Our October monthly meeting was held at the Grantham Lions Hall (our new monthly meeting venue) on October 8th, 2013. Our featured speaker was Steve Solski, the Executive Director of the Performing Arts Centre being built in downtown St. Catharines. He spoke to us about that development and the Brock University’s adjacent Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.
The Performing Arts facility will open in the fall of 2015. We were impressed with how the facility would integrate so well with the cityscape along St. Paul Street.There will four performance venues within the Centre and the Lobby area can also be used for small performances and events. The operating budget will be $4.5 million per year.
Steve invited to continue to be updated on progress through either:
- Facebook – “St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre”
- Twitter – “St. Catharines PAC”
- Or their website – http://www.buildingtheartsdowntown.ca/.
Our monthly meeting on November 12th will focus on Remembrance Day and feature a presentation on “Postcards from World War I”.