"We are happy to support the transformation of The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place in downtown Leamington, Ontario. Congratulations on reaching your fundraising goal!"
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Pictured left to right: Dennis Dick, Co-Chair Building Committee, The Bank Theatre, Ursula Tiessen, President, The Bank Theatre, and Melanie Mastronardi, Project Coordinator, Community Projects and Merchandise, Mastronardi Produce Ltd.
Hicks, MacPherson, Iatonna & Driedger LLP donated $10,000 today to The Bank Theatre members who were presented with a cheque at the Municipality of Leamington, April 10, 2018. Multiple donations coming in the last couple of days of varying amounts combined with Hicks, MacPherson, Iatonna & Driedger’s cheque, raised the curtain for The Bank Theatre another $25,000! As of today The Bank Theatre has reached $325,000 in the matching fund campaign with the Municipality of Leamington which is capped at $400,000. Deadline to donate and double your donation to the campaign is April 23rd.
Left to right: The Bank Theatre Bookkeeper Helen Huebert, Tyler Hicks (HMID LLP), Lindsay Iatonna (HMID LLP), The Bank Theatre President Ursula Tiessen, Heather MacPherson (HMID LLP), Ashley Meyer (HMID LLP), Tim Driedger (HMID LLP)
WOWZER!!! Another $5000 to The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place! Thank you so much Envest Corp and Seacliff Energy Inc!!
Pictured Dennis Dick - Seacliff Energy and The Bank Theatre Treasurer Linda Aziz.
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All of us at The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place are just blown away by the generosity of our community!! Goodness just keeps on coming! Thank you to Cathy & Peter Quiring of South Essex Fabricating for the $5000 donation!
Pictured The Bank Theatre Board Member and Building co-chair Dennis Dick accepting the cheque from Cathy Quiring of South Essex Fabricating.
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The Rotary Club of Leamington members attended Dale's Friday Coffee House on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 and presented The Bank Theatre with a generous donation of $10,000 toward theatre renovations. The donation doubles with the matching fund campaign with the Municipality of Leamington.
Ursula Tiessen had visited the Rotary Club of Leamington, on February 26th, 2018 (story below) to talk about the campaign and happenings at The Bank Theatre.
Proceeds for the fundraising campaign have now reached $275,000. Renovation and construction will continue until fall 2018. The Rotary Club of Leamington is pleased to support this worthy community project.
Pictured: The Bank Theatre President Ursula Tiessen, Renee Daudlin-Iacobelli-Rotary Club of Leamington President; Laura Lucier, Wendy Parsons, Trevor Jones, Sandra Morley and Ann Siegel-Robertson.
Photo by Michelle Fortier Publicity
Today marked another milestone for The Bank Theatre as they raised the curtain to $250,000.00 with a cheque for $50,000 coming in from Uni-Fab. The cheque presented by Uni-Fab owners Abe & Lisa Fehr was accepted on behalf of The Bank Theatre by President Ursula Tiessen and Board Member Dennis Dick.
"We've donated to many organizations, including Leamington Flyers and wanted to support another important part of our community; the arts." said Abe Fehr. We're happy to support The Bank Theatre and the wonderful entertainment they bring into our community.
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The Honey Family Foundation, at the WindsorEssex Community Foundation, brings The Bank Theatre a very generous contribution of $100,000 towards their revitalization project; creating a state of the art facility in Leamington. The Honey Family Foundation has previously donated $75,000 towards naming the Green Room at the Theatre. They have come back to the table, as part of the Bank Theatre Matching Program, with a second contribution in hopes that it will incite other individuals, foundations and corporations in the community to follow suit.
Michael Honey, of the Honey Family Foundation, encourages support for the community theatre stating that “this donation is the second donation made by the Honey Family Foundation in backing this strategic community project. This donation is also a challenge to existing donors to do the same. "We are half way there. Let's get the job done!”
As part of the presentation at Leamington Council meeting March 5, 2018, Ursula Tiessen of The Bank Theatre brings thanks from the group. “This is such a great community initiative that helps round out our municipal offerings to our residents” notes Tiessen. “What an amazing opportunity for everyone to get involved and be part of the success story!”
Since November 2017, the Sun Parlour Players Community group has raised over $95,000 in contributions. “With the donation from The Honey Family Foundation, this represents nearly 50% of the $400K community matching program that Council supported in the Fall of 2017,” remarks Mayor John Paterson. “Council and Administration are beyond pleased to see our community come together to support The Bank Theatre. Thank you to the Honey Family Foundation for being an example of generosity in our community and for their continued support of the Bank Theatre.”
Community fundraising efforts to support the renovations are ongoing and every dollar raised, both from private citizens and corporate sponsors will be matched by the Municipality of Leamington. The Municipality matching support program is capped at $400,000 and is in effect until April 2018. This total to date is the culmination of individual & corporate financial donations and fundraising events. For those interested in making a donation to the Bank Theatre Matching Program or for more information, please visit www.banktheatre.com.
Michael Honey and father Gary raise the curtain to $200,000.00!!
Left to right: Mayor John Paterson, Dennis Dick, Councillor Larry Verbeke, Michael Honey, Gary Honey and Councillor Tim Wilkinson
Photo by Municipality of Leamington
"Ursula Tiessen, President of The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place, visited The Rotary Club of Leamington on Feb. 26th to talk about the fundraising launch for the next, and final phase of the theatre’s renovations.
The club members enjoyed seeing several photos of the renovations that are presently underway, and Ursula confirmed that the project is on track and is now more than halfway through renovations.
Community fundraising efforts to support the renovations are ongoing and every dollar raised, both from private citizens and corporate sponsors are matched by the Municipality of Leamington. The Municipality matching support program is capped at $400,000. and is in effect until April 2018.
Over the past few years, The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place has grown and it is expected this mass renovation will result with the theatre becoming an important community hub for high-quality entertainment.
Rotary looks forward to following the progress of this renovation project.
Our thanks to The Rotary Club of Leamington!
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Press and photos provided by - The Rotary Club of Leamington.
The Bank Theatre is undergoing extensive renovations to bring the theatre to a state of the art facility.
3 photos on the left show current work being done.
Top right - The Bank Theatre has raised 103,000 to date. Deadline to match $400,00 with the Municipality of Leamington April 23, 2017.
Last 3 photos architect renderings.
Audience seating, stage view and outdoor view of The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place.
The Bank Theatre is thrilled to be nominated for a Best of Windsor Essex Tourism Award for Best Live Music Space (less thank 1,000 seats.) Winners will be announced April 17, 2018.
All of us at The Bank Theatre are honoured and thank everyone who nominated us and to all of those who voted for us!
2016 is fast approaching. We are filling up our calandar with some exciting programs. Keep checking our website for theatrical and musical productions in the New Year. We have an exciting and fun fundraising event in February. Something to beat the winter blues. If you are looking for a unique gift or a way to leave a memory purchase a Theatre seat.