Media Release December 13th 2023
Streetlight Theatre Company Celebrates $48,300 OTF Grant
Pembroke, ON – On December 1st, local MPP John Yakabuski met with the team Streetlight Theatre Company to announce a $48,300 Resilient Communities Fund grant that was awarded to the group by the Ontario Trillium Foundation earlier this year.
“I am pleased to announce the awarding of a Resilient Community Fund Grant of $48,300.00 to Streetlight Theatre Company. This grant will be utilized to purchase equipment to outfit the theatre,” said John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. “The result will be a permanent space which will enable ‘The Company’ to perform dinner theatres, musicals, and other productions for the entertainment of Pembroke and surrounding area residents. Congratulations to the volunteers of Streetlight Theatre for submitting a successful application and my appreciation to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for this generous grant.”
This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Resilient Communities Fund will allow Streetlight Theatre Company to continue to retrofit the TV station studio (the former Bell Media location) on TV Tower Road in Laurentian Valley. Additionally, STC plans to purchase and install lighting, sound and other equipment necessary to provide accessible productions for the community.
“The COVID-19 Pandemic presented us with significant financial challenges. This OTF Resilient Communities Fund will allow us to recover from these financial challenges and to re-establish the volunteer base needed to achieve the full mission of our organization. This investment will help STC to achieve its long-term goal, which is to finalize a permanent performance space that would assist us to become self-sufficient”, says Aimée Garcia, President of STC.
"The additional renovations to the home of STC on TV Tower Road in Laurentian Valley, mark another exciting chapter in the history of Streetlight Theatre Company", says Karen Keels, STC Executive Member. "The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant has allowed STC to offer more affordable programming and opportunities, as well as promoting involvement in the arts from a young age. We are truly grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our Streetlight Theatre Community members, volunteers and supporters", concludes Keels.
Streetlight Theatre Company (STC) is a non-profit organization based in Pembroke, Ontario. Founded in 2008, STC has produced plays and musicals involving community members of all ages, for audiences across the Ottawa Valley.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
> Streetlight Theatre Company – Aimée Garcia, President
> Phone 613-281-9065
> Email email@example.com
> Website http://streetlighttheatre.org/