Theatre Alberta Programmer, Michelle Kennedy, and Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Aaron Talbot, were delighted to be invited to the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE) donation presentation today of $20,000 to Edmonton-based charity Kids Up Front. The video above shows the Mayor’s remarks and the presentation of the “cheque.”
Edmonton Mayor Stephan Mandel and PACE Chair Jennifer Faulkner presented Kids Up Front Executive Director Karla Schell with an oversized, stylized concert ticket displaying the cheque. The funds were generated through PACE’s 26th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.
The Edmonton Kids Up Front Foundation was created in 2003 to provide access to arts, sports and entertainment events for children and youth. Kids Up Front grants event tickets that would otherwise go unused to children and youth identified through Kids Up Front’s broad network of partner agencies that provide child and family services in the Edmonton Capital Region’s education, health and social service sectors.
Not a bad way to spend a morning at all!