Winnipeg Chapter News
Spring 2012 News - PAL Winnipeg
With the help of ACORN Development Consultants, we have successfully secured a site-specific expression of interest from the provincial government and are currently partnering with a local developer to pursue this exciting possibility.
Responses to our Need & Demand Survey created by ACORN are rolling in, building a strong case for PAL Winnipeg's future. Early days yet, but we are definitely taking the necessary steps to go from talking to building PAL Winnipeg.
It has been a winter of fundraisers. As part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's Shawfest, PAL Winnipeg member Talia Pura organized a reading of Shaw's Saint Joan as a fundraiser for PAL Winnipeg on January 30th .
The reading was extremely well attended -over $1,300 raised- and many thanks are due to Talia and the cast of 20 local actors (that's Shaw for you) who donated their time and skill.
This was the 3rd member-initiated benefit for PAL within the community this year. First MTS Winnipeg on Demand donated the proceeds from the premiere of The Book of Vaudeville, a movie about the glory days of the Vaudeville circuit in Winnipeg, and Between Then and Now: Twenty Years of Theatre Projects Manitoba, a documentary about the history of one of Winnipeg's feistiest theatre companies; then PAL Winnipeg board member Dave Brown donated the proceeds from the screening of his independant short film Chump Change. With a motivated membership like this we may be turning sod sooner than we think ! In addition to the welcome financial boost these fundraisers bring, the growth in awareness and name recognition is incredibly helpful as we move forward.