Coronavirus Casualties

April 7th CPG General Meeting Cancelled

Under the category of ‘better to be safe than sorry’ the CPG executive has cancelled the next General Meeting scheduled for April 7th. Information on May’s General Meeting will be announced later.

 

Plowman Memorial Cancelled

The memorial for John and Rita Plowman that was scheduled for later this month has been cancelled due to the CONVID-19 virus and in alignment with government guidlines for large gatherings. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Calendar Girls Postponed

With the onset of the COVID-19 virus and pandemic in BC, Canada and around the world, we’ve had some challenging considerations to review about the future of our wonderful production, Calendar Girls, along with the challenges and questions we all are facing in our individual lives at the moment. After reviewing information and recommendations from public health sources, along with the March 16th announcements from our federal and provincial governments, and the overall effect it is having on our community generally, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Calendar Girls until the Fall. (November 14-29)

We have been in discussion with the Cultural Centre as well, to ensure as smooth a transition for the show re-booking as possible. Those who have purchased tickets already will be given a credit in their box office account which can be used towards any show at the Cultural Centre once the green light is given for resuming events there.

There is no doubt this is disappointing with the amount of great work that has been undertaken for the show, but we know it will be a big success when we finally get it on stage!

 

The Good News

Chilliwack Foundation Grant Application has been APPROVED!!

The Chilliwack Players Guild applied for a Chilliwack Foundation Grant last fall for funds for infrastructure projects around Guildhall. We were happy to receive news that our application was successful.

The grant amount is $10,000 with the expectation that the C.P.G. will add another $5,000 to the project coffers.

We are happy to announce we have received the funds and Graham Archer and his crew have already begun planning and purchasing items for the building’s projects. The main project is to enclose the props area, similar to the costume area upstairs, a dust collection system for the workshop, kitchen cupboards upgraded and adding more in the green room, a wig cupboard and extension to the library cupboard. Whew!, that is a long list. As you can see there is a lot of work to do and as the saying goes “many hands make like work”. If you would like to help, please contact Graham directly or at info@playersguild.ca.

 

The Chilliwack Players Guild would like to express their gratitude to the Chilliwack Foundation for their generous acceptance of our application and for working with us to ensure our projects success.

 

Volunteers Needed

Have you secretly always wanted to be a ‘Tim “The Toolman” Taylor? Can you wield a hammer? Create a stunning mural with one paint brush? Rip plywood with your bare hands? Ya, me neither.

It doesn’t matter your level of ‘builder’, we welcome everyone to the Guild Workshop.

With the Chilliwack Foundation Grant infrastructure improvement list and two productions to create, build and paint there is a whole lot of work to do. Graham and his team would be happy to have you and to find you a job to do.

Anyone interested in spending a few hours to help out please come on down to the Guildhall on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 pm or Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to early afternoon. Bring your grubby clothes and be prepared to get dirty

Our generous sponsors

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