Seasons greetings and thank you all for your support and attendance in 2021. We can safely say we have been the busiest little theatre in Nova Scotia. Even though we were limited to 25% capacity for much of the year, we have had many magical shows and events. For many artists, we provided the first opportunity to step back on a stage in front of a live audience.
While we are sad to be rescheduling our last three shows of 2021, we are 100% behind Dr. Strang and the entire Province of NS team. They continue to make the tough decisions that have kept Nova Scotia at the forefront of dealing with the COVID crisis since the beginning. All along the way, they have been excellent to communicate with us, giving us timely information to help us manage effectively, while also listening to our input on many occasions.
We are very proud to have staged over 70 shows since March 15, 2020, with a perfect safety record. This has only been possible with the passion and creativity of our board and staff, the bravery and generosity of our volunteers and the trust that all our patrons have placed in us. It seems cliché to say “we are in this together,” but truly we are. You have all accepted the ever-changing regulations and kept coming to support us and the artists. We have collectively rocked this pandemic so far.
Our final three shows are rescheduled. We never say “cancelled” because the “show must go on” and it certainly will. We plan to re-book the Sanctified Brothers and the Gunning/Cormier shows in February March. The Barras, a holiday show, will need to be rescheduled for next Christmas. Many of our patrons are holding their tickets, or taking a credit for other future programming. We thank you for this continued confidence and “backing our play”.
2022 marks the deCoste’s 40th Anniversary. What better way to celebrate than by expanding, upgrading and renewing our facility for the next 40 years? We plan to launch construction this coming spring, bringing a beautiful, modern library and so much more, along with a lot of enhancements to the theatre. Our community fundraising campaign has reached the 80% mark and we continue to see amazing support each and every day. No donation is too small, and we welcome “in memoriam” donations and pledges over up to three years. For more information, visit our project site (www.culturehubpc.ca) and contact Troy (email@example.com).
Again, thank you for your incredible support in 2021. We will do amazing things together in 2022. We wish you all the very best of the season. Please stay safe and healthy.