Friday, June 14, 2024

Victoria’s Kaleidoscope Theatre looks to the community for summer program support


As a staple of Vancouver Island for nearly 50 years, Kaleidoscope Theatre For Young People has been looking forward to their reopening, just in time for summer programs.

At the same time, they are also hopeful for community support, which is needed in order to make up for the lack of donations due to the cancellation of their annual fundraiser.

“The loss of our Annual Fundraising Gala due to COVID-19 is a significant loss to our organization,” said Pat Rundell, executive director, Kaleidoscope Theatre.

“Funds from this event go directly toward providing affordable arts programs for young people from the ages of four to 18, and we’re dedicated to making sure that continues this year, despite the impacts of the pandemic.”

Thankfully, one local campaign is rallying the community together to support local not-for-profit organizations such as the Kaleidoscope Theatre, and they’re looking to help in a big way.

GalaBoard was created as a campaign hub for charitable organizations, who are in need of donations in place of their cancelled galas and community fundraising events.

The board showcases everything from community and health groups to children and arts, hoping to shed light on the impact the lack of fundraising that their cancelled events have had on them.

“Exposure to live performing arts teaches young people how to think creatively through imagination and we think that is needed more than ever this summer,” said Rundell.

“Young people have missed out on so many opportunities to grow, create, think, and play in recent months and we know that our theatre programs will help them get back to a new normal, safely exploring the endless possibilities of their imaginations and what they can do.”

You can learn more about Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People AND make a donation to this fantastic cause by visiting GalaBoard’s website.


To see the board of charities you can support, click here.


Written in partnership with Christine Gleed from Circle Communications.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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