The Anne Portnuff Theatre, named in honour of a longtime school board member whose dedication to the arts led to the inclusion of a theatre when the Yorkton Regional High School was built in 1967, has been a major contributor to the cultural, educational and artistic growth of our community.
Over the past 50 years, the seats of the theatre have been filled with people taking part in and enjoying school and community musicals, plays, band concerts, dance recitals and competitions, film presentations, graduations, professional artistic events, rallies, and much more.
These are still the original seats installed in the theatre in 1967. It is high time to replace them.
The Anne Portnuff Theatre Revitalization Committee needs your help to raise funds to maintain this vital community and educational facility.
The cost to replace the 724 seats in the Anne Portnuff Theatre is $300,000. Help us reach our fundraising goal by purchasing a new seat. Or donate any amount; we are grateful for all contributions.
For every donation of $350 or more, a plaque will be installed on the back of a seat with an inscription such as your name, family name, business name, memorial inscription, graduating class, community group... the choice is yours.
The Good Spirit School Division has allocated almost $81,000 to this project to date; money raised from a per-seat facility fee charged to all groups who rent the Anne Portnuff Theatre for events. As the money is raised, the seats on the floorplan above will turn orange.
This is a project of the following community groups and organizations:
Co-op is pitching in to help renovate Yorkton’s Anne Portnuff Theatre. The Anne Portnuff Theatre Revitalization Project has received a $100,000 donation through Co-op Community Spaces, a funding program supporting recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture projects.
"Co-op Community Spaces is an exciting program that is making a difference across Western Canada and we’re delighted to see it come to this region,” said Gene Krepakevich, President with Yorkton Co-op. "Yorkton Co-op is supported and owned by members and customers right here at home, so it’s important that we give back and make investments in our community and people, which is what Co-op Community Spaces is all about."
The Anne Portnuff Theatre
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