On Saturday November 4, 2017 the “Great Big Gala” fundraising event takes place at Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road).
In support of the new Sooke-based non-profit organization, Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society, this family-friendly dinner theatre event will showcase the talent of more than 80 local students aged 5 – 16 who have taken part in Sooke’s own program aimed at empowering young people through the arts.
Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner (vegetarian and gluten free options available) catered by Cathy Gouke (Cathy’s Corner Café) and entertainment provided by the Acting and Show Choir students, as well as a fashion show presented by the Costumes & Fashion Design students. All sound and lighting will be under the direction of the Technical Theatre students and art projects created by our Sets & Props Design students will be on display throughout the venue. A dance party will top it all off!
“It’s an exciting opportunity to introduce the community to what Amber Academy’s programs are providing for local kids, and for people of all ages to get dressed up and enjoy a fun night out together in support of empowering today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders” reports Keli Dunn, founder of Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society.
Tickets: Admission for the full evening of events is $25 – General Admission (16+) and $20 – Youth (4-15 yrs.) and Seniors (65+). Limited tickets are still available at Sooke Shopper’s Drug Mart and Stick in the Mud Coffee House. For additional information, please call (250) 888-1921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Amber Academy: Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society is a registered non-profit organization in Sooke that is dedicated to creating healthier and higher qualities of life for local youth. Our mission is to empower students from kindergarten through high school to become creative, productive and confident members of our community through artistic education, collaboration and expression.
Our mandate is to develop programs that define positive outcomes of youth resiliency and engagement in their community. Our goal is not only to empower youth in the arts but also in life skills, volunteerism, and community service. By helping young people build skills that enable them to overcome economic and social barriers we can build effective leaders of tomorrow. Teaching the youth of today to think critically and be successful speakers and communicators will help them to develop valuable life and technical skills, and empower them to bring the community together to create future opportunities for other young people.
To further support Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society or for additional information about the society and its programs please visit AmberAcademy.ca.
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