A major fundraising project is just getting underway to raise funds for a 3960 sq. ft. multi-purpose space expansion at Vic Juba Community Theatre. The estimated cost of this multi-year fundraising project is $1,100,000. The new space will be used for rehearsals by local dance groups, dance festivals, schools, and theatrical productions. This multi-purpose space will also be used for meet-and-greet receptions with touring artists as well as community events such as music festivals and small cabaret events with tables and chairs. The expansion will be built on the west side near the Theatre’s backstage door.

 

The Expansion Is Needed For:

  • Rehearsal space for dance festivals, dance events, and theatrical productions.
  • Staging area for school events and dance festivals
  • An additional dressing room for large productions and festivals
  • Meet and greet receptions with the artists
  • Multi-purpose use for community events such as music festival or cabaret events (with tables & chairs) (stand-alone rental space).

 

Design and Concept

  • The design of the expansion will allow for access from a current hallway backstage.
  • The space will also have a separate public entrance. An additional backstage entrance will resolve a key issue for the theatre during festivals, dance events, and school events. The current backstage door is very close to the stage and constant entry during these specific events via the backstage door allows sunlight to escape and be seen on stage. Entry through the current backstage door produces a rush of cold air to enter the audience chamber during the winter. (The piano storage area is also near the backstage door and there is concern about how the fluctuations in temperature affect the piano.) The new entrance will help reduce the noise level of students backstage during events.
  • The design of the expansion also allows for two additional washrooms with two stalls each.
  • Above the washroom space will be an area for a sound board and a lighting console.
  • The expansion will have an overhead load-in door for large set pieces used in theatre productions and dance festivals.

 

Donation Matching

An anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar, to a maximum of $150,000, all donations by individuals during 2020 for the Multi-Purpose Expansion project. For more information on donation matching, please contact Gwen Mottram (Foundation Chairman) at 780-808-3244.

 

Donor Levels

Naming

Over $200,000

Pillar

$100,000-$199,999

Patron

$50,000-$99,999

Benefactor

$25,000-$49,999

Sponsor

$10,000-$24,999

Supporter

$500-$9,999

Friend

Under $500

 

Fundraising Target for Expansion

$1,100,000

 

Funds Raised To Date

$225,751.50


Ulmer Family Donation for Multi-Purpose Space Expansion

 

The Ulmer Family Foundation is giving back to the community once again with a $100,000 donation to Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation for a multi-purpose space expansion at Vic Juba Community Theatre. The backstage expansion will be built on the west side of the building near the Theatre’s backstage door. The approximate cost of the 3,960 sq. ft. multi-purpose space will be $1,100,000.

 

Ross Ulmer played a role in the design-and-build phase of Vic Juba Community Theatre which was completed between 1997 and 2002. 

 

“Our three daughters were raised prior to the Theatre opening in 2002. Concerts and festivals were held in school gyms and spare rooms wherever they could be found! It has been a thrill to see the growth in drama, dance and music in our community and to see and hear the many touring artists at the Theatre. Growth is good news, but this growth has resulted in a very pressing need for the Vic Juba Community Theatre expansion,” says Ross Ulmer.

 

“The multi-purpose space expansion space will ensure that our local and regional dance, theatre, and music groups will have adequate space for their festivals and performances for another generation to come. For some time now, we have been wall-to-wall backstage during dance and school events. The multi-purpose space will also be used for meet-and-greet receptions with artists as well as community events such as music festivals and smaller cabaret concerts with tables and chairs. We are extremely appreciative of this funding support from the Ulmer Family,” says Gwen Mottram, Chair, Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation. 

 

“Our family is thrilled to play a role in giving back to the community where we live and we work,” says Ross Ulmer.


Gail McDonald Donation for Multi-Purpose Space Expansion

Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation wishes to THANK Gail McDonald for her $75,000 donation towards the Multi-Purpose Expansion project at Vic Juba Community Theatre.

 

Gail McDonald says “I feel strongly that the theatre fosters a sense of community by bringing together a diverse audience through the variety of events presented. The expansion will only add to this by creating more options for community groups.”

 

Gwen Mottram, Chair, Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation, says “Gail has been a supporter of the Theatre from the beginning. She has been a volunteer, a staff member, and sponsors the Dr. H. A. McDonald Season. As a result of Gail’s active involvement at the theatre, she knows very well how crowded the Theatre can get backstage during dance season and at school Christmas concerts. We are so appreciative for Gail’s support!”

 

The new multi-purpose space expansion will be used for rehearsals by local dance groups, dance festivals, schools, and theatrical productions. This space will also be used for meet-and-greet receptions with touring artists as well as community events such as music festival and small cabaret events with tables and chairs. The backstage expansion will be built on the west side of the building near the Theatre’s backstage door. The approximate cost of the 3,960 sq. ft. multi-purpose space will be $1,100,000.


Donation Acknowledgements

 

Pillar—$100,000—$199,999

Ulmer Family

 

Patron—$50,000-$99,999

Gail McDonald

 

Sponsor—$10,000-$24,999

Connie & David Anderson

Vic & Ann Juba

Lloydminster Concert Series Association

 

Supporter- $500-$9,999

B&H Farms

Leona Beamish

Bob & Cheryl Day

Leona Huxley

Integra Engineering Ltd.

Lloydminster Teachers' Association

MNP

Gwen Mottram

PSM Lawyers

Remax of Lloydminster

Robertson Moskal Sarsons

Servus Credit Union

Synergy Credit Union

Della & Mel Wells

Anne Willard

 

Friend—Under $500

Christine & Gerald Aalbers

Matthew Arndt

Chris & Monte Armstrong

Shirley Aston

Bar Engineering

Mary Lou Bardoel

Sharon Basset

Diane Beecroft

Malcom & Myrna Benson

Bernard Denture Clinic

Ed Biram

Cynthia Blacklock

Caren Blatchford

Carolyn Booth

Jerry & Sheila Bouchard

Del Bradley

Leo & Carol Bugiak

Ean Bull

Eleanor Campbell

Lori Carlson

Carol Carstensen

Mary Cavanagh

Ted & Dianne Cavanagh

Larry & Linda Chambers

Chatters

Murray & Virginia Cole

Keith & Verna Collinge

Jim & Jo Cross

Laura Cruickshank

Lawrence & Elizabeth Davidson

Diane Davies

Barry & Debra Davis

Ken & Kim Davis

Robyn Davis

Sarah Davis

Brenda Donald

Isabelle Dosdall

Catherine Dow

Pat & Barb Doyle

Herb & Leone Duczek

Michelle Duczek

Dallas Eaket & Lesley Brooks

Bryce Eben

Allison Enns

Patricia & Reg Fairburn

Reid & Brenda Findlay

Cheryl Finnestad

Mary Ellen & Don Flint

Michelle Flint

Gail Forrest

Muriel Foster

Keith Fournier

Debbie Fowler

Debbie Fraser

Barrie & Gayle Golden

Josie Gordon

Krystyna Gramlich

Great Bend Financial

Gail Halls

Joyce & Claude Hamilton

Ethel Harmel

Arnie & D'Arcy Harris

Elayne & Norbert Harris-Lorenz

Charlotte Hauer

Gertie Hauer

Linda Hegseth

Carol Heise

Brenda & Fred Hill

Grace Hill

Gerald Huard & Janie Dick

Claire Hughes

Gladys Jack

Margaret James

Linda Karst

Philip & Shea Kelly

Beth & Ray Kembel

Jeanette Kile

Bill & Billielu King

Kitscoty Community Hall

Dee Klippert

Francis & Laura Kreiser

Louise Krissa

Kathleen Kuypers

Mary Laursen

Marge Lightfoot

Robert & Geri Little

Lloyd Veterinary Hospital

Irene Loerzel

Robert Logan

Eveleen & Leonard Long

Garry & Fran Lorenz

Terry & Heather MacDougall

Elsie Malka

Lynn Manners

Mark & Sonja Margerison

Lorelee & Henry Marin

Branden Martell

Ryan & Pam Mather

Ron & Lori Mazerolle

Vern McClelland

Angela McKenzie

Charlene & Pat McLaren

Rick & Bernice McMahon

Desmond & Sharon McMillan

Sylvia Milne

Marilyn & Les Mitchell

Koree Moline

Lillian Morin

Kelly & Melanie Mutter

Laurie & Clarice Nicholson

Lily North

Shirley & Melvin Oddan

Wanda Oliver

Miles Olsen

Kathy & Larry Paul

Valerie Paull

Margaret Poppleton

Lillian Prost

Len & Sharon Pryor

Linda Quilichini

Elaine Quinn

Barry Reiber

Yvonne Reid

Patricia Ribey

Madeline Robson

Nancy & Ron Rommel

Dorothy & Peter Sandercock

Judy Schaefer

Deanna Sharp

Len & Maria Sieben

Silverwood Toyota

Sandra & Dave Sims

Morris Smith

Inez Sproull

Gordon & Susan Stefanuk

Robert Sunderland

Ethel Sweezy

John & Kerry Taylor

Gordon & Debbie Thiel

Kenneth & Ethel Tomiyama

Dawn Veltikold

Dick Vokins

Becky & Collin Walker

Ron Walsh

Alison Weaver

Catherine Wert

Ruth Wood

Frances Wright

Marilyn Wright

Leo & Brenda Wurtz

Kelly Yockey

Lynette Zorgdrager


 

Charitable Receipts

  • Charitable receipts are issued for donations to Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation.

 

How to Give

  • Send your donation to:

              Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation

              c/o Vic Juba Community Theatre

              2602 59 Avenue

              Lloydminster, AB/SK

              T9V 3N7

 

Who to Contact

  • Gwen Mottram, Foundation Chairman, 780-808-3244

 

Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation

Canadian Registered Charity No. 136164761 RR0001