Join the Firehall Arts Center on Wednesday, May 9 as they pay tribute to five amazing people who have made outstanding contributions to the Firehall and to the larger arts and cultural community.
For 30 years, the Firehall Arts Centre has produced and hosted award-winning, cutting edge theatre, dance, and inter-disciplinary works while contributing greatly to the heart of the arts in the Downtown Eastside.
Their ability to carry out this important work is enhanced greatly by a large circle of artist, volunteer, and donor supporters. To acknowledge this group's incredible commitment, the Firehall honours five individuals and their contributions to the various fields of theatre, dance, sponsorship, and community activism/volunteerism with the Firehall's Standing Ovation Award at a special 'Kudos & Cocktails' event each spring.
This year's honourees include:
Patron Category: Marlie Oden and Bonnie Allen of Bridge Communications
Theatre Category: Barbara Clayden, Costume Designer
Dance Category: Chris Randle Photographer
Community/Volunteer Category: Sid Tan, social justice, environmental and human rights activist
Kudos & Cocktails will also include a silent auction as well as performances from the VPD Lion Dance Team and
Josh Martin of the 605 Collective.
Tickets are available by donation, with a suggestion of $50, $25 for artists and students. All donations of $30 or more will receive their first martini free!
Doors open at 7pm, with presentations beginning at 8pm.