown where it should go! Tell me, does it make sense to draw that many people to the outskirts of town where nobody will spend money. Where's the places to spend money before/after? Hi-Way Variety?

WTF is wrong with this city?? Come on, wake up Sault Ste. Marie! We need revitalization in the downtown area, and the additional traffic will bolster more business in the form of people going out before and after the show!!

Our downtown's current visitors are pushers and pros! I would like to take pride in my community but it's hard when the powers that be in this city allow stuff like this to happen. It should have been moved long ago yet the place still gets funding. I am ALL for money going to Arts and Entertainment but it's current location is not conducive to money spending and contribution to the economy, sorry.
eadiecougs 1/15/2014 10:57:01 AM Report

your right steve the theatres downtown are falling apart this city does everything backwards
Lisa220 1/15/2014 11:13:39 AM Report

Come on Stevie E you can have a lovely dinner at McDonald's before the show.
Stevie-E 1/15/2014 11:51:00 AM Report

@Lisa

Lol...maybe I will splurge and get some extra nuggets for the Mrs!

I am glad people see it my way. Nice place, wrong location and the municipal and provincial government should step and ask the owner/operators to relocate, by offering huge tax breaks and other incentives for a specified period of time...THEN maybe it would be suitable to give them additional funding.
whatstheproblemhere 1/15/2014 12:00:17 PM Report

I agree that the community would be better served if the KCTC was downtown but it is where it is. In the future, maybe a new hall will be built in conjunction with the Gateway site development but with the current economy, that will not be anytime soon.

IMO, the best quick boost for the downtown area would be to eliminate the parking meters!
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